WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar is returning to Raw, and John Cena will be looking for a fight. As the WWE Universe anticipates a combustible collision between the Cenation leader and The Beast Incarnate before their Night of Champions rematch on Sunday, what else can we expect on WWE’s flagship show? WWE.com has some theories.
1.) Face-to-Face with Fate
Last Monday night, John Cena issued a shocking ultimatum to Paul Heyman: Either Heyman brings the WWE World Heavyweight Champion to Raw, or Cena will fight the verbose advocate one-on-one. Shortly after, Cena had the answer he was looking for, and we can now anticipate a face-to-face confrontation between these embattled rivals less than a week before their Night of Champions rematch.
Will Lesnar make Cena regret calling out The Conqueror? Will Cena even make it to Night of Champions? No matter what happens, you won’t want to miss it.
2.) Is the legend of Y2J in danger?
Randy Orton has been clashing with Chris Jericho for a decade, and The Viper has rekindled that rivalry in a big way. After Y2J injured his right knee last week during his Steel Cage Match against Bray Wyatt, Orton paid the ailing Jericho an unfriendly visit in the trainer’s room and exacerbated the damage caused by the charismatic Superstar’s daring leap from the top of the structure.
Jericho managed to earn a small amount of retribution on SmackDown when he pinned Randy Ortonduring SmackDown’s tag team main event, but WWE’s Apex Predator will be on the hunt this week on Raw. As Jericho’s collision with Orton awaits at Night of Champions, Y2J might get a startling reminder of why Orton was once known as The Legend Killer.
3.) Brawl in the family
Not even talk show icon Jerry Springer could resolve the drama between The Bella Twins, which now involves Nikki and Brie’s parents along with their brother, JJ. Despite the attempted intervention last week, Nikki is still at war with her sister — an issue that could become a factor at Night of Champions when the bitter Bella faces AJ Lee and Divas Champion Paige in a Triple Threat Match for the butterfly-emblazoned prize.
A marquee Divas Tag Team Match has already been set for Raw pitting Brie & AJ against Nikki & Paige, but how will the ensuing chaos alter the three-way race for the Divas Title?
4.) Does The Miz need a spa day
The Miz experienced some major razor burn when Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler displayed some embarrassing snapshots from the so-called “A-Lister’s” phone, including photos of Miz shaving his chest, wearing a moisturizing face mask and getting some spray-tanning assistance from “Damien Mizdow.” Nothing could wipe the scowl off “The Moneymaker” after that little invasion of privacy.
The Miz and his stunt double suffered a defeat to The Showoff and R-Truth (or was that “R-Ziggler”?) on SmackDown, capping off a not-so-great week for the Los Angeles loudmouth. Will The Miz have something up his tailored sleeve for Ziggler, or will the Hollywood star need a calming seaweed bath and shiatsu massage to de-stress before Night of Champions?
5.) Curb (Stomp) Your Enthusiam
As Raw went off the air last week, Seth Rollins, Kane and Randy Orton celebrated over the fallen form of Roman Reigns, proving to the WWE Universe that no one on the roster could challenge the might of The Authority.
After laying waste to Reigns on Monday night, Rollins vowed on SmackDown to finish off his former “brother” once and for all — a plan that didn’t exactly go as planned when Reigns & Chris Jericho defeated Rollins & Orton in Friday night’s main event. Will Rollins look to stomp out Reigns’ momentum before their bout at Night of Champions?
Don’t miss Raw this Monday at 8/7 CT on USA Network, and be sure to tune in to WWE Network for Raw Pre-Show at 7:30 ET!