Raw Preview 05/05/13
On last week's Raw, WWE Champion John Cena attempted to do his part to compete, as he teamed up with Team Hell No to take on The Shield. Originally, Ryback had been scheduled as the partner for the tag team champs, but backed out, saying he didn't trust them. Once Ryback left the building, Cena said despite his injury, he'd compete. Later on, that injury came back to play a part in the match, as Cena didn't have the strength to hoist up one of The Shield members with his hurt heel. Shield took the match, and Ryback got to look on as Cena was checked on to finish off the show. Will these two cross paths again on tonight's episode of Raw before their Extreme Rules match?
Also on last week's Raw, Alberto Del Rio's personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, was able to win a Triple Threat match against Zeb Colter and Big E Langston. With the victory, Del Rio was allowed to choose the stipulation for the upcoming Triple Threat match at Extreme Rules for the World Championship. Del Rio chose for it to be a ladders match, which is fitting as Del Rio, Swagger, and Ziggler all won Money in the Bank ladder matches and eventually cashed in contracts to become champions. Now the three will look to gain momentum heading into the upcoming Extreme Rules PPV. Which wrestler will stand tall on tonight's show?
And finally, several other stories will continue this week, such as Big Show and Rand Orton's feud, and Sheamus and Mark Henry's feud. Fandango and Great Khali also had a Dance-off, with the dancing superstar attacking Khali from behind and hitting a leg drop on him due to the results. What sorts of matches will these superstars end up in, and will it lead to matches or stipulations for Extreme Rules PPV?