This Week in Pro Wrestling: Expect Sparks To Fly
No Chance. That's what you got. What better feeling can you get than knowing that the man responsible for last summer's anarchy is returning?
We know that something big is on the horizon with The Royal Rumble just days away. But after a week filled with shocking twists and turns, who will step up and continue the power trip heading into Detroit and This Sunday's Royal Rumble?
And what will TNA do to captialize on last week's impressive showing? What about The Hardys? And what will this week mean on The Road To Wrestlemania?
Here is a look at this week's action.
WWE RAW: Return of The Chairman
Tonight on RAW, expect more fireworks than usual as JBL continues his path to immortality. Layfield is looking to continue his head games against his Royal Rumble opponent, and World Heavyweight Champion John Cena.
As announced by Stephanie McMahon last week, JBL and Cena will be in the ring at the exact same time to sign the contract for this Sunday's World Heavyweight Championship Match at The Royal Rumble. But do you really expect things to go smoothly.
Neither do I, which is why everyone should expect Shawn Michaels to play an interesting part in JBL's Master(bation) plan to leave RAW with the advantage as well as Detroit as the World Heavyweight Champion.
After weeks of ambush and destruction, Mike Knox will finally get what's coming to him tonight. After last week's attempted ambush, Knox will have to step into the ring and face the man he's been picking on for weeks: Rey Mysterio.
Also tonight, CM Punk will get his last chance to claim the Intercontinental Championship tonight as he looks to face William Regal in a No Disqualification Match for the IC Title.
But the biggest shocker of the night comes in the form of The Boss. As announced by Chris Jericho two weeks ago, Vince McMahon returns to RAW for the first time since the Million Dollar Accident last year. According to Jericho, he's coming to fix the mistakes of his daughter, Stephanie. Could one of those fixed mistakes be the firing of Jericho last week?
Tune into tonight's RAW for all the answers and all the anarchy!
ECW on Sci-Fi: Get Your Swagger On!
Jack Swagger is the ECW Champion. He's cockier and more arrogant than before. And it looks like he could have a long shelf life as champion....
Or at least a few days.
Teddy Long wasted no time in granting Matt Hardy the rematch he deserves against The All American American. But with their match looming this Sunday, who will gain an advantage heading into Detroit?
As we saw last Friday night, the war between Finlay and Mark Henry is far from over. Will these try to get an advantage heading into The Rumble Match? And who else from The Land of Extreme will join The Dirt Sheet at The Royal Rumble?
Plus, Tommy Dreamer came out last week dressed for a job interview rather than a fight. Dreamer came out and announced that he does intend to join Victoria and retire when his contract expires next month. But his goal before he retires is to once again become ECW Champion. When and where will the Legendary King of Extreme attempt to make good on his promise?
TNA IMPACT!: Got Wood?
Last week, The Front Line got a measure of revenge against The Main Event Mafia. Following the returns of Brother Ray and Petey Williams, we now know that three members of The Mafia have been called out by The Front Line.
Brother Devon wants Kurt Angle, while Brother Ray wants Sting and the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. But Petey Williams wants his former mentor, Big Poppa Pump.
All three want them at Against All Odds. But what of this brewing war between Legends Champion Booker T and TNA Official/Wrestler Shane Sewell? Is Sewell next in line to face Booker for the TNA Legends Championship?
Speaking of championships, the new X Division Champion Alex Shelley returns to the Impact Zone this Thursday to defend the gold in a Fatal Four Way Match against his partner Chris Sabin, Sonjay Dutt and Sheik Abdul Bashir. Can Shelley remain champion against four tough opponents? Or will the Sheik regain the X Division Championship?
ODB sent a clear message to Awesome Kong last week. This week, she gets another shot at sending a message as she battles Kongtourage member Sojo Bolt.
As for The Mafia and The Front Line, they will battle once again heading into February's Against All Odds. Legends Champion Booker T teams with Scott Steiner to battle Petey Williams and Eric Young in a tag team elimination match.
And after getting sent through a table last week, Kurt Angle looks for revenge as he faces AJ Styles in a Tables Match!
Let the anarchy continue this Thursday night on IMPACT! only on Spike!
Friday Night SmackDown: A Champion's Heart Gets Tested
The Undertaker has made it clear that he will win The Royal Rumble and go on to Wrestlemania to become champion for the third straight time. But with so many people wanting a piece of immortality, can The Phenom survive this Sunday?
Speaking of survival, Triple H has become a serious thorn in the side of Vickie Guerrero. After last week's anarchy, Vickie has placed him in a match against Vladimir Kozlov this Friday night. Will The Game hand Kozlov his first loss? Or will The Moscow Mauler dethroned The King of Kings for good before heading to Detroit for The Royal Rumble?
Triple H has a lot to be thankful for...but so does MVP. Porter finally got his first victory in several months when he defeated Big Show in a Last Man Standing Match last Friday night. But is this the start of something big for MVP? And will Kennedy come out to congratulate him for getting the job done when it mattered?
Speaking of The Rumble, it will open mic night so to speak this Friday night. We are expecting to get an update on the condition of Jeff Hardy after last week's pyrotechnic accident. We also know that Edge will have something to say about the past two incidents involving his Royal Rumble opponent. We also know that Matt Hardy is expected to say something about the incident as well.
With so much at stake this Sunday, who will survive this week's Friday Night SmackDown? And will both Hardys be there on Friday night?
WWE Royal Rumble: Detroit is Spoiling for a Fight!
This Sunday, the WWE gets its chance to step up and take charge of the new year in impressive fashion as its the 22nd Annual WWE Royal Rumble, live from Ford Field in Detroit!
All three major championships are at stake on Sunday night as World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defends against JBL with his puppet Shawn Michaels in tow. From ECW, new champion Jack Swagger will defend against former champion Matt Hardy.
From SmackDown, no matter his condition, WWE Champion Jeff Hardy has made it clear that he will defend the WWE Championship against The Rated R Superstar Edge. Hopefully this Sunday, we also find out who is responsible for these string of attacks on the Enigmatic Champion.
The divas will also be in action as The Glamazon Beth Phoenix will defend the Women's Championship against Melina. What role will Rosa Mendez and Santino play in Beth's championship match?
And of course, there's the big one. Thirty men will battle for the chance to fight for the right to headline Wrestlemania and battle for a World Title. Who will join the list of past winners to headline and win Wrestlemania?
This Sunday, it's The 22nd Royal Rumble from Detroit, Michigan! LIVE and only on pay per view!