Get the latest on the preview and spoilers for WWE Raw for April 22, 2013, hailing from London, England. (Photo : YouTube)
Several major stars will be in attendance on Monday live from London, England as WWE Monday Night Raw hails from abroad in what is sure to be one of the more interesting Raws of the year.
The foreign crowd helped to make WrestleMania 29 on April 7 and the Raw the following night two of the most impactful nights of WWE television this year. Now, much of that crowd will be in full force in London this Monday night and the WWE has some heavy hitters that will be in attendance.
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According to the WWE Five-Point Preview, Triple H will be making an appearance on Raw to answer former UFC star Brock Lesnar's challenge for a Steel Cage match at next month's Extreme Rules Pay Per View. The two are 1-1 in their rivalry, with Lesnar having won at Summerslam and Triple h winning their No Holds Barred match at WrestleMania. However, Triple H has reportedly been dealing with arm injuries since WrestleMania, leaving some doubt as to whether the 13-time world champion and WWE legend will be able to make it for Extreme Rules.
And speaking of legends, the Undertaker, fresh off his WrestleMania bout with CM Punk, will be making a rare televised appearance when he reunites with Kane--the duo won multiple Tag Team championships as the Brothers of Destruction-and teams with Daniel Bryan, the other half of WWE Tag Team champions Team Hell No, for the first time to take on The Shield, the undefeated trio of Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose in six-man tag action.
The site is also teasing Paul Heyman addressing CM Punk's walkout storyline. And fans of the popular five-time world champion might not be seeing Punk back for a few months, as Punk is reportedly dealing with four different injuries to his knee, according to Lords of Pain.net. Among those injuries is a strained ACL--though not torn, as that would require a year of rehab-and other torn ligaments, the site reports. Punk was reportedly planning to take time off after WrestleMania before the injuries, as he was suffering from mental burn out, and doctors are advising him to avoid in-ring competition for at least six weeks.
The world title picture is also being teased, with the storyline to lead up to a triple threat match with World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler against former champions Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger at Extreme Rules. And the John Cena-Ryback rivalry will also continue as a teased response from WWE Champion Cena to Ryback's standing away while The Shield beat up on Cena last week was hinted.
And more on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, as the Rock told Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg in an interview recently that WrestleMania 29 was possibly his last match.
However, The Rock, who will be undergoing surgery next week to repair abdominal damage he suffered at WrestleMania 29 against Cena, confirmed that there were plans to build a WrestleMania 30 matchup against Lesnar. The fate of those plans is now unknown due to the Rock's pending surgery and recovery time and The Rock missing the Raw that would have been the pivotal start of the storyline.