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'Monday Night Raw' recap: The Big Show speaks the truth

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This week's "Monday Night Raw" featured a giant explanation for why The Big Show knocked out John Cena twice last week.

If you remember, The Big Show was fired two weeks ago by John Laurinaitis, executive vice president of talent relations and permanent general manager of "Raw" and "Smackdown." Big Show even got down on his knees and cried, begging for his job, but was fired anyway -- which made it all the more shocking when he helped Laurinaitis defeat Cena in last week's pay-per-view event, then closed last week's Raw by knocking Cena out with one punch.

This week was the explanation. And it made total sense. You see, a moment after Big Show was fired on "Raw" two weeks ago, Brodus Clay came out and danced on the show. The show then ended with Cena basically doing a comedy routine with Laurinaitis. All this coming in the hour after Big Show was on his knees, crying and begging for his job.

That, according to Show, is what sent him over the edge. That is what made him knock Cena out twice. That is what made him destroy Clay at the end of this week's "Monday Night Raw." And who can blame him?

Pretend for a moment that you are wrongfully and publicly fired at your job, moments before an office party is to begin. And then the party goes on with nary a mention among your friends of the injustice that just took place. And then, your supposed good friend does a stand-up comedy routine with the person who just fired you. You'd be a little upset.

And that is what made last night's episode of "Raw" so effective. Believability. It's much easier to invest your emotions in a story line if it makes sense. And Big Show being mad at John Cena and the rest of the WWE superstars makes total sense.

That is what made last night's "Monday Night Raw" a good episode, and that is what the WWE needs to keep in mind for all of its story lines.

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'Monday Night Raw' recap: John Cena vs. The Big Show

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So there I was, watching "Monday Night Raw," when I had an epiphany about John Cena, who I respect a great deal but who annoys me to no end as a character: He's not meant for my enjoyment.

You see, in the WWE's "Over the Limit" pay-per-view event on Sunday, Cena took on the executive vice president of talent relations and permanent general manager of Raw and Smackdown, John Laurinaitis. I have to admit I did not order the event, but read about the results online. Turns out Cena had the match about won when the world's largest athlete, The Big Show, knocked him out cold with one punch, thereby getting his job back after being fired by Laurinaitis during last Monday's "Raw."

Last night, the WWE showed still photos of the event at the beginning of "Raw." My daughter watched with me as photos flashed by of Big Show knocking out Cena, and got mad at Big Show.

You see, the John Cena character, with his over-the-top facial expressions, his joking interviews where he never takes anything seriously, isn't designed to appeal to me. He's designed for kids. Go to a live show and there are kids everywhere with Cena shirts on. Look in the audience and kids get genuinely concerned when Cena loses or gets beat up.

And now, The Big Show, all 7-feet-4, 500 pounds of him, probably the largest person any kid has seen, has targeted their hero. How can Cena beat someone that big? My daughter told me we definitely have to get the next pay-per-view, because she wants to see what happens. So while I sit there and say to myself "What? The Big Show in a main event? Isn't there anyone new they can give a push to?", kids are out there wondering how their hero will survive. And he will. And kids will learn you can overcome any obstacle set in front of you if you follow the motto "Never Give Up."

All in all, not a bad lesson to learn. So John Cena, continue what you are doing. Don't listen to jaded, snarky past-their-prime Internet guys. Listen to the kids.

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Photo: The Big Show just knocked out John Cena with one punch. Credit: WWE

'Monday Night Raw' recap: What happened to CM Punk?

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It was a mediocre "Monday Night Raw," featuring the return of Paul Heyman and the continuing decline of CM Punk.

John Laurinaitis, WWE executive vice president of talent relations and general manager of Raw and Smackdown, was in the ring to start the show. After weeks of maligning him, I have to admit that Laurinaitis has grown into his role wonderfully, and I now actually look forward to seeing him.

Lauriniatis gloated over beating up John Cena last week and was going on about what a great wrestler he was when he was interrupted by CM Punk.

