Itâ<80><99>s often said that everything is bigger in Texas. That adage will certainly hold true when Raw sweeps into the stateâ<80><99>s capital of Austin Monday night.
The tremors from John Cenaâ<80><99>s surprise return at Royal Rumble are still being felt. After shaking things up last week by striking the first blow against Randy Orton, the former WWE Champion shows no signs of relenting. For Orton, the man responsible for putting Cena on the shelf, the idea of his WWE Championship run being jeopardized must be unsettling. Can Cenaâ<80><99>s ferocity really be deterred until the two face off in a title match at No Way Out? And just how far is Orton willing to go to hang on to his most prized possession?
Thereâ<80><99>s also the matter of Jeff Hardy, who made it perfectly clear he has no intention of turning tail and running after having come so close to WWE gold. Just how he will make his presence felt is yet to be seen, especially since he will be one of six competitors in the Elimination Chamber at No Way Out. And how will the rest of the Superstars involved in the Chamber â<80>” Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, JBL and Umaga â<80>” seek to get an advantage with an opportunity to face the WWE Champion at WrestleMania at stake?
And with another frustratingly close loss to Womenâ<80><99>s Champion Beth Phoenix, Mickie James appears to be at her boiling point. What will it take for the Diva to finally score a victory over The Glamazon? And is she prepared to do whatever it takes?
To find out the answers to these questions, tune in to Raw live 9/8 CT on the USA Network.