“Jailhouse Rock.” The song is one of Elvis’ greatest and most enduring hits. The chart-topper also proves a fitting theme when Raw rolls into Presley’s adopted hometown on Monday night.
After all, current World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho and his rival CM Punk will climb within the prison-like confines of a 15-foot high, steel cage for what promises to be one rockin’ title match.
After being unable to compete in the World Heavyweight Championship Scramble Match at Unforgiven, thanks to an attack by Randy Orton and his band of multi-generational Superstars, the Straightedge Superstar will undoubtedly have redemption on his mind. For his part, Jericho will be defending a title that he feels he earned justly and rightly deserves. One week after Unforgiven, neither man will be 100 percent, but that won’t keep them from giving every last ounce of themselves to be called World Heavyweight Champion.
Will Punk be able to make his opponent “Surrender”? Or will Jericho send Punk packing to the “Heartbreak Hotel”?
In other Raw action, Kane is eager to battle his latest “target,” Rey Mysterio in the shadow of Graceland. During their confrontation last week, the Big Red Monster supposedly dropped a clue to his strange actions as of late when he pulled out his old mask, slipped it on and laughed demonically.
What more can Rey, and the WWE Universe, expect to learn about Kane’s bizarre behavior Monday night? “Suspicious Minds” want to know! Who will prevail in their one-on-one encounter?
And what are we to make of the cast of multi-generational Superstars, World Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase and Manu, the son of Afa from the Wild Samoans? While this group certainly has things “All Shook Up,” the WWE Universe wants to know what their plans are for Raw, and who will be next to feel their wrath?
To find out the answers to these questions and more, make sure to tune in to Monday Night Raw at 9/8 CT only on USA Network.