With just under three weeks until the next pay-per-view, TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs, WWE Raw was full of high-quality matches, the usual recaps and the much-anticipated interview with the NXT invasion.
We learned of new matches scheduled for TLC, including the WWE and Intercontinental Championship matches. However, the card is certainly not complete yet.
Although some storylines progressed, WWE fans were left wondering a number of questions. These questions were once again left unanswered.
Just as I did nearly a month ago, I will address the top questions left unanswered after the November 26th edition of Monday Night Raw.
The last few weeks we have witnessed a lot of flirtation between Alberto Del Rio and Rosa Mendes.
Where will this relationship go from here?
My hope is that it leads to what I have been hoping would happen all along: a new Million Dollar Corporation led by Alberto Del Rio.
Del Rio would be joined by Rosa, Ricardo Rodriguez, Epico and Primo.
Del Rio is in great need of a change to his gimmick. His extended feud with Sheamus lasted much longer than it should have. Del Rio hasn’t changed a thing in his gimmick since his debut.
If he wants a push back to a World Title again in the future, he needs to make an impact.
If he can afford all the cars he drives into arenas, he can certainly afford to build a modern-day Million Dollar Corporation.
I wish I had a definite answer to this question, but I guess I will have to speculate instead. While the Great Khali was out of action due to injury, did anyone miss him?
The seven-footer can barely walk let alone wrestle. Hornswoggle is used for comedy, at times, or to help end an unfinished storyline, like the Anonymous GM.
However, there were so many better choices for Del Rio’s opponents on Raw.
Alex Riley, Christian, Jack Swagger, Justin Gabriel, Michael McGillicutty, The Miz and Ted Dibiase would have all made for much more interesting options. The majority of the group hasn’t even been seen on WWE TV in months, so why not just give one of them a match against Del Rio?
Whoever was chosen would have been a lot more interesting than Khali and Hornswoggle.
As another vignette of Johnny Curtis’ new gimmick, Fandango, aired on Raw, the question arises: When will Fandango debut?
WWE.com still lists Johnny Curtis as a current WWE superstar and until they make the switch, we will just be succumbed to these vignettes.
What’s my take on this? The Royal Rumble match.
Every year in January, over the course of the 30-man (or 40) over-the-top-rope challenge, there are surprises.
Last year, Road Dogg Jesse James, Mick Foley and Booker T all made appearances in the match.
It would be very interesting to have a completely new gimmick debut during the match.
Chances are Fandango would not win the match or last very long. However, we would certainly get a preview of what’s to come from the new and improved Johnny Curtis.
I know I am not alone in thinking that we would finally see John Cena and Dolph Ziggler put an end to this storyline at TLC in Brooklyn next month.
However, surprisingly, we were given the match for free on Raw. Despite being a fantastic match by both Cena and Ziggler, there was no reason for this match to happen on Raw.
I would have preferred to see Teddy Long come out and announce a tag team match between Cena and Sheamus against Ziggler and Big Show.
Whatever the case may be, we should still see Cena and Ziggler face off once again at TLC.
Let’s just hope we are given a reason for a rematch. Regardless, the match will be Ziggler’s to win next time.
We finally heard from the NXT superstars Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.
Ambrose and Rollins were phenomenal, which anyone who knows them would have expected. Reigns didn’t say much and that was also good booking.
Despite the fact that they are now going to be known as the Shield, they denied having any partnership with CM Punk and Paul Heyman.
So what can we expect from the Shield at this point?
Since they believe in right versus wrong, I can’t help but think they will assist Punk in defeating Ryback at TLC.
It would only be right for CM Punk to go one on one with the great one, The Rock.
For some reason, Raw didn’t feel as drawn out and long as many of the episodes have since extending to three hours.
Nevertheless, the interview with the group now known as the Shield was spectacular. You can tell how good Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins already are. You can see the potential in Roman Reigns.
However, it is still unclear where this storyline is going.
Despite the continuous employment of the Great Khali and Hornswoggle, the relationship between Alberto Del Rio and Rosa Mendes has potential written all over it.
Hopefully, the John Cena and Dolph Ziggler match was just a preview of what is to come at TLC next month.
With less than three weeks to go, Raw is starting to get just a little bit more interesting.
How would you answer these questions? What questions were you left with after Raw?
Please leave your comments and answers in the section below.
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