Report: WWE Has Big Plans For Raw This Month to Help Kick Off the Road to WrestleMania

Nick Paglino

WWE RawAccording to The Wrestling Observer, WWE has big plans for Raw this month, beginning with next week's show and the 20th anniversary of Raw on January 14th.

As we previously reported, the last two Raw shows of 2012, which were taped and aired on holiday nights, drew very poor ratings and ended the year with sinking numbers for WWE. As a result, the company plans to kick off 2013 with a bang, and has booked a TLC Title match for Raw next week, as well as the return of The Rock. Additionally, the show will be faced with stiff competition as the BCS National Championship game is broadcast that night. According to WWE sources, there are big Raw plans in store for 1/7 that should have everybody "buzzing" by 11:15pm EST.

As for the January 14th edition of Raw, which is the 20th anniversary of the show, various WWE Legends are expected to make appearances, and since the show emanates from Houston, TX, it's very possible that The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and/or Steve Austin could appear. It's also very possible that WWE could announce the first inductee into the 2013 Hall of Fame that night.

On the whole, Vince McMahon is said to be very high on kicking off 2013 and the road to WrestleMania in a big way, so WWE has plans for every Raw show this month to be "stacked," to help boost WWE into the new year.

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