WWE Raw Preview – April 22, 2013
1. Triple H headed to London
Triple H will be at Monday’s Raw to respond to Brock Lesnar’s challenge of a Steel Cage Match at Extreme Rules. Considering his current injury, will The Game agree to the brutal encounter? The score between the two ring warriors stands tied at 1-1, with Lesnar forcing Triple H to tap out at SummerSlam and The King of Kings winning their gruelling fight at WrestleMania 29. Will the WWE Universe get to witness round three at Extreme Rules?
2. Can The Undertaker help stop The Shield?
Ever since their debut, The Shield have taken on — and taken down — a slew of WWE Superstars. Most recently, it was WWE Champion John Cena who was pummeled by the black-clad renegades. Now the group must tangle with one of WWE’s most dangerous Superstars, The Undertaker! Together with WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan, The Brothers of Destruction will reunite and do battle in a Six-Man Tag Team Match. Are Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose finally headed for their first loss?
3. What’s next for CM Punk?
After losing his coveted WWE Championship to The Rock and failing to beat The Streak at WrestleMania 29, CM Punk is clearly at a crossroads. Last week on Raw, The Straight Edge Superstar was so emotional about his current state of affairs that he simply dropped the microphone and walked out of the ring. The Voice of the Voiceless had gone shockingly silent. Will Punk or Paul Heyman offer any clues as to where Punk’s head is at.
4. Who will make the next move in the World Title hunt?
World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler hasn’t been able to savor his new championship for very long. He’s already been pitted to defend his title against former World Heavyweight Champions Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger in a Triple Threat Match at Extreme Rules.
Last week on Raw, tensions boiled over between the three, culminating in Swagger scoring a non-title victory over Ziggler. Is it a sign of things to come? Is it fair that SmackDown General Manager Booker T arranged for Ziggler to defend his title in a Triple Threat Match? What will unfold between the three heavyweights in London?
4. How will WWE Champion John Cena respond to Ryback?
One night after John Cena captured the WWE Title at WrestleMania, Ryback attacked him on Raw. Last week, The Shield decimated the WWE Champion as Ryback stood and watched. Will the Cenation leader look for some payback in London?
The international audience at the Raw after WrestleMania made for a legendary and raucous night. Is the WWE Universe poised to deliver another historic night in London? Tune in Monday at 8/7 CT on USA Network.