Things have not unfolded as planned on Monday Night Raw since WrestleMania, at least as of what that PPV weekend had in store.
Several changes were made very quickly to the Raw Brand's creative. Based on what talent were told, major shifts were in place that affected virtually the entire show. Fightful Select reported the following:
We've mentioned recently that creative plans have changed significantly over the last two weeks, and were able to gain some insight on that.
As of the late change to the Riddle-Sheamus match at WrestleMania that switched to have Sheamus go over for the title, the plan was to have the two continue to feud, which obviously changed by the next night. Sheamus didn't wrestle on the next two Raw shows and Riddle started a short term program with Randy Orton, who was planned for a program with Braun Strowman. The Strowman-Orton change was set the day of the show. Prior to that, we were told there weren't immediate plans for the Strowman-McIntyre vs. Mace & T-Bar program that we now see. Those backstage in WWE said Orton was in favor of working with Riddle, and the changes made.
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