Tonight’s WWE RAW will be featuring the controversial fallout from the Battleground pay-per-view that took place on Sunday evening. Monday Night RAW takes place live from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania tonight at 8pm/ET on USA Network.
The WWE has not released any matches for tonight, but both Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman vs. CM Punk and Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton have been advertised locally. Rumors are that tonight’s show could feature the return of Vince McMahon, as he has been added to WWE’s listing for tonight’s show.
Channel: USA Network
Where: CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
Here are five storylines to watch for at Monday Night Raw:
Big Show was at his breaking point – and snapped on Sunday night during Battleground when he was told by the power couple of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon (via telephone from Brad Maddox) to aid Daniel Bryan’s pinfall. Maddox sent out fired referee Scott Armstrong to make the three-count, the fix appeared to be in against Bryan. But when Big Show suddenly KO’ed Orton and Armstrong in a seeming act of rebellion to bring the match to a No Contest. The WWE Championship still has no holder, and is in more turmoil than ever before. With Triple H & Stephanie McMahon’s carefully-constructed empire on the verge of collapse, what does tonight’s Raw hold in store?
All Cody Rhodes and Goldust had to do was win, and they would be awarded their jobs back. They did just say, defeating The Shield in a blockbuster Tag Team Match. If Cody and Goldust had failed to win, they would have seen their father, Dusty Rhodes join them on the unemployment line. It will be interesting to see what ‘The Authority’ has in store for Cody now that he is back in the WWE.
Alberto Del Rio defeated Rob Van Dam in last night’s Battleground rules hardcore match. RVD had the momentum at first, but was outmatched as ADR’s patience paid off and RVD’s own momentum saw a pinfall, even with Ricardo Rodriguez’s interference. Who will step up to face the Heavyweight Champ now?
CM Punk defeated Ryback at Battleground. The question is now, will Ryback be looking for revenge? If so, on whom? CM Punk or the man who cost him the match, Paul Heyman himself?
With the WWE Championship still without a champion, what will “The Authority” think up to decide the title’s destiny once and for all? With Hell in a Cell only a few weeks away, the possibilities are endless. Could Bryan and Orton be put in the cell to avoid interference – so that a Champ could be crowned?
Tune in this Monday at 8/7 CT on USA Network to find out what happens in these storylines and more, and check back here, as we will be live blogging the results.