The last pay-per-view for the Raw Brand didn’t live to the expectations of the WWE Universe except for the WWE Universal Championship match. But, the Raw management surely bounces back yesterday with an epic episode.
Monday Night Raw is becoming a second fiddle to Smackdown Live and it is very surprising since the Raw brand has been the flagship show for over a decade. However, the Raw management, which is spearheaded by General Manager Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon, made a huge leap yesterday. The two unlikely partners pulled all the strings as they’ve reintroduced The Undertaker, Chris Jericho, and Brock Lesnar.
Monday Night Raw Roared Back
The three mentioned WWE Superstars and soon to be Hall Of Famers answered a lot of questions heading into Wrestlemania 33. Chris Jericho, who cost Kevin Owens the WWE Universal Champion at Fastlane, also made an appearance. The Ayatollah Of Rock And Rolla not only challenged the former champion but provided a preview of what is going to happen. On the other hand, Brock Lesnar appeared and was able to F5 Goldberg, a first in 10 years.
The Phenom vs The Big Dog
The most intriguing revelation yesterday might be the appearance of The Phenom. The Undertaker, who is considered the heart and soul of WWE, delivered a chilling message but Roman Reigns spoiled the party. Reigns was not intimidated with The Deadman and stated that the WWE is his yard. In a true Undertaker fashion, The Deadman replied by choke slamming The Big Dog of WWE. Reigns who usually steps up from a WWE Superstar wasn’t able to hold on to Undertaker’s presence.
But never count out The Big Dog of WWE as the former WWE Champion knows what it takes to be on top of the mountain. Roman Reigns have the uncanny ability to withstand every WWE Superstar on its way. The only issue right now is, WWE Universe considers Reigns to be a heel. Roman has to understand that Taker is a legend and going up against The Phenom has a price to pay. Will Roman be the second man to defeat The Deadman at Wrestlemania?
Kurt Angle And The Plan That Was Rejected
Also, in a recent interview with WWE Hall Of Fame inductee Kurt Angle, Undertaker mentioned the original plans for The Streak. Apparently, The Undertaker wanted Kurt Angle to end the mystique of The Streak. The Undertaker convinced Kurt Angle to tell Vince McMahon about the plan but Vince refused to listen. To this day, Kurt Angle still plays that “what if” game if the plan was approved by the chairman of the board. The Streak did end but in the hand of The Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar.