The following is from Ephraim
Sad to see one of the meanest and dirtiest manager’s leave the company! Vickie was good, excuse me, lol, she was great at being the villian! My best regards to her and best wishes always! She will be missed.(I wish they’d given her a better send off, but then again, every villian must pay for her misdeeds!) The rest of RAW, ….well….
The following is from Sam
Raw was overall very good tonight, much more fun than it has been this year - the bits with the ambulance felt like the good ol’ days where anything could happen – Santino is being used so poorly though – he is a legitimate wrestling talent who beat Umaga on his debut – If they don’t screw the Miz’s push up, he could become a new main event superstar, something WWE is in desperate need of. Good show though.
The following is from EastaBos4Lyfe
Well i thought the show was awesome all the way beginning to end. The Storylines right now are great. I was actually kind of happy that batista wont be in action as he is wicked boring. HHH coming back was perfect unexpected also. I am enjoying how much everything seems like its actually real. Everythingdoes pisses you off at him, even my bro a huge fan of orton was so against him when legacy and him all took out batista, so that just goes to show how people can actually believe that he is that guy in the ring. On a sad note vicky is leaving and that actually sucks because like probley many others, we actually also hated the way she acted and it would piss me off during the show.
I think right now Bigshow, Vicky, and randy orton are actually making me and a lot of my friends get upset with them so their doing there job. I hate these people but in the end i love em. Everyone is carrying themselves out perfect. Santino good matches and good comedy for a good laugh. Orton being the prick he always is. HHH dont even need to say anything about him. Big Show like a new wrestler. Batista pce homie.
I think one thing is missing and that is the fact that bad guy. So can we get a cena Heel.has yet to turn heel. I think we all remember when THE ROCK turned heel, i dont think i ever enjoyed watching him as much when he was a
The show was AWESOME. No other words to describe it. love the direction its going in.
The following is from Daniel
First off I’m sure I’m not the only one thinking this, but WHAT in the HELL was the point of letting Batista win the title, just to have him turn around and lose it amidst giving a speech about how he’s gonna take Orton’s dignity and so on……?
I mean if Batista needs time off for a surgery or something, why not just let Orton keep the title and play it out that way with him gloating on Raw and Triple H busting up his "celebration"?
I’m sorry but the injury angle was just stupid and pointless because it basically makes Batista having the title a joke.
I’ll get back to the Triple H aspect of things later.
Backstage with "The Miz" and Maryse:
Goldust, Festus, Santino vs. Kendrick, Noble, :
Miz vs. Cena:
Hardy vs. MVP:
Vicky Guerrero quitting:
The Colons Vs. Priceless:
HHH confronting Orton:
Now, I know there’s a lot of negative feedback and criticism on this, but there’s good reason. Being a fan of wrestling from way back in the day I’m sorely disappointed with what I see these days. Played out overdone ridiculous story lines, more talking than wrestling…..I mean seriously there’s more talking and babbling than in ring action. Yes back in the day there were shoots and interviews, but you actual! ly got more "bang for your buck" so to speak when it came to matches a nd action. I mean hell PPV’s run about 50 dollars these days and WHO in their right mind wants to pay that just to watch a bunch of people just talk?
The following is from Paul
Hey whats up, just wanted to give a brief review on what i found to be a raw just running through the motions. The opening segment with Batista coming out for his little pow-wow with the belt, I thought was done well, with the emphasis focusing on his arm being destroyed by legacy……..tough call though if it was the actual arm that was injured since that was batistas left arm, we gotta see if he undergoes surgey on his right arm, which will totally blow the spot of the segment. If that was the legit arm that was injured I give props to Batista. Well done by Legacy to make Orton look like a complete scumbag.
The rest of the show though was in my opinion was veryy mediocre at best. It seemed as if no one really showed a Major League effort tonight. The matches seemed to drag along, and thr crowd seemed dead all night. It seemed the focus was ALLLL over Batista, I guess deservedly so since he is the champion, or former champion I guess we can say.
The shock and ONLY shock of the night ( I say this for a reason) was the Vickie segment……I didnt expect her to resign but i just logged on and found out she wants to spend time with family, which is a valid understandable reason. For people that didnt like her I did just because of the heel heat she received and her annoying voice. I may be the first to admit I will miss Vickie somewhat. Edge just put the icing on the cake showing how much of a scumbag he is as well, calling her a she beast and basically using her to have the belt. Edge = awesome. Another segement that was pretty damn good was The Miz’s. He is hopefully on his way to main event status, but before that happens Cena has to put him over clean. It may have happend tonight in their 1 on 1 match, but Show came down interfered and choked out cena with the camel clutch….so what does the Miz do…smacks show with the chair about 4 times (albeit in his hands 2 feet from his head) and lays one of the harder chair shots Ive seen this year righ tinto the back of Cena. Miz just bit of a little more than he can chew. Lets see where this goes, Im loking foward to it in the next 3-5 weeks.
