With just two weeks until the final pay-per-view of the year, the WWE needed a solid Raw show to build hype ahead of Tables, Ladders & Chairs later this month.
After a disappointing week of WWE TV tapings last week, the main event between John Cena and Randy Orton was in desperate need of direction and promotion, and a sparse looking card needed matches adding to it.
Although we got some matches added to the lineup for the pay-per-view, they weren't the most convincing matches you're ever likely to see on a pay-per-view.
Still, Monday's Raw represented progress of some kind, and we even got a much anticipated return on the show.
Lets take a look at what we learned on Monday's edition of the show.