Title This: WWE Raw Reaction 12-5-2011

Josh Isenberg

John Cena vs. Zack Ryder:

What I Liked:

A pretty solid outing by Ryder, grounding Cena early in the match. I liked how he looked like he deserved to be in this high profile match. Ryder has a unique set of moves, including the knees to the face, as well as a nice back drop. Ryder also hit a nice DDT off the middle rope. The pace was more of a slug fest, a ground and pound match, and not really a ton of athleticism. The Broski Boot connected well.

What I Disliked:

We all knew Cena was going to beat Ryder, we all knew that he would "overcome" and be Super Cena. I wish we had more surprise with Cena, but it is what it is. We now have four guys in the main event at TLC, which I think was desperately needed.

Grade: B-

John Cena is backstage and yells to give Ryder another shot. John Laurinaitis tells Cena that he will get another shot, if Cena gives up his WWE Championship match. He says he has gotten many shots, and Ryder deserves his. Ryder gets another match, up next…

Zack Ryder vs. Mark Henry in a No Countout, No DQ Match:

What I Liked:

Zack Ryder will finally get his United States Championship Match, after a long time trying to get it. He has to win it, to further push Ziggler into the main event spot, as well as giving Ryder the prestigious US Championship. This had much more to do with a storyline than an actual wrestling match.

What I Disliked:

Ryder not doing much here. He got Cena's help, which would have made more sense to have Big Show, since he is feuding with Henry. I understand why Cena did it, and I just hope they don't drop the ball with everything invested in it.

Grade: B

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