He has returned. He, of course, being the conqueror himself, Brock Lesnar (or, if you’re Paul Heyman, BRRROOOOCKKK LESNARRRR). And he has eyes on the one prize that’s right up there with The Undertaker’s WrestleMania Streak: the WWE World Heavyweight Championship currently dangling around the bull-like neck of John Cena. With The Champ scheduled to be in-house on Raw, what will he have to say about his latest challenger to the throne? WWE.com has a few ideas on what to expect this Monday night.
Oh, and about that arrest …
1.) Miami Prison Blues
Good heavens, did Stephanie McMahon misread the situation last week. Thinking she had gotten the best of Brie Bella by slapping her across the face when the Bella Twin – having bought a ticket to watch sister Nikki in action – got into a verbal altercation with her, things turned sour when that same slap led to an arrest and charge of aggravated battery. Brie and Nikki made their feelings known on the matter, though The Authority has been instructed to keep quiet on the situation while legal issues are resolved. Will they heed the lawyers’ warning come Monday?
2.) Y2-Bray Problem
Chris Jericho beat Bray Wyatt at WWE Battleground, but he ain’t out of the woods yet: The Eater of Worlds immediately got his comeuppance by battering Y2J into a pulp on the WWE App, and seemed to insinuate he wasn’t quite done with the former Undisputed Champion in his latest sermon last Monday. Does Wyatt wanna start another war? And will Jericho reply?
3.) Business Decisions
Bidding a fond adieu to Paul Heyman’s managerial services just around the time the mad scientist wrangled Brock Lesnar out of the wild, Cesaro seemingly threw out his name as a potential ally for The Authority. Although The King of Swing hasn’t been able to defeat the corporate power’s most consistent enemy of late, Dean Ambrose, he did give The Lunatic Fringe one hellacious beating on SmackDown, and even engaged in some post-match physicality alongside Mr. Money in the Bank himself, Seth Rollins. Not bad as far as a job application goes; will Triple H accept?
4.) Give and take
Of all the things the WWE Universe expected to see on Monday, esteemed funk machine Xavier Woods showing up in a white suit and demanding Kofi Kingston and Big E “take” what was rightfully theirs had to skew toward the bottom of the list. Yet that’s exactly what happened, and “Kof-E” seemed to take Woods’ proclamations seriously. The budding tag team already showed an attitude change on WWE Main Event when they mauled "Slater Gator" into defeat; will the trend continue on Raw?
5.) Man vs. Beast
The challenge is set, and The Champ may not be here for long. Staring in the face of Brock Lesnar as his No. 1 contender, WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena is set to make his first address to the WWE Universe since retaining the ultimate title in a Fatal 4-Way at WWE Battleground, and his first since WWE COO Triple H accepted Lesnar as Cena’s opponent last week. What will the Cenation leader have to say? Tune in at 8/7 CT on USA Network to find out, with special Pre-Show analysis on WWE Network starting 7:30 ET, with Backstage Pass following after the show at 11.