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WWE No Way Out 2012 Review: Analyzing Biggest Questions to Emerge from PPV

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Triple H attends a press conference to announce a major international event at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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Tim DanielsFeatured ColumnistJune 18, 2012

No Way Out exceeded expectations with a combination of good matches and storyline advancement that should make for an interesting Raw broadcast tonight.

Several questions also emerged that will likely dominate the programs for the next few months.

Let's take a look at the three most important questions that arose from last night's pay-per-view and break down what they mean going forward. With Money in the Bank and SummerSlam coming up, things should pick up once again.

 

Courtesy: WWE.com
Courtesy: WWE.com

Who Urged Brodus Clay and Co. to Interfere During the Main Event?

Brodus Clay helped John Cena win the main event by keeping Big Show at bay with a steel chair. He was helped by Alex Riley, Santino Marella, Zack Ryder and Kofi Kingston, all of whom had felt the wrath of Big Show recently.

In my opinion, there has to be somebody behind the group that forced them to help Cena to open the general manager door. Whether it's Teddy Long, Vince McMahon or somebody else, it seems like a huge power struggle is developing.

Clay defeated John Laurinaitis' right-hand man David Otunga earlier in the evening, and Cena escaped the cage before Big Show. So the foundation for a massive feud is already in place, but first the team of faces needs to have a leader, who likely had a hand in the main event.

 

How Will Brock Lesnar Respond to Triple H's Challenge?

Triple H came out during the show to cut a promo about wanting to end the legal battle and have a match with Brock Lesnar instead. It was an expected development as they work Lesnar back into the mix after some time off.

That said, the match would still be an awesome addition to SummerSlam. It will be interesting to see if a response comes immediately tonight from either Lesnar or Paul Heyman. They might also wait a few weeks to allow Triple H to further "rile up" Lesnar.

Either way, it's hard to imagine a scenario where the answer is anything but yes. Lesnar needs a marquee victory after losing to John Cena at Extreme Rules, and Triple H still has plenty of in-ring ability left, as he proved at WrestleMania.

 

Is the Tag-Team Division About to Get Elevated Once Again?

Titus O'Neil and Darren Young, also known as the Prime Time Players, became the No. 1 contenders for the tag-team titles by winning a fatal four-way match thanks to some help from AW. It was actually a really impressive battle for a late addition.

With Raw expanding to three hours starting next month, the victory might finally signal the return of a legitimate tag division. O'Neil and Young are still a work in progress but have shown a lot of potential during their recent push.

Recently, the titles have mostly been held by teams that were randomly thrown together to help keep two superstars relevant.

Hopefully that changes after No Way Out with the belts becoming an important part of the company again.

 

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