Raw Five-Point Preview: Sept. 23, 2013

Raw Five-Point Preview: Sept. 23, 2013

Breaking news: Raw GM Brad Maddox tweets about tonight's Raw

Triple H cemented his legacy as a WWE Superstar by taking on some of the toughest competitors of all time, including The Undertaker. There’s no doubt he’s WWE Hall of Fame-bound. But now The Cerebral Assassin is looking to make a name for himself in another arena — the boardroom of a billion dollar public company. However, some of WWE’s Superstars aren’t taking too well to his management style. Here are five reasons to catch tonight's Raw at 8/7 CT on USA Network.

1. CM Punk’s homecoming

Paul Heyman says he owes his life to Ryback: Raw, Sept. 16, 2013

Paul Heyman discusses his "victory" over CM Punk.

When Raw rolls into Chicago, hometown boy CM Punk will no doubt be looking for some retribution. With Paul Heyman finally in Punk’s clutches at Night of Champions, Ryback interrupted Punk’s cathartic thrashing of his former best friend. With Ryback and Heyman now buddies, will The Straight Edge Superstar have to get through the “Human Wrecking Ball” if he wants another chance at the ECW founder?

Watch WWE's creepiest kisses

2. Is a rebellion imminent?

WWE COO Triple H addresses the uprising of WWE Superstars and the disrespectful actions of Dusty Rhodes on Raw

Triple H discusses the possible repercussions of WWE Superstars after aiding Daniel Bryan on Raw. Also, Triple H converses with Michael Cole about the disparaging remarks Dusty Rhodes exhibited on Raw.

A group of Superstars decided to take action last week on Raw and save Daniel Bryan from getting pummeled by Randy Orton and The Shield. The “active protest” did not sit well with COO Triple H, who lined up some fair and honest competition on SmackDown. But Michael Cole was quick to question just how fair the night was for some. Could the COO be soon faced with an all-out rebellion from some Superstars?

Why did Superstars rescue Bryan?

3. "True" Diva vs. "Total Divas"

Raw Five-Point Preview: Sept. 23, 2013
Divas Champion AJ Lee declared that she will single-handedly defeat all of E!’s “Total Divas,” starting with Naomi on SmackDown. The spitfire Diva backed up her words by making Naomi tap out to the Black Widow, as third-generation Diva Natalya looked on from the announce table. Which Diva will AJ look to tangle with next?

Vote: Will AJ succeed in her quest?

4. Deadlier Viper

Randy Orton puts the WWE Universe on notice that he will re-release his sadistic side and reclaim the WWE Championship: SmackDown, Sept. 20, 2013

Randy Orton promises to become WWE Champion once again.

Randy Orton has shed his skin and revealed the dormant, sadistic side of WWE’s Apex Predator — as The Miz experienced firsthand on last week’s Raw. On SmackDown, The Viper issued a painful promise: He won’t just reclaim the WWE Championship at the first-ever WWE Battleground pay-per-view, but he’ll also massacre his opponent, Daniel Bryan, along the way.

5. RVD's second chance

Triple H stops an 11-on-3 Handicap Gauntlet Match just as Rob Van Dam looks ready to overcome The Shield: SmackDown, Sept. 20, 2013

Just as Rob Van Dam proves to be a challenge for The Shield, Triple H stops the 11-on-3 Handicap Gauntlet Match.

Triple H might not be on the top of some Superstars’ current favorite lists, but Rob Van Dam has to be thankful to some degree. On SmackDown, the COO offered the highflier another opportunity at Alberto Del Rio’s World Heavyweight Championship at WWE Battleground. But after the big news, Del Rio carried out a vicious sneak attack on his No. 1 contender. Will RVD be out for retribution tonight on Raw? Tune in at 8/7 CT on USA Network.

WWE Shows Latest Results

View all Shows