WrestleMania week is officially over, and it’s back to business
for WWE, although not quite.
Just as things seemed to be settling back to normal, we get
the Superstar Shakeup this week, with wrestlers (and possibly other talent) due
to change brands this week. This will inevitably lead to new faces showing up
on Raw Monday night, and some others turning up on SmackDown the following evening.
This means there will be new rivalries to develop, new title
chases, and new alliances. But even as the rosters will get switched up a bit,
there still are some existing storylines that came out of WrestleMania and Raw
last week that have produced some critical questions WWE will need to answer.
We saw a couple debuts and returns on Raw, and you’ve got to
wonder what’s in store for all of them. You’ve also got to wonder what will
happen with the Universal Championship scene. Roman Reigns lost at Mania but
got another title shot, but he was less than thrilled about it.
Stephanie McMahon got armbarred again, and it’s not likely
that she’ll allow herself to be woman-handled again that easily. Paige announced
her in-ring retirement, leaving the future of Absolution up in the air.
All of these questions and more need to be answered on Raw
this week. Let’s get to it…
Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.