Monday Night Raw - 23rd July 2012
This Monday, WWE Raw makes history by reaching its incredible 1000th episode. From the first episode on the 11th January 1993 featuring Yokozuna, Shawn Michaels and the Undertaker, to the 1000th on 23rd July main evented by John Cena and CM Punk for the WWE Title. WWE has promised a stacked show as Raw moves 3 hours on a permanent basis. With so many things happening on the show, it's difficult to highlight just one, but John Cena promised to cash in his Money in the Bank contract, thus reigniting his feud with CM Punk from last year. Will John Cena become a 13 time World Champion? Or will CM Punk continue his incredible run as WWE Champion and finally end the Money in the Bank's 100% winning record? No matter what the outcome, these two have proven to be equals in the past and had tremendous matches with one another and the stage is set for another classic between them.
Also on Raw
D-X returns to Monday Night Raw. Shawn Michaels hasn't been seen since refereeing in the End of an Era Hell in a Cell at Wrestlemania, while HHH has only been on Raw sporadically lately. On Raw 1000, however, they are reunited. HHH will have to be wary, as it has been announced that Brock Lesnar will also be at Raw 1000 to respond to HHH's challenge for Summerslam. Could Lesnar interrupt the D-X reunion to send a message to Triple H?
Also on Raw, it's another WWE wedding. She might be crazy, delusional and unpredictable, but AJ appears to have re-captured Daniel Bryan's heart after he proposed once again during last night's Raw. AJ accepted and they are set to be wed on the 1000th episode of Raw. Over the years, WWE weddings have been unpredictable and memorable affairs and with two vibrant personalities like AJ and Daniel Bryan, expect this wedding to be no different.
It has been two months since John Laurinaitis was removed as permanent Raw and SmackDown General Manager. Since then, we've had a host of former GM's take control of Raw and SmackDown on a weekly basis: Mick Foley, Vickie Guerrero, Teddy Long, the Anonymous Raw General Manager (aka Hornswoggle). And even Zack Ryder has had a chance to be GM. On Raw 1000, WWE will announce the new permanent General Manager of Raw and SmackDown. Will it be one of the GM's we have seen over the last couple of months? Or will it be an entirely new GM?
The night after Wrestlemania, The Rock promised that his next goal was to win the WWE Championship. He has confirmed that he will appear at Raw 1000 - but what are the implications for the WWE Title? Could he rekindle his year long feud with John Cena should Cena win the WWE Title? Or could the Rock's next target be CM Punk?
Other questions to remain answered:
Who will Heath Slater face?
What other legends will appear?
Who will Ryback destroy next?
Who will Christian defend the Intercontinental Title against?
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