Tonight’s edition of "Monday Night RAW” will be broadcast live from the Lafayette Cajundome in Lafayette, La. Following the events of last week’s WWE “RAW,” CM Punk will celebrate the passing of Randy “Macho Man” Savage in consecutive days as WWE champion, and NXT wrestlers Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns will be interviewed after a series of beatdowns delivered from them to several WWE superstars.
Today is Punk’s 372 consecutive day as WWE champion, which means that the Straight-Edge Superstar has passed the legendary Randy Savage and become the second-longest-reining WWE champion in the past 25 years.
In only eight days, Punk will eclipse the momentous title run of John Cena from mid-2006 to late-2007. WWE doesn’t appear to be placing the WWE champion against the Cenation Leader, with Punk seeming to be involved with Ryback and Cena in a feud with Ziggler.
An educated guess is all fans need not see that TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs could feature Punk versus Ryback in a table match, unless the NXT stars are injected into an official match with the Big Hungry, and Cena and AJ Lee versus Dolph Ziggler and Tamina Snuka in a mixed tag team match.
Along with the WWE title picture and developments in the AJ Lee scandal, WWE.com is also teasing an interview with Rollins, Ambrose and Reigns of WWE’s developmental organization NXT. The three stars burst onto WWE television at Survivor Series by attacking Ryback and have been going after the powerhouse, as well as other WWE performers over the past week.
“A colossal collision between Big Show and Sheamus is imminent,” writes WWE’s “RAW” preview. The bold statement sets an expectation for tonight’s show, with the Giant and the Celtic Warrior likely to tear each other apart.
The two won’t be too intense and might not even interact directly, but WWE is building to a third Sheamus versus Big Show match for their December pay-per-view, and the World’s Largest Athlete will probably put his world heavyweight championship on the line against the Great White in a tag team match.