Title This: WWE Raw Reaction 7-16-12

Josh Isenberg

Daniel BryanDaniel Bryan and AJ def. The Miz and Eve

What I Liked:

The pairing of Miz and Eve could have some long term success if given the right time and story. I enoyed the physicality Bryan showed on Miz, repeated kicks into the corner. The action was quick, and AJ stole another victory from Eve. There is not much else that happened in the match, but post match is what intrigued me. Daniel Bryan had a ring and proposed to AJ, to which she accepted. They chanted Yes afterwards. Talk about out of nowhere. I love the team of AJ and Bryan because they connect and fit so well together. They are both a bit smaller than other superstars and divas in the locker room, and both are real fans of the sport. I feel like the wedding will have a lot of comedy in it, but we all know something wrong will go on. It always does.

What I Disliked:

Who were we supposed to be rooting for here? I was a bit confused because The Miz got cheered, but the crowd erupted in "Yes!" chants. It did not seem to really matter at the end of the match. I want something meaningful for The Miz. He comes back and you desperately need good main event stars. He can be one of them. I wouldn't be against him vs. Sheamus to be honest. That would be different and have a better build for Sheamus than anyone else currently.

Grade: C+

Ryback def. Jack Swagger

What I Liked:

For some reason, I loved seeing Ryback get hit with the Powerbomb. It finally showed a bit of vulnerability in his character. Furthermore, it was smart to have Swagger control quickly, especially since we knew Ryback would win. He is so strong, and the multiple Powerbombs looked really good. This is a huge step in the right direction for Ryback. It is only a matter of time until we see someone worth his first feud.

Grade: B

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