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'WWE Monday Night Raw' preview: The road to 'WWE Payback'

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This week’s “WWE Monday Night Raw” will be the company’s final “Raw” before the “WWE Payback” pay-per-view event. According to WWE.com on Sunday, Stephanie McMahon has ordered Daniel Bryan to show up with his WWE World Heavyweight Championship belts and “do the right thing.” Here is a look at the “WWE Monday Night Raw” preview and what fans can expect to see on the big show.

The big storyline is based on reality. Daniel Bryan had to undergo neck surgery and isn’t expected to be back for two to three months. The WWE needs to have an active champion, so it is expected that the WWE strips the title from Bryan and decides what they will do with it after that.

This wouldn’t be the first time that the WWE world champion has had to give up his title, without actually losing. The WWE actually put up a video on Sunday that showed when champions had to surrender their titles. Men like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Batista, Edge and Shawn Michaels have made that decision. Daniel Bryan now has to decide if he will join them tonight on “WWE Monday Night Raw.”

The WWE Divas title is hotter than ever. With rookie Paige the champion, it seems like everyone wants a piece of her title. She has already vanquished Tamina Snuka and now Alicia Fox wants a shot at the gold. After beating Paige last week, Fox wants her title shot.

One of the biggest feuds heading into “WWE Payback” is Evolution vs. The Shield. Last week, Triple H tried to trick The Shield by setting up Seth Rollins for elimination. The Shield countered that and the six men continued to battle. What will The Authority have in store for The Shield heading into their elimination match this weekend?

Finally, John Cena and Bray Wyatt are heading into a Last Man Standing match at “WWE Payback.” With The Wyatt Family taking out both John Cena and The Usos last week, what do they have in store heading into the big event? “WWE Monday Night Raw” kicks off at 8 p.m. EST on USA Network.

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