A few months ago, CM Punk was the hottest wrestler on the planet. He cut promos that seemed unscripted and made fun of people for using terms like "WWE Universe," refusing to do so himself because he wasn't a corporate stooge. But his appearance Monday showed why the Punk character has cooled off considerably. His promo seemed scripted. He used the phrase "WWE Universe." In fact, he came across as just the type of person he was fighting against a few months ago. A corporate stooge. Which is why Punk doesn't get nearly the same reaction coming out that he used to.

In fact, this show pointed out the tremendous decline of three key wrestlers for WWE: Punk, Chris Jericho and Brock Lesnar.

Jericho returned to great fanfare a few weeks ago. After a series of mysterious videos teasing the return of someone who will "end the world as we know it," Jericho came back to much fanfare, not even saying a word his first few appearances while still managing to whip the crowd into a frenzy. Off stage, Jericho had always said he wouldn't return until he felt he could offer something new. Well, the only thing new about him is his Lite-Brite jacket. He's basically the same character he was at the end of his last run in WWE, a whiny guy who says he's the best but never backs it up. He's just another guy now, a guy who didn't reinvent himself and didn't "end the world as we know it."

Finally, there's Brock Lesnar, who was brought in as a guy who doesn't care about anyone or anything, who is only happy when he is hurting people. And this week on "Raw," the butt-kicking machine who is only happy when hurting someone sends out a representative to complain that all his contract demands weren't met, so he is quitting. Oooh, how scary. In short, he's just another guy now.

Don't get me wrong. "Raw" is still an entertaining show. It just seems there were three missed opportunities here. Punk will never be as red-hot as he was. Jericho is just another guy now. But there's still time to make Lesnar special. Here's hoping the WWE has a surprise up its sleeve.

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'Monday Night Raw' recap: Brock Lesnar becomes the new Batista

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in a special three-hour edition of "Monday Night Raw," we learned that Brock Lesnar is just like everyone else, and that three hours of show is one hour too many.

There were two big segments during the show. First, CM Punk proved that he can't recite the alphabet backward, sober or not. Long story short, Punk was tricking Chris Jericho into believing he was drunk, and when he finally revealed his gambit by saying the alphabet backward "properly," he still messed it up! Ah, the perils of live TV.

But the show built to the contract signing between Lesnar and John Cena. Before he signed, however, Lesnar had some contract demands: He wanted to use Vince McMahon's private jet. He wanted more money. He wanted the show renamed "Monday Night Raw starring Brock Lesnar." And then he said the only thing that makes him happy is beating people up. Really? Why do you need all the other perks then?

It seems to me that the WWE's creative team is still trying to figure out exactly which direction to take Lesnar. Should he be a butt-kicking machine? Should he be a self-centered example of the modern athlete? And it's understandable. The creative team at WWE has to write five hours of television, plus most of the WWE's Internet shows, such as "NXT," every week. And don't forget, there is no repeat season for WWE. Every week is a new show.

But WWE is in danger of turning Lesnar from something special into just another guy. Don't give the guy a live microphone, because promos aren't his strong suit and make him look normal. Don't position him as just another guy in the locker room who wants his share of the pie. Brock Lesnar should be all about destruction. He should come to the ring, destroy, and then leave.

Monday night, he was just this year's Batista. Remember Batista, who in his final year played the gimmick of the guy who wanted the spotlight? Wanted the money? Wanted the jet? Don't turn Brock Lesnar into that. After all, WWE fans haven't exactly been clamoring for Batista's return since he left a couple of years ago. And I'm afraid if there are more segments like Monday's show closer, no one will be clamoring to see Brock Lesnar appear on their TV screen.

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'Monday Night Raw' recap: Brock Lesnar wants to hurt John Cena

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This week's episode of "Monday Night Raw" came to us all the way from England and was once again highlighted by a strong promo from Brock Lesnar.

