Raw Five-Point Preview: Oct. 21, 2013

Raw Five-Point Preview: Oct. 21, 2013

There's still no WWE Champion and fired Superstar Big Show continues to wreak havoc in WWE. Yet, WWE COO Triple H has promised to deal with The World’s Largest Athlete on Raw, and a WWE Champion will finally be crowned at WWE Hell in a Cell. What will unfold on the final Raw before the big pay-per-view? Here are five things to look for tonight at 8/7 CT on USA Network.

1. Hell in a Cell contract signing

WWE Hell in a Cell, October 27, 2013 - Live on Pay-Per-View

Home to WWE's most grueling match, it is a fearsome tower of unforgiving steel where success and escape go hand-in-hand. Once inside WWE's merciless prison, the only way out is to win.

Let’s face it, contract signings in WWE rarely go smoothly.  It's a safe bet that Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton's Hell in a Cell Match signing will involve much more than simply putting pen to paper. With both Superstars hungry to claim the vacant WWE Title, who might strike last to gain momentum heading into the pay-per-view?

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2. Punishment for the Rhodes family and Big Show?

Triple H gets face-to-face with Michael Cole in a heated interview

WWE COO Triple H says he will deal with the Rhodes family and Big Show on Monday's Raw.

In his latest sit-down interview with Michael Cole, Triple H promised to deal with the fired Big Show and the Rhodes family on Raw. However, the WWE COO would not go into specific detail about his plans, instead storming off the set of an interview that became increasingly tense. Apparently unfazed by the COO’s warning, Big Show decided it was a good idea to knock out Raw General Manager Brad Maddox on SmackDown. Will Big Show and newly crowned WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Goldust live to regret crossing The King of Kings?

3. You decide the WrestleMania match simulation

Just how realistic is the brand-new “30 Years of WrestleMania” mode in “WWE 2K14”? Find out with exclusive footage created by the developers at 2K. Be sure to  vote now for which WrestleMania match simulation you’d like to see the 2K team recreate. The match with the most votes will be shown live on Raw!

4. Is Cena ready for WWE Hell in a Cell?

A look at John Cena's road to recovery for Hell in a Cell: Raw, Oct. 14, 2013

A special look at the amazing road to recovery by John Cena.

Love him or hate him, you have to give John Cena credit for his much quicker-than-expected return after triceps surgery. Wasting no time after the procedure, he immediately jumped into a rigorous rehabilitation routine. At Hell in a Cell, Cena will attempt to dethrone Alberto Del Rio to capture his third World Heavyweight Championship. Will the Cenation leader succeed, or will one of WWE’s most lethal submission specialists target Cena’s freshly repaired arm with the Cross Armbreaker and instantly crush his big return?

Vote now: Is Cena returning too soon?

5. Can Heyman survive Hell?

CM Punk vs. Curtis Axel - Beat the Clock Match: Raw, Oct. 14, 2013

CM Punk wants to earn the right to name the stipulation for his match against Ryback at Hell in a Cell.

For months, CM Punk has been itching for a chance to put a severe hurting on his former friend Paul Heyman, and there’s no better place than Hell in a Cell, where rivalries are settled once and for all.The pay-per-view will mark a huge turning point for both men. If Punk fails, it could tarnish his historic WWE Title reign. How could he possibly live with himself for losing to the “walrus” yet again? While a loss would certainly hurt Punk’s ego, a defeat for Heyman could be much more painful: Locked inside Hell in a Cell with nowhere to run — if Punk manages to take care of Ryback — the ECW founder is in for a world of pain. And legions of WWE Universe members are hoping for exactly that.

Don’t miss the final Raw before WWE Hell in a Cell! Tune in tonight at 8/7 CT on USA Network.

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