Title This: WWE Raw Reaction 4-23-12

Josh Isenberg

Lord Tensai def. R-Truth:

What I Liked:

Absolutely nothing.

What I Disliked:

Tensai goes as low as beating Yoshi Tatsu, then beats Cena, and comes back down to mid card status with R Truth. What the hell are they doing with him? Even I have no idea. I really dislike this guy's character. Get rid of the piercings, but more face paint on him, and get rid of the red tights. Make him look different than Albert, because that is what every single fan sees when he comes out. I cannot stand this. Also, I want him to focus on one specific type of wrestling. Do not switch from Japanese style to American. There is such a difference in style, and makes no sense to switch during the match. Also, does anyone care about R-Truth? I sure do not.

Grade: D

In Ring Segment:

Kane comes out to talk about Randy Orton and his match at Extreme Rules. He says Orton is scared of the monster and that he will never wake up from this nightmare. Orton appears on the screen and needs to repay the favor to Kane. We see Paul Bearer tied up and Orton rolls his wheelchair into a freezer. Kane looks on, and then proclaims that his only father is the devil himself. He laughs at Orton, hits his pyro, and leaves. Orton runs out and hits Kane with a pipe in the stomach. Kane gets clotheslines into the crowd and retreats.

What I Liked:

A nice touch to see Paul Bearer here. This feud is much better now than before WrestleMania. They actually are giving it some sort of a backstory with angle progression each week. I really want to see these guys succeed, but I wonder how much they can get out of each other.

What I Disliked:

Are they trying to have Kane carry this feud? Personally, I am not really invested in these two guys. I question how much gimmicks get over in this time period. They are different, yes, but do the fans really invest in him? Kane and Orton will put on a good match, but it seems forced to us because neither had a thing to do before Mania. Orton will win, so what does that do for Kane?

Grade: C+

Alex Riley stops Jericho and says Punk is drinking in his locker room. They go to peak on Punk and Jericho sees Punk drinking from a red cup.

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