WWE Monday Night Raw: 6 Questions That Need to Be Answered
Let's see how the crowds across the pond are for WWE wrestling vs. TNA.
I'm sure there is plenty of difference. While the WWE will not boast stars like Magnus or Rob Terry, it will have The Undertaker and The Shield and Kane and...well, you get the idea.
Score one for the WWE and its planning. This Monday appears to be red hot if nothing else but for the idea that The Undertaker will be in the ring with his "brother" Kane, and we may get some more resolution about John Cena and his "rivalry" with Ryback.
Excuse me while I clear the frog in my throat.
Can the fans deliver like the ones following WrestleMania 29? I suspect there will be a lot of cheers and chanting and soccer calls Monday night. But will anything get resolved?
Here are some questions that must be answered Monday during the three hours on Raw.
What Happens with Undertaker's Match Against The Shield?
It has to end in a double DQ or something spectacular.
This is the match we are dying to see Monday night. It must deliver on all accounts. There is no reason to believe it won't.
Can The Undertaker take the style of attack of The Shield? It is quite possible we could see Roman Reigns deliver a spear to Kane or The Dead Man.
Who Replaces CM Punk?
Gallo Images/Getty Images
If CM Punk is out of action for a long period of time, even though he probably won't be since there are reports of his early return, who replaces him as the golden boy with Paul Heyman?
We all know Heyman will throw all his attention toward Brock Lesnar and his ongoing feud with Triple H, but who joins the fray?
Could someone like Antonio Cesaro use Heyman's help? What about Big Show and Mark Henry?
This is a good time for something like a "Dangerous Alliance" to start up again in the WWE.
Is Justin Gabriel the WWE's New Darling?
Justin Gabriel put on quite a show on Smackdown. But I have to ask, "What happened to Bo Dallas?"
Has the WWE given up on Dallas and shifted its attention toward Gabriel as the next up-and-coming star?
I still think there is a chance we see Gabriel take the title from Barrett, but it won’t be in the UK.
I can also see him in a battle with Fandango for unification of the U.S. and Intercontinental titles.
What Happens Between John Cena and Ryback This Week?
Jacob de Golish/Getty Images
Last week, we saw a really lame confrontation between Cena and Ryback ending in The Shield beating the hell out of Cena while Ryback watched.
What happens this week? Could Cena watch as The Shield beats the hell out of Ryback? It probably will get the most pops for Cena in some time.
Could we see The Shield standing next to Ryback when it is all said and done?
Is This Week We See Batista?
No. But we can only hope.
It will be interesting to see if Batista appears somewhere other than SummerSlam. The WWE needs Batista. The WWE will need someone to challenge Brock Lesnar.
I think we start hearing the Batista rumors heat up more after Elimination Chamber heading toward June. But seeing "The Animal" on television will be epic.
How Will the Crowds React to Wade Barrett and Sheamus?
You figure both wrestlers will get the most pops from the crowds.
Both wrestlers are in that purgatory that leaves them at the midcard when they should be at the top of the food chain.
Both brawlers may just go at it this week. That would probably be best. While Sheamus and Orton are a good tandem, do the British crowds really want to see them in a match with Big Show and Mark Henry or do they want to see the locals go at it?
Not a hard decision to make.