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WWE RAW is live tonight from Des Moines, Iowa. WWE has not advertised any matches ahead of time for the show as of early Monday morning for the show.
With that being said, the following is scheduled for tonight’s edition of WWE Monday Night RAW…
* Daniel Bryan looks for revenge against Triple H and those associated with him.
* The McMahon and Triple H are all advertised for RAW.
* The fallout of AJ Lee’s promo on the Divas.
* CM Punk continues to hunt down Paul Heyman.
* WWE.com is featuring a five-point preview hyping storylines at this link.
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Lately there has been a lot of criticism surrounding the Daniel Bryan/Randy Orton/McMahon family feud, especially considering WWE’s Be A Star anti-bullying efforts. Triple H addressed the change in his character, writing on Twitter:
“OMG, someone just told me that Darth Vader is a character in a movie!!!! Silly me all this time I thought he was just a big bully #BAStar”
WWE.com updated earlier with a full “Five-Point Preview” of tonight’s RAW. Let’s take a closer look at each talking point.
Corporate Scapegoat - Daniel Bryan versus Triple H’s new “corporation” continues to be the biggest story in professional wrestling. WWE.com has labeled The Shield a goon-squad. While the endgame is Daniel Bryan versus Randy Orton, and eventually...
– Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald is featuring an interview with WWE’s Paul Heyman discussing aspects of the new WWE 2K14 video game and giving credit to WWE for evolving and creating new younger stars on the roster.
Heyman added, “You have to credit WWE for it has a true youth initiative. It’s starts at the top. You can demonstrate all day how great you are, but if the...
Embedded below are highlights from the September 2nd, 2013 episode of WWE Raw.
The Miz vs. Fandango
Daniel Bryan refuses to give up his WWE Title opportunity at Night of Champions
Dolph Ziggler vs. Ryback
Stephanie McMahon informs Big Show he has no choice but to face Daniel Bryan
Prime Time Players vs. 3MB
Bray Wyatt declares Kane made his bed and now he’s burning in it
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
A match between Kane and Bray Wyatt is expected to take place at the Hell in a Cell PPV. The plan is for Kane to return after Night of Champions to continue the feud with Wyatt.
Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan is also said to be planned for the next few months. WWE is reportedly planning the feud to carry on throughout the fall, with Bryan and...
- WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel recently spoke with The Carroll County Times. Here are some highlights from the interview:If he had any input on the name “Curtis Axel”: “When I became Michael McGillicutty, ever since that point, I was throwing hundreds of names at them. And I’m sure Axel Curtis or Curtis Axel was in there somewhere. I was talking with a guy that...
- Here is the preview for next Sunday's episode of WWE Total Divas:
- Tonight's WWE Main Event and SmackDown tapings will take place from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. No matches have been announced but WWE teased that Daniel Bryan would be in action. Advertised locally is Bryan vs. Randy Orton plus The Shield vs. Mark Henry, Big Show and Rob Van Dam.
Edge tweeted about his return to RAW on next week's show:
"Comin back home to #Raw and Toronto next Monday. Raw gets Rated R. That's good for business. See ya next week Edgeheads, bring your earplugs"
PWInsider reports that Edge will be promoting the new season of Haven on SyFy and is not signed to do anything additional for WWE at this time.
Big Names Returning...
Tonight’s show opens with Jo Jo watching Justin Gabriel stretch. Her and Eva ask Chris Jericho if Justin is single and he makes fun of her a bit. Then, clips from a match of Daniel Bryan, Kane and Randy Orton facing The Shield are shown. Bryan walks up to Brie after the match to greet her. Jo Jo and Eva tease her a bit. Jo Jo is then shown talking to Gabriel. Eva says she is worried...
It’s Tuesday so Brian and Steve are back to review WWE Raw from last night including an emotional Big Show, Daniel Bryan standing up to the big man, Stephanie McMahon’s magical powers, CM Punk’s money promo, Dolph Ziggler possibly being in the doghouse, the Night of Champions PPV, AJ Styles promo last week on Impact Wrestling and more.
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- Filming will begin on September 23rd in Vancouver, British Columbia for WWE’s See No Evil 2, starring Kane. The movie is currently scheduled for a straight-to-DVD release. Kane has been resting up and preparing for the movie.
- R-Truth is featured on the promotional poster for WWE’s Hell In a Cell pay-per-view. Here’s the poster and synopsis from In Demand:
“Home to WWE’s...
Credit: Jason Rainwater
The Wells Fargo Arena was a full house other than the usual seats left empty for the static camera.
It was a hot crowd all night and definitely helped show WWE that Des Moines can be a location to come back regularly to.
The crowd was unique in that there were pockets of areas where fans were pro-Orton and pro-Bryan so there was a good back and forth between...
- The following matches and segments were cut from this week’s RAW on Hulu Plus:
* Fandango vs. The Miz
* Backstage segment between Booker T and Daniel Bryan
* Jinder Mahal and Heath Slater vs. Darren Young and Titus O’Neil
* Backstage segment between Brad Maddox, Paul Heyman and Triple H
* Bray Wyatt video promo
* Damien Sandow vs. Rob Van Dam
- Edge is being advertised to make...
- Tonight's WWE RAW takes place from the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. No matches have been announced for TV for tonight's show but all of the top stars, including The McMahon family, are advertised.
Advertised locally as dark main events is CM Punk vs. Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman in a handicap match plus The Shield vs. Rob Van Dam, Big Show and Mark Henry, which...
– WWE will be releasing some new DVD and Blu-ray titles over the next two months. This includes “Legends of Mid-South Wrestling” on 9/10, “Triple H – Thy Kingdom Come” on 9/24, “Goldberg: The Ultimate Collection” on 10/8, “Straight to the Top: The Money in the Bank Ladder Match Anthology” on 10/29 and “The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment”...