Preview for tonight’s Raw

Oct 31, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck

– The Rock will be giving John Cena his reply to the tag team request for the Survivor Series at the top of the show, presumably via satellite. Cena last week chose his WrestleMania 28 opponent to be his tag team partner to take on The Miz and R-Truth at the Survivor Series. This will be The Rock’s first match in almost eight years in WWE after his last one at WrestleMania XX. The original plan for the Survivor Series was to have Rock and Cena in the same team for a traditional five on five Survivor Series match however plans changed and it was decided to have a normal tag team match instead.

– CM Punk will be facing World Heavyweight champion Mark Henry in a non-title match however even though there’s nothing for Henry to lose, there’s a lot for Punk on the line. In order for Punk to get the WWE title match at the upcoming Survivor Series, he must win his match against the current World Heavyweight champion. The match is the follow-up to last week’s angle with Punk, Del Rio and the interim RAW GM John Laurinaitis.

– Jim Ross has announced he will accept the Michael Cole challenge tonight. Cole said last week that if JR wins, he’ll turn over the announce table to the WWE hall of famer.

– The Muppets invade Raw!

— will be providing live coverage of tonight’s Raw, starting at 9PM ET! Happy Halloween!

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