Before I start the list of hell, I wanted to tell you the
reason why I have kept a low profile, or basically the reason why I haven’t
posted any columns since my Breaking Point Predictions. I have been sick with
Bronchitis. Tomorrow will be two weeks since it hit me. This thing has really
knocked the hell out of me and it’s been an effort to do really anything,
especially as the day goes one. But I’m back today and I’m sorry that I
couldn’t come back with a positive Raw column, but if you saw last night’s show
then you know what to expect. This was torture last night and as I said the
list of doom is on it’s way, but let me start with just a few highlights and I
do mean a few and then it’s on to the list.
The highlight for me was the opening match between Triple H vs. Cody Rhodes. I loved
this match for a number of reasons. First, DX didn’t do their usual fun stuff;
instead they focused on Legacy and their Hell In A Cell Match in two weeks. Hunter and
Shawn did a nice job talking about just how brutal this match can be. Second I
loved how Cody dominated most of the match. Last week Shawn did a super job
putting Ted DiBiase
over in a very good match, and last night Hunter did the very same thing with
Rhodes. And third not only did I love the match, but I was thrilled when
DiBiase and Rhodes attacked the hell out of Hunter and Shawn. This match was a
great way to start the show, and it’s just too bad that things didn’t continue
to come off this well, but anyway this was my highlight of the night.
I also liked Mickie vs. Beth Phoenix. I would have loved to have seen
this go a little longer, but what we got was entertaining, and I also got a
kick out of some of Alicia Fox’s reactions geared toward the fans that were
booing her. She came off very natural as a bitch and that is a compliment.
The main event with Randy Orton, Chris Jericho and Big
Show taking on John
Cena, MVP and Mark Henry came off very well. Just like the
opening match this was a real crowd pleaser and with all the crap that the show
gave us at least this held my attention. I thought all four did a good job and
of course anything that has Jericho in there is always a good thing.
Also I happened to like Santino and Cedric’s segment. I
really didn’t expect to but Santino made it a lot of fun and I didn’t even mind
Chavo coming out. This was probably the only Cedric segment that I liked.
And finally Lillian Garcia’s heartfelt good-bye was not only
done so well but she had me crying along with her. You could just tell that she
meant what she said and I have to say that I have seen her live so many times
and every time that woman sang the National Anthem I would get chills. She sang
with such feeling and emotion and I will miss not seeing her live and on TV.
Well here we go my list of all the garbage on the show. Sit
back and prepare yourself for a long list.
opening with Cedric The
Entertainer. Now before I complain I have to say I liked Cedric.
He came off very likeable it was just the material he came with that I hated.
The opening with his “entourage” leaving the Limo didn’t make me laugh, and
when I saw the goat come out the first thing that hit me was, I’m going to say
this was a BAAAAAD beginning to the show.
I thought Miz’s interview with Josh Matthews came off very well, I’m a little
sick and tired of Evan Bourne doing the job. Or maybe I should say I could
handle Bourne losing if he was just given a chance to work a match where he
looks as good as he did on ECW. I was very disappointed by the way this
thing turned out. Had it gone on longer with Bourne being able to have a lot
more offense then I wouldn’t have minded the loss, but this match did nothing
think one of the worst parts of last night’s show was the contract signing.
This was beyond boring. I hated the way John Cena came off and his actions made
Orton look like a total jerk. You have DX talking about HIAC and how dangerous
it is, but during this contract signing, Orton was being serious as usual, but
Cena was laughing and telling so called jokes and he really came off so
obnoxious. Having Orton come off so focused against a guy just out there making
faces and joking was HORRIBLE. Didn’t Cena last week say that he was a changed
man after being tortured by Orton at Breaking Point? I guess by changed he
meant more annoying and obnoxious than ever. This was just pathetic and as I
said it made Orton look as bad as Cena because Orton was doing what was
expected of him, focusing on their big HIAC match but it was Cena that made all
of this seem like it meant nothing. GREAT JOB CREATIVE TEAM!
you kidding me? Jack Swagger
one of your best heels vs. Kofi Kingston in a two-minute match ends with
Swagger going after the Miz for stealing the title belt. I mean what the hell is going on?
This was for the U.S. title, and Swagger opts to go after the Miz for taking
the belt, when he possibly could have beaten Kingston and won the title?
Another bravo for the Creative Team. I would love to know what they were
smoking last night.
can I say about Cedric vs. Chavo with another run in from Hornswoggle? Well I
could say a lot but I’ll act like a lady so NEXT.
much as I liked the main event, I just knew that Orton, Jericho and Show would
win when Jericho and Show said that they talked Cedric into making this
interesting. If they won, Cena would face them in a Gauntlet match next week on
Raw. But if they lose then Orton would face Cena, MVP and Henry in a Gauntlet
match. There was no way Cena’s team was winning. Because next week Cena will
show that Super Cena side of him and take them all out. That’s something that I
don’t need to see.
Six miserable segments on Raw, and every time I think Raw is
finding its way back it’s shows like this that knock it right back down. Well
look for me over the weekend with my SmackDown! thoughts and while I liked
Friday’s show I didn’t find it to be one of SmackDown!’s best, so hopefully
this week the show will be better, hell you know it has to be better than last night’s