Welcome to this weeks edition of A RAW Opinion, I’m Joe and as always I take you through WWE Raw and give my opinion on the show, before we begin, I would like to say thank you to everyone who read and commented on last weeks edition, there were a ton of
This week we start the show with the highlight of The Undertaker returning last week.
Triple H’s music hits, he comes out to talk about how he was out there last week to fire John Laurinaitis, until he was interrupted, he said John Laurinaitis went to Stanford to talk to the Board of Directors for a “stay of execution” he said he’s out there this week to talk about The Undertaker, VERY GOOD promo, Triple H basically saying he won’t accept the match because he knows what he did to him last year and pretty much said he doesn’t have to prove anything since he was the only one who Taker wasn’t able to walk out of WrestleMania against, he showed video packages, the first one of Takers “glory days” saying that was how he wanted to remember Taker not like this, and proceeded to show a video of Taker being carried out of the arena last year. As Triple H went to leave the lights went out and a video package of Undertaker re-watching last years match was shown, Taker kept saying throughout the video that he refuses to be remembered for what happened last year and he wants vengeance.
First match of the night is Daniel Bryan VS The Big Show. Decent match, Bryan brought AJ out there, Bryan with some pretty damn good heel heat, Big Show almost ran into AJ again Daniel Bryan grabbed AJ and walked up the ramp with her, getting counted out. He got on the mic and ran down Big Show again.
Up next, they show something that happened last week, but wasn’t shown on TV. Carl Edwards says that John Cena is going to be starting the Daytona 500 race.
Side note: I’m really not enjoying this so far, almost an hour into the show and only one match. Too many commercials and hype videos for my liking.
David Otunga out to the ring to talk. He pretty much sucks up to John Laurinaitis, saying he prays the WWE Board of Directors “does the ring thing” and keeps him as GM of Raw. He wants the fans to pray with him, he then gets down on one knee and Tebows… He gets interrupted and Justin Roberts says that Otunga is going to be competing right now, his opponent is Sheamus. Squash match, Sheamus beats Otunga in a match where Otunga gets a couple of punches, kicks and a DDT in.
Chris Jericho is shown backstage walking toward the curtain.
Chris Jericho comes out to the ring, to talk about the end of the world as we know it is here, he talks about everyone who steps in the ring is a Chris Jericho wannabe, he said the worst wannabe in the WWE is CM Punk, he says Punk is not original or unique and he’s a Chris Jericho wannabe. CM Punk comes out to interrupt him, CM Punk walked inside the ring with the microphone, dropped it and held the belt up to Jerichos face, Punk turned around daring Jericho to hit him, when Jericho didn’t Punk left, Jericho kept yelling at him to say something. GREAT GREAT GREAT segment!
Up next, Wade Barrett and Cody Rhodes VS The Great Khali and Blandy Boreton. I don’t even care about this match, Khali and Orton get the win after Khali tagged himself in and brain chopped Cody. Afterward Orton and Khali argued, Khali went to brain chop Orton but Orton hit an RKO.
8 Divas tag match. Eve, Kelly, Alicia and Tamina VS Beth Phoenix, Natalya Brie Bella and Nikki Bella. The faces win after Tamina hit’s a Superfly Splash on one of The Bellas.
Backstage HHH and John Laurinaitis are talking, John says next week Shawn Michaels will be there, he also says that at Elimination Chamber John Cena will go one on one with Kane in an ambulance match, pretty funny segment.
Same Undertaker video from earlier is played. This weeks show isn’t that good at all.
Up next, is the main event, a six pack challenge match to determine who comes into the Elimination Chamber match last. R Truth VS CM Punk VS Chris Jericho VS The Miz VS Kofi Kingston VS Dolph Ziggler. Truth might have legit hurt himself in the match, he went for a somersault over the top rope and Miz didn’t catch him. Looked like Miz didn’t even try, Miz has looked very sloppy this entire match, the commercial ended and Truth was being taken to the back, unable to continue, possible concussion, not good. Jericho gets the win after Punk hit a GTS on Ziggler, Jericho took Punk out and covered Jericho, not a good match.
The end of Raw saw Kane talking to Eve in the back telling her Cena better embrace the hate soon because he’s afraid of what will happen if he doesn’t.
I don’t even know where to go with this one, I thought this was the worst Raw in a long time, aside from one or two parts of the show.
WAY too little matches, WAY too much filler. I could have done without seeing the same video package twice in the same night.
Jericho didn’t make much sense to me, he pretty much called Ziggler a wannabe Jericho because he walks down the aisle with Vickie Guerrero, copying him for walking to the ring with Stephanie McMahon. If that was the case, wouldn’t Jericho be calling himself a wannabe? Randy Savage walked down the aisle with Miss. Elizabeth before Jericho did with Stephanie McMahon. CM Punk saved that segment.
That main event was horrible, way too many blown spots, mostly by The Miz, classic ending to a match where the first pinfall or submission wins.
