World Wrestling Entertainment has announced several big matches and key segments for the Monday, March 28 episode of Raw from Pittsburgh. This is the last episode of Raw before WrestleMania 38 takes place on April 2-3.
On last night’s episode of Smackdown, WWE aired a commercial for Pittsburgh Raw as “WrestleMania Raw”. Some things have already been announced on Raw since last Monday, but WWE has also added to the star lineup with several Smackdown wrestlers on the show, as WWE probably thinks it’s okay to ignore brand extension. during WrestleMania week.
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and Universal Champion Roman Reigns will both be on Raw on Monday. During the final two weeks of Smackdown, Lesnar attempted to get his hands on Reigns, but the tribal leader escaped both weeks. On Smackdown on March 18, Reigns drove off in a car while Lesnar ripped off a doorknob.
Lesnar spent most of last night’s Smackdown in Roman’s dressing room. Reigns, who arrived late, avoided Lesnar by going to the ring instead of his dressing room. After Lesnar destroyed Roman’s truck in the parking lot, Lesnar tried to have Reigns in the arena. However, Reigns had several security guys at ringside. Lesnar beat the security guys up using a steel chair and Reigns managed to escape again.
While nothing specific is announced for Reigns and Lesnar on Raw, WWE will likely promote the idea that Lesnar could finally get his hands on Reigns ahead of WrestleMania. As a reminder, Lesnar vs. Reigns will take place at WrestleMania Night Two on Sunday, April 3 in what will likely be the main event.
WWE also announced four matches on social media and its website for Monday’s Raw from Pittsburgh:
* Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro (Randy Orton & Riddle) will team up to take on Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Usos. These teams faced off last November at Survivor Series with RK-Bro picking up the win in a 15-minute competitive match.
* Rey Mysterio takes on The Miz in singles. It’s a preview of what we’ll see at WrestleMania 38 when The Miz and Logan Paul take on Rey and Dominik Mysterio in tag team action.
* In a match announced last week on Raw, Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis) will take on The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins) in tag team action. Both teams will be part of a Triple Threat Tag Team Title match at WrestleMania 38 when they challenge RK-Bro for the titles.
* There is an eight-woman tag team match scheduled to take place as well.
The match will see Women’s Tag Team Champions Carmella and Queen Zelina Vega team up with Natalya and Shayna Baszler against Sasha Banks, Naomi, Rhea Ripley and Liv Morgan. Their match at WrestleMania 38 will see Carmella & Vega defend the titles against Natalya/Baszler, Banks/Naomi and Ripley/Morgan in a Fatal 4-Way Match for the Women’s Tag Team Titles.
There should also be a lot of Seth Rollins on Raw. At the end of Raw last week, Rollins said Raw wouldn’t happen unless he got what he deserved – his WrestleMania moment. As we’ve covered in the past, Seth is set to face a returning Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania, though it’s unclear what WWE might announce on Raw or if they’re taping him until WrestleMania itself. same.
Prepare to hear the phrase “building momentum” a lot on Raw as WWE makes a big WrestleMania 38 push Monday on Raw in Pittsburgh.