WWE Monday Night Raw Preview: HOF Induction plus Cena's Return

Micheal RobinsonSenior Analyst IIJanuary 10, 2011

WWE Monday Night Raw will take place tonight from a frigid Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN.

Despite horrendous weather conditions and a crippled southeast, in which I live, WWE Raw will go on.

A SmackDown house show, supposed to take place in Montgomery, AL has already been cancelled and the SmackDown tapings in Birmingham, AL tomorrow are in jeopardy as well.

2010 WWE Superstar Of The Year John Cena is expected to make his return tonight.

What can we expect of that?  

I think he will announce his entry into the 30-man Royal Rumble match, but the "anonymous" General Manager is going to make him work for it.

Speaking of announcements, WWE will announce the first member of the 2011 Hall Of Fame Class tonight, which will take place in Atlanta, GA later this year—the night before WrestleMania.

Rumors have it, the WWE could use somewhat of a WCW themed Hall Of Fame, since WrestleMania is taking place in the South.

I don't know if it will be tonight, but I do expect Atlanta native Ron Simmons to be announced for the Hall Of Fame.

Simmons was the first-ever black WCW World Champion and is still employed by WWE on a part-time basis.

Simmons also spent a good amount of time in the WWE, as part of the successful tag team, The Acolytes, with John Bradshaw.

The Royal Rumble is a little less then three weeks away now and we can expect a lot of build up to the event.

Meanwhile, the new Nexus, with leader CM Punk looks to wreak more havoc. What role will Wade Barrett play now? Could we see a face turn for Barrett?  It is likely.

Raw should be a decent show, but I don't expect it to wow anybody.