Title This: WWE Raw Reaction 5-28

Josh Isenberg

WWE RawOpening Segment:

The Big Show comes out and talks about his new contract where he can do what he wants now. He does not have to make the fans happy. He talks about his former friends backstage who did not care, and shows a clip of Brodus Clay dancing right after Show was crying. He then talks about how John Cena was knocked out twice in 24 hours and calls him a loser. Show continues to say he is going to embarass Cena at No Way Out and that puts a smile on his face.

What I Liked:

They are giving The Big Show the chance to get over as a heel with the crowd. He does a great job speaking clearly and with emphasis on the right words. I did not mind him starting off the show like this, really focusing on why he did what he did.

What I Disliked:

This took up so much time and really did not say anything that already has not been said. Show needs to do more to start the show off, or have more to say. He is continuously stating the same thing over and over again. You can tell creative does not have a lot booked in his speech each week. It took 15 minutes for this segment to conclude. They could have done it in 5.

Grade: C

Alberto Del Rio def. Santino Marella

What I Liked:

The match did not feature any real in ring action. Del Rio's transition into the arm bar was great. It always has been and always comes off looking very painful.

What I Disliked:

ADR faces Sheamus in three weeks in a secondary PPV. What is the point of having him beat Santino tonight, especially when Santino is not a realistic opponent for him? They focused more on Ricardo vs. Santino which is a complete joke. This upset me because they spotlighted that feud over the World Heavyweight Championship's number one contender. A complete waste of time here, especially after the beginning spent too much time on not really progressing the show.

Grade: D

-Big Show is backstage after Alex Riley is talking to Eve. Eve says Big Show gets to pick his opponents tonight, and says Riley is not who he will pick. Instead, Show throws Riley into the wall and leaves.

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