Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Raw for July 6 2009
Well Raw this week starts off with the Million Dollar Man. I do enjoy the guest host idea and it's really cool when it's classic WWE wrestlers. He puts Cody Rhodes vs. Mark Henry and his own son Jr. against Orton. Not what you'd expect. I figured he'd do everything in Legacy's favour. Tough love I suppose. Man do I hate Ted Sr's theme music.
This weeks show is much like last week in the repect that they are actually having more matches and less jibber jabber. I don't mind when wrestlers get on the mic if thy're a) funny or b) intense.
Jericho and Edge vs. the Colons was a good non title match. The Colons lost and Carlito beat down Primo. Saw that one coming.. maybe Carlito threatened to quit if he didn't get a singles push again. I wouldn't mind seeing the brothers fued. At least it will be quality wrestling.
Alicia Fox and Maryse vs. Mickie James and Gail Kim was an ok match. Gail Kim is new to Raw and is one of the few female wrestlers with skills. Alicia Fox is also new to Raw but didn't add much except looks. Maryse and Mickie James are decent. I usually find diva matches boring to watch other than the fact that some of them are good looking. Gail Kim and Mickie James won.
Cody Rhodes vs. Mark Henry in a pointless match. Mark Henry has never and will never add to a WWE show ever. Cody walked out and got counted out.
Orton vs. Dibiase Jr. was a decent match. Jr. actually got some offense in but ultimately lost to Orton. Dissention in the ranks? We'll see...
Piper's Pit.. I mean, Carlito's Cabana, I mean, Jericho's whatever it was.. sorry.. MVP's VIP is next. His guest is Jack Swagger. MVP calls Swagger out but Swagger backs off. Could be a decent fued in the works.
Kofi Kingston vs. Evan Bourne was the match of the night. This is the type of wrestling I like to see. More of this please!! Bourne wins via the shooting star press. These two guys are top notch.
John Cena vs. Triple H ends up being a double dq leading to the PPV match being Cena vs. Triple HHH vs. Orton in a triple threat championship match. boooooooring. Same guys are always fighting for the title. Can we inject some new life into this elite group? Please. Cena was being booed big time. Triple H was being cheered. Shades of Hollywood Hogan vs. the Rock. Turn Cena heel. Make somebody else a huge face and sell shirts with them.. it's time already.
This weeks show was about the same as last weeks except there was a little more story development. If they only added quality wrestling matches to the mix we might have a B grade worthy show. Until then Raw gets another C.