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Tonight’s WWE RAW takes place from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. No part-time stars such as The Undertaker, Triple H, Brock Lesnar or Chris Jericho are advertised for tonight. CM Punk is also off the listings for tonight’s show.
The main event for tonight is scheduled to be Ryback and John Cena vs. The Shield in a handicap match but it remains to be seen if Cena will be able to wrestle after being injured on the recent WWE tour overseas. Cena has confirmed he will be at RAW and will address the injury. Cena and Alberto Del Rio vs. Ryback and Dolph Ziggler is advertised locally.
WWE is focusing on the following points for tonight’s show:
* Can The Shield be stopped?
* A new Divas Champion in AJ Lee on the horizon?
* No love lost between Ziggler, Swagger and Del Rio
* What will Fandango’s next move be for Chris Jericho?
* How severe is Cena’s injury?
BEST OF MAXIM
WWE creative have been on the money with The Shield. They have been booked better than any newcomers in recent memory yet at the end of the day I am starting to wonder what the end game here is for Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns.
WWE sent out the following today…
WWE® SUPERSTAR JOHN CENA® CELEBRATES WORLD WISH DAY WITH MAKE-A-WISH CHILDREN LIVE ON MONDAY NIGHT RAW®
WWE Superstar John Cena celebrated World Wish Day on Monday, April 29 with three wish kids that attended Monday Night Raw live in Columbus, OH. Logan Parks of Stanton, Kentucky, Jacob Lawson of Hutchinson, Minnesota and Nicholas Santillo of...
WWE announced Monday night before the start of Raw that John Cena is still scheduled to team with Ryback against The Shield in a handicap match. Cena is reportedly battling an Achilles injury.
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- CM Punk is currently not listed for any television, pay-per-views or house show events for the entire month of May. Punk’s next schedule appearance is for a Raw TV taping on June 3rd in Hartford, Conn.
- Chris Jericho is only scheduled for two house shows May leading into the Extreme Rules pay-per-view event. Those dates are, May 11th in Beaumont, Texas and May 12th in Ft. Worth...
- WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross published another blog entry and wrote the following about John Cena’s injury.
“Cena worked through his injury while in Europe which many would not have done but I’m under the impression that he’s pushed it about as far as he can at this point in the process.”
- Zack Ryder has posted tweeted a new photo of his long hair he seems to be growing...
Join us tonight at 8pm EST for live coverage of WWE RAW from Columbus, Ohio with John Cena & Ryback vs. The Shield and more. Coverage begins when RAW hits the air so stay tuned…
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- The Undertaker appears to have been written off WWE TV for the foreseeable future after being destroyed by The Shield on last Friday’s SmackDown.WWE officials are interested in having The Undertaker wrestle a match at this year’s SummerSlam pay-per-view.Regarding Taker defending The Streak at WrestleMania XXX in 2014, there is already talk of Ryback getting the shot but some...
John Cena injured but will be at RAW, Mick Foley on if Rock should keep wrestling, Triple H puts over The Shield, and Scott Hall surgery update.
WWE Smackdown TV taping report
April 30, 2013
Report by Ron Roberts, PWTorch reader
Ryback came out to a decent pop and cut a promo about John Cena being hurt. He said the Law of Nature dictates that only the strong survive, and the crowd answered with an annoying “What?” chant.
(1) Ryback beat WWE tag champion Daniel Bryan with Shell Shock. Ryback...
- Michael Cole shared a photo of himself and JBL hanging out with the Columbus crew of MLS on Twitter.
- Titus O'Neil posted a new Tout video announcing that the Prime Time Players will be training with the Ohio State University before Tonight's Raw.
- WWE Diva AJ Lee commented on tonight's Raw event, writing on Twitter, "Raw tonight starring Ziggy, E, and myself...
– This week’s WWE SmackDown dropped 12% in social media activity. The show was up against the NFL Draft and NBA Playoffs. The show scored a 61,880 in social media activity. This was one of the lowest social media scores of the year. SmackDown this week featured an appearance by The Undertaker that was not advertised in-advance. The show ranked #7 on cable TV on Friday night,...