A New Year’s Beat Down!

Written by Christian Miller

It’s Monday! That means a new episode of RAW is upon us to grace us with its graciousness. However, it’s a special RAW, as it’s the very last episode of the show in 2013! They released a special, albeit slightly strange promo video for it.

Even though we’re on the cusp of a brand new year in wrestling, we shouldn’t forget about 2013 yet. Here are five reasons why, based upon the show’s five point preview.

Point 1

Last week, Fandango beat Dolph Ziggler in a very gimmicky Christmas Present on a Pole match. Inside the present was a shot at Big E. Langston’s Intercontinental Championship on tonight’s RAW.

So we get to say goodbye to 2013 with a title match! Alright! There’s no chance of Fandango winning, but still. This could be the start of a nice little feud over the belt leading to Wrestlemania.

Point 2

I think I will just quote the WWE website for this point because…you know…I can’t really think of a way to describe this strangeness better:

“Ring in 2014 with WWE’s 7-foot, 450-pound New Year’s “baby,” Big Show. What will unfold when The World’s Largest Athlete dons a diaper to say goodbye to 2013?”

awk-moment

Awkward…

Point 3

In what was actually pretty shocking to me, WWE announced that the animal, Batista, will be making his return to the WWE on the January 20th edition of RAW, right before the Royal Rumble.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyK-EX6LZB8&w=480&h=360

So, who will his return feud be? A lot of people think Brock Lesnar. Some people think he will win the Royal Rumble and challenge Randy Orton at Wrestlemania?

Furthermore, how long will he be back? He is playing Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy after all. Is that done filming yet? I should probably find that out before asking questions like that….

Point 4

John Cena is an incredibly distinguished, 14 time World Champion. In all honesty, he’ll ultimately go down as one of the greatest of all time.

John Cena

So, what’s next for Mr. Cena? Well the rumor going around is that if they can’t get the immortal Hulk Hogan to sign a deal to team with Cena at Wrestlemania, he will be facing off against Bray Wyatt at the big event. So if that’s true, I expect Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt’s story line to wrap up soon. Maybe even tonight.

Point 5

The Authority has shown that they are very serious about making Randy Orton defend his title. They want what’s best for business, after all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNy9GRPnlZM&w=480&h=360

So, what is in store for them for 2014? Making lots of big matches, probably. Triple H burying people with his metaphorical shovel. Doing what’s best for business. That sort of thing. I hope that before long, Mr. McMahon returns to TV and throws his hat in the mix too.

What do you hope to see on RAW tonight? Sound off in the comments section, or on Twitter @christiangmill and @TheDarlingDork, with your thoughts.

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