WWE Raw: Complete Preview, Rumors, News and More for May 21
With Monday night Raw just a few hours away, it’s time to find out what is going to happen next now that Over the Limit Pay-Per-View is out of the way.
As disappointing as Over the Limit was Sunday night, WWE has a tendency of making their post-PPV Raws far more entertaining than the Events themselves.
Will Raw Be More Exciting than Over the Limits?
Where: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA
When: Monday, May 21, 9 p.m. ET
Watch: USA Network
Over the Limit Results
John Laurinaitis def. John Cena
Christian def. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes
Ryback def. Camacho
WWE Champion CM Punk def. Daniel Bryan
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus won the Fatal 4-Way Match
WWE Divas Champion Layla def. Beth Phoenix
Brodus Clay def. The Miz
Kane def. Zack Ryder
WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth def. Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger
Christian won 20-Man Battle Royal
Where Does WWE Go With the Johnnies?
There was no doubt that there would be a run-in for Johnny Ace against John Cena, and I’m happy to say that we saw this one coming a mile away. To be honest, this isn’t as bad as it appears.
Question on Everybody's Mind: Will John Cena losing change anything?
With John Laurinaitis remaining in power, the feeling is that things are only going to get more one-sided in favor of the heels in the WWE. As far as entertainment goes, nothing is more fun than an evil corporate boss calling the shots.
Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 Big Show Run-Ins
Are you ready to watch the Ace-man struggle through promos each Monday night while making matches that make the mainstream fans hate him even more? I know I am! As far as Cena goes, it’s still unclear what the future holds for the WWE icon.
Rumor Mill: Video of Big Show after costing John Cena a win
CM Punk Teases More Matches Against Daniel Bryan
After one of the best matches of 2012 so far, there was talk backstage that this feud between CM Punk and Daniel Bryan would continue after the WWE champion tapped while pinning the challenger.
Question on Everybody's Mind: How extended will this feud be?
SummerSlam is still far enough away where the WWE could stretch this program out with Daniel Bryan for at least another three weeks or so. Don’t forget, AJ has been teasing an appearance in this feud, but has not been involved.
Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 submission specialists
The match the duo put on at Over the Limit was just as impressive as anything Y2J and Punk did during their battles
Rumor Mill: WWE.com exclusive footage of CM Punk Interview
Sheamus, Christian and WWE Moving Forward
With Sheamus retaining the World Title and Christian stealing the intercontinental strap from Cody Rhodes, the next steps are the most important going forward.
Question on Everybody's Mind: Will WWE screw up the improving midcard?
Yes, you heard that correctly. I put the World title in the same class as the IC title because that’s what WWE has done. As much as they love Sheamus, the company doesn’t care about the championship belts anymore.
Hype Meter: 2 out of 5 meaningless championships
While I love the idea of Cody Rhodes and Christian working a feud together, there is little else that is really intriguing at this point. There is a lot of talent, but no real direction. With SummerSlam still a ways off, the hope is that WWE figures it out soon.
Rumor Mill: WWE.com is teasing some possible Raw storylines for Monday
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