To my knowledge (and maybe I have a stalker who can prove me wrong…) I have never done a Raw Review for Wrestlezone. Normally I would leave the recapping to good ole' Josh Isenberg, but after last night's show I really wanted to share a few thoughts on what I thought was an overall great show by the WWE.
I'm going to skim past most of the first hour (plus) of Raw because I think everyone is pretty much in agreement on how that went over… I do want to go over a few key moments of the night though, and for a full review of the entire three-hour show you can check out Isenberg's column HERE.
The D-O-Double-G returns!
CM Punk's "tribute" to John Laurinaitis
Triple H returns!
Dolph Ziggler vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Zack Ryder vs. Daniel Bryan
Christian returns/ Cena speaks
Miz and ADR's post-match beatdown on CM Punk
Sheamus kicks that one guy…
The Jericho Promo
Kane returns, the WWE burns!
FINAL THOUGHTS: I'm just as upset about the first hour of Raw as everyone else, but if you pretend it doesn't exist…it may have been the best Raw of 2011. Kane's return was the icing on the cake, with a phenomenal four-way match, a great tag team bout, no Divas action, some great promos, legendary appearances, and a whole hell of a lot of build to this weekend's TLC pay-per-view.
This time last year I was seriously doubting the WWE's future, and heavily criticized them for a lackluster roster and terrible feuds. Now it seems as if the "building season" is just about over, and I'll throw out a few names if you're not excited about the near future of the WWE going into WrestleMania: Dolph Ziggler. Cody Rhodes. Daniel Bryan. CM Punk. Kane. Mark Henry. Triple H….Chris Jericho.
Finally a mix of great legendary talent and well-built newcomers ready to take hold of the future of the industry. I've said it twice now in the last few days, but…it's a damn good time to be a wrestling fan!
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