The WWE pays tribute to the passing of Bruno Sammartino, Raw gives a final push to its matches ahead of Friday’s Greatest Royal Rumble, and Ronda Rousey gets physical in Natalya’s defense. Wai shares his thoughts on the excellent Bruno documentary that premiered tonight on the WWE Network. John talks about the death of Motoko Baba.
It’s night one of the 2018 Superstar Shake-Up as wrestlers from SmackDown Live jump over to Raw. Join us as we dissect an evening of game-changing roster changes featuring the likes of Jinder Mahal, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler and Breezango! Also, Jeff Hardy becomes a Grand Slam champ and a former NXT champion makes his return.
It’s the WrestleMania 34 go-home show with Ronda Rousey & Kurt Angle in a press conference with Stephanie & Triple H, Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar in what may have been Brock’s final Raw appearance, and John Cena trying to summon The Undertaker one last time. Plus we discuss everything coming up for us this week down in New Orleans including WaleMania and our “Road Diary” podcasts for POST Wrestling Café patrons.
John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE Raw featuring Asuka vs Sasha Banks, Elimination Chamber qualifiers including John Cena vs Finn Balor and Kane vs Braun Strowman, Jonathan Coachman makes his return to the announce booth, Ronda Rousey’s potential WrestleMania opponent and our Royal Rumble Poll results.
WWE Raw celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a special edition broadcast from both the Barclays Center and Manhattan Center in New York City. Steve Austin and Mr. McMahon reunite face to face, The Bálor Club “Too Sweets” DX & The Kliq, The Undertaker returns, the APA host a poker game involving a random assortment of legends, Roman Reigns vs The Miz for the IC title, ‘Woken’ Matt Hardy vs Bray Wyatt, and a number of stars return to little fanfare.
Braun Strowman gets FIRED and responds by wreaking havoc backstage, Finn Balor takes on Seth Rollins, Asuka vs Nia Jax, Paige makes an appearance, and more. We discuss the news of the past week including Paige’s career-threatening neck injury, Chris Jericho being among the names returning for next week’s RAW 25, and the recent NXT signings of War Machine, Ricochet and Candice LeRae.