I was row 6 and thought it was done more to get back at Denver than to follow storylines. The return of Kennedy even seemed out of place to me. It was a great show with a lot of star power however. It just felt more like a Saturday Night’s Main Event than Raw.
BoB_MoNeY here with his thoughts on RAW.
The opening was fun, great to see Vince on camera. thought it was a funny segment. Every time I watch a divas match, I always hope for a wardrobe malfunction. Lol but good solid match for Maryse and Kelly. Santino match and segment was awesome, he is by far the best thing they have going on the show right now. Every time he comes out I have to turn the volume way up. Goldust and hornswoggle tag match was interesting, funny to see Kendrick cant kind nobody to tag with. Gold dust looks really good out in the ring, its to bad they wont let him go back to the Gold dust from attitude days. The triple threat match was very good. Go Kofi. Can’t wait to see the match next week for the u.s belt. Ric flier just let the man wrestle. It will bring up the ratings. They have 3 top guys out right now. The nature boy can fill some kind of void. I thought it was pretty funny to see the WWE champ come out in that nuggets jersey. The look on his face was classic. He look so piss off. The 10 man tag match was half ok I guess. The hole nuggets lakers jersey’s where pretty over the top. The match it self was good, Kennedy came back got him self hurt again. The Cena/Batista supplex was awesome. The night ended great. Good RAW in my books.
From S. Dean
First off im 20 years of age & have been a fan of wrestling for well over 10 years. I grew up watching the Attitude Era, WCW/nWo, & Original ECW. I would just like to state that I have not watched WWE programming in months due to the fact that I have intense dislike for the PG friendly direction that the WWE has taken (I have intense dislike for the overall WWE Product to be honest) however I was off work yesterday I decided to stay up lae here in the UK & tune in.
Raw started off with a LAME Stan Kroenke skit that reminded me of Donald Trump/Rosie O’Donnall segment from a few years back that bombed in more ways then one. Bella Twins, Jack Nicolson, Goldust, Hornswoggle backstage segment was LAME. Maryse vs. Kelly Kelly was a joke. Maryse oozes charisma & has talent but Kelly Kelly has no business in the ring. Im a big fan of Ric Flair but its a sad state of affairs when when WWE has to rely on a 60 year old who they dont even have under a full time contract to spike its ratings furthermore its even more depressing watching Ric Flair cut promos better then the entire roster simply because he knows how to ad-libb & not remember his lines word for word. Good to see Mr. Kennedy return but he is LAME as a babyface.
Santino Marella & Mickie James vs. Chavo Guerrero & Beth Pheonix was pathetic. Vickie Guerrero announcing she will face Santina at Extreme Rules in a Hog Pen Match was even more pathetic. Goldust & Horswoggle vs. Festus & The Brian Kendrick was an insult to wrestling fans & a total embarrassment in my opinion. LAME. Waste of Kendricks talents. NBA 10 Man Tag was pathetic, lame & corny. No good matches, no storylines advanced, no character development & a show targeting children brings me to the conclusion that Raw sucked.
How anyone can say WWE is better then TNA is beyond me. First let me bring this to the attention of all the so called smarks who think they know about wrestling, TNA was founded in 2002 from nothing while the WWE has been in existance is so form or another since 1952 therefore of course WWE has a bigger fanbase, money etc. , TNA has done well to survive let alone thrive in the wrestling business (how many companies have tried & failed to to become an alternative to WWE? XWF, WWA, WSX……….). Secondly Kurt Angle, Sting, Booker T, Kevin Nash, Scott Steiner, Mick Foley, Jeff Jarrett & Team 3D are not WWE rejects they are legends with the majority of whom would be employed to WWE right now if they were not under contract to TNA furthermore Matt Morgan, Trevor Murdoch (although he was in TNA first) etc. are also not WWE rejects as everybody has got to start their careers some where & there is only so much talent on the indies (NEWSFLASH the territories are dead & there is only 3 major wrestling companies in the US – WWE,TNA & ROH therefore talent is bound to jump between companies). Lastly people complain about the old guard of TNA well what about WWE & their over 40s club of Undertaker, HBK, HHH, Batista, Kane, Regal, Finlay, Goldust, Duggan, Flair, Lawler. Which company needs the old stars more? TNA the young company trying to establsh itself by attracting more casual fans or WWE the established company who have all the resources to make practically anybody they want a star.
Why TNA better then WWE in my opinion –
TNA lets its wrestlers use a wide variety of different wrestling styles unlike WWE who tells its Entertainers to learn to wrestle regiment WWE style, TNA anit afraid to use blood, bad language & intense violence unlike WWE who have banned it due to the PG rating.
TNA does not have an over saturation of Championships unlike WWE who have to many which makes their Championships have no prestige, Since October TNA has had 2 World Heavyweight Title Changes, WWE Title changed 5 times while the WHC has changed 6 times (I think that speaks for itself).TNA actually has a respectable Tag Team division, TNA actually has a Divison showcasing smaller wrestlers, TNA for the majority employees female wrestlers who have trained for years on the indies unlike WWE who signs bikini models & trains them to be wrestlers, TNA does not confiscate signs like WWE.
TNA presents different PPV every month with fresh match ups unlike WWE who recyle the same matches on 2 & some 3 PPVs in a row.
TNA keeps fans intrigued by brining in new faces on a regular basis – Lashley,Taz,Raven, Shane Douglas, Stevie Richards, Victoria, Amazing Red, Doug Williams, Rob Terry, Jehtro Holiday unlike WWE who simply now really just use developmental talent & when they do sign free agents they take months to debut them & change their name which takes the impact off their debut.
TNA backstage segments & promos dont seem as scripted as WWE as I believe TNA allows its talent more creative freedom to ad-libb & develop their own unique style (How good is Mick Foley now that he has had the WWE creative handcuffs took off him)
TNA has character development Samoa Joe – undefeated Samoa Submission Machine – alliance with Kevin Nash -TNA World Champion – Nation of Violence or AJ Styles – bland babyface – Heel Prince AJ – Serious babyface AJ or Kurt Angle – badass babyface – cocky heel – Angle Alliance – Serious Kurt Angle – Godfather of MEM. WWE has no character development Current dresses like an 11 year old John Cena – babyface 4+ years or Batista – babyface 4+ years or currant Undertaker – babyface 5+ years or Rey Mysterio – babyface 7+ years or HBK babyface 7+ years excluding his 1 month heel turn in 2005 against Hulk Hogan & the DX comeback in 2006).
TNA Impact has consistent storyline development such as MEM formed – MEM dominant – MEM friction from within – MEM deafted by Frontline – MEM new Godfather & Beer Money vs. Team 3D fued for Tag Team Championships – feud becomes personal – Teams now respect each other – Team 3D Tag Tournament. WWE RAW has no consistant storyline development such as Legacy is formed………………..or Big Show wrestles Cena – Big Show has rematch against Cena on next PPV………………..or Jeff Hardy wrestles Edge – Jeff Hardy has rematch against Edge on next PPV………………..
TNA is fresh, exciting & unpredictable & they are not afraid to take risks & are quite innovative all of what WWE used to be. WWE Universe is LAME Cross the Line!
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