Y2J vs. Batista Confirmed For Tonight's Raw, Piper's Pit; Updated Preview

Tonight’s Raw will be held at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO. Chris Jericho vs. Batista in an interbrand singles match and Roddy Piper with Piper’s Pit has been confirmed for the show. As of this writing tickets are still available at all Ticketmaster locations. If you are attending tonight’s show and would be interested in sending text-message updates or sending in an off-air report, please email me.

Here is the updated preview from WWE.com:

At Judgment Day, WWE Champion Triple H retained his gold inside the steel cage. It seems like Randy Orton’s attempts to revive the “Age of Orton” and regain the WWE Championship fell short. Will Triple H be looking for a new contender to challenge him? Does Orton have plans of his own to get another title opportunity against The Game?

Shawn Michaels has been a hot topic ever since retiring Hall of Famer Ric Flair at WrestleMania XXIV. With his controversial win over Batista at Backlash and now another controversial victory over Chris Jericho at Judgment Day, HBK seems to be confirming everything The Animal and Y2J have been saying about him. Now, those two competitors – Jericho and Batista – will collide on Raw in an interbrand singles match. The winner meets Michaels at One Night Stand. Who will get their rematch with The Showstopper?

Speaking of one night stands, tonight’s edition of Raw marks the single night return of WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s talk segment that started it all: Piper’s Pit. This legendary platform for plaid-clad plunder set the stage for many of WWE’s most vocal Superstars and their talk shows, from Carlito’s Cabana to The Cutting Edge. What coconut-splitting shenanigans might Piper employ on Raw? Who will be sharing the spotlight as the WWE Legend’s guest?

John Cena may have won at Judgment Day, but as JBL pointed out after the match, it was Cena, not JBL, that needed to be looked over in the trainer’s room after their match. Will Cena have a response to the Self-Made Millionaire’s post-match statement? Or will the punishment JBL inflicted on Cena force the Chain Gang commander to tend to his wounds for another couple of weeks?

William Regal has been ruling with an iron fist as of late, much to the disgust of our fans and Superstars alike. From blackouts to 14-on-2 matches, Regal has not been afraid to wield his new sense of power with the utmost authority. One man who has not been afraid to lock horns with the Raw GM is Mr. Kennedy. Will the Green Bay loudmouth fall into line and pay Regal the respect he claims he deserves, or will Kennedy gain some respect of his own from the GM?

We’ll find out all the answers to these questions and the fallout from Judgment Day when Monday Night Raw airs live from Kansas City, Mo., at 9/8 CT on USA Network.

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