Re: WWE 2011: Pushing the Boundaries
Monday Night Raw Preview
26th September 2011
Mohegan Sun Arena – Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
With just SIX night left until the most hellascious night of the WWE Calendar, Hell in a Cell, Raw is rolling into the Mohegan Sun Arena with yet again another stacked show. As a reminder to every Raw Superstar - but mainly to the WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio and the #1 Contender John Cena - the very Cell that those two will do battle in this Sunday will be looming above everyone's heads tonight. Cena, who announced his title match last week after defeating R-Truth, is set to open the show to discuss his feelings heading into a chance to win his unprecedented TENTH WWE Championship and to let off his true feelings about the Mexican Aristocrat. Del Rio meanwhile will be competing in tonight's main event against the ever-popular Zack Ryder, who has been down on his luck as of late but given the chance to impress tonight and try to forget all of his recent clashes with Jack Swagger. Del Rio may well be accused of taking Ryder lightly, but Long Island Iced-Z could shock the world tonight.
Last week, CM Punk was forced into a match by the Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis... the bad part was that it was against his close friend Kofi Kingston. The allies almost tore the roof down; that is until Johnny's Administration members The Miz and R-Truth - collectively known as The Awesome Truth - interrupted proceedings towards the end of the contest and ruined the stellar match for all of us. However Miz announced that Punk and Kingston would take on himself and his fellow LA member at Hell in a Cell. The match this Sunday could be brought to a whole new level though as tonight The Awesome Truth have the chance to capture the WWE Tag Team Championships against current champions Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov; The Odd Couple. This will be the third Tag Team Championship Match in the space of nine days for the oddball champions but it is very hard to rule out the Italian and the Russian. Will the Laurinaitis Administration earn it's first taste of championship gold or will the champions prevail once again?
The very reason for Santino and Kozlov being made to defend their titles tonight is because they along with Evan Bourne, confronted John Laurinaitis last week and wanted "justice" for what happened to Rey Mysterio at the hands of Brodus Clay; the newest member of Johnny's team. Mysterio isn't going to be around for a while it has now been confirmed but his friends did try their best to stick up for him. Bourne in particular was very vocal in saying that he was not afraid of the 350+ lbs wrecking ball, which obviously got the GM's brain ticking over. He did what he thought was an action that would please all parties and he announced Bourne as Clay's second opponent on Raw. Will Evan be able to defy the odds and topple the giant? Or is there worse to come from Clay?
Drew McIntyre had been desperate to turn his career around and he thought that securing the managerial services of the United States Champion Dolph Ziggler's manager, Vickie Guerrero would solve all of his problems. But it isn't as straightforward as that. It seems that helping Dolph defeat Rey Mysterio at Night of Champions wasn't enough. Last week, Drew was offered a unique proposal; become #1 Contender for the United States Championship and then LIE DOWN for Ziggler to pin him at Hell in a Cell. Drew was surprisingly happy to accept the deal, but he has to get past a man that has been troubling him recently on WWE Superstars, The Varsity Villain, Alex Riley. Alex is no slouch and McIntyre will have his work cut out for him as these two rivals collide tonight on Raw.
Confirmed for Raw:
WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio vs Zack Ryder
WWE Tag Team Championship Match:
The Odd Couple © vs The Awesome Truth
#1 Contender's Match - United States Championship
Alex Riley vs Drew McIntyre
Brodus Clay vs Evan Bourne
It isn't finished yet, but I thought I would put this up whilst I can be bothered; it might even help motivate me