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Best Match: aries vs punk
Best Promo: punks part in the opener
Best Piece of Booking: the mystery man angle
Any Piece of Booking You Didn't Like: kelly kelly not being on raw. Im assuming her feud with trish isnt over, and my guess is she will respond to trishs remarks on next weeks raw, but i figured after the loss we would have seen or heard something from her.
Any Matches and/or Promos That Could've Been Improved: none really. The promos and matches were good
Any Other Positives: how quickly the show went up.
Any Other Constructive Criticism: none really. Thbk and g.g.g. are doing a great job with raw
Overall Show Grade: c+
Best Match: I would say the main event, but it felt like a bit overkill with so many kickouts. It's like I read somewhere in the WWE section....finishers are finishers because it's meant to be that...the finish of the match. Very few times, should finishers like the Brainbuster be kicked out of, since it makes them look weak and more as a just a regular move in the arsenal of the man (or woman) using the move. This is not good coming from the #1 contender to the gold. Unless they know each well enough to avoid them or know that after taking taking it so many times, your body is strong to handle it and kick out (a good example would be Rhodes building up a strong fortitude to taking Brogue Kicks and kicking out of them as time goes on), be careful with having so many kickouts and dragging the match out beyond the point where it loses the interest of the reader.
I'll give the best match to the UK vs Rhodes and Black, because it had great depth of story from both the Rhodes/Black segment, as well as the UK segment and the way the match went on long enough before it was finished by Rhodes. The post match action was also fun to see since it sets up more interactions between all 5 men and what they'll do in the next few weeks.
Best Promo: Don't wanna go with myself so I'll go with the Eve/Jericho/Long segment. Was well thought out of and made both Eve and Jericho's relationship, as borderline romantic as it may be, affect their status both as the WWE Champion, for not being focused enough to take Aries as a challenger, which as a heel and being Jericho he won't do anyways and Eve as Long said, being made to look very unprofessional and how that will influence the Board of Directors to keeping Long or naming her as the GM.
Though I'm getting a sense, we may just get a new one altogether with no relation to this story to this story to keep an unbiased control on Raw, opening up Eve as a wrestler again and maybe have Long act as a manager, maybe for a tag team since he loves him some tag matches haha while Jericho stays well as Jericho.
Best Piece of Booking: The working of many characters to give them depth. Like the alliance between Rhodes and Black, very unexpected. The segment with Sandow and Hogan was interesting to read as well. The tag team promo, where all teams got some great light, etc.
Best Debut: I guess the guy that attacked Punk counts? If so then him.
Best Line(s) of Commentary: None really stood out to me as the best.
Any Piece of Booking You Didn't Like: The coloring really made some promos unreadable. Dont choose difficult colors in fear on repeating colors throughout promo, if 4 promos have to be green to make them readable, let them be green. Don't go with yellows (unless its a dark yellow) or pale colors such as the peach-ish color used in the Tag Team Promo, I'm speaking of Hero in this instance. Choose the best colors to make promos easier to read and if you have to repeat throughout the show, do it.
Any Matches and/or Promos That Could've Been Improved: The main event as stated above.
Any Other Positives: The show was good. Had plenty of promos and about 6 matches which is a good average for Raw, though one of them being a squash of Kane facing a jobber and that massive main event. Felt like 5 would've been a better choice of matches to be held.
Any Other Constructive Criticism: Umm....I think I covered it all.
Overall Show Grade: B-
Good feedback so far guys and thanks for taking the time to do it.. :) It's quite funny looking at Zero's feedback because I did the UK vs Rhodes/Black match and the main event LOL.
I totally understand what you are saying though mate and I kind of felt it while I was writing it.. my feeling though while doing it was the main event was obviously picked by our competition winner Wrestling Fan.. I felt he's taking the time to do the competition and I would like to give him a good match to read in return.
Your feedback has been noted though bro.. I just didn't want to let the competition winner down when possibly I may have over done it, we shall see what everyone else says.
Thanks again guys.
Best Match: Main event. It felt like a PPV match and was a bit overkill but I agree with THBK in that he didn't want to let WF down. Maybe as a way to go forward- with the hardcore stipulations, the near falls could have been from weapon shots and not finishers.
Best Promo: Punk's part of the opener. Although Aries played his part, Punk's part though was the best Raw promo I've seen in a long time- it always seems like (in my opinion) Nitro has the better promos (Raw has the better matches apart from when Des pulls out a fully written match) but Zero showed his ability to really bring Punk alive here and deliver an amazing promo.
Best Piece of Booking: Rhodes/Black allegiance. #BROMANCE
Best Debut: Mystery man- since it was the only one.
Best Line(s) of Commentary: I agree with Zero in that not many really stood out.
Any Piece of Booking You Didn't Like: JR's reaction to Punk's promo. Since JR backs faces normally, this was a shock, and not in the good way.
Any Matches and/or Promos That Could've Been Improved: Rhodes' promo could have been better- but that's my own issue. The match issue I've already said.
Any Other Positives: Tag Team promo, Beth Phoenix promo and UK promo.
Any Other Constructive Criticism: Would have liked to have seen some interaction between Aries & Jericho, but there's plenty of time for this and Punk's promo being that good made up for it. Also would have liked to have seen some continuation of the Sting-Raven feud.
Overall Show Grade: C+
All been noted though bro! :)
Nitro has better promo's? must be because of the Rock... :rolleyes:
Also with the main event.. though it was hardcore match.. I didn't want them trying to kill each other after reading the promo between the two at the start.. I wanted to try and keep it as respectful as I could and about two men trying there best to win, it was a hard situation with the main event Haha! I hope WF likes it though.
It would show that some heels, though malicious by nature, can hold some sense of honor in knowing they put on one hell of a match with Punk and can thank him for it. That's the idea behind this new Punk of mine. To show the depth of character that being just a heel and face isn't as black and white as some may think ;)