Post Payback Weekly Beat Down!

Written by Christian Miller

Here we are, on the cusp of another Monday Night RAW and less than 24 hours removed from the WWE’s newest PPV Payback.

So, what can we expect to happen on RAW tonight based off what happened at the PPV and on RAW’s official Five Point Preview? Stick around to find out and be wary of spoilers!

Point 1

Mark Henry will be making his return to RAW tonight. This will be the first time that the WWE has seen Henry since his loss to Sheamus at Extreme Rules. However, it may also be the last time we see him in awhile.

The rumor going around the interwebs, based on a series of cryptic tweets, is that Mark Henry is set to announce his retirement from the ring tonight.




Will he do it? I have no idea, however, if he did decide to retire it would be a fitting end to a long and great career.

Point 2

Dolph Ziggler lost his World Heavyweight Title last night to Alberto Del Rio in what was only his second match since coming back from a serious concussion.

Surprisingly, Del Rio won by exploiting Ziggler’s obvious weakness and kicking him in the head about 1000 times. So, what can we expect to happen tonight? Will Ziggler evoke his rematch clause? My guess is that it will happen at Money in the Bank and that tonight creative will try and play out to the concussion story line more.

I wonder if Ziggler is getting frustrated at all with his standing in the company and his booking. Maybe he should try and make an Impact somewhere else…

Point 3

So what’s next for Daniel Bryan? He and Randy Orton lost to The Shield last night, so what could possibly happen tonight?

Well, if more rumors are to be believed, Bryan is next in line for a shot at the WWE Championship at Money in the Bank. If this is truly the case, look for the build up to begin tonight.

Point 4

Last night, Cena beat Ryback in their 3 Stages of Hell match by slamming Ryback through the roof of an ambulance. He then walked away with his title like a bad ass.

So, now that Ryback and Cena’s feud is over, what’s going to happen to him tonight? Hopefully a run in with Daniel Bryan.

Point 5

Last night, CM Punk made his triumphant return and handily defeated Chris Jericho.

There seemed to be a slight rift developing between Punk and Heyman though when Punk took issue with Heyman’s attempts to interfere in the match. So, what’s next for Punk? I smell a face turn for Punk as a result of Heyman (and Curtis Axel’s) betrayal. Axel and Punk have already took swipes at each other on Twitter. It seems like the next logical step.

What do you hope to see on RAW tonight? Sound off in the comments section below.

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