With the fallout of WWE Fastlane and the build to WrestleMania firmly in view, WWE Raw comes to the PPG Paints Arena tonight in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There’s now less than a month to go until WrestleMania 35, and tonight will kick off the last leg of the “Road to WrestleMania.”
WWE Raw comes to Pittsburgh tonight for what already looks like a must-see event. WWE Fastlane turned out to be a spectacular event last night, although not one without a few flaws. Before we get to the direct results of WWE Fastlane, there are two things scheduled for tonight that weren’t an extension of last night’s event.
After Batista made a shocking return to WWE two weeks ago and attacked 70-year-old WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair backstage, we will finally see him come face-to-face with Triple H. This clash of legends seems destined to be an extremely personal one at WrestleMania 35, and tonight will be another chapter in that rivalry.
We’ve also got one confirmed match as Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor will be defending against former champion Bobby Lashley. While Lashley certainly can’t be 100% after a brutal match against The Shield at WWE Fastlane, he will have to put those issues aside if he wants to reclaim the Intercontinental Championship. Whichever man can escape with the title will have a strong chance of talking into WrestleMania 35 with gold around their waist.
Speaking of titles, Nia Jax and Tamina failed to capture the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles last night against The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection. However, that loss didn’t stop them from completely decimating the champions after the match. Jax and Tamina even got into a brawl with WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix, who was ringside doing commentary for the match. Natalya tried to come save Phoenix, but only became another victim of Nia Jax and Tamina. What does all this mean for the future of these teams?
One match we do know is happening at WrestleMania now is the triple threat for the Raw Women’s Championship. Thanks to Ronda Rousey‘s interference giving Becky Lynch a disqualification win last night, Lynch is back in and has her shot at the title. With the suspension lifted and the match official, what’s next for these three superstars before we get to MetLife Stadium?
The final thing we know to expect tonight at WWE Raw is a “farewell address” from The Shield. WWE is advertising that this will start WWE Raw, and will apparently confirm that last night was the final time we’ll see The Hounds of Justice ride into battle together. What will The Shield’s final message be, and what’s next for Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose as Seth Rollins turns his focus to Brock Lesnar?
All this and more will air tonight on WWE Raw on the USA Network at 8 p.m. ET. Check back then for ongoing results, highlights, and grades as we continue down the Road to WrestleMania 35.