Title This: WWE Raw Reaction September 10th, 2013

Josh Isenberg

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Kofi Kingston defeated Curtis Axel for the second straight show. Kingston defeated Axel on Smackdown and picks up a win on Raw. I was surprised that Axel suffered the loss here. In my mind, it seems like WWE should make Axel look as strong as possible. The angle they are going with this is that Axel is the weak link in a feud that is aligned with him, Heyman, and Punk. WWE really wants the WWE Universe to buy the PPV to see Heyman get beaten down by Punk. I still think they will find a way to get around this idea and hold off the payoff for another month or two. With Kingston, it is simply a meaningless victory for a bigger picture. Does he get back to the Intercontinental Championship? If Axel drops it, it would make sense for Kofi gets back into the mix. Right now, Axel is holding a title that has ZERO meaning and no reason to be around his waist.

Grade: C+

Bray Wyatt defeated Dolph Ziggler with Sister Abigail. First off, the name of his finisher is creepy and extremely clever. Second, who the hell did Ziggler piss off to continue to fall down the ladder? A loss here for Ziggler tells me that they really do not have any idea how to utilize a talent like him. I would love it if they continued to have him feud with The Shield, but I am not quite sure this is going to happen. The match lasted through a commercial but did not seem like it was booked appropriately. Ziggler only got a few moves in and Bray had to get the outside interference to pick up the victory. Wyatt needs a new opponent to feud with, while Ziggler deserves much better. I would rather see Ziggler in a World Heavyweight Championship match against someone other than Alberto Del Rio. The speed and aggression Ziggler would match perfectly with Rob Van Dam. Neither would have to be a heel and both could work a great match.

Grade: C+

Natayla, Naomi, and Brie Bella defeated Alicia Fox, Layla, and Aksana in a 6 Divas match. Who are we supposed to cheer for in this situation? I find it ridiculous that the "Total Divas" cast are meant to be faces while the actual WWE Divas are meant to be heels. At least that is what it seems with Natalya picking up the submission victory with her Sharpshooter. I would not be shocked to see AJ Lee drop the title due to the television show on E! but it would be a huge mistake. AJ Lee needs to hold the title for a very long time. There is nobody else that should carry a division than her.

Grade: C

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