Ryback defeated Titus O'Neil to open up another 3 hour Monday Night Raw. Ryback dominates an opponent similar in strengths and weaknesses. I really liked this match for him because it continues to show his brute strength. I would have been disappointed if he did not challenge or call out Punk and the members we would find out to be called The Shield. You need to progess that more than anything, and a victory would not do much for him solo. He really is good on the microphone as well, with a strong and demanding voice. With his intimidation, he gets his match with Punk, and makes Vickie look weak. Grade: B+
Alberto Del Rio defeated The Great Khali in a match where Del Rio worked on the much larger opponent for a good duration of the match. I actually thought Khali would win when he chopped Del Rio down, but Del Rio would come back and make the monster tap out. Wow, look how far Del Rio has fallen. He is in a ridiculous feud with Khali and Hornswoggle. I do think the addition of Rosa Mendes will ultimately help his character evolve to a point where we have yet to see it. Grade: C-
Tamina defeated Alicia Fox, where Tamina completely dominated from beginning to end. We knew this was going to happen, especially with her alliance towards Vickie. I just wonder what the end game is for her, and if she will move to a Divas Championship. With AJ Lee, Vickie, and her involved in some story that we have yet to get more details on, she will lack the characteristics and be overshadowed by the other two powerful characters. Grade: C-
Kofi Kingston defeated Tensai. It looks like Tensai's size is the only thing that he has going for himself. I despise how the WWE writers think that just because a big guy losing to a smaller opponent will justify a win, or make him look that much stronger. When Tensai loses to everyone else, it doesn't do much for Kingston's push. Sorry, but this win does nothing for me. The action was good, but Kingston missed a kick to the face, and really tried his hardest to carry Tensai. The match did not look great. Grade: C+
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