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Re: WWE 2013 - A New Path
Backstage News & Notes From Monday Night Raw
-Following the controversial end to The Shield vs. John Cena, Vickie Guerrero and, quite possibly, Vince McMahon will address the situation next week on Raw. The Shield is pushing for both Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins to be in the Elimination Chamber, but considering everything that has transpired with them, many people don't feel like Vince McMahon is going to allow them to have their way.
-WWE officials were said to be very pleased with the return of Shelton Benjamin on Raw, even in defeat. Look for Benjamin to be getting a push based off his strong showing against Cesaro, whether it be within the coming weeks or sometime after Elimination Chamber, is not yet known.
-Next week on Raw, Antonio Cesaro is set for another one of his US Title Challenges. While the opponent still isn't known, many people feel as though it will be either the debut of a new talent, or a return by a former WWE Superstar to challenge Cesaro. Other matches will include the other participants inside the Elimination Chamber, as well as CM Punk and The Rock.
-While the identity of the Mystery Man who has been attacking John Cena for the past week is still not known, it's been understood that it is not someone on the current roster. Another former WWE Superstar is said to be the man who is the attacker, but that is as much as anyone has been able to find out up until now.
Friday Night SmackDown Preview
-General Manager Booker T is said to be taking a different approach to determining the participants in Elimination Chamber Match for his brand. No qualifying matches will take place, instead Booker T has already announced that World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio and Mr. Money In The Bank Dolph Ziggler will participate in the Elimination Chamber match. The other four spots are up for grabs, with Booker T wanting to be 'impressed'.
-The SmackDown GM has also announced that a Number One Contender for the WWE Tag Team Titles will be determined on SmackDown when Epico & Primo take on The PrimeTime Players. The winner of that match getting their title shot at Elimination Chamber.
-The Royal Rumble winner is being put into action on SmackDown, taking on the Intercontinental Champion, Wade Barrett. Also in action is the World Champion, Alberto Del Rio as he takes on Big E Langston.