WWE Raw: Rumors, News, Preview and More for July 8

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistJuly 8, 2013

Photo via WWE.com
Photo via WWE.com

While many fans have already turned their attention to Sunday’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view, this Monday’s edition of Raw is shaping up to be a great go-home episode of the company's flagship show.

Not only can the WWE universe expect to see the finishing touches put on the biggest matches scheduled for the PPV, but the wrestling fans that tune into Raw on Monday will be treated to the long-awaited debut of Bray Wyatt and his family.

Add in the job evaluation of Vickie Guerrero by the McMahon family, and the chaos and storyline development on the go-home episode will make this one of the more enjoyable three-hour episodes of Raw to date.


Where: 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, Md.

When: Monday, July 8, 8 p.m. ET

Watch: USA Network


The Wyatt Family is Coming

After weeks of haunting vignettes, it’s finally time for Bray Wyatt and his family to make their triumphant debut in the WWE.

While there is still a chance that this first appearance may not live up to expectations, the company has invested too much in the trio thus far to not make their arrival something the WWE Universe never forgets.


Question on Everyone’s Mind: With Whom Will the Wyatt Family Feud First?

There are so many possibilities for which superstar Wyatt and his crew could attack in their first day on Raw, but Monday shouldn’t be about who will be the trio’s first feud.

With Money in the Bank a week away and most of the top stars involved in storylines, this week’s appearance should be a simple promo from Bray at the top of the stage claiming that change has arrived.


Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Ambiguous Rocking-Chair Promos

With the intention of just scaring the WWE Universe, the company should simply cut the lights and let the arena fall dark. As a single spotlight appears on the stage to highlight an empty rocking chair, the Wyatt family should make its way to the stage and cut a promo warning the fans and the superstars in the back that the new trio has arrived.

After the promo, the arena should fall dark once again, and when the lights come back on, only the rocking chair would be left on the stage.

Talk about an impactful visual!

WWE News: Full Playlist of Every Wyatt Family Promo, via WWE.com.


Vickie Guerrero’s In-Ring Evaluation

While the focus of this storyline has been billed as the job evaluation of Raw’s managing supervisor, Vickie Guerrero, Monday’s episode of Raw will be all about the members of the McMahon family putting the spotlight on themselves.

Expect to see Vince, Stephanie and Triple H all in the ring with Team Brickey on Monday.


Question on Everyone’s Mind: What Will Come Out of This Family Blowup?

For weeks, each member of the McMahon family has been feeding Guerrero different opinions and instructions. In the ring on Monday, Vince, Stephanie and Triple H will realize tat they've been undermining each other the whole time. With enough egos in the ring for 100 wrestling companies, there is little doubt that this segment will turn into a battle among the three members of the McMahon family.


Hype Meter: 3 out of 5 Long-Term Storylines

One of the major knocks on this angle is that it's taking up a lot of time on each episode of Raw that could be used for the development of younger talent. While the McMahons and Triple H are still better television than most of the other storylines the WWE Universe is handed, the fact that this is expected to have its payoff at WrestleMania 30 should have fans terrified about how long this could potentially go on.

WWE Rumors: More Rumors Surrounding Endgame for McMahon Angle, per Wrestling Observer via Wrestling Inc.


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