Title This: WWE Raw Reaction 10-31-2011

Josh Isenberg

 

Opening Segment:

The Rock is shown "earlier today" in what we believe is Miami. He talks about John Cena, and says at first he did not want to tag with him. He goes on to say that it is about the fans and not him or Cena, and the fans want The Rock. He accepts and is in with Cena to beat Miz and Truth, who he hates.

What I Liked:

Immediately addressing the situation, WWE did a great job leading off Raw. They needed to grab the attention quickly, and the interview is what we all expected. Rock reminded us he hates Cena, but this is about the people. That got the crowd hot and ready to go for the night.

What I Disliked:

I expected this, and not much more. They should have had the crowd wait a minute and then cue his music and video.

Grade: B+

C.M. Punk vs. Mark Henry:

What I Liked:

I like how we were reminded of what Laurinitis made official on wwe.com, which was if Punk won he would face Del Rio at Survivor Series. Also, the match was solid between two completely different talents with the limited time they got. 

What I Disliked:

Having Rodriguez be the whipping boy, once again. Punk and Henry should have gotten more time in the ring, doing what he does best. Also, this end of the match would be good if they had over a month to build the feud into Survivor Series, but only three weeks away, we know Punk will face Del Rio. Why not make the fans look stupid? It just was useless.

Grade: C+

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