WWE Monday Night Raw Review, Monday April 5th

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WWE Monday Night Raw Review, Monday April 5th
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Segment 1)  Swagger/Cena/Orton Promo

One of the better opening segments Raw has seen in a while. Some good interaction between Cena and Swagger and it only got more interesting when The Viper turned up. Am I the only one who thinks Cena vs Swagger for the WWE Title would have been a better main event? Its been a while since we've had a decent title match on Raw, why not give us one?

Segment Rating: 3/5

 

Segment 2)  Kofi Kingston vs Sheamus

Not a bad match but way too short. This should have lasted at least another five minutes. We saw Sheamus in a match that wasn't a total squash on Raw possibly for the first time.

Segment Rating: 2.5/5

 

Segment 3)  HHH attacks Sheamus

Good to see the return of the sledgehammer. Anybody else notice the increase in the use of weapons now that Linda resigned from whatever she resigned from? Could the end of the PG Era be just over the horizon?

Segment Rating: 2/5

 

Segment 4) Barbie Battle Royal

Poor. Lasted about 2 minutes. Need I say more?

Segment Rating: 1/5

 

Segment 5) Unified Tag Title Match # 1

This wasn't a bad idea but we could all see it a mile off.

Segment Rating: 1/5

 

Segment 6)  Christian vs Ted DiBiase

Not a bad tv bout. Crowd were into it. I'm glad they brought the Million Dollar Belt back. I'd like to see these two enter a long term programme. They are good athletes, the crowd are into them and it would give DiBiase the 'rub.'

Segment Rating: 3/5

 

Segment 7) Swagger vs Orton

Another good tv match, surpassing the previous match. Some good moves, good counters, crowd were really into it. I think Orton could be headed to Smackdown in the draft in a few weeks. Anybody agree?

Segment Rating: 3.5/5

 

Segment 8) Unified Tag Title Match II

Why have another cop out of a match which practically mirrors its predecessor?

Segment Rating: 1.5/5

 

Final Thoughts:

A poor enough show tonight. I thought we would have a better product on display coming up to the draft but how wrong I was. Swagger vs Orton was the highlight of the show. Not hoping for much next week either as we have another clueless celeb hosting Raw - Hasslehoff, the guy who sometimes wears so much spray on tan that yo could mistake him for an umpa lumpa(If he wasn't as tall as he is)

Final Rating: 2/5

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