NEWS ITEMS: Triple H advertised for a house show, Samoa Joe highlighted in advertising, Balor update, Raw off-air happenings with Lesnar

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

Triple H makes key creative change in WWE
Triple H (artist Travis Beaven © PWTorch)


-WWE is advertising Triple H for a six-man tag match headlining the March 26 house show in White Plains, N.Y. The line-up lists Chris Jericho & Finn Balor & Sami Zayn vs. Triple H & Kevin Owens & Samoa Joe. Also, Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman. [Thanks to PWTorch reader Mike Omansky]

-Meanwhile, local advertising for the WWE house show the night before in Portland, Maine is now touting Samoa Joe. PWTorch correspondent Brandon LeClair writes: “They’ve been promoting the show with commercials for weeks during Raw and Smackdown. Until tonight, the ad just made mention of the two headline matches (Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman and Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens), but tonight they added clips of Samos Joe with the voiceover, ‘plus, see Samoa Joe for the first time EVER in Portland!’ I’ve been seeing ads for these shows for years, and they’ve never put any emphasis on a guy visiting the city for the first time. At the very least, it’s an interesting new advertising tactic, but perhaps it’s also indicative of how strongly they feel about Joe.”

-Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman came out after Raw ended and addressed the crowd. Brock was slapping hands and came cross as a babyface. Also, Grand Metalik beat Ariya Daivari and Sin Cara pinned Bo Dallas before Raw went live.

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