The Main Events
John Cena defeated Damien Sandow. After three months, Sandow cashes in on John Cena. This was a fantastic match and the attack before it was perfect. Sandow brutally attacked the arm of Cena and wanted to capture the title tonight. After an intense battle of back and forth action, Sandow was a victim to Cena's Attitude Adjustment. Sandow becomes the second guy to unsuccessfully cash in his opportunity. The match was intense and the crowd was perfect. There were a few pieces I did not like.
What WWE Did Wrong With Sandow and Cena
– You cannot take multiple commercial breaks. I did not mind the first one because the match did not start and keeps the fans interested. It may have frustrated many viewers, it made you HAVE to keep tuned in. The second one was unnecessary.
-Cena should not have won. Sandow should not have cashed in. As a heel, Sandow should not have taken this long to cash in. The element of surprise is classic for heels. Sandow felt more like Cena calling his shot on Punk. You do not need that from Sandow. You need instant interest and heat.
-What now for Sandow? Does this make Cena more important. No. It was a lapse in judgment and the wrong call. It was exciting and an excellent 30 minutes of Raw even though I do not like the final outcome.
-Shawn Michaels turns heel on Daniel Bryan. After refusing to shake his hand, Bryan is yelled at by Michaels. HBK calls himself an A+ and questions Daniel Bryan. Man, I absolutely love Shawn Michaels in this role. The Attitude Era thrived because of his attitude and immaturity issues. When he taps back into that, it is magical. What is the payoff though? I wonder if WWE wants to bury Bryan each week for…..? There is so much speculation if Michaels will return to the ring. I hope he doesn't but would not absolutely hate the idea if done appropriately. Michaels' best times in WWE, in my mind, were when he was just like this character we saw on Raw.
Wrong Contender For Orton
Big Show comes out and interrupts the Randy Orton celebration. He comes in the ring and knocks out Randy Orton. Triple H backs away and Show stands tall as Raw ends. I expected much more, that's for sure. He is not the right guy to battle Orton for the WWE Championship. How did Big Show get his music? He has always been a fan of Vince and vice versa. This opens the gate for Vince's return. How great would it be if Vince built a few guys around him. He and Michaels have amazing history. Vince becomes the good guy and Trips/Steph/Orton/Michaels are the bad guys. It has many opportunities to succeed, but I question Big Show being "his guy."
WWE Raw Grade: B
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