The segments seemed to go alot better than the matches tonight, in my view the real stinker was the pre-main event with Legacy and the Colons. Crowd was dead and it just seemed both teams really did not put an effort into the match. I for one person was quite bored. MVP vs Hardy was mediocre, Kofi was Regal was not that good….and that abomination of Santino, Goldust and Festus vs Chavo, Jamie Noble and THE Brian Kendrick was garbage.
Nowwwww to the main event of Orton vs Batista…..I smelled this from a mile away. The return of HHH. As soon as i found out Batista got hurt, I knew he was gunna make his "triumphant" return tonight. Right before the referee came to the 10 count and was ready to crown Orton champion we seen the ambulance Big Dave was sent out on, return. HHH made his way to the ring, smacking Cody and Ted with the sledgehammer, and dropping it to take on Orton with the rights and lefts. It was a good return for HHH, seeking revenge after being KO’d by Orton’s punt at backlash losing the title. In the end he beat down Orton with the chair only to have the cameramen fcuk it up royally. I was enjoying this (even though Im a die hard orton fan), untillll HHH had his foot on Orton’s head and what looked like a possible broken neck angle lol…. He had the end of the chair and was what was a posible decapitation of Orton, only to see HHH let up as he slammed the end of the chair down into orton’s neck. It looked awful on TV but IM not gunna bash it, the idea was good.
Overall the wrestling gets a 4 out of 10 for the sheer lack of effort,and segments get an 8 out of 10 just because of a couple surpises (or predictions..eh hmmmm HHH)——-
The following is from Jessy
I just want to say that this week’s RAW was shocking to say the least. Here is what I thought of the segments.
Opening: Batista and Legacy: I did know about the latest Batista injury last night while reading your coverage of Extreme Rules, and expected Randy Orton to invoke his rematch clause. However, the way he was attacked was shocking to say the least. I expected some jawing and so on from both men ending with Batista having the upper hand. 5/5 stars (For shock value)
-Kofi Kingston (c) vs. William Regel: Good match and I love William Regal’s mike time, However I would take Jamanica over England, when it comes to holding the US title any day. 4/5
Kelly Kelly vs. Maryse (c): I didn’t really pay attention to this match, but luckly, it was short and sweet. 3/5
Santino Marella, Gold Dust & Festus vs. Chavo Guerrero, The Brian Kendrick, & Jamie Noble: Not a good match, but I do enjoy it when Santino gets a victory. 2/5
The Miz vs. John Cena: Another shocker, but I do love how The Miz is running his mouth off regarding John Cena and I do support him because I believe John Cena isn’t that great a wrestler though I do love his work ethic. As for the match, I was expecting The Big Show to attack Cena as he was about to make his enterance. However, seeing him attack Cena from behind in the ring was good enough for me. I had a feeling they were going to continue the feud after last night’s result anyway. 4/5
MVP vs. Matt Hardy: One thing I don’t get is why have Matt Hardy play injured while wrestling. Regardless, this was an interesting match and further sets their feud. 5/5
Vickie Guerrero Quits; Edge: Good segment. This produced another shocker since I (and others) never knew Vickie was about to quit the WWE. For the record, I was expecting Vickie Guerrero to come out to explain what would happen next week regarding the WWE Championship and state how it would affect future shows. Her quitting and Edge’s divorce is going to make for some interesting television over the next few weeks. 5/5
Tag Team Match
Legacy (Rhodes and DiBiase) vs. Carlito and Primo: Great match between the four. I truly hope that this is the start of a good feud between the two groups and lets Cody and Ted grow apart from Randy Orton and letting them have their first title shot is a good start. 4/5
WWE Championship/Triple HHH Return: Great way to end RAW for this week. I really didn’t know what to expect entering the final segment, but I didn’t expect an aborted 10 count and I was surprised and shocked to see Triple H back in the ring to attack Legacy and Randy Orton. I am betting that the title is back in Batista’s hands for the time being. 4/5
Overall: Overall I would have to give this episode 5/5 stars. I thought it worked all around including the shock moments, but there are more questions than answers and that is a good thing. I am looking forward to next week and how they handle the situation.
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