By Jason Powell
The following is live notes of the WWE Raw pre-show that is being broadcast on the WWE Network. Refresh the page for the latest updates. If you are reading this on the Prowrestling.net app, our mobile website will refresh more frequently than the latest updates than the app will. CLICK HERE to see the very latest updates to this article throughout the show.
-Scott Stanford, Booker T, David Otunga, and Corey Graves hosted the show from the WWE Studios in Stamford, Connecticut.
Powell’s POV: The addition of Booker T to the team feels unnecessary, but it could be a sign that he’s being moved to this show because they do not intend to use him on Smackdown. Nothing is official, though, and I was having some buffering issues when the show started, so it’s possible they labeled him a special guest.
-Ryback vs. Big Show was announced for Raw.
-The hosts spent a lot of time talking about Vince McMahon’s arrest. Graves said it was entrapment and defended the McMahon family. Graves said Roman Reigns better be a real Superman if he thinks he’s going to beat Sheamus with Vince McMahon as special referee in the Raw main event. Each host played up their doubt that Vince would ever make a three count in favor of Reigns.
-Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch was announced for Raw. There was no mention of the title being on the line.
-The hosts discussed strategy for Ryback vs. Big Show, and about Show entering the Royal Rumble and how a loss to Ryback could hurt his confidence. They closed the show by discussing the Raw main event and reading some tweets. Visit the main page for my live coverage of Raw.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features guest Eli Drake talking about signing with the NWA, his departure from Impact Wrestling, rejecting an intergender match with Tessa Blanchard, his WWE developmental run, and much more...