Unfortunately, it's always the same when major shows are filmed outside the US/Canada. It's nice to have them but the matches tend to be sub par and the stories don't get progressed much! I guess Vince likes to keep the good stuff for the 'home' fans!!
I remember the few PPV's they used to do in the UK, like Rebellion! It was nice to have them but generally the matches were just like standard weekly show matches and you'd never get a major title change at one, maybe the Women's or European title, at a push!!
Only Summerslam '92, has been a really good show outside the US/Canada.
It's just that last night was pure shite. I mean Cole and JR AGAIN?! And Cena showing us he can count to 10? At least make him count in Spanish or something.
Originally Posted by Wade Barrett 1979
Come on don't be too harsh, how great a way to get the crowd hyped at the top of the show, a promo from Laryngitis, Mr. Charismatic himself!! :p
Originally Posted by Rich Cranium
Raw just seems to be trending shit shows at the moment!! I love how this was the 'go home' Raw for Vengeance! They really hyped it and didn't just mention all matches like throw away comments, they don't give a shit about!! :p
What a great opening to Monday Night Raw. Promote 3 WM matches in one segment. Smart move, WWE.
That was legit too...............
I've only been watching bits and pieces of RAW for awhile now, but for some reason I watched all of RAW tonight and I was surprised that it was as good as it was. The opening segment with Lesnar and Cena was great, a perfect way to start RAW by rebuilding on the Lesnar and Cena feud from 2003. Seeing Santino and Brodus Clay as a tag team was good too, it was refreshing to see Brodus not squash anyone, however I was rooting for Ziggler and Swagger.
I hope the Lord Tensai matches don't always end like that. Why can't he just pin or something. At least now WWE is getting some more monsters. We got Lord Tensai and Kane (a little). Still need more monsters in WWE.
I know Undertaker is now a WM wrestler but I am a bit fed up of it constantly being John Cena coming against the hierachy of RAW.
I mean this Laurantis rubbish is growing tired already. This is a storyline in which the deadman could have thrived in with his current state of health, after all as good old J.R used to say he is the conscience of the WWE and thats what this storline needs. A injection of someone who has been of old, whilst you have the HHH and Brock storyline building up, taker should return and take well care of laurantis and his enjoying voice.
R.I.P Laurantis I Thinks......
The WWE completely ruined the night after WrestleMania. Cena comes out, the crowd is hot, says he wants to defend the WWE Championship tonight which cues Mark Henry. I'm not a huge Mark Henry fan, but w/e. Not sure where this is headed, but instead of a title match on Raw (which is competing against the NCAA Championship) we get a match to determine if Henry will get a title match really. Needless to say, as soon as the NCAA Championship programming came on I changed the channel. Why make a match where the outcome is incredibly predictable, chances are Henry wins (probably shady, but still wins) to set up a title match next week. LAME!
RE-WRITE: Cena comes out for his promo, wants to give the WWE Universe a title match tonight. Mark Henry comes out. WWE Championship match is set for the main event. During the match it goes back and forth, Henry goes on the offensive and looks like hes on the verge of winning the title. The ref attempts to check on Cena, Henry doesn't want any part of it, pushes the ref out of the way and gives Cena a Worlds Strongest Slam and goes to cover. The ref DQ's him for putting his hands on, Cena retains. Next week Henry comes out and says he was screwed and wants a rematch. Bricky comes out and says that he will get his rematch at Extreme Rules in a Falls Count Anywhere Match or an Extreme Rules match. Might not be the best storyline ever, but has to be better than the crap we got tonight to open Raw.
I was in the building last night. Splurged on floor tickets for the first time ever and had absolutely wonderful seats for what I thought was a great show.
Tonight's Raw could take the WWE in a wonderful direction for Rumble to 'Mania. A couple of points that I think could create a great few months of entertainment:
Drop any remnants of a Cena/Orton feud. Set up Cena to go after Undertaker's streak at 'Mania and be done with Cena in the title picture for a while. He still will have all his fourth graders cheering him, but we won't have to see him with the belt on.
Do not drop what happened between Orton and Punk on Raw last Monday. Set up the main event at Rumble to be Punk vs. Orton.
Daniel Bryan will most likely win the Rumble, and that is a good thing. If Cena wins it somehow I will stop watching . . . but not really probably. Set up Bryan for a title shot for whoever wins Cena/Punk. I would prefer Punk, but would be okay with either. Think of what the internet would do if we got a Bryan/Punk 'Mania title bout.
The Wyatts are at a crossroads. I think they are the most interesting heels out there. I like the goon mentality of Rowen and Harper, but Bray needs to get in the ring and start a series of matches of him running over a collection of ever-building building jobbers until he finds himself fighting for the IC or US titles. The Daniel Bryan kidnapping was the most infuriating story line I have seen in a while. Absolutley no payoff. It seems like the creative team made the kidnapping happen then someone had a second thought about how valuable Bryan is and decided he is too big for a stable. If that were the case, he could have feigned joining for a few weeks then gotten back at them at TLC or something. At least the Wyatts won clean last night with Bray finishing it off. Bray is still undefeated and it should stay that way for a while, but he needs to come off as more dominating.
I hate Cody Rhodes and Goldust together. The tag teams division is just crap. The only real team last night was eliminated second for a bunch of washed up main eventers from ten years ago. There is no way the gimmick tag team of Rhodes bros can last for more than a few months with Goldust's age. I want a tag team division where the the younger tag teams get a bigger push. The Hardyz, Dudleys, Edge and Christian, etc were not awesome only because they were charismatic, but because they had a gimmick of sorts, stayed together for a long time, and were given the spot light to do huge things to impress the masses. I am not saying that someone needs to jump off the big ladder to the outside of the ring through four tables and risk their life, but if we got a set of matches that led up to something like a TLC, hell in a cell or three way elimination chamber match, and the guys stepped up and performed, we could have a whole new wave of awesome young wrestlers. WWE needs to push the tag team division with exciting matches. To hear that Cesaro is about to turn face upsets me because they are one of the best teams WWE has right now. Even though I thought the tag match last night was pretty decent, throwing a bunch of dinosaurs or two week old tag teams together for a title match does nothing to promote the division while you have the Usos with their thumbs up their butts.
I haven't been more excited for a Raw in a while. There are so many possibilities coming out of it. My number one wish would be for Cena to go after Taker at Mania. It would hype the hell out of the PPV for casual fans, and give us a break from Cena being in every title match ever.