WWE has posted a preview of the upcoming April 1 edition of Monday Night Raw.
The preview’s highlights include the news of a Six-Woman Tag Team Match, which will see all three WrestleMania 35 main event participants being forced to work together as a unit. From there, The Beast Incarnate returns as the road to WrestleMania hits the last stop.
CAN WRESTLEMANIA’S MAIN EVENT SUPERSTARS COEXIST AGAINST THE RIOTT SQUAD?
KURT ANGLE BATTLES REY MYSTERIO IN HIS FINAL RAW MATCH
BROCK LESNAR COMES TO RAW TO EXTINGUISH SETH ROLLINS’ FIRE
WILL THE BOSS ‘N’ HUG CONNECTION REGRET TAKING ON THREE TEAMS AT WRESTLEMANIA?
WHO WILL JOIN THE ANDRE THE GIANT MEMORIAL BATTLE ROYAL?
WILL ROMAN REIGNS ATTAIN RETRIBUTION AGAINST DREW MCINTYRE BEFORE WRESTLEMANIA?
The match between Reigns and McIntyre is all set for Mania of course so any confrontation between them will be an effort to build anticipation. The same can be said of the Women’s Tag Team Championship match, which means Sasha Banks and Bayley will likely mix it up against two or more, of their challengers as well.
The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal has had virtually no build, which means WWE fans really have no reason to be invested. Braun Strowman’s “heat” with Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and Michael Che has been the only real drawing point to that match thus far. That may not be enough for the WWE faithful to even care about what happens.
Angle’s last Raw match against Rey Mysterio is interesting, mostly because Rey is a SmackDown Live Superstar. It’s not a deal-breaker of course and for many fans, Kurt’s final run has been somewhat hard to watch. The fact is that Angle is just not anywhere near the level that he used to be. Lesnar’s return means he and Seth will likely have another face-to-face confrontation, but it may not get physical this time.
The women”s tag team match is interesting, if only because it forces Rousey, Lynch and Flair to work together. If any of the three turn on their partners, she will be removed from the WrestleMania main event. The likelihood of that happening is probably pretty slim but then again, no one expected Charlotte to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship from Asuka on March 26.
This go-home edition of Raw may or may not be must-see TV but only time will tell if the buildup to Mania has been worth it.