#RAWTALK! (Number.001): 09-24-2012
by, 09-25-2012 at 01:41 AM (4209 Views)
Welcome everyone to the inaugural edition of my new blog series: #RAWTALK! now, I will be doing this series every week and my normal STATE OF THE 'E blogs pretty much whenever I feel like it. I'm still not sure on a particular format I'd like to present this to you guys in so, I'm going to present it in a way I was thinking and see how you guys like it... let me know. THANKS!
Did they fulfill every orifice of the three hours given to them? (2hrs, 31mins - commercials.) In my opinion, they did. Tonight's episode of #RAW was actually well rounded and had minimal things that made no sense. The only time I truly said "WTF?" was when Mae Young appeared on video when Kan and DB were reenacting a scene from "When Harry Met Sally". But, I digress.
I felt that #RAW this week was a welcomed improvement from the last couple of weeks that only had bits and pieces stringing it together. This week's had it open with CM Punk and Heyman, leading into an awesome AJ confrontation. A couple good matches, CM Punk and Mick Foley confrontation in which Mick spouted a line that will live on forever in my mind:
"Do You Want To Be A Statistic, Or Do You Want To Be A Legend?"
As a fan of the great SPORT of professional wrestling who appreciates the ENTERTAINMENT value it provides as well, I can honestly say that those words bear more weight than a little bit. EVERY professional wrestler wants to become relevant or in Foley's case... stay relevant. I believe the weight of the show rested right there in that promo spot... Jerry Lawler coming on looking great after his Heart Attack a couple weeks ago. And not to mention what brings me to what I'll be keeping every week:
SEGMENT OF THE WEEK:
Daniel Bryan and Kane along with Dr. Shelby knocked it out of the park again! Their segments (which made one long segment.) were stupidly hilarious and well, made me chuckle more than a little bit. I am happy that THE 'E is doing what they're doing. And if you can't see it, I'll show you... they're using main event people to get the "Universe" into the upcoming Tag-Teams that are "legitimate" teams. Once they get to that level of exposure, you'll see people like Kane, Daniel Bryan, Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio disappear.
Not to mention Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow seem to be awesome as well with "Rhode Scholars" coming into the frame. The Tag-Team Championships are being built up MEGA right now and it's a great time indeed.
MATCH OF THE WEEK:
Why isn't Dolph Ziggler WHC? And why isn't Kofi Kingston in a feud WITH him for the WHC? Did you see that match tonight? I definitely did. They had roughly five minutes of air time (about 10 minutes for the total match but, there were commercials...) and killed the show. Their match was literally a clinic. They were on point and they need to be in a main feud against each other... yesterday.
Dolph has been built up so much they need to just pull the trigger and make him WHC. I really don't see what they're waiting for to be honest. Kingston would be a perfect competitor for him to go against and they'd have stellar matches for a few PPV's which in all honesty would be enough for Ziggler fans to get him in that spot.
PROMO OF THE WEEK:
Hands down it was CM Punk and Mick Foley in the middle of the ring going blow for friggin' blow. I love it when you can TELL that the promo was "unscripted". They definitely went off the cuff and it worked out more than they would have ever known. I guarantee there will be MANY t-shirts, posters, memes and many other things with his newly christened memorable one liner.
It's parts of wrestling like this that makes me tune in week in and week out. I get SOOOOOO happy when CM Punk has a verbal brawl with people... especially Mick Foley. Two fantastic talkers that talked their asses off in all honesty.
All in all, I'd say this entire show got a solid *** and 1/2 stars... I still want to see a bit more wrestling, guys. Other than that... I will be taking my leave now. Let me know what you guys want to possibly see here or what your opinions are on my new series. Thanks again guys and see you next Monday!!
See Ya' Soon Space Cowboy...