The WWE is currently on their European tour and this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw 4/22/13 should be another hot crowd similar to the one that we saw two weeks ago in New Jersey on the night after WrestleMania 29.
Of course, the big story here is that The Undertaker has made the trek overseas and so the Deadman will be main eventing Raw, teaming up with Kane and Daniel Bryan to take on The Shield in a very fascinating six-man tag match.
In their own words, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns reminded us on this past week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown that while The Undertaker is undefeated at WrestleMania, The Shield is undefeated, period:
For me, this is a high stakes callout by The Shield that can really be a game-changer for the young trio. And so, what I would love to see happen on Raw this week is for The Shield to not only defeat The Undertaker and Team Hell No, but to beat them absolutely senseless.
We all know it’s no secret that The Undertaker is more of a special attraction at this point and that the Phenom is not likely to stick around much longer this year. If this episode of Raw is his last hurrah for the year, then I’d love to see one of those Triple Power Bombs on Taker and the visual of one of The Shield members actually pinning the Deadman 1-2-3 … before Triple Power Bombing him AGAIN afterwards.
If Taker is sticking around until Extreme Rules, then I’d love to see Ambrose and Rollins face Team Hell No for the Tag titles at that PPV, with Roman Reigns battling The Undertaker one-on-one in some kind of hardcore gimmick match. They can even make the stipulation that The Shield is banned from ring side for each other’s matches, setting up intrigue as to how they might do when the numbers game is not stacked in their favor.
This can lead to two very solid matches for Extreme Rules that makes the whole event seem a lot more interesting, watchable and fresh than it would be with simply Cena-Ryback, Henry-Sheamus, Orton-Big Show and Lesnar-HHH for the five thousandth (third) time.
Personally, I’d LOVE to see Reigns be given that opportunity, as I have really liked his work during all of these six-man tag matches we’ve seen The Shield in to date.
And, well, if they want to write off The Undertaker until next year’s WrestleMania and leave a little bit of a cliffhanger for the audience, then why not put Roman Reigns over BIG TIME here? It wouldn’t even matter if Reigns won by hook or by crook in this case, since a singles win over Taker is extremely hard to come by these days.
After the match, you can still take out the Deadman in some sort of memorable 3-on-1 spot, and then when WrestleMania XXX season comes around, perhaps Taker will seek out revenge on Roman Reigns and actually want to face him at WrestleMania, you know, instead of someone boring and overcooked like John Cena.
I guess I truly do believe in The Shield to make something like this work long-term.
Let’s just hope WWE doesn’t muck it up.
That’s all from me — CB.
What would you like to see happen between The Shield, Team Hell No and The Undertaker at Raw? Would you rather see The Undertaker face John Cena or someone else like Roman Reigns at WrestleMania XXX? Who would you have Taker face next year in your dream scenario? Sound off in the comments section below!