Raw Preview 10/22/12
Tonight's episode of WWE Raw arrives with less than one week until the epic Hell in a Cell Pay-Per-View event. On last week's Raw, the huge main event match involving the WWE Championship was officially signed. It was determined by doctors that John Cena wouldn't be healthy enough to compete in time. Due to that information, Vince McMahon made the decision to put Ryback in the main event against CM Punk. Cena appeared to be on board as Ryback's biggest fan towards the end of the show, and Punk soon learned that the "hungry" superstar, Ryback, isn't playing around. What will be next for both competitors in the main event match, and John Cena?
Tonight's Raw will also feature the finals of the WWE tag team tournament to determine #1 contenders. The winners of tonight's match, featuring Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara vs. Rhodes Scholar will compete against Team Hell No at the Pay-Per-View on Sunday. Last week saw the tournament stalled as Rey Mysterio was out of action with stomach problems. Instead, Rhodes and Sandow took on Primo and Epico, and defeated them in an intense battle. Now the duo will look to continue their momentum with a win over Mysterio and Sin Cara. Will Rey be ready for this match, or will his recent stomach issues give Rhodes Scholar the easy victory?
And finally, several other superstars will be preparing for Hell in a Cell. That includes the new Intercontinental Champion, Kofi Kingston, the World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, and the aforementioned tag team champions. Also, the various competitors in their matchups will be looking to gain momentum or some sort of advantage against their HIAC opponents. Will The Miz or Big Show have any surprises in store for Kofi or Sheamus? Will Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio cross paths ahead of their HIAC match? Also, will Dolph Ziggler continue to make promises that he'll leave HIAC as he new World Champion?
Check out all the action and excitement of the newest episode of Raw tonight at 9PM EST on USA!