Tonight’s the final RAW before the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event this Sunday, and if WWE is wanting to sell the PPV to people tonight they need to do so in a big way early because the show has stiff competition tonight. Of course there’s Monday Night Football that will see the Detroit Lions (2-3) take on Chicago Bears (4-1), and more importantly there’s game seven of the National League Championship between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals. And I don’t know why anyone would want to waste their time watching the trash, but the final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is also airing tonight. In short, WWE needs to bring their “A” game and not give folks the temptation to see what’s happening elsewhere.
Last week, Ryback was named the challenger for CM Punk’s WWE Championship at Hell in a Cell. The show ended with Ryback hitting the Shell Shock on Punk, so I’d expect Punk to get the upper hand tonight assuming the two even touch each other (which if it were up to me, they wouldn’t).
The finals of the tag team tournament will happen on tonight’s show when Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow take on Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara. The winners will face Team Hell No at Hell in a Cell.
Kofi Kingston won the Intercontinental Championship last Wednesday from the Miz on Main Event. I think it’s a safe bet that Miz will be looking for a rematch, which will likely happen at Hell in a Cell, so I’d expect a Miz TV segment with Kofi tonight to set it up.
The 3MB will be in the house and… no one will care.
RAW airs tonight at 7pm CST on USA Network.