Lesnar's only appearance on the show was a taped interview, and it was one of the best segments on "Raw" in a while. The one thing Lesnar brings to the show is an air of danger. As I've often mentioned, an important part of pro wrestling is being able to suspend your disbelief and buy into the idea that the two men in the ring genuinely don't like each other. Lesnar doesn't seem to like anyone, and with his UFC background, you can easily believe that if he wanted, he could destroy everyone on the WWE roster.

Lesnar's interview Monday underscored all of that. It didn't seem scripted, there was no comedy, it was just Lesnar telling the WWE audience that he is tired of all of the comedy, he is tired of John Cena, and he is here to bring legitimacy back to the WWE. And I am not about to get in his face and tell him otherwise.

The only problem with the Lesnar push so far is tying him in with WWE executive vice president of talent relations and permanent "Raw" and "Smackdown" General Manager John Laurinaitis. Later in Monday's show, in response to Lesnar, Cena came out and seemed more concerned about Laurinaitis than with Lesnar. Lesnar should be presented as an unstoppable machine who doesn't like anyone, including Laurinaitis. He should give the F5 to anyone who is in his way, including Laurinaitis. He shouldn't be linked with anyone.

The other highlight Monday was a great match between CM Punk and Mark Henry, ending with a great visual of Punk jumping from the top rope and driving a chair into the chest of Henry. It was another in a long series of solid matches from Punk.

-- Houston Mitchell

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'Monday Night Raw' recap: Brock Lesnar vs. The Three Stooges

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It was quite an episode of "Monday Night Raw" this week, as you basically got two shows in one. One geared toward kids, one toward adults.

The big story of the last week has been Brock Lesnar's return to pro wrestling. He laid out John Cena with an F5 at the end of last week's show, and speculation ran rampant throughout the week as to what his role would be, with many armchair quarterbacks coming up with their own scenarios for how WWE should book Lesnar for the next year.

What WWE has decided to do is throw him right in the middle of the mix and not hold back. Lesnar and Cena opened this week's show with a pull-apart brawl, with Cena coming out of it with a bloody mouth, which, planned or not, works well to establish Lesnar's aura of legitimacy. A lot of times people forget that pro wrestling fans want to suspend their disbelief and buy into the feeling that the two guys in the ring really have a grudge to settle. Blood coming out of a guy's mouth helps that.

So Lensar will headline the next pay-per-view, Extreme Rules, against John Cena. In my mind, there's only one way for that match to end: Lesnar has to destory Cena. After all, why sign the guy to a big contract only to have him lose right away? Destroy Cena. The point Lesnar at both titles (Raw and Smackdown) and have him unify those belts, all leading up to Lesnar-Cena, the rematch, at next year's WrestleMania.

The other part of the show saw the actors who are portraying the Three Stooges in the upcoming movie portray the same characters during "Monday Night Raw." In fact, I'm surprised I didn't get whiplash from the extreme differences in the two story lines, a bloody John Cena vs. Larry, Moe and Curly. Luckily, the guy who plays Curly (the actors were never identified during the show), did an outstanding Hulk Hogan imitation at the end of the show, making the Stooges' appearance more than worthwhile.

All in all, a strange yet satisfying episode from top to bottom.

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'Monday Night Raw' recap: Brock Lesnar destroys John Cena

"Monday Night Raw" recap: After losing to The Rock in the biggest pay-per-view event of the year, WrestleMania XVIII, John Cena is laid out by Brock Lesnar's devastating F5 finishing maneuver
John Cena, let's recap your week so far.

On Sunday, in a match you have said for weeks you must win, you lose to The Rock in the biggest pay-per-view event of the year, WrestleMania XVIII.

On Monday, you walk to the ring on "Monday Night Raw," somewhat humbled by your loss. You have your new T-shirt on, the one that looks like you had an unfortunate accident with a bowl of split-pea soup. You take the microphone and congratulate The Rock on his victory. You ask him to come to the ring so you can shake his hand.

