A Few Thoughts on Raw and the WWE

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A Few Thoughts on Raw and the WWE

 

Raw's Three-For-All just ended, and so there are of course quite a few thoughts going through my mind as well as anyone else's who watched it.

I'll skip over the Intercontinental Championship match between Rey Mysterio and Chris Jericho. I thought that match went well and I am overall happy with the way those two are working with each other.

The ECW Championship match is another story however.

I've always been a fan of Tommy Dreamer and I respect the fact that he is one of the great ECW orginals. But honestly, he needs to retire. His match with Christian was just embarrassing in my opinion. Whenever he threw Christian into the corner, it took him about ten seconds to reach the corner after him.

Hopefully he'll hold the title for one or two more PPVs and then drop the title and retire.

Now for the WWE Championship match.

I was thoroughly impressed with both how this match went and the overall outcome of it. I definitely expected either John Cena or Triple H to win the match so when Randy Orton pinned Big Show, I couldn't have been happier. In addition to the pleasing outcome, I was also impressed with how Orton fought. He actually attacked and fought instead of cowering around like I expected him to. When he finally hit that RKO, it was priceless.

And the new owner of Monday Night Raw is...Donald Trump!

I really don't care too much about this. Vince wasn't doing much with Raw so he might as well have sold it. Hopefully Donald Trump will be able to get things going in the right direction again.

Hornswaggle and Goldust haven't really been doing much for me in their matches so I for one actually found it entertaining when The Miz beat them down. I don't need them to fight and make real wrestlers look bad. They should be the ones looking like fools. Good job Miz.

And the final championship match, the World Heavyweight Championship.

This was definitely a great match, and should have been the main event in my opinion. I'm a fan of CM Punk, Jeff Hardy, and Edge so I really wouldn't have minded any of them winning. I did figure that they would give Punk a longer title reign than a week though and I can't say I'm disappointed that he won. I was a bit confused as to whether Punk was legitimately hurt or not after that fall to the steps that he took.

After the match, Theodore Long came out and announced Punk would be defending against Jeff at The Bash. This should be a good match, but I'm curious to see what Edge will be doing now that he seems to be out of the title race.

The tag-team match between The Hart Dynasty and the Colons was moderately entertaining.

I'm not overall impressed with the tag teams in any of the WWE right now. I was really rooting for The Miz and Morrison to be the undisputed champs and it's really a shame that they split up. My favorites right now would probably be the Hart Dynasty so I hope to see them fighting for the titles soon.

And finally for the Main Event: a ten man over-the-top Battle Royal.

I'm not usually a huge fan of Battle Royals other than the Royal Rumble, but this one actually proved to be pretty good. Legacy were supposed to work together to eliminate John Cena, Triple H, and the Big Show to improve Randy Orton's chances of defending his title. Big Show got thrown over the top but then Cena eliminated DiBiase and Triple H eliminated Rhodes, leaving a grim outlook for Orton.

But then it turns out that The Miz wasn't actually eliminated and was just hanging around outside the ring until now! I honestly thought that he was going to win it since Legacy had just illegally entered the ring and disabled both Cena and Triple H, however, he got eliminated quickly. After a little forward and back action, Triple H eventually threw Cena out of the ring becoming the number one contender for the WWE championship at The Bash...or so we thought

After the match ended, Donald Trump announced that instead of defending his title against Triple H at The Bash, Orton would be defending it next Monday in a Last Man Standing Match. I'm not sure which way to go on this one.

While I'm excited to see the match, especially under this stipulation, I'm not a fan of one-week title reigns. Hopefully this is just a sign that Trump will be implementing more unique stipulations into Raw's line-up.

Thanks for reading. I hope its been interesting and any feedback will be appreciated.

 

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