Raw Preview for March 3, 2008


Set for tonight’s Raw (updated, from WWE.com):

  • Big Show vs. “a boxer”
  • Chris Jericho’s “Highlight Reel” returns with Jeff Hardy as his guest
  • Ric Flair & Shawn Michaels team up
  • JBL to make Finlay reveal “the truth” about Hornswoggle
  • More Orton/Cena/Hunter
  • Maria unveils her Playboy cover

Here is the full preview from WWE.com

Preview: WWE roars into March like a lion
March 3, 2008

With his WrestleMania showdown with WBC Welterweight Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather just weeks away, Big Show is preparing for the high profile matchup. Show will take on a boxer in an exhibition where he will aim to send “Money” – and the world – a message. How will Mayweather react to Big Show’s big statement?

John Cena was laid out by Mr. Kennedy’s Mic Check at the end of Raw as Triple H looked on. The Game made no effort to save the Chain Gang Commander, despite their successfully working together to defeat WWE Champion Randy Orton and Kennedy in tag action. Will Cena look for retribution against The Game with their Triple Threat WWE Title Match with Randy Orton five weeks away? And how will the Legend Killer try to protect himself as his title is pursued aggressively by two former WWE Champions?

Also, JBL dropped a bombshell on the WWE Chairman, announcing that Hornswoggle was NOT his bastard son, and that the lively leprechaun was, in fact, the son of his protector, Finlay. Will the self-made millionaire provide the documentation that Mr. McMahon demanded to settle this chaotic family affair once and for all? And will JBL make Finlay reveal the truth about Hornswoggle, as he promised?

The “Nature Boy” and The Showstopper will cross paths at WrestleMania, as WWE Class of 2008 Hall of Famer Ric Flair puts his career on the line to challenge Shawn Michaels at the Grand Daddy of Them All. As WrestleMania approaches, will this matchup of mutual respect change its tune?

The field for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania XXIV continues to grow, as Chris Jericho qualified on Raw for a chance at a guaranteed contract for a title match against any world champion. Who else will joinY2J, Jeff Hardy, Shelton Benjamin and Mr. Kennedy?

Also announced on Raw, Playboy’s current and past WWE cover models will battle two former WWE Women’s Champions at WrestleMania, as Candice & Maria team up against Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix & Melina in the first-ever BunnyMania. Will the Glamazon look to wear down her competition as the weeks to their match tick down?

Meanwhile, the lovely Maria will unveil her Playboy cover on Raw … and men everywhere will be drooling. But how will Santino Marella and perhaps Beth Phoenix and Melina react to all this?

Join us live as the fireworks fly on The Road to WrestleMania XXIV when Monday Night Raw airs at 9/8 CT on USA Network.

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Matthew Michaels is editor emeritus of Pulse Wrestling, and has been since the site launched.