Last week’s episode of WWE RAW was better-thant-averag. The Miz barely beat John Morrison in a brutal Falls Count Anywhere Match to retain the WWE Championship and Randy Orton outlasted Sheamus and Wade Barrett to become #1 Cotender for the Royal Rumble. Plus we saw the new CM Punk led Nexus turn on Barrett and the growing feud between Natalya and Melina. It will be a tough act to follow tonight on USA.
Here are some things to look forward to on tonight’s RAW
- JOHN CENA RETURNS? Cena is being teased as “maybe” coming back tonight after suffering a legitimate hip injury last week in a Steel Cage Match with Wade Barrett at a live event in Wilkes Barre,PA. WWE.COM is saying that Cena is being evaluating as “day to day” with the injury but is expected to healthy and ready for action in a couple weeks. Major kudos to WWE for using fan-filmed video of Cena addressing the fans in Wilkes Barre after getting hurt in the match.You can watch the video in the link on the left side of the page.
- TRIPLE H RETURNS? HHH whose been on the DL for months now rehabbing an injury and working backstage, is expected to come back for revenge on Sheamus any week now. If it happens at the Royal Rumble, it will feel played out as just another “surprise return” at the January Classic. Hopefully we get a random out of the blue return by the 13-time World Champ to really stir the pot.
- Tyson Kidd/Daniel Bryan
These two strong mid-card standout were prepped to feud over Bryan’s United States Championship last week, but some unknown reason Kidd got squashed by big Marc Henry. And his gigantic bodyguard, Jackson Andrews looked horrible in the ring when he had his short exchange with Henry. What good that do for this feud which could produce some thrilling matches?
Say what you will about the long belittled Divas division in WWE, but this by-the-book feud between these two has really got me watching the ladies on RAW with more interest. Melina slapped Natalya , and it started from there. The two have had some brief yet effective exchanges after matches where they were not wrestling one-on-one. It’s based on disrespect. If your digging this story, let me know in the comments below.
- The Miz/Randy Orton
After the dramatic Cage Match main event, Orton and Miz are once again locked into a PPV Title match once again at Royal Rumble. The live audience last week popped loud when Orton stepped out of the cage, so there was initial interest in this rematch. It will be interesting how WWE keeps this one hot, considering we saw before.
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