WWE Monday Night Raw Preview: Fallout from Extreme Rules

Jonathan BachCorrespondent IIIApril 30, 2012

After an epic collection of matches last night at Extreme Rules, we should expect to have many questions answered tonight on Monday Night Raw.

In the closing minutes of Extreme Rules, John Cena grabbed a microphone and addressed the crowd, stating he might be taking some time off. Cena tweeted today that he will, in fact, be appearing on Raw tonight to address the rumors of his injury:

"Making medical rounds now to find out what is up. I will be on to let everyone know. " (via twitter.com)

We will also see the reaction from Brock Lesnar after taking a loss in his first match back in WWE. Some reports have said there's a chance that he could compete in a match, but that is not confirmed (via wrestlenewz.com).

WWE.com is speculating in a new article that John Cena may be punished for defeating Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules:

“There could also be repercussions from the fallout. Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and General Manager of Raw and SmackDown John Laurinaitis was forced to bend to all of Brock Lesnar’s demands in order to get the contract signed for Sunday’s match. That included declaring Lesnar the 'new face of WWE' – a face that was surprisingly defeated at Extreme Rules. With an angry Lesnar presumably on his way to Raw SuperShow (Starring Brock Lesnar, per the Superstar mandates?), Laurinaitis may be looking to punish the Superstar who threw a wrench in his plans."

While the injury storyline may still be in effect, John Laurinaitis could take some kind of action which will keep Cena off of Raw for a while.

Chances are we will also see a new development with CM Punk as he starts to move away from the Chris Jericho storyline, and it's been confirmed that Triple H will open the show to address Mr. Laurinaitis and his recent actions with Brock Lesnar (via Wrestlezone).

Other superstars advertised are Chris Jericho, Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, The Miz (who hasn't been on Raw much lately) and Randy Orton.

Check back on B/R for more updates and live blogs as the show goes on.