Monday Night RAW reminds me of my pervious relationship a FUCKEN LET DOWN. If you’re already lost stay with me, there will be a tie in. Think about it. We have a relationship with this program and with the WWE, I know the WWE has been my main squeeze since I was 4 years old. Thats a long time and I’m emotionally invested with this product. There is anticipation to the build up then its the honeymoon stage where they can do no wrong. When things are great things are comfortable, after a while that comfortably turns into irritability. So every little thing they don’t do is note worthy, another con on an ever growing list of shit.
When you’re in a relationship sometimes you need a kick in the ass to realize shit isn’t as sweet as you think. Maybe sensing the audience’s disappointment with the current product WWE decided to change for a while. WWE was on their toes with the Punk promo. The walkout had us wanting more, but then they reverted back to their comfortable ways.
Like most who avoid confrontation in a relationship I wasn’t going to talk about the on going problems with the program, I was going to say nothing in hopes that it would go away. I wasn’t in the most healthy relationship, I dated someone who had the communication skills of a snow pea. Fortunately, Kaz reminded me of my due diligence. So here is my review of the Monday Night RAW before the Pay-Per-View Vengeance.
John Laurinaitis starts the program off. The crowd boos as Ace introduces himself to the crowd. He says tonight marks the return of Rey Mysterio and the crowd pops. Returning to San Diego to see his doctor, Laurinaitis says. He won’t be here tonight. The crowd boo’s and Laurinaitis says he was just kidding. Ace talks about firing Jim Ross last week. Laurinaitis introduces Ross and out he comes we see footage from last week where Michael Cole led Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez in singing goodbye to Ross. Laurinaitis announces Cole and Del Rio vs. Ross and John Cena for tonight.
Randy Orton, John Morrison and Sheamus vs. Christian, Cody Rhodes and Mark Henry. Orton and Cody brawl out of the arena. Sheamus and Christian fight in the crowd and Henry kills Morrison. The match was pretty good, all the feuds involved have a nice build up going into the PPV plus Morrison should reform the job squad.
John Laurinaitis is backstage The Bella Twins are backstage there hot and talk at the same time, I would love to shower with both of them at the same time. Ricardo Rodriguez (get a great pop) walks up and Ace shrugs him off. Alberto Del Rio walks up and isn’t happy about teaming with Michael Cole tonight to face John Cena and Jim Ross. Laurinaitis reveals that the winner of tonight’s match picks the stipulation for the WWE Title match at Vengeance.
Eve vs. Natalya. Hot Eve Torres vs. Beth Phoenix for the Divas Title at Vengeance is announced. Im still on the fence on the hotness of Natalya. Natalya locks Eve in a submission but she fights out. Eve goes up top for a moonsault and nails it for the win. Its always the same match. Aren’t the Diva’s of Doom suppose to be the more powerful team? Yet always get bitches at the hands of Eve and Kelly.
CM Punk vs. The Miz. CM Punk gets a huge pop from the crowd. The Miz with R-Truth rap “U-Suck” on the way to the ring. I think I heard some spanish ad-libs thrown in as well. Miz taunts Punk on the mic about the beating at Hell in a Cell. Truth tells Punk he won’t be smiling when Miz kicks his ass tonight and he won’t be smiling at Vengeance. Triple H’s music hits and out he comes to watch CM’s back. Great back and fourth between Punk and Miz, Punk goes for the high knee but misses and lands out on the floor. Truth stalks Punk on the floor but Triple H runs over to make sure he doesn’t attack. Punk comes to the apron and drops Miz over the top rope. Punk springboards in with a clothesline for a 2 count.
Sometime after Johnny Ace appears and says there’s an “immigration problem” and Hunter has to come to the back with him. Triple H is escorted out of the building by immigration officials. Laurinaitis says his papers were incorrect or something. David Otunga appears beside with Laurinaitis and watches Triple H get escorted out. This nonsense took heat off a great match. Punk calls for GTS but Truth comes in for the save. Punk rolls Miz up for the win. After the match, Punk gets assault at the hands of Miz and Truth. Miz hits Punk with a Skull Crushing Finale.
Jack Swagger vs. Zack Ryder. Jack Swagger is lead to the ring by, WWE United States Champion Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero. Vickie says John Laurinaitis has given Swagger and Ziggler a shot against Air Boom’s tag team titles at Vengeance. Ziggs takes the mic and rips on the crowd, the promo was amazing. Ziggs is the shit. If you think other wise you’re wackjuice. Swagger asks everyone to stand so he can sing America’s National Anthem. Swagger starts singing and the crowd doesn’t like it at all.
Zack Ryder comes out to a decent pop because Ryder is internet famous. This match was a whole 3 or 4 moves. Ryder hits the Ruff Ryder for the quick win out of nowhere. Im just glad to see Ryder getting TV time. After the match, Mason Ryan comes out, Mason takes the mic and reminds Ziggler that they have a match. Its a DQ… Kinda fast, I get why this happend it was to put over Ryan. I really want to see these two mix it up, Mason Ryan is Cuzo Drew‘s favorite and Ziggs is just awesome. I think a it could be a great feud.
Alberto Del Rio and Michael Cole vs. John Cena and Jim Ross. Ricardo Rodriguez begins the introduction for Alberto Del Rio as the WWE Champion drives into the arena now the pop was huge but I expected the crowd to go crazy. ADR is the hometown guy. John Cena pop might have been more impressive than ADR’s.
Cena starts things out for his team and Cole wants to start with him. Cena tags in JR and Cole runs his mouth, JR smacks Cole in the side of the head and knocks him down. Cole tags in Del Rio as Ross tags in Cena. Lets fast forward this since the youtube clip is below. Cena hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Del Rio gets up and tags in Cole. Cena pulls Cole into the ring. Cole begs Cena not to hit him. Cole one of the best heels in the company. Cena hits Cole with an Attitude Adjustment. Cena tags in JR. who puts the ankle lock on Cole for the win.
After the match, Del Rio pulls Cena out to the floor. Cena well he’s Cena and hits ADR with the Attitude Adjustment. Cena takes the mic and starts counting. I roll my eyes and say this is going to be the same match Cena had with the Miz. Cena continues the attacks and than counts to ten and announces that their match at Vengeance will be a Last Man Standing match for the WWE Title.
Closing Thoughts: Props to the homie Yelawolf, Yela is featured on the song used for Vengeance. I also get a kick on of the twitter usernames on the graphics. I don’t know how I feel about this RAW. I mean I will watch Vengeance this Sunday, but the feelings are mixed. It really is like trying to figure out whats next in your relationship. One day you look up and realize you’re apart, its like “wow how did this happen” and you don’t know how to get it back. you walk around in a daze and no matter what people say you don’t realize what others see. Don’t make me break up with you via text WWE only to call you weeks later to tell you I’m now dating TNA Impact Wrestling.