Re: WWE 2011: Pushing the Boundaries
Monday Night Raw Preview
September 19, 2011
Times Union Center – Albany, New York
The WWE is just one night removed from the historic Night of Champions event; the first in the John Laurinaitis era on Monday Night Raw. The main event for the WWE Championshipn saw Alberto Del Rio successfully defend the WWE Championship in a Six-Pack Challenge Elimination Match against CM Punk, John Cena, The Miz, R-Truth and Kofi Kingston; but the Mexican Aristocrat's victory did not come without some controversy. For the third time, Kevin Nash cost CM Punk the WWE Championship where Punk and Del Rio were the last two men left in the contest. As with the previous two occasions, there has been no word from anyone regarding Nash's motives or whereabouts, and it is not known if he will show up in Albany tonight, but if that is the case it is no doubt that there is a certain CM Punk that will be looking for some answers tonight. The Straight Edge Superstar is set to open the show in the Times Union Center and who knows what type of pipebomb he is planning on dropping?
Also stemming from the WWE Championship last night is tonight's main event where John Cena will take on one half of John Laurinaitis' Security Team, R-Truth. Cena eliminated Truth from the match after he put his rival Alberto Del Rio through the Spanish announce table, but just as Cena was about to force The Miz to submit to the STF, Truth illegally came back in and he along with Miz double-teamed Cena; allowing Del Rio to pick up the scraps and eliminate Cena. Cena will still have his eyes set on the WWE Championship around Alberto Del Rio's waist and with Hell in a Cell only two weeks away, he will see tonight as a chance to prove that he is the one that deserves a shot at the gold. Speaking of Cena, he has apparently been going around all day to his fellow Superstars saying that he has an important announcement for Raw tonight, when we will find out about what Cena has to say is unknown, but this is John Cena; it is going to be important.
A total of three titles changed hands at Night of Champions; Smackdown's World Heavyweight Championship, as well as the Divas Championship and the WWE Tag Team Championships, where Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov won the titles for the second time, defeating the former-Nexus duo of David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty. The now former champions were too concerned with the argument from many people claiming that they were "boring" and not on the match which allowed The Odd Couple to recapture the titles they held at the beginning of this year. Mike and Dave were reduced to helping out on the arena Security to try and reduce the Kevin Nash threat, but that work was rewarded with the rematch for the Tag Team Titles in Albany tonight.
The United States Champion Dolph Ziggler successfully fought off tough competition in the form of former World Champion and long-time adversary Rey Mysterio, but he was given a massive assist from the man that has been desperate to obtain the managerial services of Dolph's manager Vickie Guerrero, Drew McIntyre. All three are scheduled to be in attendance and Guerrero has requested some time for her and her client to address the situation regarding the future of the United States Championship.
Two men that have been warring viciously the past few weeks are Jack Swagger and the man who's popularity grows each and every week, Zack Ryder. Last week Ryder's old friend Curt Hawkins turned his back on "Long Island Iced-Z" whilst Ryder tried to stop Swagger putting him out of action like he did to Raw interviewer Scott Stanford and another of Ryder's former Tag Team partners, Primo. Tonight, Ryder has a chance to get his hands on the "All-American American" as he teams with Primo to face Swagger and Hawkins.
Confirmed for Raw:
John Cena vs R-Truth + Cena's Special Announcement
CM Punk to open the show!
WWE Tag Team Title Match:
The Odd Couple (Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov) © vs David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty
Zack Ryder & Primo vs Jack Swagger & Curt Hawkins
Plus, Alberto Del Rio, Rey Mysterio, Dolph Ziggler, Vickie Guerrero & the first Monday Night Raw appearance of Brodus Clay!!
It's almost finished, I shouldn't have you all waiting too long.