Welcome to another exciting edition of Monday Night Raw as we fly ever-closer to WrestleMania!
Rumours are running rampant that Finn Balor, the Demon King, is set to make his return to Raw tonight. Balor returned to action this past weekend at a live event but whether he returns on tonight’s show, or potentially after WrestleMania remains to be seen. On last weeks Raw however, The Undertaker returned and chokeslammed the hell out of Roman Reigns. The Deadman was exacting revenge for being eliminated from the Royal Rumble, as well as Reigns suddenly calling the ring his yard. That’s 100% encroaching on Undertaker’s territory and gimmick. Well, WWE.com is teasing that Reigns will be looking for retaliation of his own tonight!
Also on last week’s show, Samoa Joe helped Kevin Owens pound on Chris Jericho, which suggests Joe and Owens are working together at the behest of Triple H. What does this mean for Joe’s WrestleMania plans? Kevin Owens is facing Jericho for the US Championship, meanwhile Joe has been consistently beating-up Sami Zayn for kicks. It’s unclear who Joe will face at WrestleMania, other than, yes, a returning Finn Balor!
Brock Lesnar came to Raw last week and laid-out Goldberg for the first time. It was quite a nice change of pace and I loved how Goldberg immediately grabbed the title as he lay on the canvas, clutching it like a wounded warrior should. The story between these two is already set and doesn’t really need further padding, so I would be surprised to see either of them more than one or two times between here and ‘Mania.
To my knowledge, the only announced match for tonight’s show is the tag team number one contender’s match with Enzo & Big Cass facing Sheamus and Cesaro. However we’ll also get to see Sasha Banks, Bayley, Charlotte and Nia Jax, as well as potential appearances from Triple H and Seth Rollins. With only three weeks left until WrestleMania, Raw should be firing on all cylinders. So sit-back, strap-in, and enjoy the show!