WWE Raw 9-9-13 Hits and Misses
by, 09-12-2013 at 02:41 PM (2134 Views)
Overall Score: 4
Overview: Originally I wasn't going to post this blog because Raw was just bad, but I do it every week so what the hell. This week was just bland and forgettable. No feuds got advanced except for Bryan-Orton and it did nothing to sell me on Night of Champions. With this being the first Raw to go head to head against Monday Night Football, it isn't a surprise it did so bad. With that being said let's get to the hits.
The Cutting Edge: Raw did however start off strong, somewhat. I love when Edge comes back. Not only because I love Alter Bridge, but Edge is one of my all time favorites. I also liked that Orton and Hunter finally got heel heat on them. There was also good mic work from all 4 guys. I just really didn't understand the attack on Christian. Edge won't be around for a long time so why? Anyway, refreshing from last week so a hit.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Bray Wyatt: This is getting only a minor hit. I'm glad The Wyatts are finally back on Raw live and this was an overall good match. Bray Wyatt can also move fast as hell. I'm glad this didn't turn into a squash match. It just didn't do anything to advance Dolph vs. Ambrose on Sunday.
Goldust Promo: Only thing to really say here is that it was a great promo with great emotion.
Randy Orton vs. Goldust: First thing's first, I love Goldust's entrance. As for the match, great action and a fun match. I'm glad they showed how Goldust can be a formidable opponent. Also very cool that he almost won with Cross Rhodes. I love this secondary feud they've got going. Could push Rhodes over huge.
Daniel Bryan vs. Dean Ambrose: Whenever Bryan faces a Shield member, it's a PPV quality match. The ending though was just weird. I didn't like the #1 contender winning with a roll up. Oh, and apparently the Big Show is a one man Spirit Squad. I originally didn't like the aftermath, but having Bryan stand tall was excellent.
Kofi Kingston vs. Curtis Axel: I get that it was supposed to show off Axel's anger and force and show dissension between Heyman and Axel, but I just didn't care for the match.
Paul Heyman Promo: Okay, isn't Maddox supposed to be a heel? Anyway, although I liked Heyman and Punk being in the same segment this week, it did nothing to advance the feud or sell the match for me. Pretty much same stuff.
Naomi, Natalya and Brie vs. Alicia Fox, Aksana and Layla: Isn't Brie a heel? Only AJ's commentary was good in this match and I just don't care for this Total Divas crap.
R-Truth vs. Alberto Del Rio: What was the point of this match? Also, this was too long for a pointless match. Also, it did nothing to hype ADR vs. RVD at NoC. See what I did there?
Santino Marella vs. Antonio Cesaro: Although that Giant Swing was cool, I don't care about the return of the most pointless champion ever.
Damien Sandow vs. The Miz: Miz got a big face reaction which was odd. Again, what was the point of the match? I also don't like that a MitB holder has to win cheaply. Hey, at least Fandango got on TV tonight.
Ryback vs. Rob Van Dam: At least RVD and ADR got in a segment together, but a stare-down won't sell the match for me. I do believe these two can have a good match, but the build up has been horrible. Oh, as for the match on Raw, eh okay.
Well there ya go. Lemme know what you thought down in the comments. See y'all next week!