WWE Raw Preview – April 1, 2013

1. Cena’s chance to shine

WWE Champion The Rock and John Cena

The time for talk between WWE Champion The Rock and John Cena will soon be over. At MetLife Stadium, they will clash in a rematch from last year’s epic WrestleMania battle, and both Superstars steadfastly believe they will emerge victorious this time around. For Cena, it’s a self-admitted must-win situation. Last week, The Rock got the better of Cena, blasting him with a blistering Rock Bottom. Will the Cenation leader be looking for retribution on this week’s Raw?

2. Has Punk gotten inside Undertaker’s head?

CM Punk with Paul Bearer's urn

The Undertaker’s phenomenal 20-0 WrestleMania streak is perhaps the most respected accomplishment in WWE history. Now that CM Punk is in possession of the late Paul Bearer’s urn, could he be the one to break The Streak finally? Last week The Phenom snapped, taking out his emotions on The Straight Edge Superstar. Will The Deadman’s frustrations carry over into this week’s Raw … or on The Grandest Stage of Them All?

3. Uncertain future; guaranteed fight!

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman

Triple H is one of the most revered Superstars on the current roster. At WrestleMania, he’ll face one of the most dangerous Superstars of all time in Brock Lesnar. If The Game fails to win their No Holds Barred Match, he must retire. Regardless of who you are rooting for in this match, one thing is certain: You will witness a fight for survival! Will sparks fly early when both Superstars come to this week’s Raw?

4. Who does the WWE Universe want as its World Heavyweight Champion?

Jack Swagger - Alberto Del Rio - Zeb Colter

In one corner is Jack Swagger, a Superstar who re-emerged in 2013 with a tougher demeanour … and an agenda for his version of a better America. In the other corner is World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio, who has endeared himself to the WWE Universe. Throw in the outspoken Zeb Colter and you have a powder keg ready to go off at WrestleMania. Will tensions explode even sooner on Raw?

5. Can The Shield be Stopped?

The Shield

Ever since their debut, The Shield has wreaked havoc in WWE. Now the trio must face its toughest challenge yet at WrestleMania against the volatile pairing of Big Show, Randy Orton and Sheamus. Can the unlikely trio keep it together and work as one to stop the black-clad renegades? If The Shield does prevail, the post-WrestleMania landscape could be a drastically different — and more threatening — environment for the entire roster.

Get pumped for WrestleMania by watching the most anticipated Raw this year! Tune in at 8/7 CT on USA Network. (Or if you live in England like me, record it at 1am on Sky Sports 3 and watch later on in the day)

Taken from WWE.com

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About Craig Watford

I graduated form Sheffield Hallam University with 2.1 in Journalism Studies in 2010. I am mainly interested in writing about sports with my favourite sport being football(soccer). I have watched wrestling religiously since I was about 8-9 years old. My favourite match of all time is Austin vs The Rock at Wrestlemania 17.

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