WWE Monday Night Raw Preview for 05.30.2016: John Cena Returns on Memorial Day, Seth Rollins/Roman Reigns Heats Up, Shane/Stephanie In Shadow of Pending Brand Extension


WWE has a huge episode of Monday Night Raw for Memorial Day highlighted by the return of John Cena.

WWE.com on Cena’s planned return:
On a special Memorial Day edition of Raw, John Cena officially enters WWE’s New Era, which has drastically transformed the sports-entertainment landscape since the Centation leader last stepped between the ropes. What might the 15-time World Champion have in store, live in Green Bay? WWE.com has some ideas.

The rumors are all about the brand extension right now, with almost everything up for grabs as the entire landscape will change.

In the meantime, Cena will be back – but who will he be against?

Rusev has made it interesting on Twitter:

Could it be Rusev feuding with Cena?

The next big PPV is Money in the Bank.

Shane McMahon setup the main event – Seth Rollins challenging Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Title. Rollins returned from injury at Extreme Rules, and re-asserted himself as a heel on Raw last week. However, he was spurned by Stephanie McMahon when trying to re-establish their bond. What is next in the Reigns vs. Rollins feud? And how does Stephanie vs. Shane

It will be interesting to see how the Shane and Stephanie dynamic continues to develop, given that the apparent conclusion is a split in about 2 months. Or will WWE introduce HHH, Vince McMahon or others to mix it up?

It looks like there will be another match between Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin on Raw. Will this feud come to an end on WWE TV? Or will there be more to it?

Charlotte was ruthless in dismissing her father, Ric Flair, last week on Raw, sending him away from her permanently. Her new backup – Dana Brooke – remains loyal, and that heel two-some appears ready to dominate the Women’s scene. Who will step up alongside Natalya to combat this blond duo? And have we heard the last of Ric Flair?

After a serious concussion and injury scare, Enzo Amore returned to Raw last week to a huge crowd reaction and he was amped up to 11. He and Big Cass are continuing their hot feud with the Dudley Boyz, which appears on a collission course for Money in the Bank. Both teams will be on hand for Raw and expect some hot promo segements at the very least.

The Money in the Bank PPV will obviously feature a Money in the Bank ladder match, with the winner getting an instant WWE World Heavyweight Title shot at any time.

On Raw and Smackdown last week, 6 of the 7 planned participants were determine

Who is the last person in the match?

One person who would love to be the last person and that is AJ Styles, who lost to Kevin Owens last week. Styles also dismissed The Club, apparently dissolving their faction before even getting started. This seems like an interim chapter in a longer story – what will happen next? And does it still include a possible inclusion of Finn Balor?

For those expecting to see Stardust, Cody Rhodes asked for and was released from WWE.

On Twitter, he posted a “wish list” for those he wishes to face later this year after his 90 day non-compete

Wade Barrett posted a humorous retort:

Brie Bella posted a new pic with Daniel Bryan this week

Raw should be a big show with all this, plus the New Day, Dean Ambrose, Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens and much much more.

Here is the WWE.com Quick Hits Preview:

  1. What does John Cena have planned for his return? Defying expectations of WWE Universe members and medical professionals alike, John Cena returns to WWE months ahead of schedule following intensive shoulder surgery in January.
  2. Will former ‘brothers’ collide?
  3. Can The Showoff out-grapple The Lone Wolf? Indeed, since The Architect’s reign came to an end due to injury, Rollins will put his money where his mouth is – appropriately, at WWE Money in the Bank, where he’ll face his former Shield “brother,” The Big Dog.
  4. What’s going through Charlotte’s mind? Will Ziggler finally take Corbin to the mat once and for all?
  5. Is Dudleyville ‘S.A.W.F.T.’? The New Era might be about to teach these Attitude Era veterans what “attitude” is all about. How you doin’, Dudleys?!
  6. Who will emerge as the final Money in the Bank Ladder Match participant? Who will compete for a chance at destiny?

Here is the latest card for WWE Money in the Bank 2016

WWE World Heavyweight Title
Roman Reigns (c) vs. Seth Rollins

Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Sami Zayn vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro vs. Chris Jericho vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. ???

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Who will feud with John Cena upon his return?

  • Roman Reigns (27%, 55 Votes)
  • Rusev (27%, 55 Votes)
  • Seth Rollins (13%, 26 Votes)
  • Alberto Del Rio (11%, 22 Votes)
  • Shane McMahon (7%, 14 Votes)
  • Stephanie McMahon (5%, 11 Votes)
  • Kevin Owens (5%, 10 Votes)
  • Kalisto (4%, 8 Votes)

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