Episode 1000 is going to be stacked.
Tonight, we witnessed Rikishi, wedding proposals and the return of Rey Mysterio.
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?
This time last week, there was no one more exciting than AJ. I am not so sure that's the case anymore.
On tonight’s episode of Raw, Daniel Bryan decided to pop the question to AJ, and she accepted. They are to be wed on the 1000th which is next week.
Does anyone even care?
For weeks, AJ captured the attention of the WWE Universe only for her storyline to have a very anticlimactic ending at Money in the Bank.
Maybe it's just me, but I am just not as interested in AJ anymore. I am sure the wedding will be interrupted by someone, probably Kane, but her intrigue seems lost.
What do you think will happen next week at Daniel Bryan and AJ’s wedding?
Since John Laurinaitis’ firing, the WWE has been searching for a new General Manager of Raw. Michael Cole announced that next week we will find out who the next General Manager will be.
To be honest, I do not even think Raw needs a General Manager anymore. The concept seems tired and drawn out, considering the list of flops there have been in recent years.
The GM position only seems to work if there's a relevant storyline involving a truly interesting heel. Laurinaitis could not live up to that role.
Some people enjoy having guys like Mick Foley or Teddy Long in charge. Considering that the WWE is already dominated by faces, the last thing I want to see is one in charge.
Who do you think will take over as the next General Manager of Raw?
Last week, John Cena’s match ended because The Big Show broke up a legal pin. This week, Ryback and Jack Swagger’s match never officially began because Swagger took an early advantage.
What was the point?
Is it a sign of weakness for a good guy to get beat up? Can a face take punishment from his opponent and not lose all credibility?
Ryback finally looked human, and for some reason, the match could not be official just because Swagger jumped on Ryback as soon as he entered the ring. Ryback took a beating but was resilient and was able to come back against Swagger.
Why not have Ryback win a hard-fought battle?
The WWE continues to dumbfound me with continuing pushes of Ryback and Brodus Clay that do not seem to be going anywhere fast. It would be nice to see one of these two go for the United States title in the near future.
Is Ryback a future WWE champion?
Chris Jericho interrupted Dolph Ziggler’s victory speech tonight by executing a Code Breaker on the “Showoff.”
Apparently, Ziggler’s quest to become the new World Heavyweight champion will have to wait. Jericho and Zigs seem headed for what could be a very entertaining feud.
Why now though?
Chris Jericho has been thrown all over the place, ever since he returned to the WWE earlier this year. He has been doing a superb job of putting over other talent, despite his inconsistent roles in storylines.
Perhaps, Jericho is simply going to put Ziggler over to make Zigs a more credible threat to Sheamus.
No matter the reason, Ziggler and Jericho are more than capable of putting on a solid match and some very amusing promos in the near future.
What do you think of this potential feud?
I have to admit that I was wrong. I knew Cena would win the MITB briefcase, but I thought he would challenge CM Punk to a match at SummerSlam. I guess I was a few weeks early.
Next week, John Cena will face CM Punk on episode 1000 with the WWE title up for grabs.
I love Punk, but I think his reign is about to end. It seems unthinkable that John Cena would lose on the most anticipated episode of Raw in history.
My prediction is that Cena will win the title next week. The Rock will then challenge Cena for the title at…wait for it…WrestleMania 29! All of us will then have to go through the WWE hype machine—again. Cena will, of course, triumph over The Rock this time, and they will both be even.
I hope I am wrong, but I doubt it. Punk will lose next week and cash in his rematch clause at SummerSlam, resulting in the WWE being able to still benefit from a Cena-Punk match on pay-per-view.
I would love to hear who you think will be the WWE champion after next week and your reasons why.
Let me know below in the comment section and make sure to list the questions that came out of Raw for you as well. Remember to follow me on Twitter @ClassicJoeyMac.
Keep it classic everyone!