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WWE Raw Preview: The Authority Has Work Cut Out for Fastlane

(Triple H, WWE COO)

As last week’s SmackDown drew to a close, the “Yes!” Movement was in full swing to push Daniel Bryan all the way to WWE Fastlane. While Daniel Bryan and Roman Regns may have been cooperative in the tag team turnmoil, Reigns isn’t about to just hand over the opportunity he earned by winning the 2015 Royal Rumble Match. What does The Authority have in store for them on Raw? WWE.com drops us some hints as to how the action will go down.

#1- How Will the Authority Deal with Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns and Big Show?

(Triple H and Big Show stare down, photo via wwe.com)
(Triple H and Big Show stare down, photo via wwe.com)

Against the odds, Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns stood victorious at the end of Thursday’s SmackDown, running the gauntlet and defeating six tandems in a Tag Team Turmoil Match. Surprisingly, Bryan and Reigns didn’t tear each other apart when all was said and done in the evening. With just six nights left leading up to WWE Fastlane and the stakes of a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match on the line, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon will be sure to have something devious in store for the WrestleMania main-eventers.

In the Authority’s ranks, Big Show lost his cool and hit Kane with a KO Punch that cost the Authority allies a Tag Team Turmoil victory. Will Triple H and Stephanie have to punish the giant?

#2- Dusty Rhodes Will Attempt to Reconcile Goldust and Stardust


(WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes)

WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes will appear live on Raw to help fix the rocky relationship between Goldust and Stardust. With Stardust lost in his intergalactic persona and his older brother unable to get through to him, “The American Dream” may be the only person who can bring the two together.

#3- Dean Ambrose Has it Out for Bad News Barrett

(Dean Ambrose, photo via wwe.sportsnet.ca)

Barrett had some “breaking news” for The Lunatic Fringe last week on Raw, courtesy of BNZ: Ambrose still isn’t getting an Intercontinental Title opportunity. After being consistently denied the championship opportunity he’s earned, Ambrose is sure to have a few kind words for the elusive Intercontinental Champion.

#4-Will John Cena Retaliate Against Rusev?

(Rusev (L) and John Cena (R))

John Cena incited a brawl with United States Champion Rusev last week on Raw. In his defense, Cena had little recourse but to retaliate against Rusev and Lana’s insulting injury compilation “triibute.” Held back by an eye injury, he was not at his best against Rusev, who jabbed his injured eye and left the former champion stunned after throwing him into the stage’s LED board.

#5- How is Triple H Going to Deal with Sting’s Challenge?

WWE CEO, Triple H
WWE CEO, Triple H

During last Monday Night Raw, Triple H demanded that Sting respond to his challenge to square off at WWE Fastlane. To say the least, Sting “Accepts”  Triple H’s match. How will Triple H prepare for the confrontation? While Sting has stayed away from the ring, will he make an appearance in person to continue his mind games with the Authority figurehead?

Tune in tonight at 8/7C on USA Network, and catch the Raw Pre-Show at 7:30 ET, on WWE Network.