But wait. What's that? The Rock doesn't come out. Instead, out comes Brock Lesnar -- former WWE champion, former UFC heavyweight champion, who hasn't been seen in a WWE ring in years.

The crowd goes crazy. Grown men are on their feet, jumping up and down like giddy schoolchildren. You start applauding Lesnar too, glad that such a big name has come back to WWE.

Lesnar enters the ring and extends his hand. Great, you think to yourself, finally someone who doesn't hate me. You shake Lesnar's hand, but he picks you up and lays you out with his devastating F5 finishing maneuver. The crowd goes ballistic.

You are John Cena, and your day ends with you writhing in pain in the middle of the ring, as yet another big star from the past has decided he wants to destroy you.

And it's only Monday. Good luck the rest of the week, John. Good luck.

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Photo: Brock Lesnar is moments away from giving John Cena an F5. Credit: WWE

'Monday Night Raw' star Triple H discusses WrestleMania

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As "Monday Night Raw" fans know, this Sunday is the biggest wrestling pay-per-view event of the year, WrestleMania XXVIII. In the last of a five-part Q&A with WWE superstars, WWE icon Triple H talks about what the event means to him.

Q: You are a veteran of WrestleMania. How will the feeling you get when walking to the ring Sunday compare to your first WrestleMania?

Other than the fact that you have done it before and you know what to expect, the feelings will be the same. Just an indescribable rush of adrenaline when you have 70,000 to 80,000 people all going crazy.  It’s hard not to be excited. I think the energy at least for me is going to be the same as the day I first walked to the ring at WrestleMania.

Q: What is the biggest adjustment you have had to make in transitioning from full-time wrestler to full-time management?

Full-time wrestlers have fewer meetings than full-time managers do. I spend time in meetings a lot. And wearing a tie is kind of a downfall. I think it’s just learning to deal with situations in a business way as opposed to a locker room way. There is a large world of difference and you just have to learn that transition.

Q: If you could transport any wrestler from history, in the prime of his career, to face you at next year's WrestleMania, who would it be and why?

It would be one of two people. Ric Flair or Buddy Rogers. Buddy Rogers might not be a name that everyone knows, but he was probably one of the first way over the top flamboyant wrestling personas.  Not like a Gorgeous George, he was a technically skilled wrestler who could wrestle anyone and make them look good. I think it would be interesting to step into the ring with him.

Q: When you get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame one day, who is the first person you thank?

I would thank my parents for always telling me I can do anything in my life that I wanted to do and for letting me go out there and attempt to live my dream and encouraging me to do so.

Q: What is your favorite WrestleMania moment not involving yourself?

The [Hulk] Hogan-Andre [the Giant] slam from WrestleMania III.  At that time I was just a fan like everyone else.  Andre was just this immovable mountain and Hogan was the man.  It was the first time I had seen a so-called passing of the torch in a really big way by two global stars. That was just a moment that you can never forget.

Q: Twenty years from now, when people are looking back at the career of Triple H, what do you hope they say?

I hope they would look back on my career and say that I gave everything that I had every single night to entertain them. That is what I have prided myself on and my career. If you paid $20 in a small arena somewhere in the middle of the U.S. to see Triple H, you got the same level of performance that you got if you came to a pay-per-view event. I try to give them the same guy every night and left everything I had in the ring every night. I wanted to make sure I never took anyone for granted that spent a penny to see me. They got everything I had and I hope they enjoyed the show.

Q: Finally, now that you are in management, any chance you can sign Ultimate Warrior to a one-day contract for a future WrestleMania and then squash him in the ring?

