Monday, March 30, 2015

5 Things To Expect on WWE Monday Night Raw 3/30/15

WrestleMania 31 is in the books. Just speaking from a guy who gets to cover professional wrestling for a living and also is a lifelong fan, this was probably the best the show i've ever attended with the expection of the 2011 Money in the Bank PPV! I had a blast last night at Levi's Stadium and I was probably the only guy on the site here who was geniunely excited for this show because I knew this show was going to be good. Welcome to this week's WWE Monday Night Raw Preview! The Raw's after WrestleMania have always been super anticipated and here's five things at least you can expect to see on tonight's show. Also I'll give you a demo of the match-card for Extreme Rules since it's going to be in my hometown in Chicago and it's my gift to you guys. 

1.) The Future is now the Present?

Nobody perfects pulling the strings better than the WWE! We had just about 4-5 months of whining and complaining about whether Brock was going to leave the WWE or Roman Reigns winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The match itself was really good and Reigns showed alot of heart and that Samoan toughness. Brock was a beast Suplex City was in full effect. Just as you thought Reigns was going to win out comes Seth Rollins and I didn't know how to react at that moment because I didn't know you can cash in during matches. So I was marking out with everybody and Seth Rollins who started in Chicago at AAW won the WWE World Title in the main event of WrestleMania and made history. As far as tonight is concern for what it's worth I know that Rollins was going to be on Today show, so maybe he goes to Stamford and then he cuts his promo's via satellite especially with Lesnar and Reigns seeking revenge on Rollins. For all it's worth maybe Rollins is at the building. We have Extreme Rules coming up and here's the question will Brock fight at the show? How will Reigns get back in the title picture? All good questions, but eventually I think we do see a triple threat match for the title at Extreme Rules.

2.) John Cena/Rusev Aftermath 

Just wanted to give my thoughts from the live event experience during this match at WrestleMania. The Rusev entrance really really cool. I fit perfectly for his character I remember saying "WHAT A HEEL" as he was coming down to the ring. The video package for John Cena was pretty good and once again WWE fans don't fail to dissappoint as Mr. America comes to the ring the song of "John Cena Sucks" grace upon Levi's Stadium. I thought the match was good and obviously for business purposes it made sense for Cena to win the United States Championship. Will it last long? That's the question and with Lana taking bump last night most likely will be written off TV for awhile. Where does Rusev go from here? I'm expecting tonight that there will be a segment with Cena and Rusev and eventually you see Rusev dominate Cena and then we'll see either a "I Quit" Match or a Last Man Standing Match. 

3.) Sting/HHH + Undertaker/Wyatt 

I'll go breif these matches because I'll be hyperlinking the great Review James had earlier today and I will go more in depth with what happen at WrestleMania when I come back on air this Wednesday. I thought the Sting/HHH was awesome. The brawl with the nWo and DX was legendary. It was awesome seeing Shawn Michaels get involved match as well and some people don't know that Sting and Shawn are pretty good friends. It wasn't about who was winning the match it was about putting an end to the Monday Night Wars. For tonight I want to know what happen's next for Triple H? You saw later that night he got laid out by The Rock and Ronda Rousey. Will The Rock be on the show tonight? Will we see The Rock vs Triple H at WrestleMania 32? The Bray Wyatt/Undertaker match was cool and it's always a sentimental moment for me when I get to see The Undertaker perform in person. I don't think Wyatt will be effected by this loss his character is so unique like a Mankind character he could lose a million matches and still be over. I think tonight we either see Sting or The Undertaker go on the mic and try to retire and right at that moment either guy will cut each other off and we'll get Sting and Taker at WrestleMania 32.

4.) YES! Movement in full gear

Daniel Bryan won the Intercontinental Championship in a fun ladder match. He got praised by some of the greatest Intercontinental Champions in history. Bryan does put a big spotlight on that title he's one of the most popular superstars in the WWE and the title matches now mean something. Tonight you can go in many different directions, but for me I think tonight we see Bryan talk about bringing back the prestige to that championship and that he's a fighting champion and he will challenge somebody to come out. Maybe you see Dolph Ziggler or Dean Ambrose. Maybe you see a IC Title match with Daniel Bryan and Bad News Barrett. Or Sheamus comes back and makes his heel turn and we finally get this Bryan/Sheamus program in full gear.

5.) Extreme Rules 2015 Demo Match Card 

1.) WWE Tag Team Championship Match 
Cesaro and Tyson Kidd (c) vs. The Lucha Dragons 

2.) WWE United States Championship Match 
John Cena (c) vs. Rusev 

3.) WWE Intercontinental Championship Match 
Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Sheamus 

4.) #1 Contenders Match 
Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler 

5.) Goldust vs. Stardust 

6.) The Miz vs. Mizdow 

7.) Bray Wyatt vs Randy Orton 

8.) WWE Divas Championship Match 
AJ Lee (c) vs. Paige 

9.) WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match 
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar 

WrestleMania Business News: 

WrestleMania 31 had 5th largest attendance record with 76,976 people packing Levi's Stadium. Mania grossed about $12.6 million dollars which is the highest grossing event in the WWE's history. Also a big announcement today is that's the updated subscripition number's for the WWE Network is up to 1.3 million! Great week of business and great week for the product as a whole heading towards the rest of the year.

For more in depth thoughts about WrestleMania 31 check out James tremendous review.

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