What is up guys? Tom Robinson here, with a Raw Preview! I haven’t done one in a while, and it’s sort of a thank you for a sudden boost in readership over the last week or so. In total, my blog generated 500 views in 1 week, which I am amazingly surprised about, and thankful of. Thanks guys!
ANYWAY! Down to business.
Raw is tonight, and RAW GOES OLD SCHOOL!
For those of you who don’t remember, in 2010, Raw did an episode in which everything was completely retro. Raw took a time machine that went back to the 1990’s, with the old school Raw layout, with old school legends, Piper’s Pit, and all sorts. It was all retro – and that episode wasn’t that memorable in my opinion. Aside from a few laughs (like the Iron Shiek!) it wasn’t something that lives long in the memory. Hopefully, on the road to Wrestlemania, things are a little different this time around. What’s there to expect tonight (or tomorrow morning if you’re in the UK)?
Yeah, there are legends returning tonight who showed up in the last one. We have “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes! We have Mae Young (this woman is clearly off her rocker! How old is she?). Mean Gene Okerlund and his beautiful moustache! We have “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan! We have Sgt. Slaughter! We have “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase (speaking of DiBiase, when was the last time his son was on WWE TV?). We have the Honky Tonk Man! And we’ve also got The New Age Outlaws! It’s always great to see them on WWE TV, and who knows, they might even compete tonight! They’ve been doing some house shows, and it’d be great to see them do more than just a promo. And last… but not least…
THE NATURE BOY! The Limousine Ridin’, Jet Flying, Kiss Stealin’, Wheelin’ Dealin’, Son of a Gun! Ric Flair is back on our screens after he showed up on Raw and passed the torch to The Miz if you will, by gifting him the Figure Four Leg Lock. It’s always good to see the Nature Boy on Raw! Ric Flair, you absolute legend! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
It’s Time To Play The Game
Triple H is on Raw tonight! No doubt to move along his feud with Brock Lesnar, who’s ass he kicked last week on Raw in that epic brawl at the start of Raw. Expect Triple H to challenge Brock to a match at Wrestlemania 29. Brock is not here on this Raw, so don’t expect some kind of altercation between the two. Maybe Triple H and Paul Heyman will engage in a war of words. I don’t know. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see what they do to amp up the anticipation for the match at Wrestlemania.
The Rock Decides To Show Up
The WWE Champion was NOT present at last week’s Raw. Fortunately, he has decided to show up tonight on Raw, and probably will engage in a confrontation with Wrestlemania opponent John Cena. I’m not exactly thrilled with the fact that all of The Rock’s appearances on Raw are this hyped up. -.-
Weed The People…. err… I mean We The People
Yes, the road to Wrestlemania 29 continues for Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger. The Mexican Aristocrat and The “Real American” will no doubt collide again, and that means… Zeb Colter is on the mic. This guy, love him or hate him, is GOLD on the mic. He flat out owned Del Rio on the mic last week, and he’s definitely going to be the guy that’ll push Jack Swagger higher and higher. Hehehehe. I’m sorry. A Jack Swagger weed joke had to be done.
What’s Next For The Shield?
The Shield is ON A ROLE, and a good Wrestlemania program should definitely be on the cards. It seems that The Shield will engage in a feud with Sheamus and Randy Orton judging by what happened on SmackDown! which I am so opposed to. The Shield NEED something big for Wrestlemania. They’ve been the hottest stable in a while in WWE, and they can NOT be put out with a lame-ass feud with the same old people.
CM Punk’s Road To Wrestlemania
Well, CM Punk is not going to the main event of Wrestlemania 29 as WWE Champion. 😦 But, surely WWE has big plans for him leading up to the event. Which could include…
Undertaker is reportedly in Buffalo tonight (where Raw is held) so there is a possibility that he may confront the man who called himself GOD last week, CM Punk. Undertaker vs CM Punk seems an inevitability if Undertaker is healthy and the Road To Wrestlemania for these two could start TONIGHT!
So it’ll be an interesting RAW to say the least. Legends Return! Egos Increase! Gods Collide! Race Wars Continue! And Tonight… RAW GOES OLD SCHOOL!
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