WWE the second to last Monday Night Raw on the Road to Wrestlemania 32 tonight live from the Wells Fargo Center-PA, Philadelphia, PA. It’s always a rowdy crowd in Philly and this should be no exception!
The focus is back on the Big Dog, as Roman Reigns is headed for a collision course with the Game Triple H. The crowd in Philly is sure to boo Roman and the storyline could take some twists. What’s next in the saga for the presumptive main event of Wrestlemania 32?
WWE.com on Roman: Roman Reigns’ return put Triple H on notice, but did The King of Kings’ potential usurper unwittingly weaken his chances on The Road to WrestleMania? WWE.com examines the possibilities for Monday’s Raw.
Roman’s bro, Dean Ambrose has had his own hands full with both the GAME and Brock Lesnar. While Brock Lesnar has been announced for Smackdown this week and is not scheduled for Raw, Dean Ambrose will be on the show Monday. Ambrose has been on a tear in recent weeks and has been the best performer getting great crowd reactions – how can he continue to impress?
The Divas Title will be a three-way match between the champion Charlotte and two top contenders Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks. Things really started heating up last week with Charlotte disavowing her former “Four Horsewoman” teammates from NXT. What’s next for these three on their road to Wrestlemania? We will find out on Raw.
In addition to the title, there is a storm brewing in the “Total Divas” side of the Woman’s division. Lana and Brie Bella have been feuding in recent weeks, and now it appears like Paige and Natalya are getting involved on Raw. There are rumors of a three on three diva’s tag match and these ladies and Team B.A.D. are the likely participants.
Dolph Ziggler lost to Triple H last week on Raw in a match that would have allowed Dolph to pick any match for Wrestlemania outside of the Title match. While he didn’t succeed, it appears as if he will get another chance for a Mania appearance on Raw. Maybe he will be added to a potential match for the WWE Intercontinental Title?
As the low card of Wrestlemania 32 begins to take shape, the third annual Andre the Giant Battle Royal is definitely happening on the show. Already the #SocialOutcasts have declared for the match. Who else will be in store the big match? Sources say that the Wyatt Family is scheduled to be a big part of the Battle Royal, and speculation for others to be in the match include the Ascension, Zack Ryder, Tyler Breeze and others. More of the participants in the match are expected to be announced on Raw.
It’s not been specifically noted, but there is a strong chance that Shane McMahon and/or The Undertaker will be on Raw to further their storyline. After the huge confrontation last week, what can happen next? And where does Stephanie McMahon fit into the picture?
Here is WWE.com’s Five Points Preview:
ZigglerMania – so don’t be surprised if the former World Heavyweight Champion attempts to instigate his way into another all-or-nothing bout on Raw.
Friends no more – Now that Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch set on a collision course for the Divas Title at WrestleMania, it appears the solidarity from their NXT days is out the window and off the table.
Still the B.A.D.dest – The Ravishing Russian, stiletto-deep in a rivalry with Brie Bella (and Alicia Fox by proxy) seems to have thrown in with the remnants of Team B.A.D., who repaid her assistance on Raw by providing Lana with some muscle during a pointed standoff with Paige.
Giant among men – Who will be the next to attempt to follow in Cesaro and Big Show’s shoes?
The Game has changed – Will Triple H and Stephanie be content to settle their score in the ring? Or will Reigns’ WrestleMania moment be buried in a mountain of litigation?
The Wrestlemania 32 card is nearly complete:
WWE World Heavyweight Title
Triple H (c) vs. Roman Reigns
Hell in a Cell
The Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon
No Holds Barred
Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman vs. Dean Ambrose
WWE Tag Team Titles
The New Day (c) vs. League of Nations
The New Day accepts a WrestleMania challenge from the League of Nations
WWE Divas Title
Charlotte (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks
United States Title
Kalisto (c) vs. Ryback
The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) vs. the Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von)
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Bo Dallas, Heath Slater, Curtis Axel, Adam Rose
NXT has five matches ready for the NXT Takeover: Dallas card. The show is scheduled for Friday night April 1, 2016 from Wrestlemania 32 weekend.
NXT Championship Match
Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe
NXT Womens Championship Match
Bayley vs. Asuka
NXT Tag Team Championship Match
The Revival vs. American Alpha
Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn
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