The WWE was in somewhat of a holding pattern last week, but with TLC now less than two weeks away, things promise to heat up on Raw. Most of the event's top matches have already been announced; however, there is still plenty of buildup that needs to take place in order to get the fans excited for what is generally considered a "B-level" pay-per-view.
CM Punk vs. Ryback and Sheamus vs. Big Show will headline TLC, but an encounter between John Cena and Dolph Ziggler figures to be added as well. They have been feuding for the past several weeks, and Cena has been romantically involved with A.J. Lee during that time as well, so there is a lot going on when it comes to the company's top star.
If that isn't enough, the young trio of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns continues to run amok in the WWE. They took out Ryback yet again last week and dubbed themselves The Shield while claiming to be against injustice in the WWE. They figure to make an impact yet again on Raw this week.
Here are the top five things to keep an eye on while watching Monday's edition of Raw with TLC quickly approaching.