It didn't take long for new champions John Cena and Randy Orton to get targets on their backs. Although Cena thwarted Damien Sandow’s Money in the Bank championship cash-in, The Viper was knocked out cold by Big Show. Is The Authority’s vision for the future in danger? Here are five things to look for on tonight's Raw at 8/7 CT on USA Network.
1. Who can stop The Wyatts?
Both CM Punk and Daniel Bryan suffered brutal attacks at the massive hands of The Wyatt Family last week. Potentially still reeling from the assaults, will either be in any condition to seek retribution from the ruthless clan this week? After defeating The Prime Time Players on SmackDown, the creepy trio looks more unstoppable than ever.
2. What must The Authority do to maintain its empire?
The Authority got what they wanted when Randy Orton claimed the WWE Title at WWE Hell in a Cell thanks to referee Shawn Michaels. But Big Show promptly put an end to the party the next night on Raw. Firing Big Show couldn’t stop him from interfering in WWE. Is a lifetime ban enough to keep The World’s Largest Athlete from showing up on this week’s Raw?
3. The Authority's newest weapon
Last week, Kane removed his mask and pledged allegiance to Stephanie McMahon. With The Shield already at The Authority’s disposal, adding The Big Red Monster may add insurmountable might to whatever task they may be called upon to do.
4. Can Cody & Goldust eclipse The Shield's reign?
When not busy doing The Authority’s bidding, The Shield chalked up one of the top five WWE Tag Team Title reigns
of all time. Since winning their jobs back, WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Goldust have competed with a newfound vigor. Which team will be next to challenge the Rhodes brothers for their titles?
5. Who will Cena face next?
The Champ is here and he’s fired up! He rolled with the punches and defended his World Title against Damien Sandow on Raw, then he teamed with Cody Rhodes & Goldust to take down Sandow & The Real Americans on SmackDown. With his sooner than expected return, Cena proved without a shadow of a doubt he lives for a challenge. Who will be the next to test him?
As the road to Survivor Series heats up, be sure to catch Monday’s Raw at 8/7 CT on USA Network.