WWE Monday Night Raw could’ve looked lot different this week. The company is trying to put its best foot forward as WrestleMania draws closer. This week’s show underwent major changes in the hours leading up to showtime as Vince McMahon hoped to tweak and perfect the episode.

Damian Priest and Shelton Benjamin was a last-minute addition to the format. It was added to help build to the upcoming US title match between Priest and Finn Balor. The script was subject to change right up until the show went on the air.

Mike Johnson of PW Insider noted that there was lot of reshuffling going on backstage. It’s not uncommon for WWE to make these kinds of last-minute changes. It has long been reported that entire formats can get thrown out and reworked if the boss isn’t happy.

The Brock Lesnar segment with Paul Heyman that opened Raw went on as planned. The main event between RK-Bro and Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins was also booked. Owens and Rollins won to earn their way into a triple threat for the Raw tag titles on March 7.


Some of the main storylines have yet to flesh out as we travel the road to WrestleMania 38. Kevin Owens will finish up his tag team obligations and be thrust directly into feud with the returning Stone Cold Steve Austin. There will be plenty for fans to sink their teeth into in the coming weeks.

WWE decided to make some changes to add a little more shine to the US Championship program. AJ Styles is hoping to take on Edge at WrestleMania. A lot could be determined by the results of the US title match.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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