The post-Mania WWE Raw must build momentum for the immediate future


Fans are skeptical coming out of WrestleMania 39 and the post-Mania WWE Raw has to show fans there’s a lot to be excited about.

WrestleMania 39 had several high moments, but the buzz coming out of Sunday certainly feels like overall perception dropped. Not only were many vocal fans upset with the outcome of Roman Reigns versus Cody Rhodes, but the merger announcement with WWE moving under Endeavor’s ownership and combining with the UFC hasn’t been met with much positive fanfare. The Monday Night Raw after WrestleMania is usually a hot show for the company and it’s important for WWE to prove that the buzz didn’t end on April 2, but instead, there’s a lot of momentum left to build heading into the spring and summer.

Tripe H is set for a major announcement during Monday Night Raw. “Major announcements” in professional wrestling can come off as either huge or major disappointments, unfortunately, there isn’t an in-between. This announcement from Triple H can be anything that deals with what fans will see in front of the camera, his position backstage, or something else off the wall. Regardless, the news needs to be something that builds interest in the company and the stars on the roster, leaving the loudest voices in wrestling discourse speaking about it in a positive fashion.

This show also must build interest in the roster, both from a men’s and women’s standpoint. Roman Reigns’s dominance as WWE Undisputed Champion was an intriguing story for much of its run. That story isn’t over, but it was clear there were major points of stagnation up until recently, thanks to the infusion of Cody Rhodes and Sami Zayn. Reigns defeated both men, crushing what could have been major moments for both individuals and the entire company. Professional wrestling doesn’t see star-building moments like that often and WWE decided to punt on both.

What does that mean for the rest of the roster? How much longer can the men’s roster thrive with one man holding both championships? Who is the one to get the major rub of defeating Roman? All of those are excellent questions that need to be answered sooner rather than later. This post-Mania Raw needs to build to that answer.

Then there’s the women’s division. WWE has invested more time in the women’s division in recent weeks, as the criticism of one women’s match per show wasn’t nearly enough. The build-into WrestleMania for the women’s division wasn’t great, but Rhea Ripley as the SmackDown champion hopefully opens up opportunity on that show. The company is ready to invest in her as a star and she’s shown the skills to do so. Now is the time to strap the proverbial rocket to her rise.

Bianca Belair is the consummate babyface on WWE Raw, but after 365 days as champion, she’s nearing a similar situation as Roman. She’s defeated the majority of the roster put in front of her. WWE struggles to build up credible challengers and it is even worse in a division that she’s already torn through. This is another major challenge that the April 3 edition of Monday Night Raw must face head-on.

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WrestleMania 39 was an enjoyable showcase of professional wrestling. As always, people are finding a lot to complain about, but that never changes. With Monday Night Raw a few hours away, the company has to focus on proving they haven’t peaked in recent months, instead putting together the show that kicks off a renewed effort when the company needs it the most.