RAW Preview for April 23, 2007


From WWE.com:

Preview: London bound
April 23, 2007

Raw rolls into jolly old England this week as the WWE Superstars continue on their two week tour of Europe. With a new Intercontinental Champion and less than a week until Backlash, Raw’s London bash is sure to be a knockout.

WWE Champion John Cena will face his WrestleMania 23 opponent and former tag team partner, Shawn Michaels, in a WrestleMania Rematch. These two talented Superstars have not squared off in the ring since Detroit, and their unresolved issues will certainly make this a memorable match. Will Cena be able to escape without HBK’s shoe print on his face?

Santino Marella made history in Milan when he became the first WWE fan to claim the Intercontinental Championship. Mr. McMahon was furious with ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley for aiding Marella in his No Holds Barred Match against Umaga. How will The Chairman respond? What will become of this new Intercontinental Champion?

The Great Khali will be in action when Raw rolls into London as well. Last week, a video aired showing just how dominant the Punjabi giant has been in WWE; who will be the unlucky one to match up with Khali in London? (Watch a video of The Great Khali in action)

Also last week, Torrie Wilson won a Diva fashion show and was immediately attacked by Women’s Champion Melina, but Mickie James came to her friend’s aid and dropped the champion to spark a brawl. A match between Mickie and Melina was announced for Backlash later in the night; will the two Divas be at each other’s throats again on Raw just six days before they meet up at the pay-per-view in Atlanta?

Find out all this and more on Raw, Monday night at 9/8 CT on USA Network.

In other news, PWInsider.com is reporting that Randy Orton is indeed NOT in England, but Mick Foley is, so take that for what it’s worth.

Matthew Michaels is editor emeritus of Pulse Wrestling, and has been since the site launched.