Hope you enjoyed this edition, leave your comments and let’s talk about what you thought about this weeks WWE Raw. Thanks for reading.
I thought Raw was a pretty good show. I enjoyd the HHH segment alot and feel that it should be a great long build until the moment where HHH accepts Taker’s challenge.
I very much liked Jericho’s promo. I felt he made some very logical points, and even if he didn’t, he’s still Chris Jericho and his talking is always more than up to par. Make no mistake about it, Jericho and Punk are the two best promo guys in the company and I can’t wait to hear more promos as their program progesses. The main event was fine and served its purpose of continuing the Punk-Jericho storyline.
The only thing I didn’t like about Raw were alot of the video packages promoting Rock-Cena. I know it’s going to be one of the biggest matches in history, but I feel it shouldn’t overshadow everything else in the company.
I get what you’re saying about Cena – Rock overshadowing but I think they need to be doing that, let the fans know how big this will be. WM will get over 1 million buy rates IMO.
And that sums up what I thought. Ok, I’ll go into more detail.
They chose to open the show with the thing that had the most interest; HHH/Taker. That’s fine, maybe they would progress the story throughout the show. Nope. Nada. Well, Shawn was announced for next week, but do we get any hint as to how the affects or how HHH/Taker feel about this? Any suspension at all? No.
Oh, and basically HHH is saying he refuses to face Taker bc he’ll beat him. Hasn’t that been the point this whole time!?
Then we come back from commercial and go straight to a match. Ok then. We don’t get another match for another hour.
And you know what? That would’ve been a ok, if the show had been filled with interesting segments, and the few matches that did take place were good. But once again…survey says…No! We get subjected to the same video packages of Rock/Cena, and EC. Now, they’re great, don’t get me wrong (and I absolutely love the song in the EC one, if someone could help me find it) but they get old after play number 5.
Anyway, pretty filler show. This is supposed to be the Road to WrestleMania? Blah!
Jericho isn’t supposed to make any sense. He’s a heel and is just insecure. I think that was the point.
I wonder if they are going to put “It is not over” on a t-shirt.
LOL@ Otungo Tebowing!
I enjoyed RAW. They are doing a good job to me. The WWE are using Jericho well IMO, let the fans continue to wonder and think what exactly it is he’s doing. Punk’s actions was very interesting in the ring with Jericho. We all were expecting them to have a long promo, there is weeks to do that, it will keep us watching every week to witness it. Let the buzz continue to be discussed all over the world that these two will be feuding with each other.
My biggest problem with Raw was way too many video packages, and they were the same packages we’ve seen the past few weeks (Takers package airing twice in the same show)
I would have liked to see more matches, out of the few matches they had 1 was pretty much a squash, Khali and Orton VS Barrett and Cody was just way too random for me, and then the divas match which was… Well the divas match lol. I wish they would have had Kharma come out there.
Kharma had her baby a month a go, I think the WWE were just reminding us not to forget about her and she’ll probably return in a couple of weeks. There was a lot of video packages, I like what they’re doing with Rock – Cena, hopefully after EC we’ll be seeing regular interfacing between the two, we kind of have to be really.
I understand about the baby, but having her come out tonight to start a thing with Beth and then using videos to drag it out a bit until she does finally come back full time would be pretty cool to do.
I missed Raw, but thanks this was really good helped me get the whole picture
No problem, thanks for reading.
Presume anonymous is you, Joe. Yeah, I think Beth and Kharma at WM would be good, there is still loads of time to do that. Diva’s don’t need much building, they are only going to reach a certain level of interest at this stage.
The end of RAW sounded like someone was getting raped in the crowd before the camera cut to Eve.
lol…I thought it was some fan girls to close to a camera.
So did I! I did like how they added a wrinkle to Kane by him saying that he’d be afraid for himself.
Way too much chatting, not enough wrestling. I want wrestling. There’s so much good talent I could be watching putting on a good match.
I’d rather have “quick chats” backstage than 15-20 minute talkfests in the ring.
I didn’t like RAW that much, WAY too many video packages.
Triple H did not make any sense to me whatsoever. The fact that he tried putting across the point about carrying Undertaker through the match at WM last year sort of annoyed me, because Taker was just as big in that match, or so I thought. Then telling us that he was rejecting the Undertaker because he felt sorry for him, because he knew that he was going to beat him at WM. WHAT?! Whatever happened to ruthlessness, about stealing the spotlight (that Triple H has been perfectly happy doing all these years) and ending the streak? I guess that means nothing these days, all because Undertaker couldn’t walk out of the arena… Legit confused by HHH.
Rhodes and Barrett jobbing to Khali and Orton made me sad. Cody is excellent, as is wade. Orton needs to be a heel. Khali is a joke. And I hate trashing people.
Raw was ok. Although in hindsight, reading this for 5 minutes was much more fun than that 2 hours….well about 45 minutes. Thanks Sky+