Preview:Road to WrestleMania Begins
January 29, 2007
One night after history was made at the Royal Rumble, Raw sifts through the Superstar debris in Dallas’ American Airlines Center.
The Heartbroke Kid
In front of a hometown San Antonio crowd, The Showstopper fell one man short from doing what he promised on Raw last week—winning his third Royal Rumble Match. With Undertaker now headed to the main event of WrestleMania 23, what’s next for Shawn Michaels? He remains a target in many Superstars’ sights, including Rated-RKO’s Edge & Randy Orton, and one can never count out Mr. McMahon. Then again, one should never overlook HBK, either. Will Dallas become privy to a “Plan B” from the DX member?
Cena stands tall
Who’d have thunk it? Despite severe abdominal injuries at the hands of Umaga last week, plus being turned into a bloody mess at last night’s Royal Rumble, a crazed WWE Champion John Cena defied the odds and choked out the Samoan Bulldozer! By emerging as the Last Man Standing, The Champ has certainly converted even some of his harshest critics into loyal Chain-Gang Soldiers. But there are still plenty of others lying in wait to challenge Cena for his title…including his WrestleMania 23 opponent, whoever that is. Will tonight’s Raw reveal his identity?
Fan appreciation day
As Mr. McMahon announced last week, he’s planning a big surprise for WWE fans on Raw tonight. What exactly has the Chairman trumped up for them? Will the fans—or any of the Raw Superstars—truly value it?
The Royal Rumble-ings have subsided. Now Raw jumpstarts the Road to WrestleMania tonight at 9/8 CT on the USA Network.