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RAW Reflections - April 23rd 2012

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YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME.......A 3 hour RAW supershow = 3 hours of very entertaining WWE programming. Minus a few speed bumps along the way. This was the best episode of RAW since the post Wrestlemania edition in my opinion.

OPENING THOUGHTS: There was a lot going on during RAW this week they covered a lot of ground and really gave a lot of screen time to superstars and divas who wouldn't normally get as much during a regular 2 hour show. The superstars didn't seem to tired or banged up (except Beth Pheonix) after their over seas tour. They got a lot done in this show: a contract signing, a backstage assault, a sobriety test, a divas lumberjill match - and I really enjoyed just about all of it. Some of the rivalries got a little more interesting and the in ring action was overall very good.

THE GOOD:
- Right off the bat I must say I found John Laurinaitis' reaction to being boo'd pretty funny. He looked completely shocked to be boo'd. I thought that was pretty funny

-EDGE - My favorite superstar of all time, the rated R superstar edge showed up out of nowhere and I must admit when his music hit I almost jumped out of my seat. He came out a delivered a great motivational speech to John Cena. and I'm very glad he did because I know im not the only one who was getting sick and tired of John Cena's scared puppy dog gimmick he's had going pretty much since Brock's been back. although it turned out at the end of RAW during the contract signing he was back to his scared, chicken shit gimmick. Not even his stupid chain rapped around his fist could give him courage to face Brock.
COME ON JOHN. Your the "face" of the WWE yet your character is scared of everyone who threatens that title, fight for it man. I guess I shouldn't be mad at John I should be mad at creative. (now i know how don draper feels)

JERICHO VS KOFI - Its a treat to watch guys like Jericho and Kofi wrestle, and its even better to watch them wrestler eachother. there were some really cool moments in this match: Kofi's fake ring dive where he used the ropes to slingshot him back into the center of the ring was a sweet move.

the flip over the ropes down onto jericho was sweeet. but the best of all was the Code Breaker jericho delivered to Kofi as kofi flew off the top rope, great timing and impact.

As always Jericho was great on the mic after his match, but the best part of Jericho has to be his slow arrogant walk to ring. its hilariously arrogant.

ADR/RHODES VS BIG SLOW GUYS: I love a good heel, and even more then that I love a good heel tag team and ADR and Rhodes were great. if you have read my previous entries you know that I love ADR hes probably my favorite guy right now. I love everything about him. I liked the assault on the legs of the big men good tactics. I also like how ADR bailed on Rhodes, classic ADR.

RICARDO RODRIQUEZ: He is funny, hes always lurking over the shoulder of ADR trying to warn him about the where abouts of his opponent and doing anything he can to help ADR. i liked when he was fanning him off after del rio got thrown out of the ring that was good stuff.

JOSH MATTHEWS: DON'T TALK BACK TO BROCK LESNAR.

BELLA TWINS: ENOUGH SAID.

BELLA TWINS RING ATTIRE: INCREDIBLE.

CM DRUNK??: That was an awesome segment, you could feel it was coming, that punk was faking obviously but punk waited until the last possible moment to save the day. punk had a few really good lines: "WWF UNIVERSE" that got a good pop. when he said to jericho "your not even cool" and when he said "i watched cops before". that was a good segment gotta love punk.

ROSA MENDES: YES YES YES

SANTINO: HE WAS FIRED UP TONIGHT, right off the start going after the primos or epicos whatever there called. one of the most entertaining guys in ring for my money.

DANIEL BRYAN: This guy just gets better and better each week. throwing his referee shirt in sheamus' face, chanting yes!!!, begging sheamus to hit him, bryan did a great job - it was a nice touch making him the special ref, i thought it really added fuel to the fire in the bryan and sheamus rivalry.

THE BAD:
-LORD TENSAI: BOOOOOOOOOOO, ur so damn boring not a single fan in WWE Universe gives a crap about you, your entrance, your attire, your tattoos, your green mist, and your stupid move set (A-BOMB, GET A NEW FINISHER). its underwhelming, predictable, boring, lame and it failed to launch. the WWE should have killed this lord tensai crap after one week.

DIVAS MATCH: The first time in forever that the divas get more then 30 seconds for a match and A.) Beth pheonix wrecks her ankle B.) gets jumped by like 10 divas after wrecking her ankle C.) loses the title to a diva that im pretty sure is leaving WWE after april....... Hmmmmmmm, interesting.

At first I wasn't sure if it was real but maybe that because I didnt see the injury because I couldnt take my eyes off of nikki bella. but i feel bad for beth, high ankle sprain she seemed to be in quite some pain, what a terrible way to end a near historic title run,

---you never wanna see a superstar get injured like that, it happens so rarely that u almost forget these are pro athletes working their butts off to put on a good show, i hope she has a good recovery.

MARK HENRY: took one hell of a sweet Brogue kick, looked to be KO'd..... Then he just rolls out of the ring and walks away as if someone yelled "CUT". Sell it some more buddy

KHALI: HES 10 FEET TALL 600 POUNDS BUT IM PRETTY SURE HE HAS WOODEN STILTS FOR LEGS, I AM SCARED ONE DAY HE WILL FALL AND WONT BE ABLE TO STAND UP.

