Raw Five-Point Preview: Sept. 16, 2013
Night of Champions ushered in Daniel Bryan as the new WWE Champion, but what does COO Triple H think about Randy Orton being dethroned? Plus, a WWE Hall of Famer is coming to Raw. Here are five reasons not to miss the pay-per-view fallout tonight at 8/7 CT on USA Network.
1. Will Triple H test Daniel Bryan?
WWE COO Triple H has already said Daniel Bryan as WWE Champion simply isn’t good for business. To send a strong message, The Game orchestrated one painful attack after another against the No. 1 contender in recent weeks. Now that the bearded underdog has dethroned Randy Orton, is Bryan in for even more oppressive treatment from the COO? Or, could Triple H possibly have a change in heart about Bryan as champ?
2. Can Dusty Rhodes revive his son’s career?
First it was Cody Rhodes’ brother, Goldust, who tried and failed to save Cody’s career. Now Cody’s father, WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, has accepted a “ business proposition” from Stephanie McMahon and will appear live on Raw. Will he get the chance to help revive his son’s career?
3. Is Ryback the newest "Paul Heyman guy"?
As promised, CM Punk finally got a measure of retribution against his former best friend, Paul Heyman, at Night of Champions. But the satisfaction was cut short when Ryback came calling. Was the massive Superstar just doing what he’s normally done as of late — strike down seemingly random targets? Or does the mad scientist now have a monster at his beck and call?
4. Does RVD have Del Rio’s number?
Former WWE and ECW Champion Rob Van Dam appeared poised to add World Heavyweight Champion to his illustrious resume at Night of Champions, but the cunning reigning titleholder, Alberto Del Rio, had other plans. After their brutal bout that resulted in Del Rio getting himself disqualified, RVD struck with a painful Van Daminator and strutted about the ring with the World Heavyweight Title. Is it only a matter of time until he claims the coveted prize for his own?
5. Who can stop The Shield?
Under the bright lights of the pay-per-view stage, The Shield once again showed the world that they are one of the most dominant forces in all of WWE. United States Champion Dean Ambrose took care of business against Dolph Ziggler, while WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns shut down a challenge from The Prime Time Players. Can anyone tame these Hounds of Justice?
Don’t miss the fallout from Night of Champions tonight on Raw, starting at 8/7 CT on USA Network.