Raw Five-Point Preview: April 1, 2013
It’s almost here. The biggest event in all of WWE and the moment millions of WWE Universe members have been waiting for. With emotions and adrenaline at an all-time high, what will unfold when Superstars come face to face one last time before WrestleMania? Here are five reasons this week’s Raw is must-see at 8/7 CT on USA Network.
1. Cena's chance to shine
The time for talk between WWE Champion The Rock and John Cena will soon be over. At MetLife Stadium, they will clash in a rematch from last year’s epic WrestleMania battle, and both Superstars steadfastly believe they will emerge victorious this time around. For Cena, it’s a self-admitted must-win situation. Last week, The Rock got the better of Cena, blasting him with a blistering Rock Bottom. Will the Cenation leader be looking for retribution on this week’s Raw?
2. Has Punk gotten inside Undertaker’s head?
The Undertaker’s phenomenal 20-0 WrestleMania streak is perhaps the most respected accomplishment in WWE history. Now that CM Punk is in possession of the late Paul Bearer’s urn, could he be the one to break The Streak finally? Last week The Phenom snapped, taking out his emotions on The Straight Edge Superstar. Will The Deadman’s frustrations carry over into this week’s Raw … or on The Grandest Stage of Them All?
3. Uncertain future; guaranteed fight!
Triple H is one of the most revered Superstars on the current roster. At WrestleMania, he’ll face one of the most dangerous Superstars of all time in Brock Lesnar. If The Game fails to win their No Holds Barred Match, he must retire. Regardless of who you are rooting for in this match, one thing is certain: You will witness a fight for survival! Will sparks fly early when both Superstars come to this week’s Raw?
4. Who does the WWE Universe want as its World Heavyweight Champion?
In one corner is Jack Swagger, a Superstar who re-emerged in 2013 with a tougher demeanor … and an agenda for his version of a better America. In the other corner is World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio, who has endeared himself to the WWE Universe. Throw in the outspoken Zeb Colter and you have a powder keg ready to go off at WrestleMania. Will tensions explode even sooner on Raw?
"America doesn't belong to you. America doesn't belong to me. This is the greatest country on earth, because it belongs to everyone." — Alberto Del Rio
5. Can The Shield be Stopped?
Ever since their debut, The Shield has wreaked havoc in WWE. Now the trio must face its toughest challenge yet at WrestleMania against the volatile pairing of Big Show, Randy Orton and Sheamus. Can the unlikely trio keep it together and work as one to stop the black-clad renegades? If The Shield does prevail, the post-WrestleMania landscape could be a drastically different — and more threatening — environment for the entire roster.
Get pumped for WrestleMania by watching the most anticipated Raw this year! Tune in at 8/7 CT on USA Network.