WWE Raw: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for October 20

Ryan Dilbert@@ryandilbertWWE Lead WriterOctober 20, 2014

The Authority
The AuthorityCredit: WWE.com

Before four warriors step inside the Hell in a Cell on Sunday, the Oct. 20 edition of WWE Raw provides the last major dose of hype.

The Hell in a Cell go-home show will feature a 2-on-3 Street Fight, all the Bella drama you can handle and at least one special guest. With just five official matches on that pay-per-view's card, per WWE.com, count on a few more rivals being added to the event.

Just one night before Kansas City, Missouri, hosts its first World Series game since 1985, the Sprint Center welcomes WWE.

Backstage reports and James Wortman's five-point preview on WWE.com provide a look at what to expect on Monday's Raw, including an appearance from a Hall of Famer.

News, Potential Spoilers 

Hulk Hogan will be at a WWE event in Kansas City for the first time in over a decade. 

Hulk Hogan
Hulk HoganCredit: WWE.com

Sprint Center posted on its Facebook page that The Hulkster will be "in the house" for Monday's Raw. PWInsiderElite.com(subscription required) (h/t Wrestling Inc) confirmed the news, noting that Jimmy Hart will be there as well.

According to F4WOnline (subscription required) (h/t Wrestling Inc), Ric Flair will be at Raw, but the website notes that it's not confirmed if he'll be on TV. Flair was backstage at last week's show but didn't appear onscreen, per F4WOnline (h/t WrestleView.com).

There is no word on what the company has planned for either Hogan or Flair. 

There's a small chance that a tag team that has been out of action makes its way back on Monday's Raw. RybAxel hasn't been around since "The Big Guy" told fans he needed multiple surgeries back in August.

That should change in the near future. PWInsider's Mike Johnson reports that "Ryback and Curtis Axel are both expected to return to WWE TV within the month as Ryback is about cleared to return medically."

It's more likely WWE waits until after Hell in a Cell to reintroduce the duo, though. That's when it can shift its focus from current happenings to the long buildup to Survivor Series. But there is a chance they make a surprise return.

The tag team division needs bodies with The Wyatt Family not competing as of late and Big Show focusing on Rusev rather than teaming with Mark Henry.

The Divas may be the ones providing the tag team action on Monday night. Johnson writes on PWInsider that Paige and Alicia Fox will take on AJ Lee and a partner yet to be announced. That's been the pattern as of late, with AJ having issues with both Layla and Emma in her corner. 

Hell in a Cell Hype

Rusev and Big Show have been getting a solid share of the spotlight heading into the pay-per-view.

On last week's Raw, Rusev seemed to have the big man beat with The Accolade, but Henry stopped the match. The World's Largest Athlete then told his tag team partner on Friday's SmackDown that he wanted to beat Rusev on his own.

The five-point preview points to The Bulgarian Brute and Big Show colliding once more. Wortman asks, "Will we see Rusev attempt to shake the confidence of this American-made giant on Raw?"

Count on Brie and Nikki Bella getting plenty of airtime as well. 

WWE has consistently focused on their rivalry, building up to their clash at Hell in a Cell. Nikki revealed in an interview on WWE.com that the loser of that bout would have to be be the winner's "bitch" for 30 days.

She will be looking to gain back some momentum after falling to her sister on last week's Raw in a tag match.

Paige and AJ will ready themselves for a meeting for the fourth straight pay-per-view. WWE.com announced that at Hell in a Cell, Paige will challenge her former friend again.

On the last edition of SmackDown, Paige and Fox attacked AJ, leaving the champ out cold before mocking her. There's no chance that AJ doesn't respond. 

Dolph Ziggler could be getting a spot on the card as well, possibly taking on recent rival Cesaro, but for now, it's the United States Championship that's scheduled to be up for grabs. That means more Damien Mizdow and perhaps another fluky win for the No. 1 contender.

The Miz has defeated Sheamus on Raw two weeks in a row. The Celtic Warrior did manage a tag team victory on Friday's SmackDown, but can he continue that momentum?

Wortman hints at The Miz getting some payback when he writes, "Will The Miz find a way to reclaim the spotlight before his championship collision with Sheamus?"

As for the build toward Hell in a Cell's two main events, WWE will intertwine them. Per WWE.com, John Cena and Dean Ambrose are set to take on Randy Orton, Seth Rollins and Kane in a Street Fight.

Cena gets an early crack at Orton. Ambrose has a similar opportunity with Rollins.

All four of those men may experience the Hell in a Cell structure early. Triple H told Michael Cole in a recent interview that WWE will bring the steel enclosure to Kansas City for Raw:

Fans have to think that it will come into play at some point during the show. You don't haul around a four-ton cage not to give it some spotlight.

The Street Fight may be easy to predict as well. The disqualification finish has been mighty popular as of late. Per CageMatch.net, that's how The Authority's run-ins with Cena and/or Ambrose ended on Sept. 29, Oct. 3 and Oct. 6.

The Hell in a Cell pay-per-view is where the definitive conclusions will come.

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