10 Things We Learned From Attending WWE Raw After WrestleMania Live

Beach Ball Mania returns the night after WrestleMania 35.


WWE's Raw after WrestleMania has become one of the year's most anticipated wrestling shows over the past few years, with fans conditioned to expect all manner of surprises and shake-ups as the company embarks on its new season of programming following 'The Showcase Of The Immortals.'

Last night's was eventful. The Brooklyn crowd were treated to a shock appearance from the long-absent Undertaker, Lars Sullivan finally arriving on the main roster (to destroy poor old Kurt Angle), an apparent Bobby Roode/Chad Gable heel turn, Sami Zayn's comeback, and an unannounced appearance by new WWE Champion Kofi Kingston and the rest of The New Day. Not the most monumental Raw after 'Mania ever, but a fun one none the less.

Your writer was fortunate enough to be in attendance at the Barclays Center, rounding off a busy WrestleMania weekend that began on Thursday, and took in cult Japanese promotion DDT, NXT TakeOver, the G1 Supercard, and Wrestlemania. Believe it or not, this was also his first ever live set of TV tapings - a consequence of growing up in the wrestling-deprived wilderness of North East Scotland. This list of lessons will therefore be tackled with a broader approach.

Let's dive in...


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