As hard as it may be to believe, WrestleMania XXIX is now less than two weeks away. So this week's edition of Raw in Philadelphia is about as big as they come. Many fans have voiced their displeasure with what they perceive to be lackluster build, but the WWE has a golden opportunity to change their minds Monday night.
The biggest news is unquestionably the return of The Rock to WWE programming. The WWE Champion hasn't appeared on Raw in two weeks due to outside commitments, but he will be present on Monday night and will almost certainly come face to face with John Cena. They have only had one exchange during their feud to this point, so there should be plenty of ammunition on both ends to generate some interest moving forward.
The Rock vs. Cena may be the featured rivalry, but The Undertaker vs. CM Punk and Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar generally don't take a backseat to anyone. Taker and Punk are sure to keep their feud moving forward after Punk disrespected the urn last week, but neither Triple H nor Lesnar are scheduled to appear, so it will be interesting to see how the WWE handles their storyline.
When you add all of that to the myriad of mid-card angles that are currently playing out, there is no question that Monday's Raw will be stacked from top to bottom.
Here are the top five things you should keep a watchful eye on while watching Monday night's huge episode of Monday Night Raw.