WWE News RAW NEWS: Next week's top match, Where was Punk during Raw?, Ziggler returns, Henry's return date, Kaitlyn's "secret admirer," Bryan vs. Rollins, Fandango, more
Jun 10, 2013 - 11:30:49 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
WWE Raw TV news 6/10
- Triple H vs. Curtis Axel was announced for next week's Raw episode following the Payback PPV. Or, was it? During the next-to-last segment of Raw, Mr. McMahon agreed to give Hunter the match, but Hunter decided he did not want the match after all. Stephanie McMahon then put both men on the same page, presumably setting up Hunter vs. Axel as part of the latest round of McMahon Family Drama.
- World Hvt. champion Dolph Ziggler returned to Raw TV in the flesh for the first time in one month. Ziggler cut a promo on Chris Jericho, WWE management, and his Payback PPV opponent, Alberto Del Rio, to re-establish his World TItle run.
After Raw, Ziggler tweeted: "The World champ gets no love from WWE brass or the fans, OBVS (obviously) now my bitter rage targets you, Del Rio, no (offense). #PAYBACK."
- C.M. Punk, who is scheduled to return to WWE at the Payback PPV Sunday night in his hometown of Chicago, was in Chicago while Raw was going on.
"Just made every green (yellowish) light flyin' down North Ave. This is what twitter is for. #onceinalifetime," Punk tweeted during Raw.
- WWE announced that Mark Henry will return next week on Raw.
- Big E. Langston was revealed as Divas champion Kaitlyn's "secret admirer." This was a set-up for A.J. Lee to embarrass Kaitlyn ahead of their Divas Title match at Payback on Sunday.
- The first-ever Raw TV match-up between Daniel Bryan (former ROH champ Bryan Danielson) and Seth Rollins (former ROH champ Tyler Black) ended with Bryan pinning Rollins in a strong 16-minute TV match.
- Fandango did not appear on Raw after being pulled from TV following a reported concussion at last week's Smackdown TV taping. Fandango will be replaced by Curtis Axel in a three-way Intercontinental Title match at Payback.
- The third week of Wyatt Family vignettes aired. There was no indication of when Bray Wyatt and Co. will debut on WWE TV.
- WWE did not announce any matches or segments for this week's Main Event or Smackdown shows leading into Payback.
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