: I loved seeing the UK go over the US yet again, it really helps build up a dominant group and is a compelling read!
The Main Event (Match). Again for the reasons above^^^^^ And I also loved how it didnt take any time for the match to get up an running, with an Irish Curse followed by a Disaster Kick in the first couple of minutes of the match. Both led to near falls, and this match had me on the edge of my seat from the very beginning. Well written match.
Gotta go with Rhodes' promo at backstage Eddie has got him perfect right now, he is my favourite guy on Raw tbh!
Best Piece of Booking:
I think personally the way Jericho wormed his way onto the show, just before it went off the air. It really keeps the Title match in the Main Event Scene, where I believe it belongs. If Y2J hadnt have been out last, that would have been 3 Raw's in a row where the Title didn't feature in the Main Event. I'm one of those people who thinks the Title should occupy the main focus in a show 90% of the time, so I enjoyed seeing Jericho come out.
Best Debut *when applicable*:
Harlem Heat. Don't know too much about them to be quite frank, other than Booker T was in them before he became a real star in WCW but I enjoyed the promo nevertheless and am looking forward to see them compete in an ever growing Tag Team scene!
Any Piece of Booking You Didn't Like:
Personally, I didn't like how Sandow was almost forced into the match with The Hulkster. I would have switched the roles about, have Damien want this match, Hogan rejects it initially, till Sandow does something to rile up Hulk into accepting his challenge. Still, looking forward to a rematch at SS and hoping for Sandow to win. I feel he needs this for him to be taken seriously.
And also, I was really hoping for a Batista return to the WWE to cost Kane the win, and lay into him after his match or something. I think you've got to have Batista show himself sooner or later, to really get this feud going, otherwise I can see people getting bored of it and flicking through it. I think Kane/Batista has the capability to be great, I mean look at the two guys! But Kane can only build it up so much without Batista present.
Any Matches and/or Promos That Could've Been Improved:
No, although I would have liked a Sandman promo.
Any Other Positives:
Every single match was well written, and you can see that Creative really do take the time to think through their matches, and it shows with well written, fluid matches each and every week.
Punk/ Masked Man promo was great
Sting and Raven have been fantastic the last few weeks, and I could see these guys closing out Raw one of these weeks. I know I said the Title should, but only when there isnt a HUGE feud of just sheer hate, and it's top notch stuff, like it is with these two guys. I really hope Sting beats Abyss, and moves on to Raven, with no-one aiding Raven, just a straight up match.
Anything else that fell below your expectation:
How would you improve the negative comments (if any):
Overall Show Grade:
A solid B. Good show guys