We are just weeks away from Royal Rumble on WWE RAW tonight, so what should we expect? Here is what is going on tonight on RAW on USA Network 8pm C.
Last week, John Cena’s good buddy Zack Ryder got roped into a show-closing brawl which saw him choked slammed off a loading ramp by Kane. Fans criticized WWE on Twitter and Facebook last week after RAW’s horror movie scenes involving Ryder, Cena, and Kane. After weeks and weeks of being terrorized by Kane and having his ethics questioned, Cena needs to get some momentum or this feud could lose what little steam it has left.
United States Championship Match : Zack Ryder vs. Jack Swagger
Based on an article on WWE.COM, U.S. Champion Zack Ryder is day to day with injuries he suffered from last week’s attack by Kane. Kane choke-slammed the Long Island Iced Z off a loading ramp. It will be a comeback story to see Ryder come out to defend his beloved U.S. Championship. Swagger whose been on a dry spell in 2011, could have a big upset here if he topples the very popular Ryder on RAW tonight. If Swagger’s buddy Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero are at ringside, the Zack Pack better worry too.
No one knows if Chris Jericho whose been giving the WWE Universe the ‘silent treatment’ after his high profile return on January 2nd, will speak tonight on RAW. Last week Jericho ‘cried’ when he made his second appearence, this week the former World Champion will have to find a new way to avoid using words to continue his odd story.
If you did not hear WWE crowned new Tag Team Champions last night on a non-televised event in Oakland, CA. You watch Epico & Primo defeat Air Boom in this fan-filmed video in this article. Will Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne get their rematch tonight on RAW?
WWE Champion CM Punk beat Jack Swagger last week in a controversial finish involving a quick count by referee Jack Doan. This real life accident could be weaved into RAW GM John Laurinitis’s war on Punk. Punk’s challenger at Royal Rumble, Dolph Zigger will continue to get the best of the Punk. Punk will continue to get mad.
Daniel Bryan will continue his character change to a despised self-absorbed World Champion after his opponent the Big Show crushed his girlfriend AJ on Smackdown this week. Bryan suspiciously roped his petite love interest into his No DQ World Championship Match, so he could escape with the title. Maybe the Big Show can call out the World Champ on this plot tonight on RAW? Watch the entire scene with WWE Smackdown this week
Tonight’s RAW will have a cameo from celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton. The blogger whose become famous for breaking gossip stories with snark and sass for years, is set to be a guest ring announcer for a Divas Match.
Look for stars like Sheamus, Wade Barrett, and Santino Marella to chatter about the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match tonight on RAW. The closer we get to the Rumble look for more Superstars to announce their participation in the January classic.
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