Below are key points for tonight’s live episode of WWE Monday Night Raw 8/6/12 featuring CM Punk’s reaction to Raw General Manager AJ Lee’s decision to book Punk vs. John Cena and Big Show for his WWE Championship at SummerSlam, Daniel Bryan’s newfound affinity for the words “NO! NO! NO!” when it comes to the WWE Universe, Randy Orton’s second week back from his 60-day WWE suspension, and more:
–CM Punk claimed last week that he hasn’t gotten the reverence he deserves as WWE Champion over the past few months, and he clearly stated that the WWE Champion should always be at the forefront of the WWE. AJ Lee then booked Punk in a Triple Threat match at SummerSlam vs. Big Show and John Cena for Punk’s WWE Championship. Will Punk continue to look at this as a sign of disrespect from the new Raw GM, and how will he further react to being put in a Triple Threat match at SummerSlam against two adversaries he knows very, very well?
–Last week, Daniel Bryan was put through the ringer by AJ, and understandably (if not fairly) so. At the end of the night, however, he was also taken to task by his new “anger management” therapist, none other than Kane. What will Bryan say this week about his newfound affinity for the word “NO!” that he revealed on Friday Night SmackDown, and will Kane have something else in store for him?
–Last week, Alberto Del Rio said he can do what he wants. While he backed up this notion in the ring against Santino last week, both the Raw GM AJ and SmackDown GM Booker T had something to say about Del Rio’s proclamation, and the power to do something about it, too. Will AJ have another opponent lined up for Del Rio this week, who said he didn’t want to wrestle until SummerSlam? Something tells me Albero will not be let off the hook so easily.
–Randy Orton is back. While last week the Viper easily dispatched of Heath Slater on Raw, Orton will surely want to make even more of a statement this week on Monday now that he has been back for a full week.
–The Prime Time Players are on a roll. Is tag team gold in their grasp?
All this and more, LIVE tonight on Raw…