Monday, June 29, 2009
raw for monday june 29
Well less talk more wrestling on this episode and I'm glad.. almost. Not a lot of great wrestling.
An injured Batista is the "guest host".
HHH vs. MVP was boring as expected. Predictably HHH wins. This secures him a match against the winner of the Cena vs. Miz match later.
Edge and Jericho (new unified tag champs as of last nights' ppv) vs. the Colons in a rematch. Edge/Jericho retain. Great match. I like all of these wrestlers .. especially Carlito. Great to see they are finally using him and his brother to there full potential.
Cena vs. Miz. Miz actually takes it to Cena for a while but ultimately and predicably Cena wins to go on to face HHH next week to see who will face Orton at the next ppv. Cena bores the shit outta me. I understand he's for the kids and teenage girls but honestly if they turned him heel I might care. But then WWE would lose t-shirt sales.. ah well. Miz gets points for the anti Cena stuff at least.
Next week's guest host is the Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase. I think I like this no general manager thing. Bring back the Macho Man "ooooh yeaaaah"
Diva fatal four way with Kelly Kelly, Mickie James, Beth Pheonix and Rosa. Average action. Mickie wins to face Maryse (damn she's hot) at the ppv.
Big Show vs. Kofi Kingston (US Champ). Didn't catch if this was a US title match or not.. doesn't matter because it's a double count out. Waste of a match. Kofi's amazing but Big Slow sucks as usual.
3 on 1 gauntlet match Orton vs Evan Bourne who is 1 of 5 trades (yes trades again) from ECW. He's a great high flying wrestler but of course he loses to Orton. Great Raw debut either way. Jack Swagger is next 2 of 5 of the trades to Raw. He let's himself be counted out gets on the mic and says he's always respected Orton. Must want in Legacy. He'd be a good addition. Next up Mark Henry to beats Orton. Not a fan of Henry... which brings me to my major complaint about Raw....
Please get rid of the BIG SLOW wrestlers... it's lame and boring. Power moves suck when it's a whole match full of them. Mark Henry, Big Show etc should be managers, enforcers and not wrestlers. Maybe have them wrestle each other on occasion but it's just a waste of boring time.
Even Orton, HHH and Cena are boring to me.
Not Raw's worst episode but certainly far from great. At least there was less talk and a tiny bit of decent wrestling. Match of the night was by far Edge and Jericho vs. the Colons.
I give the show a C for the effort to at least get past the "quick fix" storyline stuff and get back to wrestling. Now they just need to improve the actual wrestling matches. I wonder who the other two wrestlers Raw aquired in the trade. Apparently ECW and Smackdown are doing the same. I have yet to watch ECW since it became WWE property. I'm thinking I need to start watching Smackdown. Most people say it's better than Raw. Until Thursday when I comment on Impact.