Tune in Monday:
The WWE Universe is buzzing about the recent brutal assaults by the WWE NXT trio of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. But just as the group’s actions have caused an air of uncertainty in WWE, CM Punk continues to close in on Randy “Macho Man” Savage’s 371-day reign as WWE Champion. With the final month of 2012 looming, here are five reasons Raw is must-see this Monday at 8/7 CT on USA Network.
Exclusive interview with Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns
At Survivor Series, the vicious WWE NXT trio of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns savaged Ryback and ruined his opportunity at Punk’s WWE Championship. The next night on Raw, they once again smashed Ryback through the announce table. Then on Tuesday at a WWE TV taping, the group charged in the ring and brutalized Santino Marella and Tyson Kidd.
Who will the trio target next? What exactly is their motivation? A host of unanswered questions remain about this black-clad clan. Find out what answers Michael Cole can uncover during an exclusive interview with the group on Monday's Raw.
Will Ziggler look to retaliate against John Cena?
On last week’s Raw, things came to a head in the “AJ scandal,” culminating with John Cena and Dolph Ziggler brawling in the locker room and Cena suffering an injured knee as a result of the night.
Tension carried over onto SmackDown, when Cena attacked Ziggler on the entrance ramp after his victory over Randy Orton. With Ziggler locked in the STF, WWE officials had to pull Cena off to release the painful hold.
With Cena one up on Ziggler, will The Showoff be looking for retribution on Raw?
Is Vickie Guerrero done with the “AJ scandal”?
In in her ongoing quest to reveal “evidence” in the “AJ scandal,” Raw Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero got more than she bargained for when John Cena and AJ Lee shared a passionate kiss in the ring last week on Raw. Will the shocking embrace put the brakes on Vickie’s quest for “proof”? And now that things have gotten physical — with both AJ and Ziggler — will Cena regret getting caught up in the entire chain of events?
A colossal collision between Big Show and Sheamus is imminent
At Survivor Series, Sheamus brutally assaulted World Heavyweight Champion Big Show with a steel chair. It's hard to recall The World's Largest Athlete being on the receiving end of such a beating. Although Show retained his title, he certainly lost some of his pride.
With the tension between these two warriors continuing to mount, will they wait until their Chairs Match at WWE TLC to clash, or will they look to collide this Monday on Raw?
How long will CM Punk’s reign last?
A win is a win, and WWE Champion CM Punk has no qualms gloating about how he retained his title at Hell in a Cell and Survivor Series. Similarly, Paul Heyman seems to get great satisfaction from singing the praises of The Straight Edge Superstar. Punk appears well on his way to eclipsing Randy “Macho Man” Savage’s 371-day reign as WWE Champion. Although Punk has found a way to keep himself atop the food chain for more than a year, Ryback is hungry. How much longer before Ryback gets his massive hands on Punk?
Tune in Monday at 8/7 CT on USA Network for the final episode of Raw before December comes rolling in.