Raw Five-Point Preview: Sept. 9, 2013
Never before has there been such a sense of fear in the WWE locker room since WWE COO Triple H fired Cody Rhodes for failing to win a match against Randy Orton. What might WWE Hall of Famer Edge have to say about the current state of WWE when he appears live on Raw? Here are five reasons tonight’s Raw is must-see at 8/7 CT on USA Network.
1. Dustin Rhodes vs. WWE Champion Randy Orton
Maybe the career of Cody Rhodes isn't over after all. If his brother, Dustin Rhodes, can topple WWE Champion Randy Orton — AND Cody apologizes — Cody will get his job back! The match was made after Dustin reached out to COO Triple H on Twitter in support of his brother.
2. Rated-R return
September 21, 2012, was the last time we saw Edge stand in a WWE ring. The Hall of Famer found himself in the middle of an argument between Team Hell No’s Kane and Daniel Bryan. What does The Rated-R Superstar have in store for the WWE Universe when he makes an unexpected return this Monday? Will the 31-time champion weigh in on The Big Red Monster’s whereabouts, Bryan’s predicament and the job Triple H is doing as COO?
3. Heavy is the head that wears the crown
Triple H attempted to set the record straight about his recent controversial actions in an exclusive sitdown interview with Michael Cole, as well as during a town hall meeting on SmackDown. With Cody Rhodes fired for failing to win a COO-mandated match, is another Superstar heading for the chopping block? What is the COO’s next move as he attempts to grow WWE?
4. The end of Del Rio’s ride?
Rob Van Dam has enjoyed a successful resurgence in WWE with more wins than losses. As far as returns go, it’s been a good one for the entertaining highflier. Along the way, World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio’s former ally, Ricardo Rodriguez, defected and joined RVD’s corner. The time seems right for RVD to capitalize and capture his first World Heavyweight Title. Just how hard is Del Rio willing to fight to keep what is his at Night of Champions?
5. Will Punk get his hands on Heyman?
While the WWE locker room may fear the COO, Paul Heyman’s nightmares are no doubt filled with a seething CM Punk. With their Handicap Elimination Match at Night of Champions looming, The Straight Edge Superstar has already guaranteed to hurt his former best friend. Will pain come to Heyman before the pay-per-view?
Don’t miss the final Raw before Night of Champions! Tune in tonight at 8/7 CT on USA Network.