It’s the first RAW of the new year, and that officially means we’re on the Road to WrestleMania. WWE has stacked tonight’s broadcast with a blockbuster main event and the return of the Great One.
Tonight, CM Punk will defend his WWE Championship against Ryback in a TLC Match. Unfortunately for Ryback, it’s virtually impossible to see him winning this match or for it to end cleanly. It will be Punk vs. Rock at Royal Rumble, and that sort of takes some of the excitement out of this match. It’s likely The Shield gets involved, but it’s also possible The Rock himself gets involved.
Besides that big TLC WWE Championship match and The Rock’s return (which he says will be the start of the story building to his WrestleMania match), AJ Lee and Dolph Ziggler want revenge on John Cena for he did to them at the end of last week’s show.
RAW tonight, while it should be good, faces stiff competition in the form of the BCS National Championship game between Notre Dame and Alabama.
Seeing as how I live in Alabama and I’m a big fan of Alabama, I’ll largely be watching the Championship game tonight. Sorry WWE. I’ll flip during game commercials and of course during half time. Roll Tide!
RAW airs tonight at 7pm CST on USA Network