According to a July 7 report from Slam! Sports, WWE legend Bret Hart is set to make a guest appearance on the July 7 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, which will be filmed at the Bell Center in Montreal. As most WWE fans know, Hart is easily the most popular Canadian wrestler in WWE history. Hart, 57, is perhaps the best pure wrestler of all-time.
A seven-time world champion, Hart spent more time as WWF champ than any other wrestler in the 1990s. No word yet on what exactly Hart will be doing tonight on WWE Monday Night Raw, but it's unlikely that he'll be competing. Hart is now 57 years old, and completely retired from active competition. Chances are the WWE will have him address the crowd on the mic, and perhaps do some talking to help hype the WWE Network.
Besides Hart's cameo, WWE Monday Night Raw is expected to feature plenty of build-up for the upcoming Battleground pay-per-view. With Battleground less than two weeks away, the WWE needs to tie up the loose storylines heading into the event. Chris Jericho had been feuding with Bray Wyatt in recent weeks, but the WWE has advertised a match tonight between him and The Miz. It's likely that Wyatt will interfere in the match, since Jericho has a rivalry building with him. Wyatt interference would also solidify Jericho as a babyface in his latest WWE run.
Also on tap for tonight on WWE Monday Night Raw, Paige and AJ Lee have a score to settle in the WWE Divas division. Lee returned last week from a two-month hiatus, and she captured Paige's belt by pinning her. Will Paige be able to grab her belt back, or will Lee reign supreme once again? The only way to find out is by tuning in, tonight at 8 p.m. on the USA Network. Elsewhere, Rusev and Jack Swagger have been feuding in recent weeks.
Tonight on WWE Monday Night Raw, WWE Universe might see Swagger cement his status as a babyface by squaring off with Rusev, one of the WWE's top current heels. In all likelihood, Swagger will lose to Rusev, being that the Bulgarian legend hasn't yet been defeated in the WWE ranks. However, it'll still be entertaining to watch.
The WWE advertised Big E, Sheamus, Randy Orton and Roman Reigns for tonight's event at the Bell Center in Montreal. Additionally, there is expected to be a video tribute to Santino Marella, who announced his retirement from active competition last night during a WWE house show in Toronto. It would be a nice touch for the WWE to send him off into the sunset with a video montage of his career highlights.