Raw tends to be one of the most predictable shows on television. Week after week we see the same established formula, with its variables adjusted to suit the current angles. As a result, it often makes for tedious viewing. The post-WrestleMania Raw is something of an exception. As part of the biggest wrestling weekend of the year, the show is generally unmissable. The WWE's 'season' essentially culminates at WrestleMania and the following night's Raw is seen as the start of the new one. The fallout of the big show is dissected and ultimately concluded as a sense of freshness sweeps through the product. Yet there are some common elements between all these WrestleMania after-parties that mean although it's the most unpredictable Raw of the year, it's still possible to see something in the crystal ball. From NXT call-ups to an electric crowd, you can put your money on these ten things happening on April 4th in Dallas.
10. The Resurrection Of Dean Ambrose
Dean Ambrose is going to suffer at the hands of Brock Lesnar; everybody suffers at the hands of Brock Lesnar. Whilst there is a chance 'The Beast' may actually kill poor Dean, as far as the match goes we're likely to see 'the Lunatic Fringe' take an almighty, unholy beating before heroically winning in the unlikeliest of circumstances. Such is the Dean Ambrose archetype. Unfortunately, it's also customary is to see Dean turn up the next night on Raw practically unscathed (at the very most, he may have a plaster on his right cheek). Whilst Ambrose isn't the only offender in this complete disregard for wrestling psychology, he is one of the most egregious. Perhaps he'll sell a limp. But he'll definitely forget about it as soon as he starts wrestling. It's a shame WrestleMania is a week after Easter Sunday. Such a miraculous recovery would have been apt.
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