4/25 WWE Raw Update & Full Preview – Four matches announced for tonight

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


Raw Update: WWE announced all three members of the League of Nations in singles matches on tonight’s Raw.

  • WWE World Hvt. champion Roman Reigns vs. Alberto Del Rio in a non-title match
  • A.J. Styles vs. Sheamus
  • Sami Zayn vs. Rusev

Del Rio is facing the WWE champion a few days removed from an interview with the media in Spain about wanting to get in the WWE Title picture after League of Nations disbands. Now, he’s as close to being in the mix as possible without getting a title shot.

Already announced for Raw is Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows’s in-ring WWE debut against The Usos.

April 25 Raw Preview

WWE returns to the U.S. on Monday night for the final Raw leading into the Payback PPV.

Raw will be WWE’s backyard of Hartford, Conn., prompting a teaser that The Authority (Triple H and Stephanie McMahon) are returning to Raw.

Hunter & Stephanie have not appeared on WWE TV since WrestleMania when Hunter lost the WWE World Title to Roman Reigns. WWE’s website is teasing Hunter & Stephanie confronting Shane McMahon about running Raw the past few weeks.

– The other big item is Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows making their in-ring debut on raw. Anderson & Gallows will face The Usos, following up on attacking Jimmy & Jey in their WWE TV debut two weeks ago.

This sets up the WWE Title main event of Roman Reigns vs. A.J. Styles at Payback on Sunday.

– Also in-play for Raw is follow-up on how last week’s show ended with Chris Jericho taking out Dean Ambrose ahead of their singles match at Payback.

Plus, more from Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn leading into their singles match at the PPV.

– For the live crowd in Hartford, Conn., WWE is advertising a bonus main event of Reigns & Ambrose & Styles vs. Sheamus & Jericho & Owens in a six-man tag match.

– The full advertised talent roster includes:

  • Reigns, Styles, Jericho, Ambrose, Owens
  • Sheamus of the League of Nations
  • Wyatt Family (after missing last week’s Raw)
  • Big Show & Kane
  • WWE tag champions New Day
  • The Dudleys
  • Mark Henry
  • Women’s champion Charlotte
  • Paige

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