- Steve Muehlhausen
- MAR 20, 2017
- 4:00PM EDT
The road to Wrestlemania continues as WWE Monday Night Raw takes place from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. We are 13 days away from the 'Showcase of the Immortals' and it should be a red hot show this evening.
Right now, the only things announced for the show is a match between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman and a Brock Lesnar appearance alongside Paul Heyman. For the second consecutive week, Universal champion Bill Goldberg and The Undertaker are not advertised for the show.
There are plenty of questions heading into the second-to-last Raw before Wrestlemania, but these are the four biggest ones:
1) What can we expect out of the Reigns vs. Strowman match? If it is anything like their match at Fastlane, it should be a good one. It was easily Strowman's best match and Reigns seems to come thru on the bigger events. The rematch is taking place because Reigns was attacked from behind by Strowman when "The Big Dog" was heading to the back after his segment with Shawn Michaels. Even though The Undertaker isn't advertised for Raw, this would be a good time for him to come and attack Reigns since the latter told Michaels on last week's show he was going to retire "The Dead Man" at the event where he won 21 consecutive matches. Have Taker come out at the end of the match, help Strowman get the win he should have gotten at Fastlane and put more heat on the second biggest match of Wrestlemania.
2) Is this Mick Foley's last show as General Manager? This appears to be definitive considering what happened at the end of the show last week trying to fire commissioner Stephanie McMahon and giving Triple H the Mr.Socko treatment. That has "getting fired" written all over it. Foley's also been hinting on social media his reign as General Manager is coming to an end. Add in the fact, the show is happening in Foley's home state, where he's over like crazy would be an ideal way to write the former WWE champion off the show so he can have his hip surgery. The show really doesn't need a GM until the first Raw after Wrestlemania since all the matches are set (calling Kurt Angle).
3) Does Chris Jericho reveal the 'real' Kevin Owens? Jericho promised he would exxpose the 'real' Owens on the latest edition of "The Highlight Reel". Ever since Owens ended their partnership at 'The Festival of Friendship', the disdain between the former best friends has reached a fever pitch. Jericho cost Owens the Universal championship at Fastlane and KO came out on top last week in the tag match with Samoa Joe and Owens against Jericho and Sami Zayn. Will Jericho make a parody of the longest Universal titleholder or reveal secrets we have never heard before? The issue runs deep with the Canadians heading into their United States title match at Wrestlemania and figures to only intensify this evening.
4) Do we get clarity in the women's title match for Wrestlemania? As of right now, the women's championship match is scheduled to be Bayley defending against Charlotte and Sasha Banks. Nia Jax has entered the picture, demolishing the champion and everyone in her path. Then you have Dana Brooke who got tired of Charlotte demeaning her and ended their partnership on last week's show. A case is made for Brooke and Jax to be in the match, one of them to be inserted in or neither of them being put into the biggest women's match of the year. Vince McMahon's been known to want as much talent as possible to be on the biggest event of the year so anything could happen.