The next segment i would like to discuss is JBL going one on one against The Undertaker,now it was a short match but it’s always good to see The Undertaker on Raw, Undertaker won the match via countout then HBK ran down the ramp threw JBL in the ring and Taker hits the tombstone on the loudmouth, now what interest’s me on this segment was the long staredown The Undertaker had with HBK, was this the start of a small build up to a possible match between Taker and Michael’s at Wrestlemania 25, you even heard JR questioning The Undertaker’s stare to HBK during commentary, i really believe that we are going to see these two legends go at it in Houston.
Now next up i want to talk about Randy Orton, he was all over the show last night, and for me i am ok with this, Orton back on Raw is a breath of fresh air, i loved his outburst at the start of the show saying he is not moving until Shane or Steph come out and fire Adamle, this led to later in the evening Adamle resigning as GM and Shane forcing Orton to compete against CM Punk later in the night, this segment was ok, Adamle is no longer the GM and really looking at it, its probably the best decision that this has happened, Raw needs a fresh GM will personality- but i wouldnt mind Adamle staying around playing this outraged heel character, i really do believe we will see more of Adamle especially after he blamed Stephanie McMahon for his resignation.
Now on to Orton he lost to CM Punk via DQ when Ted Diabese interfered, Orton then lost it and kicked Diabese in the head, after the match Orton had a bitter confrontation with Manu and Rhodes, it’s only a matter of time before we see a heel stable here with Orton the ringleader, i have to say i am very interested to see what happens with Diabese, after all he eliminated his two partners in the mini royal rumble match earlier in the night where William Regal won it to get an IC Title shot next week in Manchester, England, but how does this effect the relationship with Diabese and Manu and Rhodes, is a face turn in place for Diabese, it’s going to be interesting to see what happens, personally i still say Manu does not fit in to this Priceless gimmick, give him more ring time, change his gimmick, as it is not working currently for Manu.
In other Random notes, for me CM Punk looked extremely weak again last night he was due to be defeated by Orton until Diabese’s interference, why couldn’t his tag partner Kingston run out to help him? after all they are tag champions, this then led to Kofi being pinned by Mark Henry later on in the evening when Rey Mysterio and Kingston lost to Kane and Henry, the only good thing about that segment was Khali helping Rey hit the 619 on Kane to continue his impressive face turn which i am really enjoying.
Punk and Kingston seem to win one week then the next week they are booked like total jobbers.
DX v Miz and Morisson was a strong good wrestling match, both teams upped their game last night and Miz and Morrison continue to improve week in week out as a team, the DX promo before hand was very funny indeed, going on about HBK’s hair loss and Triple H’s nose- was very good and humerous.
Fair play to Mae Young last night, she is almost 90 and she still tried her utmost in the ring last night.
And the Fu-Naki dance off, well it was fun and good to see Ron Simmons back with ‘DAMN’
MVP lost again last night to Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy when he teamed up with The Brian Kendrick, unless they are going to start making this into a storyline soon, MVP has to get a victory under his belt as even though MVP is a heel, the guy is a good athlete and he does have fans out their Vince!
Anyway guys i would give last night’s show an 8 out of 10- i have to say, how much better is it though when all 3 brands are on the same show?, it reminds me of the old days!
UNTIL NEXT TIME
Kieran Daly- Scotland
1. The WCW/ECW invasion.
Ok, the fact that Shane was on WCW programming was an historical event within itself, but we all know how that turned out… A few years later, NWO makes their debut to poison nothing but the credibility of their writers. (NWO vs DX?) Sure the Rock vs. Hollywood was a great outcome of that failed storyline, but come on…
Tonights episode reminded me that their lack of consistency is probably one of the main reasons why they have to tarp off the majority of their Smackdown shows. I mean, they could have at least had X-Pac (Leader of Degeneration Mex) do a guest spot. All in all, the show was alright, didn’t stick around to watch the main event.
PS: I really enjoyed when they had Tazz and Jim Ross commentating on the Undertaker’s match instead of Michael Cole because Cole flat out sucks, he always manages to ruin the Undertakers entrance. Imagine Michael Cole as a ultra heel manager?
Jim K. Florida
The Hardy Boys….
8 Man Battle Royal….
16 Diva Tag Tam Match….
DX against Miz/Morrison….
Batista & Jericho….
Overall i’d rate the show a 2.5 out of 5. Would have been nice to see some of the stars from the past who help put RAW on the map though….
I can’t wait for Cena/Jericho at S. Series, BUT WWE had better carefully protect both guys at the ppv. Jericho should keep the belt past S. Series, but Cena should get the “better of Jericho” after the match. I predict a cheap finish or a DQ finish!
Santino is also always dependable!!!
I am sick of DX…it’s really silly at this point. WWE hypes them like we’ll never see them again…only to promote them again 6 months down the road!!!
The DX segment was funny as usual, the Undertaker match seemed pretty
The cage match was good, although I was surprised that Batista lost the belt soo fast.
But I just don’t understand why John Cena keeps getting title shots. He hasn’t even been around. I don’t think he deserves a title shot yet. Is it in his contract or something? Starting to think he has deal similar to Hogan in the 80s, you know, the one where I get a title at almost every PPV I wrestle at.
And if he wins the world heavyweight belt, I hope he leaves the design of it alone. There’s too much history to that design of the championship to mess it up with some spinner design or something.
But anyways, Raw last night was one of the better shows i’ve seen in recent weeks. Thanks for letting us comment WrestleZone. Later!
Chris Danielsville, Pa
The only down spots for me was the IC Battle Royal as it was just a repeat of a battle royal that we have seen Regal win in the past, I think
Cant forget the fact that Adamle quit, which seemed to be a crowd pleaser. I would like to note that Adamle didn’t do a terrible job as GM, he was okay and better than expected, but I am not sad to see him go either. JBL would be a definate upgrade though and I hope it happens since his in ring status has taking a beating over the past several months with several
All in all, it was a very good Raw, that had aspects of surprise, featured the top stars from all three shows and some very good matches, what more could you ask for from a live Raw????
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