Old School Raw, Same New School WWE
by, 03-05-2013 at 05:30 PM (5445 Views)
WWE missed the opportunity to really get WM going into full gear. The Old School theme was great and the theme music, the ring was an awesome throwback hommage. Then they went and screwed everything up as they are compentently doing these days.
First off, Punk's promo was very good and giving him a reason to wrestle and end the streak. His streak was ended because the fans wanted the Rock to win and now he can stick it to the fans and end the Taker's streak. If he ends the streak, then he does what nobody else could and he did it straight edged. Orton comes out and delivers a weak reason for why he should be given the chance to end the streak. Sorry but if you can't even have a decent feud over the last couple of months then you have no shot of wrestling the Taker. Then, what is worse, the Big Show shows up and god knows that Taker Show is a brutal match at the best of times, now with Taker being banged up that match would be awful! Sheamus comes out and his reason has some credence but he has fallen out of the main event picture since he dropped the title to Show. I know that they needed a main event but this was weak in putting it together.
Then Cesaro has to job to Ryback again. It was nice for him to get in some offence but this is ridiculous that a champion has to continue to lose. The same thing can be said about Barrett but at least he loses to the WH champ which makes it more credible. Ryback is doing nothing and continues to win, the crowd not nearly as supportive as they were before, and it appears that he will wrestle Henry at WM which is a decent prospect of strength vs strength. I guess Jericho vs Henry may have got scrapped. Cesaro is a legit wrestler who has been reduced to jobbing to people with half his talent and even less on the mic. RYBACK CAN'T WRESTLE!
RYBACK CAN'T TALK! Neanderthal was a great line from Ceasro!
Speaking of jobbing, why is Ziggler losing to the Miz. The guy is supposed to be winning the title although this becomes hard to swallow when he can't beat the Miz. I don't know if this is WWE way of making him pay his dues or backstage politics but this is just stupid. The briefcase and his push mean crap when he constantly jobs to anyone on the card not named Kofi. The Miz can't get over as a heel or face and now pairing him with Flair is just to try and get him over since he failed on his own. I don't have anything against the Miz, he can wrestle but his mic work needs improvement and he should not beat Ziggler, let alone on the figure four leglock that Flair barely won with as his move.
Rock Cena was one of the worst promos I have witnessed in awhile. Their build up to this rematch of Redemption vs Greatness needs to step up as that was lame. Really Cena, for over a year you could not get over the loss both professionally and personally. Rock, you need this more, why don't you both just say it as it is. This is the best way for both of us to make the most cash. Last year, there was at least some animosity between the two. Also, there was some doubt who was going to win, now there is nothing between these two as that promo lacked passion and intensity. This could be an awful feud leading up to WM especially as it is the Main Event. This is not a knock on either Rock or Cena but just stating the truth. There is no chemistry between the two like last year and their reasons for the match just plain suck. Cena winning does nothing for him and Rock losing has no impact on him. Just a waste of a match and feud.
Kofi can't even get a match because of Fandango. This gimmic appears to be sucking worse than his promos. Take your Dancing with the Stars gimmic and hit the bricks. Fandango can disappearo quicko.
Swagger ADR scrap in the back is really the only interesting feud going on right now. They are building this up very well; however, how does a guy who fails the Wellness Policy suffer no penalty and if he serves it after WM then that shows how little backbone WWE has as it does not enforce its own policy. This sends the wrong message to everyone. As always, I am just saying what needs to be said, and not what people want said. You're Welcome!