It’s funny, a lot of people bring that up in a negative way like it was this terrible thing in my life. While working with him personally wasn’t the highlight of my life from a business standpoint, for me to go to me first WrestleMania and wrestle a legendary figure in the business -- and that is what he was and is -- like the Ultimate Warrior, a Hall of Fame superstar in the business in my first WrestleMania appearance, squash or not, was a mind blowing thing for me. I was thrilled to be in that position and to have that match with the Ultimate Warrior. I was thrilled with the fact that at that time Vince McMahon was willing to put me in that role. The Ultimate Warrior wasn’t there till the day of the show, so I had to do all the promotion for that match. I wanted Vince McMahon to look at me as a guy he could count on to handle the return of a guy that he was hoping would be a huge impact on the business. He had the trust in me and I would do a good job with it.  So to me, that was nothing but a good experience. Potentially, I could bring him back and get the win.

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Photo: Triple H. Credit: WWE

 

'Monday Night Raw' star Cody Rhodes discusses WrestleMania

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As "Monday Night Raw" fans know, this Sunday is the biggest wrestling pay-per-view event of the year, WrestleMania XXVIII. In the fourth of a five-part Q&A with WWE superstars, Intercontinental champion Cody Rhodes talks about what the event means to him.

Q: WrestleMania is the Super Bowl of pro wrestling. Do you feel more pressure to have a good match Sunday than any other time of the year?

No. I don’t feel more pressure because every other match you have during the year is what brings you to WrestleMania. Sure, there are more people watching WrestleMania but the hard part is getting there.

Q: What is your favorite moment in WrestleMania history?

I’m going to pick a moment that I know nobody else would pick: “Macho Man” Randy Savage’s retirement match vs. the Ultimate Warrior. It wasn’t the match that was great, but Macho Man's reuniting with Miss Elizabeth afterward. It was such a great moment and people in the stands were actually crying.

Q: If you could transport any wrestler from history, in the prime of his career, to face you at next year's WrestleMania, who would it be and why?

Shawn Michaels. The problem with Shawn Michaels is that he has been called “Mr. WrestleMania” for so long that he will always be called that. The only way to change that would be to beat him at WrestleMania, 1, 2, 3.

Q: If you were ever inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, who is the first person you thank?

Myself. This is entertainment. This is show business. Nice guys finish last. I have found that the meaner I get in my career, the more success I’ve had. I’d thank myself.

Q: Twenty years from now, when people are looking back at your career, what do you hope they say?

“I didn’t see him coming.” I’ve portrayed several distinctly different characters already in my career and now I can just be me.

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Photo: Cody Rhodes. Credit: WWE

 

 

'Monday Night Raw' star Santino Marella discusses 'WrestleMania'

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As "Monday Night Raw" fans know, this Sunday is the biggest wrestling pay-per-view event of the year, WrestleMania XXVIII. In the third of a five-part Q&A with WWE superstars, U.S. champion Santino Marella talks about what the event means to him.

Q: WrestleMania is the Super Bowl of pro wrestling. Do you feel more pressure to have a good match Sunday than any other time of the year?

Yes, there is definitely more pressure. Just the sheer size of the audience is intimidating. At the same time, I am ready. I have been preparing for this moment my whole life.

Q: What is your favorite moment in WrestleMania history?

To be honest, I don’t have one favorite moment. There is Steamboat versus Macho Man, Hulk Hogan versus Andre the Giant, but it’s hard to say I have one distinct favorite moment. I definitely loved WrestleMania in the '80s.

Q: If you could transport any wrestler from history, in the prime of his career, to face you at next year's WrestleMania, who would it be and why?

Dynamite Kid or Davey Boy Smith. One of the British Bulldogs. They weren’t the biggest guys but they were so strong and athletic.

Q: If you were ever inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame one day, who is the first person you thank?

Rip Rogers. He was one of my trainers and was very influential on my style of wrestling.

Q: Twenty years from now, when people are looking back at your career, what do you hope they say?

How entertaining I was and that I never failed to bring smiles to people’s faces.

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Photo: Santino Marella prepares to hit his devastating "Cobra strike" finisher. Credit: WWE.

 

'Monday Night Raw' star David Otunga talks about 'WrestleMania'

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As "Monday Night Raw" fans know, this Sunday is the biggest wrestling pay-per-view event of the year, WrestleMania XXVIII. In the second of a five-part Q&A with WWE superstars, David Otunga talks about what the event means to him.

