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WWE News and Notes:
Former Womens Champion, Shaniqua has been sent back down to OVW, as punishment for recent bad attitude shown, following her loss to Trish Stratus for the title. Shaniqua was adamant she should retain in that contest, and continue her reign for another year. When she didnt get her wish, it is said she had conducted herself in an unprofessional manner.
Recently, it has been said that Sting is unhappy with his current role on Raw. The legend has been frustrated with his lack of push since Homecoming, especially with him being eliminated early on at the Survivor Series. It should be noted that Stings contract will run out at the beginning of April, and right now it appears unless he starts to get a number of wins, and main events, he will not be renewing his contract.
This past week, it has been announced that the 2006 Royal Rumble, from Madison Square Garden, will be a four hour event. It is likely that all of the big four events will be longer running shows, with Summer Slam and Survivor Series already having been four hour events this year. There is also a possibility that Wrestle Mania may be a four hour plus event, just like two years ago, for Wrestle Mania XX.
Kane is slated to return in early April, with management wanting to make sure the Big Red Machine is ready for his return, and fully rehabbed from his quad tear, unlike Triple H when he returned in 2002. He will likely return to the ring in late January, but in OVW, to slowly wear off his ring rust.
Newcastle, England is the sight of this weeks Raw, with the United Kingdom hosting only its second ever broadcast of Raw.
And, to mark this huge occasion, Raw General Manager has signed a loaded card, just six days from the Raw Brand Pay Per View, Armageddon.
Right off the bat, the number one contender for the womens championship will be decided in a Fatal Four Way. Lita, Nidia, Jazz and Victoria will compete in the sudden death environment, with the winner moving on to Armageddon to face Trish Stratus for the championship.
And, in a surprise move, Ric Flair has sanctioned a Carlitos Cabana, with the guest being none other than Rob Van Dam. Will RVD finally break his silence?? Or will Carlito be hosting the quietest interview in WWE history??
However, that isnt all we'll see of Carlito, as he teams up with Christian to face both of their opponents at Armageddon, The Intercontinental Champion, Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton. Which duo will be heading into Armageddon with the momentum for two major one on one matches??
The Brotherhood will look to continue their recent roll, as Orlando Jordan goes one on one with Eugene. Last week, Eugene managed to defeat Mark Henry, but suffered the consequences, with The Brotherhood ganging up, and handing out a 5 on 1 attack on Eugene.
The Undertaker will be in action too, as per request by Ric Flair, taking on the 350 Pound, A-Train. With Flair set to take on Taker in six days, we can expect him to throw the rule book out the window, in an effort to weaken the Phenom.
Also, after two weeks of hype, Edge will finally return from his near three month absence. What will Edge have to say upon his return, and how will the fans react to seeing Edge back on Raw??
And, in the main event, Shawn Michaels, Garrison Cade and Mark Jindrak team up once again this week, to face John Cena, and two partners for a six man tag match. However, unlike last week, John Cena will know his partners before the match begins, and that team are the challengers for the World Tag Team Titles this Sunday, Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin.
All in all, this makes for possibly one of the most action packed editions of Raw in recent years, and surely an unmissable Raw, this week, from England.
I posted the Raw Preview today, as I've decided to post Raw tomorrow, rather than Friday. Armageddon will be done in full for those wondering, hopefully up in time for next Friday. But with it being a single brand event, it will obviously be shorter than the last two events.