Brad Maddox finally spoke, and many people were worried more about what he was wearing. When he came as a referee, my first thought was that he looked like he should be a wrestler. He was not a great speaker, nor got the crowd extremely upset with him. What he did do was create intrigue with his character. When you are given a 9PM spot on Raw, interrupted by Vince McMahon, and get close to ten minutes to talk, you know there is a chance he could be something. I do not understand why he would want to face Ryback, but at least they are doing something more than a generic referee screwjob. I am actually interested to see where his career goes, and will give it a chance. He did JUST ENOUGH to draw me in, even though it fell flat after Vince came out. Grade: B-
Vince McMahon changed the main event of Survivor Series in an odd way. Vickie would end up "making the match" and now it's Ryback vs. Cena vs. Punk. We all wanted this, so thank God that garbage a week ago is off the main event marquee. Many people were complaining about Punk not defending the title near the full year mark of his reign, and I was one of them. Now, it makes sense. Crisis was adverted.
Vickie Guerrero, AJ Lee, John Cena, and Dolph Ziggler continue their "affair" story. Thank you to the crowd in Birmingham for really making this enjoyable for me. They made the segment SO MUCH BETTER than it actually was. Shocking that Vickie was being cheered over Cena, something I never thought would have happened. With such a lack of detail, WWE relied on cameras and scandal to make Cena and AJ look bad. There is going to be more evidence and more chances to expose them, and I hope the outcome is the relationship between AJ and Cena. Maybe talk about Cena's actual divorce? Remember, in the WWE, nothing is off the table. Grade: B
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