This Monday Night RAW felt like a RAW rerun from 2009: Triple H high on his ego, Cena is champ, a model is divas champ and one interesting guest host than its all down hill with the guest host after that.
Hunter/Punk/Johnny Ace segment opens up the show with Punk claiming that Ace is manipulating he and hunter..Hunter makes Punk/Cena/Del Rio in a Hell In A Cell for the HIAC PPV.. Johnny Ace wishes Punk best of luck in his future endeavors and fires him, Hunter unfired him and says he is getting to the bottom of the conspiracy and someone is getting fired tonight.I was expecting a way better Pipe Bomb than what was said.Punk has been hit or miss yet when he is on camera were all compelled to watch.
8 Man tag:Sheamus, Gabriel, & Air Boom beat Barrett, Christian, McGuilicutty & Otunga Shemus pins McGuilicuty off the Cross while stairing a whole thru Christian.Sheamus is pale and scary. Del Rio is fighting someone now but they didn’t announce who..Music hits its John Morrison all our interest is lost, cross arm breaker for the submission.The match had be 2 minutes at most.
Wolverine Ziggler/Vickie are in the ring..Ziggs calls em Batman..says he is not here to fight robots and says “sorry Mason Ryan”.Hugh Jackman mind you is pretty damn tall. Logan says he is going to find an “underdog” in the locker room to fight Ziggler.We want Ryder chants just picked up..Jackman grabs a sign in the crowd that says Ryder < Wolverine and holds it up for all to see. So yeah, its Zac Ryder.
Sin Cara vs Cody Rhodes..its Mistico Cara.. Now here comes Hunico… CARA AND CARA circle each other as the announcers pretend there is no height difference. They trade head scissors and Mistico dropkicks him out of the ring and I guess we are not getting the match. Seriously dumb segment as they have their announcers not have a clue which is which when the height difference is so freaking obvious. I need to see this Lucha off on PPV. I think this match will be so dope.
Miz & Truth are backstage apologizing to Hunter.. He accepts and fines them 250,000 a piece.. and books them against Punk and Cena as our main event.
Henry/Orton inside the Cell at HIAC as announced by Jr. It was weird as when they came back Teddy Long’s music was playing and he was leaving the ring. Mark Henry is pretty damn awesome these days, not gonna lie. Henry is demanding an apology from JR! And after he does he announces he hates ass kissers and grabs him by the tie.. Lawler for the save.. damn Henry just stared thru his soul.. he finally lets him go and now he has king by the shirt…”You want me to let go, NOW YOU GONNA TAKE HIS PLACE, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT?!” World Strongest Slam as Henry continues to be WCW VADER in 2011.. freaking awesome.. Now he is taking apart the announce table. Guess Orton isn’t on TV tonight. World’s Strongest Slam thru the announce table. 2011 the year of MizzzMark.JR left to help King to the back it seems.. So we get Stuck with Josh Matthews. Josh in spurts is tolerable but the way he and Cole go back and forth gets on my nerves. Where was Booker T? I thought Cole, King and Booker did a great job at NOC.
The Divas of Doom Vs Kelly & Hot Eve Torres. Cuzo Drew texted me saying “I am willing to bet Beth can bench press Punk without even breaking a sweat”.Eve rolled up Nat within a few seconds. Purple is Eve’s color. I really do love her.
We get another Jackman/Ryder segments, these are so money. “So let me get this,you are hardly on Raw, the divas want nothing to do with you and you made up your own Internet championship. Ryder:”Whoo whoo whoo you know it!”Weapon X calls him delusional and picks Ryder as his official”underdog” so we are getting Zack vs Dolph. Ziggs put him over a on twitter there has been a few times when Ziggs was out there on commentary he spoke good things about Ryder. The match was short lived, however Jackman is sporting the Browski headband SWAG!! Vickie just got ejected for slapping Zack so while she is getting tossed we get Jackman with a big right hand to Ziggs setting up a Rough Ryder and Ryder wins. Logan and Zack both do a WOO WOO WOO.This whole Jackman/Ryder segment stole the show.
Cena/ Punk vs. The Miz/R-Truth.The Miz and R-Truth never disappoint I think Miz being truths hype man is great. Lets fast forward to the end. GTS on Miz gets Cena/Punk the win..Cena raises Punk’s hand high and here comes the Game to fire someone Miz & Truth are fired negating all logic from the apology segment..Miz & Truth are heading back stage and they attack Hunter in front of the entire roster..So the roster pulls them off Hunter and tosses them out of the building.
Closing Thoughts; This is probably to set up Rock, Cena, Punk & Hunter vs Miz Truth Del Rio and a 4th heel at Survivor Series. @TheRealJeffPeck: poised a great question via twitter last night.Who will be gone off of WWE TV longer when it’s all said & done? CM Punk from July 2011 or The Miz & R-Truth from Sept. 2011?
Emilio’s response: Much like my previous relationship WWE “firings” are a complete sham.
The amount of Cena is selfish tweet really got me mad. Cena isnt hogging the spotlight the guy pushes for the younger talent to get pushes… Cena is a huge supporter of Zac Ryder.I thought Hugh Jackman did a great job in hosting the show, he really made RAW a fun watch. Ryder’s wrestling ability might be mediocre but he is entertaining to watch.