Title This: WWE Raw Reaction 4-30

Josh Isenberg

Opening Segment:

Raw starts off with John Laurinaitis. He says he revolutionized the WWE with bringing back Brock Lesnar. He said he beat Cena so bad that he will never be the same again. This brings out Brock Lesnar, who says the world showed him bringing the pain. Triple H's music hits, and out comes the COO. He starts to talk about how the days of Brock holding the WWE hostage being over. He will not get special treatments anymore unless it is on Brock's dime. The Game also says that nobody is bigger than the WWE. Brock, at this time, is upset and pointing at Laurinaitis. Triple H is interrupted by Laurinaitis and Triple H turns his attention to him. At this point, Brock Lesnar attacks Triple H. He punches Hunter and puts him in an arm lock, where they play it off that he broke H's arm. A group of superstars come out to stop Lesnar.

What I Liked:

Well, I really enjoyed how they played off the angle. Laurinaitis' boy attacks his boss, a guy who he has hated for a long time. This is a great way to further the feud in many ways. You get Brock/Triple H beginning to brew, as well as the continued power struggle for Laurinaitis. I really thought Lesnar did a great job to sell what was being told to him. His facial expressions were spot on and did not over sell. This needs to be the next match for Lesnar, but will it? I wonder if they will try and hold this off until August. That would be really tough to do. I can see a tag match with Triple H and John Cena vs. Brock and Laurinaitis. Unfortunately, I could see Tensai added here as well.

What I Disliked:

A great way to start off Raw. You need to see Lesnar here to really draw the crowd's interest immediately. There was nothing bad about this segment. I just wonder what they do for the next couple of weeks with Lesnar. Over The Limit is three weeks away, and that is too soon for another Lesnar match.

Grade: B+

Layla def. Brie and Nikki Bella to retain the Divas Championship:

What I Liked:

There was not much really to talk about here

What I Disliked:

The spotlight lasted about 15 seconds. Was there really a point besides seeing the new Divas Champion? Why not have someone come out to begin a feud with Layla? I would rather see her immediately find competition over embarassing The Bellas.

Grade: F

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