Comparing professional wrestling to soap opera shenanigans is pretty played out. Considering how top brawlers creep into TV, film, and pop culture, it might be more accurate to think of World Wrestling Entertainment as Saturday Night Live with beefy brawlers. That similarity intact, the RAW Super Show on Monday, January 23, might be your first live look at a soon-to-be prime time player.
Current WWE champ, CM Punk, is arguably at the top of heap of muscle-bound grapplers. The Chicago straight-edger is charismatic enough that endeavors beyond the squared circle might be inevitable. Still, there's a roster of Raw-branded superstars waiting to take his spot -- especially the week before the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event.
Mon., Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m., 2012