Raw This Week Was....OK

Jason BrownContributor IAugust 11, 2009

Even though last week's was bad, it wasn't at awful as everyone made it out to be. Piven wasn't that bad as a host and he only said what they wrote. Even though the entire guest host is stupid in premise anyway, but that’s another story.

The Cena/Orton/Jericho/Show promo was pretty good. With back a forth gestures, and Cena actually not badgering to the fans. Of course Y2J chants are never a dad thing.

The four-diva battle royal wasn't as bad as I though, with Alicia actually looking like she can wrestle. Kelly Kelly is still a weak link, and Gail Kim showed why she has such a strong fan base (that finisher looked sick).

Swagger and Bourne’s match while short, was pretty good. Bourne got to show off a pretty decent arsenal of moves in little time. These are two guys who clearly have talent, and hopefully stay around for a while.

Although Swagger is still horrible on the mic. Swagger and MVP could move on to a pretty good much. His short promo was alright, and it did make him look a little more credible.

The DX promos was pretty funny overall (despite HBK's overacting in the first one). While I wish either man would have a heel turn, both are still pretty funny. And while predictable its still shows they still know how to put on a show.

The "contract" match was filler, and I’m sure some people are glad the Miz found a loophole I would much rather he wasn't around (I do not find him awesome)

Slaughter was a alright host, if only for the fact that there were no cheap joke or movie plug-ins on his behalf. I found the Celine Dion, and Bret Hart moments funny, and it was pretty good seeing a heel host.

MVP and Masters was also, rather...bad. I still cringe every time I see the Overdrive (Playmaker). I hope Masters isn’t brought back just to be a jobber. I always thought if he changed a few things he could be decent. And Swagger coming out further cemented the feud with MVP, which could be worse.

Poor Markswoggle, having to see his push dissolve before his eyes. The only good thing that came out of this is Legacy getting a win with not cheating. (even though it was basically a handicap match)

Show and Orton was your standard affair with Orton cowering away, but at least Show wasn't belittled and somehow beat which wouldn't have helped anyone. Everyone could've probably guessed the ending, but both men come out not losing anything.

And of course Cena/Jericho. Didn't end as quickly as I knew it would, but I knew Jericho wouldn't win. I was hoping for a least a cheap win. Its just insulting see a man who's used a submission his whole career tap so suddenly to a guy who stole someone else’s.

Yeah, Orton interrupted, and we get the tag match we knew we would. But Raw wasn't that bad. The promos were decent. The matches could have been worse.