Title This: WWE Raw Reaction 2-21

Josh Isenberg

WWE RawOpening Segment:

Eve is talking backstage to the Bellas. She talks about how she used Zack Ryder to get herself popular. She proclaims that everyone is talking about her now, and that people use people all the time to get over in the world. Eve says she is going to use John Cena, but Cena hears her and walks off. Cena comes to the ring, but Eve comes out and apologizes to him. She begins to cry as Cena rips into her about being a Hoeski. She kneels, cries some more, and tries to kiss Cena. Security comes out to contain her, and Cena leaves.

What I Liked:

A different way to start off Raw and I liked it. Cena needs to be completely separated from this angle as soon as possible, and at the beginning of the show was perfect. I felt like Eve did a good job acting, as she did look upset with her on demand tears. Cena went old school and just ripped into her, much like his heel days as a rapper.

What I Disliked:

I get the point of doing this, but this could have easily been done in half the time. You need to utilize all of the television time, and I felt like it dragged on five minutes too much. You can establish the split from Cena and moving onto The Rock much quicker. Also, when does Ryder come back, and where does Eve go from here? I feel like she may fall off, or lose some steam because all benefit from Cena storylines.

Grade: B

Sheamus def. Mark Henry:

What I Liked:

You get the number one contender out in the beginning of the show to compete with a very good heel. Henry and Sheamus have put on some solid matches in the past. This one was physical, worked Sheamus' defensive mechanisms, and was able to showcase why Sheamus is so over right now. He is a likable guy who is pure power. The fans respect his dedication to improve each week in the ring. The Brogue Kick was perfectly connected to Henry's face. It looked great.

What I Disliked:

If Sheamus somewhat beats Henry with ease, how do we expect Bryan to beat him? I wonder what they plan on doing in the next few weeks to make Bryan not look weak. They need to have a believable match at WrestleMania and not a ten minute squash. They need to give Bryan some legit opponents to work with, much bigger and stronger guys, and let him pick up some clean victories. Hopefully they do this and not screw up the Bryan/Sheamus feud. Make the champion look just as strong as the challenger.

Grade: B

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