WWE Monday Night Raw, February 4, 2013: Top 5 Questions Left Unanswered
For the past two weeks, The Rock has been WWE champion, but on this episode of Monday Night Raw, the Brahma Bull was seemingly absent.
Any WWE fan who reads the dirt sheets and news websites probably were not expecting The Rock to be at Raw.
However, with Brock Lesnar back for the second week in a row and another surprise return, WWE fans were once again left with questions unanswered.
Just as I do each and every Monday night, and for pay-per-views, here are the top five questions left unanswered from the February 4 edition of Raw.
What Is the Relationship Between CM Punk, Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar?
CM Punk opened Raw demanding once again that he has nothing to do with The Shield or Brad Maddox. He also claimed to seemingly have nothing to do with Brock Lesnar.
This raises many questions regarding the relationship between CM Punk, Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar.
Have Punk and Heyman gone their separate ways?
Heyman did not accompany Punk to the ring at all during Raw, suggesting that he may only be managing Lesnar at this time.
It makes sense since Lesnar needs Heyman as a mouthpiece and Punk does not.
Whatever the case may be, we are still left wondering if Heyman and Lesnar will have any sort of relationship with Punk going forward.
Will Jack Swagger Get a Main-Event Push?
Once again the returning Jack Swagger squashed another babyface jobber.
This time it was Santino Marella.
Swagger was expected to have a bigger part in the company when he returned, which makes me question whether or not he will be getting a main-event push.
Swagger has made it known to Booker T that he would like to be one of the six competitors in the SmackDown Elimination Chamber match.
On Raw, we learned that Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan have already been confirmed for the Elimination Chamber match.
With only three spots left, can the All-American American get the push he so desperately wants?
Will Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara Get a Tag Team Title Shot?
Last week, Mysterio and Sin Cara defeated Team Hell No in a non-title match.
This week, Mysterio faced Daniel Bryan in singles competition. Bryan was able to walk away with the victory, but could we be seeing the new No. 1 contenders for the tag team titles?
With the break-up of Team Rhodes Scholars on SmackDown, the tag team division is not as deep as it was a few months ago.
As WWE has to be big fans of Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara, it would not be surprising to see them as future tag team champions.
Kane and Daniel Bryan are once again acting very dysfunctional despite graduating from anger management recently. This could lead to their inevitable split and an opportunity for Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio.
What Are Mark Henry’s Plans Now That He Has Returned?
The Hall of Pain may have reopened for business as Mark Henry returned on Raw.
Henry took out Daniel Bryan, Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara, but the real question is what does Henry have planned now that he is back?
The obvious answer would be to try to reclaim the World Heavyweight title. The last time we saw Henry he was feuding with Big Show and Daniel Bryan over the championship.
With three spots available in the Elimination Chamber match, could Henry find his way to WrestleMania for a shot at the title?
Why Didn’t Triple H Return to Defend Mr. McMahon?
Paul Heyman was interviewed on MizTV regarding the attack of Brock Lesnar on Mr. McMahon. Surprisingly, Triple H was nowhere to be seen.
The expected match between Triple H and Brock Lesnar could have easily been set up due to Lesnar attacking Triple H’s father-in-law.
Why wasn’t Triple H on Raw to defend Mr. McMahon?
Since there is nearly two months until WrestleMania, it may be too early for Hunter to return and begin to start a feud with Lesnar.
Lesnar could spend the next month or so destroying more Superstars and personalities like The Miz until WWE fans are begging for Triple H to come back.
Maybe we won’t get Triple H returning. It seems unlikely at this time, but perhaps someone else will stand up for Mr. McMahon and face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania.
While The Rock and CM Punk’s match at Elimination Chamber set, Raw left WWE with questions regarding the rest of the pay-per-view card.
The SmackDown Elimination Chamber match is in the working, but there are still three spots available.
Will The Shield have a match with John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus?
Why did we have another Randy Orton and Wade Barrett match? How many times do we have to see the same match?
With so many questions left unanswered and only two weeks until the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, WWE has a lot of work to do.
What questions were you left with unanswered? What are your thoughts on the top five questions left unanswered after Raw? Please leave your questions, answers and comments in the section below.
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