WWE Monday Night Raw: What to Watch for After Elimination Chamber 2013

T.J. BrennanCorrespondent IIFebruary 18, 2013

UNCASVILLE, CT - AUGUST 3:  Actor Jeremy Piven guest hosts WWE's 'Monday Night Raw' at Mohegan Sun on August 3, 2009 in Uncasville, Connecticut.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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After Elimination Chamber on Sunday Night, Monday Night Raw will be filled with talk about scores being settled and WrestleMania 29. 

The Raw after a pay-per-view is one that I always enjoy watching because the emotions from the previous night boil over. 

Between promos that explain what happened and the rematches, Monday night should be entertaining.  Watch out for the following.


Randy Orton Heel Turn

“The Viper” Randy Orton will definitely be upset with the way he lost in the Elimination Chamber match (via a roll-up by Jack Swagger if you didn’t catch it). 

This is the perfect opportunity for a heel turn for Orton.  His act has been stale since he returned and his actions, personality and moves are conducive to a heel. 

Plus, with the seven weeks between pay-per-views, it would give the WWE ample time to give Orton a heel turn, decent storyline and feud heading into WrestleMania. 

Orton would be a great heel anywhere on the card.  His charisma is undeniable, and he really needs a fresh start. 

The embarrassment of how he lost will make Orton a loose cannon, so look for the beginning of his heel turn. 


Rock-John Cena Showdown

This was pretty clear after John Cena won the Royal Rumble and The Rock won the WWE Championship, but it will be very likely that these two will interact with one another tonight. 

In some way, they need to. 

The Rock and Cena have a great chemistry together in the ring, and their match last year was absolutely incredible because of all the interactions in the ring and on Twitter. 

It’s a shame that the buildup for last year’s match took a whole year and this time it will only have to be seven weeks.  It needs to start immediately. 


Where Does The Shield Go from Here?

After cleanly defeating the trio of Cena, Ryback and Sheamus in only the group’s second sanctioned match, it will be interesting to see what angle The Shield takes. 

One route is to have Roman Reigns face Sheamus, because Reigns speared him through the barricade at Elimination Chamber. 

With Cena inevitably focusing his attention on The Rock, it may be a good time to have members of the Shield participate in weekly singles competition.  It makes sense in building up their reputation before WrestleMania. 

The Shield has become a feared threat, and the group's momentum has picked up with this win after being ran off by Cena, Ryback and Sheamus on consecutive Monday nights.