To kick off the show, CM Punk and Paul Heyman called out a referee and A.J. Would've been a normal segment, but as always, Punk and Heyman were just gold on the mic.
Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston showed the WWE Universe last night that while it may appear the WWE is light on top talent, they're not. Ziggler and Kingston delivered a five-star match with the only downfall being that the WWE is still aligning Kingston with R-Truth, who, by the way, is always a guy the WWE can use as a top singles talent.
As of Smackdown, I was starting to feel like Kane and Daniel Bryan were becoming too much, but the segments on Raw were perfect and very entertaining. How long can they keep this going, though?
Mick Foley is known to the WWE Universe as being the "Hardcore Legend," but it's very forgotten how great he is on the mic. Placing his return with a confrontation with WWE Champion CM Punk was great and continued a great month of promos featuring Punk and company.
The best part of Raw was seeing and hearing from Jerry "The King" Lawler via satellite from his home in Memphis, Tennessee. Lawler recalled the Raw in which he suffered a heart attack and thanked the WWE Universe. He also announced that when he is medically cleared to return, he'll be back on Raw.
John Cena came out and basically told us the only reason he was there was because of the WWE's partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Cena announced he'll return at Hell in a Cell, but was interrupted by CM Punk. Punk told Cena he had five seconds to get out of the ring, but at five, when Punk attacked, Cena caught Punk with a lead pipe. One armed Cena + lead pipe = still SuperCena!
Backstage, Punk found Mick Foley and gave him one nice kick to the gut. Punk walked away, but appeared he was going to go back and do more damage, but as he turned, something startled him: Ryback.
Is Ryback taking Cena's place as the top face on Raw during Cena's injury absence? That's a Sheamus-like push right there!