Before the ball drops and the calendar reads Jan. 1, 2013, the WWE still has a bit of business to take care of. The final Raw of 2012 will air tonight, and although it was actually taped on Saturday to compensate for the New Year, there promises to be a party atmosphere as the WWE rings in 2013.
The Royal Rumble pay-per-view is still a month away, but the build is likely to start on Monday in order to ensure a solid show. There is plenty worth keeping an eye on, but some of the bigger storylines include the Dolph Ziggler and A.J. relationship, the feud between WWE Champion CM Punk and Ryback, The Shield quest for justice and the World Heavyweight Championship rivalry between Big Show and Sheamus.
Although it won't have quite the same feel as a regular Raw due to the fact that it was taped ahead of time, it's almost certain that the New Year's Eve Raw will have a bit more substance than the one we saw on Christmas Eve. The Royal Rumble is drawing closer and The Rock is set to appear next week, so the WWE has plenty of preparation to do for the start of 2013.
Here are the top five things you should watch for while taking in tonight's episode of Raw. Keep in mind that it was taped ahead of time and there are spoilers contained within the slideshow, so if you don't want to know what happens ahead of time, don't go any further.