Monday, July 30, 2012
On The Road Again
I've been on the road doing standup comedy all weekend long. It feels good to be home, but I am way behind on all things wrestling. I jotted down some ideas for a couple blogs later this week but, unless you own a flux capacitor, that doesn't help you today. I'm excited to unpack, do some laundry, and watch Monday Night RAW tonight.
Here is what is on tap for RAW 1001:
AJ Lee will have her first day on the job as the RAW General Manager. Will the Queen of Crazy shake things up, or will it be a slow downfall of another promising talent being pushed too hard too soon? She can't be worse than the anonymous general manager, right? I hope not, or her star will come crashing down.
CM Punk will be opening the show talking about why he laid the smackdown on The Rock last week. If you saw JR's tweets from the weekend it looks like Punk might not be a true heel, but I have a feeling a few pipe bombs will be dropped, and the eventual turn to the dark side is on the Horizon. Also looking for John Cena to make a challenge for Summer Slam.
HHH and Brock will start their three week build to their main event match at Summer Slam. HHH got the advantage on Brock last week, so that should spell out a bad night for HHH tonight as Brock will be out for revenge. Then again it is HHH and he rarely jobs out, but Lesnar will always be an exception. No matter what it will be good.
Is tonight the night that Randy Orton comes back? Any day now the viper will be back. I think tonight would be the night. Also I wouldn't be surprised to see him come back as a heel. Who will he come back against? I think Rey Mysterio has an open dance card coming into Summer Slam. May be even a Wade Barrett sighting too. A Barret/Orton team could be interesting.
Finally Daniel Bryan will continue his torture as the the guy who got the short straw. He will be paired with Charlie Sheen, which might be worse than getting jobbed out in 18 seconds at WrestleMania. Hopefully after all this Daniel Bryan has some big plans in the future.
That's the RAW preview for tonight.
On a side note there is a story coming out of the indies that former Ring Of Honor world champion pulled a fast one on a promoter over the weekend. I don't have all the details, but from all the tweets, blogs, and stories going around the net it looks that Richards and his crew came late to an event, threatened the promoter until they got paid up front, and then dashed out before wrestling. If this is true then I hope Davey Richards never gets booked anywhere again. Pro Wrestling doesn't need these types of stories because it hurts the business as a whole. Again that is "if" this is true. I'll keep you updated on the situation.
Enjoy RAW tonight, and look for my review in tomorrow. Now where is my beer?