WrestleMania is the Super Bowl of pro wrestling. Do you feel more pressure to have a good match Sunday than any other time of the year?

David Otunga: Yes. Absolutely. WrestleMania truly is our Super Bowl. It's the time that you dream about. I have been imaging my WrestleMania moment forever and I have built it up so much in my head that I want it to be perfect. You are going to have so many eyes watching you – it’s the best of the best. The pressure is on to have a really good showing.

What is your favorite moment in WrestleMania history?

Without a doubt, when Hogan slammed Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III. That was huge for me. I remember being a kid watching a VS tape and watching it over and over again. It was just so cool to see your hero do something that was seemingly impossible. It was an awesome feat of strength.

If you could transport any wrestler from history, in the prime of his career, to face you at next year's WrestleMania, who would it be and why?
 

I am going to say Andre the Giant. He was the original giant. He was unbelievable. I think that would be an awesome dream match.

If you were ever inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame one day, who is the first person you thank?

WHEN I AM INDUCTED, the first person I will thank is my dad.  He was the one who would take me to all the WWE events as a kid. He used to watch it with me on TV. He really supported my passion for it as a kid and it was something that we did together. I always think about him. He passed away before I got into law school. I imagine him watching me in WWE now living my dream.

Twenty years from now, when people are looking back at your career, what do you hope they say?

I hope they say, "Wow. He was one of the greatest of all time. There was never anybody like him before and there will never be anybody like him again."

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'Monday Night Raw' recap: Finally, WrestleMania is here

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This week's "Monday Night Raw" was all about this Sunday's big WrestleMania XVIII pay-per-view, so rather than review "Raw," let's take a look at the Super Bowl of wrestling and make some match predictions.

Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos versus Beth Phoenix and Eve: There's no way Maria Menounos agreed to appear on the show just to lose, so look for her team to win.

Randy Orton versus Kane: Kane returned to WWE as a supposedly unstoppable monster again just to get beaten by John Cena. If he loses to Orton, it will be really hard to paint him as an unstoppable monster ever again, so I'm picking Kane to win.

Cody Rhodes versus Big Show: It's time to push Rhodes up to the next level, and a win over Big Show would help do that.

Team Teddy versus Team Johnny, winner becomes GM of "Raw" and "Smackdown": If WWE feels the John Laurinaitis character has played itself out, then this would be a good way to write him off the show. I don't think he has though, so I'm predicting a Team Johnny win.

World heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan versus Sheamus: Bryan's character grows each week, and is building a sizable fan base. It would be a mistake to take the belt off him this soon.

WWE champion CM Punk versus Chris Jericho: WIth his commitment to his band, Fozzy, including a summer tour, Jericho is more of a part-time wrestler nowadays. Time for Punk to show everyone he is indeed the best in the world.

The Undertaker versus Triple H (Hell in a Cell with special ref Shawn Michaels): Undertaker's WrestleMania winning streak may end one day, but Triple H should not be the guy to do it. Look for Undertaker to scratch out a victory, but with both guys having to be taken out on a stretcher, allowing Triple H to complete his transition to full-time executive. With both of them taken out on the stretcher, who is the last man standing from the Attitude era? Shawn Michaels.

John Cena versus The Rock: If it were me, I'd have Rock win thanks to interference from the Miz, with Rock making a full-fledged heel turn, revealing that he has indeed truly gone Hollywood. This sets up a rematch at SummerSlam, which takes place in L.A., which Rock will reveal he considers his true home town, since this is where the movie stars live. The vanquished Cena gets his revenge in L.A.

What do you think will happen? Leave a comment and let us know.

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Photo: Members of Team Johnny, from left, the Miz, Vickie Guerrero, John Laurinaitis and David Otunga in the ring during "Monday Night Raw." Credit: WWE.

 

 

   

 

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