Tonight's WWE RAW on USA Network (7pm C/8PM E) will feature the fall out from the Hell in a Cell Pay Per View from last night, Shawn Michaels explaining his actions on that show, and an appearance by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. Pro Wrestling Examiner breaks down everything to expect on this week's episode of Monday Night RAW.
WWE Hell in a Cell ended last night with special guest referee Shawn Michaels delivering a superkick to Daniel Bryan and costing him the WWE Championship that he has been screwed out of by WWE boss Triple H for months. Randy Orton walked out of Miami, the new WWE Champion and Bryan is once again left holding the underdog bag.
Daniel Bryan confronting his former trainer Shawn Michaels and demanding an answer for his betrayal is a given, but what it will lead to is what's not clear. Obviously there is speculation that Michaels will lace up his boots and once again step back into the ring as a wrestler, after being forced into retirement by the Undertaker in 2010 at Wrestlemania XXVI. That makes sense but you also have to factor in the new WWE Champion Randy Orton and the corporate authority of Triple H influencing the story going forward.
John Cena is back in the WWE after a two month absence, and he waltzed back into the fold last night on PPV to defeat Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship. So who steps up against the Superman of the WWE and challenges for the World title? How does Cena come back to TV? It's all in the cards for tonight's RAW, Cenation.
CM Punk triumphed over Ryback and then scaled the Hell in a Cell cage to destroy his former manger Paul Heyman with a kendo stick. The scene made it clear, Punk is done with Heyman. The Best in the World has a clean slate, so who will he now tangle with?
WWE now marches on to their next PPV event in Boston with the November classic Survivor Series. Look for this week's RAW to set up some main events for this show involving the WWE and World titles. It will be interesting if WWE can also announce a classic Survivor Series 5-on-5 elimination tag team match.