WWE Monday Night Raw Preview for 02.22.2016: The Big Dog Faces Off Against HHH, Brock Lesnar/Dean Ambrose Tease, Vincent J McMahon Award


WWE has a huge Monday Night Raw emanating live at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI coming off of Fastlane 2016!

Roman Reigns pinned Dean Ambrose after a spear to secure a place in the main event of Wrestlemania 32. He will take on the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Triple H.

They had a staredown in front of the Wrestlemania sign to set up the match:


Now that the main event is set, Raw will be about adding tension to that match first and foremost.

WWE.com on Roman/HHH
With a victory over Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar in last night’s WWE Fastlane main event, Roman Reigns now looks ahead to his WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match against Triple H to headline WrestleMania. Will we see The Big Dog and The Cerebral Assassin collide tonight on Raw, live in Detroit? Plus, the WWE Universe anxiously awaits the historic presentation of the Vincent J. McMahon Legacy of Excellence Award.

However, there will be many more matches to build and announce for Wrestlemania 32, although there are already plenty of hints that the card is more fleshed out than it would appear.

Dean Ambrose has played an incredible agitator against Brock Lesnar in recent weeks. Neither man was able to get into the main event World Title match at Wrestlemania 32, so it looks like they could be on a collision course for each other. This is especially likely given that the Wyatt family, previously thought to be Lesnar’s Wrestlemania 32 opponents, not only didn’t interfere in the main event of Fastlane, but jobbed on the show as well.

Charlotte was able to defeat Brie Bella with the Figure Eight to retain the Divas title at Fastlane 2016. Earlier, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch were able to double tap Naomi and Tamina in a Divas tag match. It seems like both colorful-haired ladies are headed for the Divas title match at Wrestlemania 32.

The tag division h as been heating up with the champions New Day seemingly headed for a match against the League of Nations. The Dudley Boyz heel turn is also a factor, and the Usos are always a threat. The tag team direction for Wrestlemania 32 should become even more clear on Raw.

Where there were once rumors that the Wyatt Family would be major factors at Wrestlemania 32, it appears like those plans have been altered. They lost in the six man tag match against the Big Show, Kane and Ryback, and then were nowhere to be found in the main event. Was that all a smokescreen for a major angle on Raw? Or have the plans been changed?


WWE has announced that Shinsuke Nakamura has signed with the company. They released some images with HHH and Stephanie.


Here is video:

Shinsuke Nakamura signs with WWE NXT: Feb. 21, 2016

Shinsuke Nakamura has signed with WWE NXT! Take a look at Nakamura’s trip to WWE Headquarters and the WWE Performance Center and see what Superstars like Finn Balor, Kevin Owens and AJ Styles have to say about The King of Strong Style’s arrival.

WWE announced tonight during the WWE Fastlane Kickoff pre-show that tomorrow’s edition of Raw will open with the ceremony for the Vincent J. McMahon Legacy of Excellence Award. Raw is being held tomorrow (Feb. 22) at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Brock Lesnar, Triple H, and Roman Reigns are all advertised to appear.

Here is the WWE.com Five Points Preview

  1. WWE’s greatest honor
  2. What’s next for The Beast and The Lunatic?
  3. The Styles saga continues
  4. Is The Golden Truth a lie?
  5. Divas-in-arms

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