It's that time of the year again: The Slammy Awards are upon us, and the WWE Universe will convene to celebrate the best that the past year brought us in RAW's annual ceremony. And while Superstars look back and honor the past, the future also looms large in the final RAW before the Champion of Champions Match at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs. What will happen on the final Monday before the two World Titles are unified under a single Superstar? WWE.com has a few notes.
1.) And the Slammys goes to...
By now, you've likely seen the list of Slammy nominees for 2013, and from Brock Lesnar to "Miz-co Inferno," they are quite the electric bunch. The Slammys are always cause for celebration, which means several Legends will be returning to pay their respects. But who, exactly, will capture the coveted prizes for Superstar, Diva and Match of the Year? Only you can determine by voting on the WWE App!
2.) I've got some bad news...
A brief hiatus has certainly turned one Superstar into a downer of epic proportions. The newly-christened Bad New Barrett has already made a name for himself as WWE's official bearer of ... well, you know, dousing the Raw and SmackDown audiences with some truly disparaging remarks. It's only a matter of time before the former Intercontinental Champion delivers some bad news to unlucky Superstars in the ring: who will be the first to feel his renewed wrath between the ropes?
3.) Daniel Wyatt?
Looks like Bray Wyatt isn't so much interested in destroying Daniel Bryan in WWE TLC's 3-on-1 Handicap Match as he is in absorbing the two-time WWE Champion into his faction of bearded brutes. The suggestion seems like pure lunacy at first, but the "Yes!" man's anti-authority streak of late certainly has more in common with Wyatt's creepy, down-with-the-machine railing than the WWE Universe would be likely to admit. Does Wyatt's invitation have legs to it? Monday may gives us a clue as to which way Bryan's leaning.
4.) AJ's last stand?
Divas Champion AJ Lee seems to be coming apart at the seams after several unpleasant weeks at the hands of the “Total Divas” cabal. Sunday at WWE TLC, she’ll face Natalya with her precious title on the line, but this doesn’t seem to be the same confident AJ the WWE Universe has come to know. Can the self-styled “black widow” bounce back and find her killer instinct again in time? Or has the clock finally run out on Miss Lee’s time as champion?
5.) There can be only one ?
Six days after Monday’s Raw, there will no longer be two World Champions. Instead, there will be one unified, undisputed Champion of Champions.The only question that remains is whether it will be John Cena or Randy Orton who hoists the two-pronged prize when the dust settles at WWE TLC. Then again, there’s also the question of how – if at all – The Authority might interfere in the biggest match to unfold under their watch, and, given Orton’s attitude of late, whether they’re still 100 percent behind their serpentine standard-bearer. Who will come out smiling heading into WWE TLC? Tune into the Slammy Awards on Raw, Monday at 8/7 CT live on the USA Network