Tonight’s WWE RAW takes place from the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida and is the first live RAW of 2013. The following is confirmed for tonight’s show:
– WWE Champion CM Punk returns to action in his first match since undergoing knee surgery last month. Punk will defend the WWE Championship against Ryback.
– The Rock will be in the house. WWE is teasing what The Rock will have to say to the winner of the CM Punk vs. Ryback match.
WWE.com is also teasing the following items for the show:
* Will AJ Lee and Dolph Ziggler use Big E Langston to get revenge on John Cena?
* Will Alberto Del Rio step up to face Big Show?
* Who else will announce their entry into the Royal Rumble?
Local advertisements state that Rey Mysterio will be on RAW, so there’s a good chance he’ll be returning tonight.
The scheduled dark match main event is John Cena and Sheamus vs. Big Show and Dolph Ziggler.
* Backstage News Headed Into Tonight’s WWE RAW From Tampa, FL