WWE Raw Preview: What Needs to Happen on the Last Raw Before WrestleMania 29
WrestleMania 29 is just around the corner and the final Monday Night Raw is here.
In order for WrestleMania to be a success, all the feuds have to generate some serious heat and excitement. Fans must eagerly want to watch every match on the card.
Much of that eagerness and excitement can be built up perfectly from the last Raw before the event. Here are the things we need to see tonight on Raw to leave us craving every second of WrestleMania.
Strong Verbal Exchange Between John Cena and the Rock
The feud between John Cena and The Rock puts two of the best ever on the mic against each other. We saw it at times in their build-up for their match at last year's WrestleMania.
So far, we haven't had that memorable exchange of words between these two guys.
We need Cena and The Rock to both be in the ring and have a very heated verbal exchange. The physical exchange should be left for WrestleMania, but they both must show us their talents with a microphone in their hands.
John Cena Intense from Jump Street
John Cena is the most polarizing Superstar in the WWE. Coming from the biggest Cena fan, he is at his best when he is intense, like we saw of him a few years ago.
Recently, we have seen him either have a "smile-it-off" attitude or have a sad look on his face. Cena must avoid both of these approaches when he comes out tonight.
He has to be very intense and come out guns blazing.
Cena should be upset over The Rock hitting him with the Rock Bottom last week. Especially for the fact that it was in front of five legends last week.
Cena needs to show us he is absolutely ready to rock...pun intended.
Something for the Workhorses
When you look at Superstars like Kofi Kingston and Antonio Cesaro, they are the workhorses for the WWE. Kingston has been with the company for around seven years and has done everything and anything they have asked. Cesaro is currently the United States Champion and consistently wrestles a quality match every week.
These guys are currently left off the WrestleMania 29 card, and they must establish a match for WrestleMania on Raw tonight.
If you want to add an exciting filler match at the biggest event of the year, why not have Cesaro defend his title in a fatal four-way ladder match. He could go up against Kingston, Sin Cara and Zack Ryder, who is in his hometown.
Fandango Interferes After a Jobber Match
We are going to see a rookie versus a legend at WrestleMania this year. Fandango will face Jericho, and in order to help build the feud even more, we should see Fandango interfere after a quick match on Raw.
The match should be a quick then Fandango comes out and showcases his strengths. This will help show the WWE Universe that Fandango is capable of handing himself in the ring with Jericho.
We have seen Jericho in some great matches since he returned at the Royal Rumble event, which makes Fandango versus Jericho a potential dark horse for best match of the night.
Something Different with the World Heavyweight Championship Feud
It feels like we have been seeing the same thing every week in the feud between Jack Swagger and Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio competes in a match, then Swagger comes out and interferes.
This match is in a little bit of danger already, and if there isn't something different on Raw, it may feel like the World Heavyweight Championship bout at WrestleMania 29 is just a filler match.
Something Different with the Shield
Similar to the World Heavyweight Championship feud, things with he Shield have become a little repetitive. Either the Shield comes out to interfere in one of their opponents' matches or their opponents come out and "turn the tables" on them.
We need an uninterrupted promo from the Shield and a different kind of physical exchange between them and the team of Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show.
CM Punk Getting the Upper Hand Physically
CM Punk has been given the honor and the challenge of facing The Undertaker at WrestleMania.
The history and the numbers show that Punk has little to no chance at defeating the Deadman. But what makes Taker's matches at WrestleMania so intriguing is the belief that the streak might possibly end.
In order for us to believe that Punk has a chance at winning this match, we have to see him come out on top of a physical exchange between him and Undertaker tonight on Raw.
The added stipulation that makes the outcome of the match between Triple H and Brock Lesnar interesting is that Triple H's career is on the line. And since this is such a big match for Triple H, his family should somehow be involved.
In a feud a few years ago between Randy Orton and Triple H, Stephanie McMahon was involved, which helped add to the excitement and intensity of the feud. Paul Heyman has already made remarks about Triple H's wife, so the door for Stephanie to be involved is wide open.
This feud was also sparked because of the confrontation between Vince McMahon and Heyman. It would only make sense for McMahon to return and be in his corner.
Another thing that could be interesting is a potential feud being started between Triple H and Vince McMahon because of McMahon's involvement.