WWE Raw: 5 Things to Expect on Tonight's Show
Hello, Bleacher Report!
After last week’s walkout, fans were left guessing about what will happen on this week's show.
I am here today to list five things you can expect to happen on Raw tonight.
These slides are based on the direction of current storylines. They are in no particular order.
Just sit back, relax and enjoy!
Randy Orton Explains Himself To Triple H
As many of you already know, Randy Orton was not there for the vote of confidence this past Monday.
Like many of the other superstars, Randy Orton took to his Twitter page to explain himself.
"Many of you have asked me where I stand with HHH's vote of confidence. Undecided, so I will see all of u live from Oklahoma City for RAW," Orton tweeted.
Now, lets analyze this a little bit.
Randy Orton is considered to be the poster boy of Smackdown. However, WWE has definitely made him act a bit more crazed since losing the WHC.
On top of that, Orton has a long history with Triple H. Could we see that history play a role on the next Raw?
I wouldn’t rule it out.
But, chances are, all he will do is cut a promo and say something along the lines of, “I do my fighting in the ring." I have been hearing that a lot from Triple H recently.
And besides, with all of the other superstars currently united against The Game, turning Randy Orton wouldn’t be the smartest move.
Walkout Members Are Expected To Rally
As announced by WWE.com, the superstars who walked out last Monday will be there this week to rally against Triple H. The key point I want to get across is they are "expected" to rally.
I mean, think about it.
With only a small amount of superstars currently aligned with Triple H, they don’t have enough star power to last them two hours. What that means is the rally members will have to interfere with the show somehow.
How can they interfere?
Chances are, they will rally for the first half of the show and cause havoc near the end.
In my opinion, it would be pointless for everyone to walk out at the end of one show just to come back in during the first five minutes of the next one.
Jim Ross To Announce
If you watched the walkout, then you probably know that the last person to walk out was Jim Ross.
JR later took to his Twitter, expressing that he might have had a change of heart.
"I'm having 2nd thoughts on my decision to support many of the talents by walking off Raw Monday nite. I want 2 be in OKC if HHH will have me," JR tweeted.
If this goes through, then JR will be on the announcer's table Monday night.
Whether his return will happen before the show or during the show is beyond me.
But, with Lawler, Booker T and Cole all walking out, it only makes sense that Raw needs someone to announce.
A Main Event Match To Be Announced For Vengeance PPV
With only two weeks until the next WWE PPV, we have yet to have any matches announced.
I know WWE loves to announce matches at the last minute, but there is no way they can make a main event match any later than this.
If that happens, there wouldn't be enough build-up going into Vengeance, causing low PPV buys.
Expect John Cena and CM Punk to fight to see who will challenge Del Rio at Vengeance. My guess is John Cena will invoke his rematch clause and challenge Del Rio.
After Del Rio retains, CM Punk will begin a feud with Del Rio so Cena can begin his feud with The Rock.
Sides Will Be Chosen
Many of you might be thinking that the lines have already been drawn. I am here to tell you that we are not even close to that yet.
We are missing a key factor in this whole storyline. I get it, the majority of superstars and divas walked out.
But, what about the ones who didn’t?
John Cena, Randy Orton, CM Punk, Sheamus, Big Show, Mason Ryan, Kelly Kelly and Eve were the superstars who did not vote against The Game. What does that mean?
Are they going to align themselves with Triple H or stay out of it?
I am going to bet that each one will talk about his or her decision not to vote, and then they'll side with Triple H.
After that, I expect a full-out war against members of the walkout.
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