John Cena vs. Kane: Latest Rumors and Preview for WWE Raw March 26

Ryan Dilbert@@ryandilbertWWE Lead WriterMarch 26, 2018

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John Cena's pursuit of a WrestleMania 34 match has led to him facing a familiar foe. Cena and Kane are set to battle on Monday's WWE Raw in what may be a precursor to a dream bout.

For weeks, Cena has called out Undertaker, demanding to face him at The Show of Shows. The Deadman has been silent, but last week his brother spoke via chokeslam.

Kane attacked Cena which set up a showdown in Cleveland.

The rest of Monday's show will be WrestleMania-centered, as well. Braun Strowman still needs someone to fight alongside him on the April 8 pay-per-view. The showpiece's Triple Threat for the Intercontinental Championship should get some attention, too.

Will we see some big returns? What will be the aftermath of the Ultimate Deletion match?

Read on for a full preview on Monday's show that leans on storyline projections, news updates and WWE.com's Raw preview to provide answers before it airs on USA Network at 8 p.m. ET.

            

News, Rumors

Titus Worldwide should be at full strength on Monday night. 

It appeared Apollo hurt his knee during a match in Kitchener, Ontario, over the weekend, which led to some concern for his health on the internet.

The Comeback writer John Canton, though, noted that Apollo appeared fine after the scare:

Samoa Joe, who suffered a foot injury in January, is poised to return to action. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Jack Jorgenson of CBSSports.com), his injury has healed and he's now waiting on WWE Creative to give him an angle to work with.

Another powerhouse may be stalking the red brand again soon, too.

Big Cass hasn't been around since last August thanks to an ACL tear, but that may soon change. PWInsider's Dave Scherer reported: "Big Cass was telling people backstage at Raw last night that he has been cleared from his leg injury."

WWE may wait until after WrestleMania to reintroduce Joe and Cass, but it would be great to see either one of them back before that.

                

Raw Streaks

Strowman's momentum continues to grow. The Monster Among Men followed up winning a tag team Battle Royal on his own with a singles victory over Cesaro last Monday.

That makes five consecutive Raw wins for Strowman, per CageMatch.net.

He is among the most popular stars on the roster right now. More wins and more spotlight for him is the right move moving forward.

Titus Worldwide hasn't been nearly as successful. The duo fell to The Revival on the most recent Raw, pushing their losing streak to four in a row, per CageMatch.net. Titus O'Neil and Apollo have also scored only one win in their last seven contests.

Even Strowman without a tag team partner is higher on the tag team food chain than them.

                 

Preview

Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt collided last Monday in a bizarre Ultimate Deletion match that saw their rivalry hit its high point. In the closing moments, Hardy dumped Wyatt into the Lake of Reincarnation.

The supernatural body of water is sure to have a dramatic effect on Wyatt and his character. Will he be "woken" like Hardy? Will he return as a new incarnation of his character? Things promise to get intriguing moving forward either way.

On the more grounded end of things, Strowman is in search of a tag team partner for his WrestleMania match against The Bar for Raw Tag Team Championship.

Who will join The Monster Among Men's side? WWE may only tease the answer to that question and wait to reveal it at The Show of Shows.

Strowman's old rival Roman Reigns, meanwhile, will be busy seeking revenge against Brock Lesnar ahead of their Universal Championship match at WrestleMania.

Last Monday, Lesnar ended a long stretch of no-shows in violent fashion, thrashing Reigns until medical staff had to wheel him off. The Big Dog's recovery and hunt for retribution will now be key parts to this story.

We won't see the climax of all this just yet, but we will get a look at WWE's continued attempt to make Reigns the hero and Lesnar the villain in this tale. 

Seth Rollins and Finn Balor could collide in a one-on-one contest before they do so in a Triple Threat match involving The Miz at WrestleMania.

Rollins told the Irishman he owed him a rematch of their SummerSlam 2016 meeting after he saved him from The Miztourage.

WWE would be smart to follow through with that. What better way to fill out time on Raw than to have two of the company's finest in-ring performers do their thing in a lengthy match?

Cena vs. Kane won't be nearly as entertaining but may have major implications. Undertaker could show up after the 16-time world champ knocks off Kane. 

Undertaker can't remain in the shadows suffering Cena's verbal abuse forever. Perhaps seeing his brother taking an Attitude Adjustment through a table will be the incentive he needs to step up to Cena and accept his challenge.

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