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Raw rolls into jolly old England this week as the WWE Superstars continue on their two week tour of Europe. With a new Intercontinental Champion and less than a week until Backlash, Rawâ<80><99>s London bash is sure to be a knockout.
WWE Champion John Cena will face his WrestleMania 23 opponent and former tag team partner, Shawn Michaels, in a WrestleMania Rematch. These two talented Superstars have not squared off in the ring since Detroit, and their unresolved issues will certainly make this a memorable match. Will Cena be able to escape without HBKâ<80><99>s shoe print on his face?
Santino Marella made history in Milan when he became the first WWE fan to claim the Intercontinental Championship. Mr. McMahon was furious with ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley for aiding Marella in his No Holds Barred Match against Umaga. How will The Chairman respond? What will become of this new Intercontinental Champion?
The Great Khali will be in action when Raw rolls into London as well. Last week, a video aired showing just how dominant the Punjabi giant has been in WWE; who will be the unlucky one to match up with Khali in London?
Also last week, Torrie Wilson won a Diva fashion show and was immediately attacked by Womenâ<80><99>s Champion Melina, but Mickie James came to her friendâ<80><99>s aid and dropped the champion to spark a brawl. A match between Mickie and Melina was announced for Backlash later in the night; will the two Divas be at each otherâ<80><99>s throats again on Raw just six days before they meet up at the pay-per-view in Atlanta?
Find out all this and more on Raw, Monday night at 9/8 CT on USA Network.
ECW PREVIEW FOR TONIGHT:
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CM Punk, ECWâ<80><99>s fastest-rising young star, shocked the Land of the Extreme and his legion of fans when he joined the conniving New Breed last week on ECW on Sci Fi. He told WWE.com why he made his decision, but will he have anything to say before the fans in Italy? And what does his acquisition mean to the New Breedâ<80><99>s battle for supremacy in ECW with the Originals? What repercussions await the New Breed and CM Punk this week? Find out as ECW on Sci Fi goes international.
Things looked bleak for the Originals as one of their cornerstones, Sabu, appeared to be severely injured after New Breed leader Elijah Burke aggravated a neck injury he suffered at his hands in an Extreme Rules Eight-Man-Tag Team Match. What is the Homicidal, Suicidal, Genocidal, Death-Defying Maniacâ<80><99>s condition? And with the addition of Punk to the New Breed, will the Originals be forced to seek reinforcements?
An exuberant Mr. McMahon boasted last week that he showed ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley â<80>” in bloody fashion on Raw â<80>” that he would make his life a living hell after he embarrassed him at WrestleMania 23. The Chairman has vowed to take the ECW World Championship when Lashley defends the title in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match against the billionaire, his son Shane and Umaga at Backlash. Will Lashley have a response to the maniacal, bald billionaire?
Snitsky showed the Land of the Extreme that no one â<80>” not even Extreme ExposÐ¹ â<80>” is safe when heâ<80><99>s around. But Balls Mahoney thwarted the evil intentions the deranged monster had for ExposÐ¹â<80><99>s Layla.
Are these two headed for a collision course? Find out Tuesday night at 10/9 CT on ECW on Sci Fi.