July 23, 2012
Raw 1,000 is officially upon us, and the stakes have never been higher for everyone involved. Brock Lesnar will return to a WWE ring to answer Triple H’s SummerSlam challenge in person, likely with his devilish mouthpiece, Paul Heyman, in tow. The Rock will also make his grand return for the first time since April 2, and will probably have a few words for the WWE Champion … which may end up being a different Superstar at the end of the night since John Cena has stated he’ll cash in his Money in the Bank WWE Championship Match contract on the embattled CM Punk before the night is out. Oh, and by the way, Raw is three hours, starting at 8/7 CT, not just this Monday but every Monday from now on! Here are five things to look forward to on this historic night.
Show me the Money (in the Bank)!
John Cena is coming for CM Punk. The Cenation leader gave his solemn vow last week to the WWE Universe that he would redeem the coveted Money in the Bank contract against The Second City Saint for a one-on-one opportunity at Punk’s WWE Championship on Raw 1,000. Apart from the odd twist of fate this represents for Punk himself (he’s a two-time Money in the Bank winner and twice cashed it in on vulnerable foes to abscond with the World Heavyweight Championship), this also presents the possibility for Cena to reignite his rivalry with The Rock, only with the consequences elevated to new heights by the wrinkle of the WWE Title. Money in the Bank history is on Cena’s side, but he has yet to defeat Punk for the title since losing it to him at last year’s Money in the Bank. Which Superstar will win out when the big one is on the line?