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Monday Night Preview, 2/7/11

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Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin have their sights set on ROH gold.

Every Monday night, wrestling fans are treated to an hour of Ring of Honor on HDNet (8pm ET), followed by two hours of WWE Raw on the USA network.  Returning on Raw tonight will be Vince McMahon, who hasn’t been seen on TV since being dismantled by the Nexus last summer.  The Chairman is scheduled to open the show with an address to the WWE Universe.  While not much else has been announced for tonight’s Raw, one can expect that WWE will continue blazing the path to the Elimination Chamber.  Look for US Champion Daniel Bryan to being a program tonight that will lead into a match at the Pay-Per-View, maybe with Ted DiBiase or Tyson Kid.  Jerry “The King” Lawler might find himself in the ring again in order to build towards his WWE Championship opportunity, although I think WWE would be best suited to have him involved in an in-ring promo opposite the Miz at the top of the 10:oo hour as opposed to actually wrestling tonight.  The Elimination Chamber match itself will naturally figure to be an integral part of the show, with all six participants probably being involved in a series of matches with each other.

What to expect on Ring of Honor is much more clearly defined.  Jim Cornette will host an in-ring interview with the new Television Champion “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels and the man from whom he won the title, Eddie Edwards.  “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett, sure to be accompanied by his trainer Bob Evans, will go one-on-one with wrestling’s littlest lumberjack, Grizzly Redwood.  The main event of the show will probably be best match put on by either company tonight.  In eight-man tag team action, The World’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) will team with the Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay) to take on ROH Tag Team Champions The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) and number one contenders The All Night Express (Kenny King & Rhett Titus).  This one is a sure fire bet to bring the house down.

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