Raw Five-Point Preview: February 10, 2014
It has been a week, and the WWE Universe is still cheering over Daniel Bryan’s grueling victory over Randy Orton. Yet even though the former WWE Champion made a strong case for himself as the new “Face of WWE,” it’s a face from Bryan’s past – Kane’s – who may prove to be his undoing. While Bryan sorts out his issues with WWE’s monstrous Director of Operations, Randy Orton faces his next challenge, and the one and only Betty White drops by for this week’s Raw. Here’s what WWE.com thinks is in store.
When Triple H and Stephanie McMahon said Daniel Bryan could be the new "Face of WWE" if he beat Randy Orton, they probably didn’t expect him to actually win. Still, he pulled it off, and now The Authority has some uncomfortable decisions to make. With Orton finding new reasons to complain week in and week out, and Bryan making good on his promises, might the corporate power actually consider putting a beard on WWE’s face?
Somebody's gonna get it
It has been about a month since the WWE Universe last saw Mark Henry, whose elbow was both dislocated and fractured after the former World Champion threw hands against Brock Lesnar. Now, though, The World’s Strongest Man is all healed up and ready to roll. Who’s the first check-in to the reopened Hall of Pain?
Yep, that Betty White. The legendary comedian is headed to Raw as this week’s guest star, and shenanigans are sure to unfold when the famously outspoken “Hot in Cleveland” star meets the always interesting WWE locker room. Personally, we’re hoping she runs into Goldust in the first five minutes, but let’s face it: There’s no way this isn’t going to end up awesome.
Pick your poison
It’s a rough time to be WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Randy Orton — under orders from The Authority to go through each of his Elimination Chamber opponents one-by-one — is batting .500 after losing to Daniel Bryan on Raw and beating Christian on SmackDown. Next up for the Champion of Champions is John Cena, who’s dominant on his worst day and has never quite repaid Orton for beating up his father. Will the payback be too much for The Apex Predator to stand?
Hell (no) to pay?
Of all the things that could derail the “YES!” Movement, Daniel Bryan probably never expected Kane to be among them. The former WWE Tag Team Champions seem to have finally come to their long-awaited loggerheads, with The Devil’s Favorite Director of Operations attacking Bryan after his win over Orton on Monday, and costing him a match against Antonio Cesaro on SmackDown. Will Raw bring about another confrontation between the two? Safe to say hugging it out won’t fix their problems this time around. Tune into Raw this Monday at 8/7 CT, live on USA Network, to see what happens next!