EVE: talentless, useless, not hot, bad at speaking. terrible. too much tv time.

KANE AND ORTON: Nothing in it for me, i could care less, not even bringing family into has made it a rivalry I care about. I just cant believe Kane being the devils best friend or what ever..... its old and over done. also I find things hard to believe or get behind if in the real world they would be considered homicide, like when orton put paul bearer in the freezer, or years ago when he lit the coffin the undertaker was in on fire...... its murder dude.

SHEAMUS: ENOUGH WITH YOUR OLD METAPHORS FROM IRELAND!!!!!!!!

BRODUS CLAY: HE HAS BEEN ON TV EVERY DAMN WEEK FOR AS FAR BACK AS I CAN REMEMBER, AND HE HARDLY HAS A MATCH LONGER THAN HIS ENTRANCE OR CELEBRATION. I AM NO LONGER GOING TO EVEN MENTION HIM. HE AND A LITTLE PERSON ACTUALLY HAD A MATCH TONIGHT, WHAT THE HELL IS THIS CRAP. the ending was way to predictable with vicki getting in the ring, you knew something would happen. I hope this crap ends soooon.

CONTRACT SIGNING: WHY DOES JOHN CENA HAVE A CHAIN ON HIS HAND. Brock was pretty decent on the mic, seemed a little repetitive at times, but overall he was pretty good. Like i said earlier i am soooo sick of this John Cena's scared, intimidated, chicken shit bullshit. I hope he listen to Edge and goes crazy on sunday. cena really spoiled that segment with his new pansy approach to dealing with his opponents.

*******JERRY "THE KING" LAWLER: WHEN DEL RIO RAN AWAY AND BAILED ON RHODES HE SAID SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF "I'VE HEARD OF RUNNING FOR THE BORDER BUT THIS IS CRAZY". THAT IS RIDICULOUS AND A FIRE-ABLE OFFENSE. ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE LARGE LATIN AUDIENCE IN THE WWE, BAD MOVE BY THE KING. BAD BAD MOVE.

FINAL THOUGHTS: Well I said a lot, I think im all out of thoughts, but I really enjoyed this episode of RAW there was a lot of good both in ring and in terms of entertainment, great surprises with edge showing up. the good even seemed to make the bad not as bad, i pretty much forgot about lord tensai, or eve or brodus. so i was a happy guy watching RAW tonight.

QUESTIONS: WHO WILL WIN BROCK VS CENA?????

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF BRODUS CLAY??

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE STATE OF THE WWE TAG TEAM DIVISION?? HOW WOULD YOU IMPROVE IT??

DID YOU LIKE RAW?? WHAT DID YOU LIKE BEST?? WHAT DIDN'T YOU LIKE??

DISCIPLINE FOR JERRY THE KING???????

Thanks for reading,
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  1. mrbluto's Avatar
    Good god Raw was boring.
  2. blink's Avatar
    Why discipline Jerry lawler when everyone and their dog was mocking del rio for being Mexican when he first came to raw? Remember all of cenas burrito stand jokes?
  3. akbar's Avatar
    why so many capitals?...kinda ruined the blog for me but it was a good read and you covered a lot of points
  4. ToiletBowl's Avatar
    I thought this was the best of the 3 hour RAWs since the first one that took place in Dallas. The past 3 hour RAWs have tried to force feed just about everything and everyone into 5 minute segments.
  5. dres1214's Avatar
    "*******JERRY "THE KING" LAWLER: WHEN DEL RIO RAN AWAY AND BAILED ON RHODES HE SAID SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF "I'VE HEARD OF RUNNING FOR THE BORDER BUT THIS IS CRAZY". THAT IS RIDICULOUS AND A FIRE-ABLE OFFENSE. ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE LARGE LATIN AUDIENCE IN THE WWE, BAD MOVE BY THE KING. BAD BAD MOVE."

    Actually me being hispanic, I didn't find anything wrong with what Jerry said. I think you're reading into that comment a little to much.
  6. AlexWorldOrder's Avatar
    Don't be surprised by WWE's racism; they do it all the time, and not just on Hispanics. I saw a clip the other day of Triple H burying Mahal, asking him if he was talking about Slurpees before he Pedigree him. That's just distasteful.
  7. ToiletBowl's Avatar
    I'm curious... is there a bigger flop right now than Sheamus as champion? Seems like the WWE thought they would be doing Sheamus and the fans a favor by giving him the 18 seconds squash match at Mania. When in fact, it looks like the WWE yanked the rug out from Sheamus' fan reaction by doing this. He used to get some of the bigger face pops leading up to Wrestlemania. Since, his pops have significantly decreased and seems like he gets more boos than anything else these days. I would not be surprised at all to see Sheamus lose the belt this weekend... In the past I would have said absolutely no way would they yank the title off someone who just won it at Wrestlemania (a month ago). If the WWE was smart, they would do a Sheamus heel turn this weekend.
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