Raw Five-Point Preview: March 24, 2014
The bell tolls once again on Monday Night Raw when The Undertaker returns to confront Brock Lesnar just two weeks before they go head-to-head at WrestleMania 30. While The Phenom tends to his “yard,” Triple H makes his Raw return one week after handcuffing and beating Daniel Bryan into unconsciousness last week. Suffice it to say, the “Yes!” Movement will not be pleased, to say nothing of The Game’s old foil and Raw Guest Star Arnold Schwarzenegger. Here’s what else WWE.com thinks lays in store for this Monday’s show, which will also feature an appearance by WrestleMania 30 host Hulk Hogan.
Arnold isn’t the only dignitary stopping by Raw this week: Scooby-Doo himself is set to swing by WWE’s flagship show with The Mystery Machine in tow. The famous pooch is already getting into WWE-flavored misadventures in “Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery,” but what trouble will he cause when he shows up in the flesh … er, fur, on Monday night?
Justice for all
Looks like The Shield’s brand of justice isn’t limited to the fan favorites of the WWE locker room: The Hounds of Justice turned their fangs on WWE Director of Operations Kane last Monday on Raw, and lost an opportunity to become No. 1 contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championships on SmackDown courtesy of The Big Red Monster and none other than The New Age Outlaws. The one thing The Shield loves best is an enemy, and now they have one. The only questions left are who exactly orchestrated the ambush ... and how will they be dealt with?
We’re tellin’ y’all it’s ‘Sabotage’
Arnold Schwarzenegger is back on Raw, and he brought some extra muscle with him. Joined by “Sabotage” co-star (and noted WWE fan) Joe Manganiello, Schwarzenegger is set to make his grand return to a WWE ring and anticipation is running high. With Manganiello at his side, anything can happen. Not gonna lie, we’re looking forward to this one.
‘There is no ‘Yes!’ Movement!’
In a career of statement beatings, Triple H may have topped himself last week when he hired a crew of fake police officers to handcuff Daniel Bryan and (with Stephanie McMahon’s help) and beat him motionless, injuring the “Yes!” man’s shoulder en route to sending him out of the arena on a stretcher. Bryan amazingly gutted through the excruciating pain at WWE Live Events this weekend, but has not been medically cleared for Raw. How will The Game defend, or not defend, his actions?
The Beast and The Phenom
Paul Heyman has certainly made use of his famous speechifying the last couple of weeks, imploring The Undertaker to abandon his match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania — to prevent The Deadman’s ultimate annihilation and the subsequent snap of The Streak. The Phenom materialized on WWE Main Event to warn Heyman he’d be coming for Brock on Raw, and it was confirmed on SmackDown that The Anomaly would be in Brooklyn as well . What will go down when the two titans meet for the first time since their explosive contract signing? Tune in Monday at 8/7 CT on USA Network to find out, and be sure to watch the WWE Network’s live Raw Pre-Show at 7:30 ET and Backstage Pass after the show!