WWE RAW makes another stop on the road to Wrestlemania 30 tonight with a live broadcast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. This show will continue the active stories leading into this month’s Elimination Chamber event and the overall momentum towards WM30 on Sunday April 6th in New Orleans, Louisiana. Pro Wrestling Examiner has all the news and analysis below on this week’s RAW and what to expect.
TV star Betty White will appear on tonight’s RAW. The beloved elderly actress has been a staple in the entertainment world for over 50 years with a career that started in radio and then developed into successful TV shows like ‘Golden Girls’ and ‘Off Their Rockers’. WWE fans should expect White to goof around with some of the WWE talent in some type of backstage skit.
Daniel Bryan upset the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton in last week’s RAW main event in a lengthy and grueling fight, only to get assaulted by the Authority’s corporate thug Kane after the victory. Bryan is reportedly finally getting his long awaited spot near the top of the card for WWE and will have a central role at this year’s Wrestlemania. The bearded leader of the very loud Yes Movement will likely be in action tonight on RAW but no match has been announced for Bryan just yet.
Former World Champion Marc Henry returns to WWE after being out of action with a ‘dislocated elbow’ that he suffered at the hands of Brock Lesnar last month on RAW. That event lead to Lesnar facing off with fellow heavyweight the Big Show in a violent fight at the Royal Rumble, where Lesnar was the victor. Henry will likely get a spotlighted return but fans tuning in should not look the World’s Strongest Man to be a power player on this week’s RAW.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton vs. John Cena is the announced main event for tonight’s RAW. This the third match in a series announced by WWE corporate authority Tripl H who said last week that Orton would have to prove he’s the best by competing in singles match with the 5 men he will face at the Elimination Chamber pay per view on Sunday February 23rd. This week’s bout against Cena is going to get roasted by fans online, who likely the same fans that booed the same matchup audibly last month in Pittsburgh at the Royal Rumble. No matter what, look for both competitors to attempt cut through the noise with a memorable performance.
The Elimination Chamber hype from WWE will be in full swing along with promotion on this week’s RAW for the February 24th launch of the WWE Network, the company’s 24/7 digital video service.