WWE Raw Preview – April 15th, 2013

1. Dance like no one’s watching

This time last week, Fandango was a fresh-faced tangoing newbie who didn’t have so much as a pronounceable moniker to his name, much less any victories. What a difference seven days makes. Not only has Fandango pulled off one of the — if not the— greatest upsets in WrestleMania history by rolling up Chris Jericho, but he’s also kicked off a worldwide trend where folks, including anchors on MLB Network and ESPN and the cheerleaders for the Houston Texans, hum and dance to his theme song! He followed his big Raw debut with gusto on SmackDown, ambushing Y2J during his match with Dolph Ziggler, but what will Fandango have in store for his return to Raw?

2. Feeding time

One night after bringing the WWE Universe to its feet by executing Shell Shocked on Mark Henry at WrestleMania, Ryback left the same fans aghast when he laid waste to John Cena with the same maneuver on Raw in an apparent play for the Cenation leader’s WWE Championship. Ryback certainly has the power to rank among Cena’s greatest rivals if he makes a run for the title, but the big man has remained silent on the matter save for a very cryptic tweet in which he proclaimed there was “no right [and] no wrong, no good [and] no bad.” Perhaps he’ll have more in-depth words for his former ally come Monday.

3. The 1 in 21-0

There’s no denying it: CM Punk gave The Undertaker every inch of hell he had in him at WrestleMania 29. But despite all his mental manipulation of The Deadman and the visceral way in which Punk challenged The Streak, he was still vanquished in the end; another Superstar added to The Phenom’s collection of conquered souls on The Grandest Stage of Them All. The Undertaker himself has yet to speak fully on his 21st victory at The Show of Shows, but Paul Heyman has promised that Punk will break his own silence on Raw. What will the former WWE Champion have to say?

4. The Show(off) goes on

Dolph Ziggler sure showed the world last week when he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract on a hobbled Alberto Del Rio to win the World Heavyweight Championship. He kicked his reign off on the right foot on SmackDown, defeating Chris Jericho (with an assist from Fandango) in his first contest with the title around his chiseled waist. But with Del Rio calmly waiting for his rematch and Ziggler’s old buddy Jack Swagger still lurking in the wings, The Showoff has already found himself beset by foes looking to take what is his. Can Ziggler hold onto his title with not one but two challengers waiting to make a move?

5. And the crowd goes wild

And here we have a first for the Five-Point Preview, because one of the things to look forward to on Raw is … you, the WWE Universe! The crowd in East Rutherford, N.J., brought their A-game to the show, bolstering it with their enthusiasm and igniting a worldwide trend in the process. South Carolina has as passionate a fanbase as anywhere else in the country. Will the WWE fans who pack the BI-LO Center take the world similarly by storm? Only one way to find out: Tune in to USA Network at 8/7 CT Monday.

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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