WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW/USA NETWORK: March 20 RAW preview

Posted on 3/20/117 by Bob Magee

Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman settle the score

Roman Reigns has a near-insurmountable task ahead as he
prepares to take on The Undertaker at WrestleMania. But
first hell need to resolve his unfinished business with
Braun Strowman, who has been on the warpath since his defeat
to The Big Dog at WWE Fastlane.

This past Monday on Raw, after Reigns shrugged off the
warnings of WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels and vowed to
retire The Deadman during The Ultimate Thrill Ride, Strowman
blindsided The Guy and left him reeling on the entrance
ramp. Because of this attack, Raw General Manager Mick Foley
scheduled a match between the warring rivals this Monday
night on Raw. Will Reigns be able to conquer The Monster
Among Men as his fateful WrestleMania battle with The Phenom
draws closer?

After attempting to fire Raw Commissioner Stephanie
McMahon and being humiliated in the middle of the ring by
Triple H, General Manager Mick Foley had finally had enough,
sliding his right hand into his trusted Mr. Socko and
applying the dreaded Mandible Claw to The Cerebral Assassin.

This Attitude Era-esque moment brought the WWE Universe in
Detroits Joe Louis Arena to its feet before Stephanie saved
her husband with a low blow to Foley, but longtime fans of
The Hardcore Legend will be far less enthused about what
happens next. Triple H and Stephanie dont exactly forgive
and forget, so one wonders if Foleys days as Raw GM are now
numbered.

Per Brock Lesnar advocate-turned-physicist Paul Heyman, F-5
= Lesnar goes up, down goes Goldberg. Heyman is known for
hyperbole in certain instances, but after The Beast
Incarnate finally got the better of the Universal Champion
on the March 6 edition of Raw by way of that finishing
maneuver, its much easier to believe that Lesnars bout
with Goldberg at WrestleMania will be far different from the
big mens recent encounters at Survivor Series and Royal
Rumble.

Indeed, Lesnars successful attack on Goldberg proved to be
an appropriately stomach-turning twist for their rivalry en
route to The Ultimate Thrill Ride. And as Lesnar ups his
game in pursuit of redemption not to mention the coveted
Universal Championship so, too, must Goldberg prepare for
what could be his greatest battle yet.

Chris Jerichos The Highlight Reel has featured some
incredible guests since its 2003 inception including
Goldberg, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve
Austin and even Kevin Owens but Mondays edition might be
the most enlightening installment yet. After Owens betrayed
him during The Festival of Friendship, the United States
Champion is out to expose his former best friend for who he
truly is and, as such, he has invited the real Kevin Owens
to the set for an unconventional installment of his talk
show.

What exactly does the curator of The List of Jericho have
in store for The Prizefighter, and how might this unusual
Highlight Reel change the landscape of their United States
Championship Match at WrestleMania? Whatever happens,
controversy is sure to follow.

Seth Rollins made a surprising appearance on Mondays Raw to
get some pre-WrestleMania retribution against Triple H.
Unfortunately for Rollins, The Cerebral Assassin was one
step ahead, brutalizing the would-be Kingslayers recently
injured knee with his own crutch.

Rollins is no less resolute in his quest to take down The
Game at WrestleMania, turning The Ultimate Thrill Ride into
the ultimate nightmare for the calculating WWE COO. However,
given Triple Hs ruthless barrage on The Architects knee,
one must imagine that the chances of seeing Rollins hit the
ring in Orlando are slim at best.

Having finally had enough of being browbeaten by Charlotte
Flair, Dana Brooke finally snapped on her mentor and
delivered an unexpected beatdown to The Queen that
indefinitely severed their association.

WWE.com reporters caught up with the powerhouse moments
after the assault on Charlotte, and she revealed that her
actions were a long time coming and that shes not
finished with her yet. How will Charlotte respond to the
actions of her one-time protg, and how might this new
mindset alter Danas trajectory on The Road to WrestleMania?
Plus, will Charlotte be distracted as she prepares to battle
Bayley and Sasha Banks in a Raw Womens Championship Triple
Threat Match during The Ultimate Thrill Ride?

Dont miss any of the action as Monday Night Raw emanates
from Brooklyn, N.Y. at 8/7 on USA Network.



































































































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