WWE Raw: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for Jan 12
January 12, 2015 - WWE
The city that housed WrestleMania 30 welcomes a Jan. 12 book of WWE Raw.
The Smoothie Center in New Orleans hosts as The Authority’s energy continues, fans see a predestine of WWE‘s “fired” stars and a universe champ stairs into a spotlight en track to a Royal Rumble.
Last week, Raw finished with confetti descending onto a honest John Cena on a ridicule “appreciation night.” On Monday, Cena has to shake off a beating of examination 3 teammates remove their jobs and concentration on Brock Lesnar. The Beast Incarnate is headed for New Orleans.
The association has to contend with a College Football Playoff National Championship for ratings. The good news is that it will have copiousness of star power. Can we also design a few warn faces as well?
Backstage reports, Twitter and James Wortman‘s five-point preview on WWE.com yield answers to that doubt and what to design in ubiquitous from Monday’s Raw.
News, Potential Spoilers
As Nikki Bella, Paige and Natalya all demeanour to position themselves atop a Divas division, they won’t have to worry about AJ Lee. The former Divas champ hasn’t wrestled given a TLC pay-per-view and revealed on Twitter because she’s been out of action:
Finally nursing a neck repairs from a week before SummerSlam. Not preggers, guys. Way too trustworthy to my abs.
— A.J. (@WWEAJLee) January 10, 2015
AJ offering no calendar for her return. It certain sounds, though, like she’s not going to be on Monday’s Raw, during a really least.
A series of Superstars who recently worked residence shows might be following her lead in blank a show.
Rarely seen David Otunga seemed on live events over a weekend, though that’s going to be it for him. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported on Monday, “Otunga done his initial appearances for WWE given Wrestlemania during a weekend residence show loop. We are told he is not requisitioned for this week’s TV and flew home this morning.”
Darren Young and Alex Riley stepped into a ring again, too. As noted on ProFightDB.com, Riley took on Sin Cara and Young mislaid to Tyler Breeze during a live eventuality in Shreveport, Louisiana, on Jan. 10.
Their low position on a WWE food sequence means they will expected skip Monday’s Raw, though they are clearly roving with a register and prepared to compete. With 3 Superstars “fired” from a company, WWE might spin to possibly Young or Riley to turn out a show.
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) January 11, 2015
Those are all residence shows.
While The Big Easy doesn’t demeanour to have Jericho on tap, dual large names will be fasten a fray. F4WOnline reports, “Both Daniel Bryan and Brock Lesnar will be on Raw subsequent week from New Orleans.”
As for who will join them, Pro Wrestling Torch’s James Caldwell notes that “injured star Randy Orton is no longer advertised” though that Cena, Bray Wyatt, Seth Rollins, Kane, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns are all requisitioned for Monday’s Raw.
It won’t be Jerry Lawler job all a movement those Superstars produce. The King is switching nights.
WWE announced on a executive website that Michael Cole, JBL and Booker T will be Raw’s announce team, while Lawler will pierce to SmackDown to work with Byron Saxton.
The Authority Reigns, Royal Rumble Looms
Expect Triple H and Stephanie McMahon to be executive tools of a uncover once again. In their initial night behind in power, The Authority outcast Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan as punishment for their fixing with Team Cena.
WWE will positively divert all a play it can from those 3 group fighting to get their jobs back, though will that occur as early as Monday night? The association might instead select to play adult a contingent being “fired” by going a week or dual though them onscreen.
That would still leave Cena to humour a faction’s iron fist. With Bryan back, he’s expected to hit with a enemies he spent most of 2013 and a build to WrestleMania 30 fighting.
Add Ambrose to that list of intensity victims of The Authority.
On Friday’s SmackDown, Ambrose assimilated army with Reigns to conflict Big Show and Seth Rollins. That was after The Authority warned that whoever partnered with a powerhouse would humour repercussions.
Wortman hints strongly that a run-in with Triple H and association awaits The Lunatic Fringe when he asks, “Will The Authority find reprisal conflicting Ambrose?”
Monday’s Raw should also underline a healthy portion of Bad News Barrett.
Barrett reclaimed a Intercontinental Championship final week with a win over Ziggler. On SmackDown, things didn’t go as good for a Englishman. He lost to Sin Cara though followed adult a compare by throttling a masked babyface.
Whether he gets another possibility conflicting Sin Cara or runs over someone else, it looks like Barrett is going to be doing some repairs in New Orleans.
Wortman suggests as most in his five-point preview when he asks, “How will Barrett infer his prevalence this week?”
The IC champ is one of 5 group strictly entered in a Royal Rumble match, per WWE.com. He joins Rusev, Wyatt, Bryan and Reigns as partial of a in-progress 30-man field. With a eventuality only dual weeks away, one has to assume that WWE will concentration some-more on a build to that bout.
In courtesy to either how most Monday’s Raw will figure a Rumble, fans perceived a neutral spirit from Wortman when he wrote of a match, “Perhaps some-more names will be announced this week.”
The WWE World Heavyweight Championship match, now a Triple Threat hitch with Rollins combined to a mix, will acquire copiousness of spotlight as well. Monday outlines one of Lesnar‘s singular appearances, so WWE is certain to make him a pivotal member of a night.
Lesnar‘s greeting to Rollins’ inclusion in a arriving championship strife will be one of a biggest elements of Monday’s Raw to watch for.
Rollins and Lesnar had an fondness earlier, though a fact that they are now set to face any other expected wipes that away. Does The Beast Incarnate go after Cena, Rollins or both?
Facing unbending foe on TV and armed with both Lesnar and Bryan on a lineup, count on WWE putting together a notable book of Raw.