Raw steamrolls into Moline, Ill. tonight, with the court of public opinion still in shock over what transpired at Judgment Day less than 24 hours ago.
On three separate occasions in as many weeks, WWE Champion John Cena suffered the Raw wrath of The Great Khali, falling before the behemoth’s colossal might. However, The Champ accomplished the impossible at Judgment Day, withstanding Khali’s vaunted power and becoming the only man who has ever made the leviathan tap out. Though bruised and battered, a victorious Cena heads into Moline still wearing the gold. But is the threat of Khali truly behind him…or will giant-sized retribution be on hand Monday night?
Randy Orton took a major first step in refocusing his career onto a championship-bound track…at the expense of a barely-able-to-focus Shawn Michaels. After already dealing HBK his second severe concussion on Raw Monday night (the first coming two weeks ago from The Great Khali, who choke-bombed him through the announcers’ table), the Legend Killer orchestrated a pre-match attack Sunday night that made easy ring pickings of The Showstopper, whose indomitable spirit urged him to compete against doctor’s orders. The badly injured Michaels left Judgment Day in an ambulance, while Orton now heads into Raw with a revitalized agenda. Has he killed the legend of Shawn Michaels?
In addition to feeling the fallout from Judgment Day, Raw proudly introduces the world premiere of Timbaland’s video “Throw it on Me,” in which the hip-hop megastar bumps and grinds with several of WWE’s hottest Divas.