WWE Raw Preview: Rock vs. Rap, Undertaker, Punk/Jericho, a Guest Star and More

Kyle SchadlerChief Writer IMarch 12, 2012

It’s that time of the week again!

This week’s Monday Night Raw seems like a packed show, and with this being the Road to WrestleMania, it should be another good one!

WWE has confirmed two segments but there are a few more things to consider going into the show!


Psych Star James Roday Stops By Monday Night Raw

Two years ago, both stars of the USA Network show Psych were supposed to host Monday Night Raw, but due to unforeseen circumstances, James Roday was unable to attend.

Now that The Miz has a guest spot on Psych, it is time to try again.

Roday, who plays Shawn Spencer on the show, will be stopping by Raw this week, no doubt to plug the show.

With the Miz guest starring in an episode, odds are he’ll be involved in a segment with the television star.

What will happen when a “psychic” stops by on WWE’s flagship show?


John Laurinaitis Regains Control: What Will Be His First Order of Business?

Per order of the WWE board of directors, SmackDown general manager Teddy Long was in charge of Raw last week. He delivered a good show, much to the dismay of John Laurinaitis.

This week, Laurinaitis resumes control of the Monday night show.

The war for sole general manager has been heating up as of late with a match between the two taking place last week on SmackDown. With a quick rollup, Teddy Long defeated Big Johnny.

Laurinaitis wasn’t too happy about the loss and will no doubt still be fuming during Raw.

What will John Laurinaitis do now that he has his show back? Will Mr. Excitement try to take down Teddy Long, or even his assistant, the new United States champion Santino Marella?


A War Has Begun: What’s Next for Randy Orton and Kane?

After his loss to John Cena at the Elimination Chamber PPV, Kane returned with a vengeance and took out the participants in the Tag Team Championship match.

Kane was out for blood and it seemed like no one was safe.

Then he went after the wrong person. The hunter became the hunted when Randy Orton took the fight directly to the Big Red Monster.

The Apex Predator put up a good fight, but he ended up getting a chokeslam for standing up to him.

Since then, the Viper has been coiled and ready to strike.

Last week on both Raw and SmackDown, Orton delivered an RKO to Kane and left him lying. Kane may have been trying to play games, but Orton was in no mood for them.

Kane got a bit of revenge at the end of SmackDown when he attacked Orton, but the show went off the air as the two were brawling into the crowd.

These two former world champions are at each other's throats, and they may not stop until one of them is carried out on a stretcher.

What do Randy Orton and Kane have planned for one another? Will this lead to a match at WrestleMania?


The Undertaker Returns: What Will Happen When He Confronts Shawn Michaels?

When the Undertaker returned after the Royal Rumble, he made his intentions very clear. He wanted Triple H one more time at WrestleMania, but the Game wanted nothing to do with the Deadman.

After quite a bit of convincing from Shawn Michaels as well as the Undertaker, Triple H accepted the match under one condition.

He wanted to put an end to an era and wanted the Phenom inside Hell in a Cell. The Undertaker accepted and the match was on for WrestleMania.

Last week, Shawn Michaels returned and revealed that he would be the special referee for the match, much to the dismay of Triple H.

This week on Raw, the Undertaker makes his return to confront his special referee.

What will the Undertaker have to say to Shawn Michaels? Will Triple H make an appearance?


The Best in the World: What’s Next for CM Punk and Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho returned to the WWE in January and declared that the world as we knew it would be ending.

He said that thinking that he was going to win the Royal Rumble but lost the match when he was eliminated by Sheamus. Since he lost the match, he needed to get what he wanted another way.

He attacked CM Punk the following night and the two have been on a collision course ever since.

Punk got his revenge at the Elimination Chamber PPV when he knocked Jericho out of the match, but that wasn’t able to stop Y2J, as he won the right to face Punk at WrestleMania the following night on Raw.

Since then, the two have been having a war of words and even faced off last week in tag-team action.

The match saw Jericho roll up Punk for the victory and he celebrated by holding the WWE Championship.

Will CM Punk gain some revenge, or will Chris Jericho keep the momentum?


Rock vs. Rap: The Rock and John Cena Battle Musically

When the Rock vs. John Cena was announced a year ago, the fans knew that the Rock wouldn’t be around much to help hype the match.

So the task was left to John Cena, who would constantly rip the People’s Champion for not being around. When the Rock would make an appearance, he would promptly put the face of the WWE in his place.

Now that he’s back on a regular basis leading to the big event, the two superstars have been going face-to-face and have been having quite the war of words.

For two straight weeks, John Cena put the Rock in his place and clearly has the momentum for their big match.

This week, everything could change, though.

Instead of talking, both men will be singing. The Rock will take his musical talents with the guitar and battle Cena with his musical talent with rap.

What will they sing about? Who will win this particular battle?

With Raw emanating from the city that houses the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will any legends of rock make an appearance?


This week’s episode of Monday Night Raw looks like it’ll be quite the show.

Will it be? Tune in to find out!


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