Dec.14 WWE RAW Highlights and Thoughts on IMPACT from the World's Biggest Mark

Eric Steiner AKA The Worlds Biggest MarkContributor IIDecember 15, 2009

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 24:  Wrestler John Cena appears in the ring during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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There are a lot of different things in the WWE that I see going in a positive direction.  Unfortunately the same cannot be said for TNA Wrestling.

Monday Night RAW on Dec. 14 treated us to a high-quality show with excellent promos and four of the top superstars in the WWE competing in a tournament. I thought this was an excellent change of pace. The matches were rather short but still very fun to watch.

There was an excellent segment featuring Chris Jericho and Big Show accepting the Slammy Award for Tag Team of the Year.  Afterwards, Chris Jericho and Big Show put down another in a string of classic promos, further cementing my vote for one of the greatest tag teams ever.  

Jeri-Show has it all. They are fun to watch on the mic and even more fun to watch perform in the ring as a team. They have excellent chemistry and work off each other perfectly.

They have convinced me that, week in and week out, no matter what show they are on, they will bring with them a fun match or promo that I want to see. And what better compliment can you give to WWE superstars? 

I hope that the tag titles find their way back into Jeri-Show's hands, so they can continue to build a legacy.

There's a lot being said about how the TLC Pay-Per-View went, specifically the WWE championship match. I'd just like to say that I couldn't be happier with the results of that match.

I think it was a bold move to make Sheamus the WWE champion. I wish that Shelton Benjamin would have burst through the glass ceiling before Sheamus, but hey, it's new blood in the title picture now, and I'm excited about it.

John Cena made a bold statement during his post-match promo on Monday Night RAW, stating that he would not lose another match until he was champion. His claim was further backed up by defeating two of the biggest superstars in the WWE, CM Punk and Randy Orton, in the same night claiming the Slammy Award for WWE Superstar of the Year. 

This display of dominance further implied that the "Celtic Warrior" Shaemus scored a fluke victory over Cena, and perhaps it's just a matter of time before John Cena is once again WWE champion.

We also had an excellent challenge from Shawn Michaels to the Undertaker after he accepted the Slammy Award for Match of the Year. If that match is made at WrestleMania it almost guarantees that the upcoming WrestleMania will be another classic.

It appears that the WWE is gearing up for another exciting road to WrestleMania, full steam ahead.

In contrast, though, I saw very little going on in last week's TNA IMPACT that interested me. 

For a company that is proclaiming to go head-to-head with WWE's flagship show soon, they aren't packing the arsenal to do so.

While they have many talented performers, the story lines just plain suck. 

Tenay and Tazz are as ugly as can be together on commentary (I love hearing Tazz on commentary, he just doesn't mesh as well with Tenay as he did with Michael Cole or Joey Styles). 

The TNA production seems to come off like WWE's angry little sister. They only seem to want to tell the fans how different and better than the WWE they are rather than simply going out and proving it. 

They had too many behind-the-scenes segments involving Foley, with winks and nudges to the SMARKS. While I did enjoy the mud wrestling match, the show had too much focus on the TNA Knockout's, it's almost like they're turning into G.L.O.W. (dated reference, I know).

Aside from the match between AJ Styles and Desmond Wolfe, and the mud wrestling match, everything else flat out sucked in last Thursday's TNA Impact.