Top 5 Questions Going Forward After Raw

Joe McDonaldCorrespondent IIJuly 3, 2012

Top 5 Questions Going Forward After Raw

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    It is official that AJ is the most interesting person on the roster.

    Tonight, we witnessed Doink the Clown, broken tables and a Tyson Kidd victory.

    As I do every Monday night following Raw, I present the top questions going forward. These questions are meant to stimulate conversation and give us pause so we can examine current storylines.

    Shall we have at it?

Will AJ Cost CM Punk the WWE Championship?

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    AJ is the special guest referee for the WWE title match between CM Punk and Daniel Bryan at Money in the Bank. She will definitely have an impact on the outcome of their match.

    The question is will she help CM Punk retain the title? Or will she be the one to end Punk’s historic title run?

    Tonight she pushed CM Punk into Daniel Bryan and both men went through a table. The boys were not paying enough attention to AJ throughout the night, and so she tricked them both and they paid for it.

    There is no doubt in my mind that AJ’s storyline is by far the most interesting plot going on in the WWE today. For once we have a match with a special guest referee and the outcome is unpredictable.

    The WWE did a fantastic job tonight by swerving the audience. Last week when we found out AJ was going to be the referee everyone just assumed she would favor CM Punk.

    Not anymore.

    Since CM Punk and Daniel Bryan are facing off for a third time the WWE had to do something to make this bout different. They accomplished that tonight.

    Who do you think will be the champion after Money in the Bank?

Will Brock Lesnar Accept Triple H's Challenge?

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    Paul Heyman made an appearance tonight on Raw via satellite. The gist of his message was that Brock Lesnar would appear on episode 1,000 to address Triple H’s challenge.

    In other words, we will have to wait a few more weeks until Brock Lesnar inevitably accepts.

    Everyone was excited to see Lesnar return to the WWE, but is has been so drawn out that I have honestly stopped caring. Lesnar’s comeback seems watered down with his loss to Cena and the fact that he is never on television.

    I will admit that Heyman is still sharp on the mic, but is that enough to keep me interested? The bottom line is that the WWE just wants to put two huge names on the main event card of SummerSlam. Triple H facing Brock Lesnar obviously does that.

    Their star power seems to be enough for some fans to be interested, but I am not one of them. I want to see the WWE concentrate more on creating the “Brock Lesnars” of tomorrow.

    Is there any chance at all that Brock Lesnar does not face Triple H at SummerSlam?

Were You Excited to See DDP and Doink the Clown?

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    Heath Slater finally defeated a WWE “legend.” Doink the Clown was his mystery opponent and Slater scored the upset.

    After celebrating the win, Slater was given a Diamond Cutter by Diamond Dallas Page.

    I will not speak for anyone else, but I personally felt unsatisfied tonight with Doink and DDP. I think I was most disappointed by DDP not using his WCW theme for his entrance.

    Something just felt wrong about tonight’s legend promo. Doink played a significant role on Raw’s early days, but his appearance just did not spark the excitement that Vader and Sycho Sid did.

    Diamond Dallas Page’s part of the segment seemed forced and thrown together, so that may have been why his entrance did not feel as special.

    I want to know how you reacted to both of these wrestling legends. Were you energized by their appearances? 

Does Alberto Del Rio Have a Chance of Beating Sheamus?

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    The Board of Directors named Alberto Del Rio the number one contender for Sheamus’ World Heavyweight Championship. Del Rio celebrated this by nearly taking Sin Cara’s arm off.

    Is Alberto Del Rio the right choice to be the No. 1 contender?

    Del Rio is someone who keeps getting pushed as a main event threat, but then something happens that derails him. I have a hard time taking him seriously because of how inconsistent his push has been in the WWE.

    Sheamus desperately needs a rival and the WWE now seems ready to build up a feud between he and Alberto Del Rio.

    Is this a feud that could be appealing to you as a fan?

Will There Only Be Four Participants in the MITB Ladder Match?

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    It is becoming an increasingly more realistic possibility that there will only be four men competing at Money in the Bank for the WWE title briefcase.


    It is such a simple question. Why would there only be four men competing for the WWE title briefcase when there has traditionally been eight?

    I am aware that we still have a few weeks until the pay-per-view. Obviously the WWE could add a few more former champions to the match, but it is unlikely.

    As of right now I am prepared to put my prediction in the books. This match is being tailor made for John Cena to be the victor. You can quote me if you would like.

    I would like for all of my readers to tell me why this match only has four competitors. I think I have some of the most intelligent and passionate commenters on this site and would like to see your take on the subject.

    Make sure to tell me below and remember to list the questions that came out of Raw for you as well. Also follow me on Twitter @ClassicJoeyMac to get the latest updates and/or witty comments by yours truly.

    Keep it classic everyone!