5 Things to Watch for on Feb. 18 Edition of WWE Monday Night Raw

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5 Things to Watch for on Feb. 18 Edition of WWE Monday Night Raw
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Now that Elimination Chamber has officially come in gone, Monday night's episode of Raw marks the true beginning of the road to WrestleMania. Most fans would probably agree that the WWE started the build toward the biggest event in professional wrestling at the Royal Rumble. But now, all of the focus for the next seven weeks will be on MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

As expected, The Rock retained his WWE Championship against CM Punk on Sunday, so he will almost certainly face John Cena in a one-on-one encounter for the second consecutive year. That would be a violation of the "once in a lifetime" tagline, but the WWE is in the business of making money, and there is no doubt that a second Rock vs. Cena match will generate a ton of interest.

Also, Monday's edition of Raw promises to touch on Punk's next step after failing to recapture championship gold. The Shield will look to build on its huge victory over Cena, Ryback and Sheamus as well, while Jack Swagger will most definitely have something to say about winning the Elimination Chamber match to become the No. 1 contender for Alberto Del Rio's World Heavyweight Championship.

Here are the top five storylines, topics, superstars and other factors that you should keep an eye on while watching an extremely important Raw on Monday night.

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