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Monday Night Raw – Preview!
Monday 5th January 2009
Live from the Miami Arena
2008 may be gone but the events of the last few weeks certainly aren't forgotten as we head into a new year. It was only two weeks ago that we learned that in two weeks at the Royal Rumble, for the first time ever in history, the WWE Championship will be defended in the Rumble match. Since then the contenders have been lining up, and last week Triple H was defeated by one of the men looking to take his title at the Royal Rumble in The Big Show, and that was after finding out from Eric Bischoff he will be the number one entrant when he defends the title against 29 determined title challengers. However another superstar who desperately wants to headline Wrestlemania as the new WWE Champion is Chris Jericho, and he made his return to Raw, catching Big Show off guard with the Code-Breaker.
Come Friday night on Smackdown, Big Show returned the favour and caught Jericho by surprise after the Raw returnee headed back to Smackdown for one last match against 'The Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels. Jericho got himself disqualified and The World's Largest Athlete made sure Jericho didn't take his actions any further, coming to Michaels' aid, and he dropped a bomb on Jericho. He told Jericho and the watching world that on Raw this week they'll get their hands on each other when he teams up with The Heartbreak Kid to face Jericho and the WWE Champion, Triple H. With everyone gunning to win the Royal Rumble in two weeks, it's going to be an incredible match when these four collide with so much at stake in the next few weeks.
Two more men who'll be looking to gain a place in the Rumble will meet head on this week when Finlay & Homicide with the winner going onto the Rumble in just under two weeks. Homicide's been clocking up the victories as of late but he'll be in for a real tough fight against the tough Irishman, who like Homicide, enjoys a good fight. Only one can advance to the Rumble, but who will that be?
Kofi Kingston faces a situation he surely never expected to at the Royal Rumble when he meets his brother, Jay Lethal with the winner going onto the Rumble match later on in the evening, and after watching his brother make his debut last week, it'll be Kofi in action this week when he goes up against Ezekiel Jackson. It'll be a tough challenge for Kofi but is he up to it?
Raw comes to you live this week for Miami as we go into 2009, just a matter of weeks away from the Royal Rumble. If the last few weeks have been unpredictable, it's going to get even more so as we draw closer to the history making Royal Rumble match. The Undertaker, the World Tag Team Champions, Rey Mysterio & Mystico, the Intercontinental Champion, Sheamus will all be in attendance with more Royal Rumble places set to be decided. If the last two weeks are anything to go by it's going to be another unmissable edition of Raw this week. Make sure you don't miss it!
>Confirmed for the first Raw of 2009!<
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match
Finlay vs. Homicide
The Big Show & Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H & Chris Jericho
Kofi Kingston vs. Ezekiel Jackson
Last edited by Nige™; 08-26-2012 at 04:59 PM.