Title This: WWE Raw Reaction 1-28-13

Josh Isenberg

WWE RawThe Undercard

Randy Orton defeated Antonio Cesaro in a match that featured The Miz as Special Guest Referee. The match was what you would expect from both guys, highly contested and extremely phsyical on their bodies. Cesaro and Orton had a brilliant spot when both men tried to out perform the other in terms of European Uppercuts. They went back and forth like heavyweights, and it was really fun to watch. You can see the continued growth of Cesaro, while Orton remains one of the best timing wrestlers in the game. He rarely misses a beat in the ring, and this was another strong outing. He hits an RKO after Miz distracts Cesaro. Cesaro does not look weak, Orton wins again, and it is logical booking. I just wonder why The Miz, who got beaten pretty handily on the preshow is still going after Cesaro. It does not seem to fit for me. Grade: B+

Bo Dallas defeated Wade Barrett  in a Choose Your Opponent match. This had the makings of a 1-2-3 Kid over Razor Ramon, but to a lesser extent. Dallas is still brand new to the fans, so I wonder if his quick win over Barrett is something to talk about. Barrett is known by the fans, but he is not HATED extremely by the fans, if that makes sense. People like Wade, but he is not at a point where a big loss like this will immediately get Dallas over. Dallas has an odd look to him and needs to bulk up a bit. Even the smaller guys like Punk and Bryan have some definition to them. He has a bland look to me, but I will still hold out my opinion on him until we get a solid dose. Grade: C

John Cena squashes Cody Rhodes. I really am not sure why this match even took place, and really hate how Rhodes and Sandow lose SO easily. It really devalues any push that they will have down the road as single's competitiors. Cena hits a hip toss, 5 Knuckle Shuffle, and AA for the win. Just like that. Grade: D

Brodus Clay and Tensai have a Dance off. I chuckled for about 5 seconds when Tensai tried to dance, but this is just garbage. This is the biggest waste of valuable time, and another reason why Raw for 3 hours every week is the wrong call. Grade: F

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