Tonight’s WWE Raw SuperShow comes from Laredo, Texas and the big storyline being hyped is Brock Lesnar’s answer to Triple H’s challenge for a match at WWE SummerSlam 2012. Brock won’t be on tonight’s show, instead it will likely be a pre-recorded message from Lesnar and/or his legal advisor Paul Heyman. Lesnar, who has a limited dates contract with the WWE, will return at the 1,o00th RAW episode and not before. Triple H is also not advertised for an appearance tonight.
Teddy Long is this week’s temporary manager of Raw and SmackDown, leading into the appointment of a full time replacement for John Laurinaitis on the 1,000th Raw. As Long is a face character, we can expect some fair contests tonight and probably another Alberto Del Rio vs Dolph Ziggler match to determine the number 1 contendership to Sheamus’ World Title at WWE No Way Out.
Tonight’s “former main eventer” making a one night only return is Diamond Dallas Page. He gave the gig away on his Facebook and Twitter pages today and he will face and defeat Heath Slater, almost certainly with the Diamond Cutter. Expect his pop to be huge.
Other notes for tonight;
WWE are advertising that more superstars will be announced for the WWE Title Money in the Bank. As mentioned last week, all entrants in that match must be former WWE Champions. We expect The Miz and Rey Mysterio to be added to the match, the latter was once thought to return on tonight’s show and The Miz next week. One of our readers also suggested Mick Foley might be placed in the match or Alberto Del Rio.
R-Truth has teased that he may appear tonight but the one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions is still not yet cleared to wrestle.
WWE are advertising the AJ Lee storyline and involvement in the Daniel Bryan vs CM Punk WWE Title match at WWE Money in the Bank, so expect that to be heavily featured.
Tyson Kidd is being advertised for a match to boost his profile before MITB. Perhaps he will face and defeat Jack Swagger who seems to be on a losing streak. Or maybe Hunico would be better but that sounds more like a Smackdown match.