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WWE Monday Night Raw Review: Monday April 19th

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 24:  World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon is introduced 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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Chris O ConnallCorrespondent IIIApril 20, 2010



Before I start, I want to inform everybody that if you have any interest in wrestling, you have to read Mike AKA The Professor’s brilliant article. You can find it at


Now, on to my review. I’ll try to look favourably on RAW tonight as WWE were put in an awkward position with the volcanic ash cloud over Europe. They should be back in time for the PPV on Sunday as they should be able to take a boat from the UK to Ireland and then fly to the US…

Segment 1) HHH/ Straight Edge Society Promos

Not the most interesting promo ever seen in WWE but not a complete disaster either. HHH pushes the PG boundaries again with his homosexual reference. I was surprised that Punk had some bit of his hair cut tonight. Under the ratings system, this segment gets 5/5 but personally, I would give it a 3.

Segment Rating: 5/5

Segment 2) Drew McIntyre vs. Matt Hardy

A typical RAW match here. Nothing special, crowd was flat but that was the participants fault as well as creative.

Segment Rating: 2/5

Segment 3) Kozlov/ MacGruber

I don’t know why WWE even bothers. Why not just show some old match footage for 10 mins instead of this sh*t. Once again, WWE writes its own rules regarding PG content. Since when are sexual insults PG? I would much rather have seen MacGruber get the sh*t knocked out of them with a chair!

Segment Rating: 0.5/5

Segment 4) Jack Swagger vs. The Undertaker

This must be the first match on RAW in the last year that lasted longer than 10mins. A good solid bout which lasted 16mins. Swagger got some great offence in and never looked weak while UT never lost any credibility.

Segment Rating: 5/5

Segment 5) Mac Gruber & Khali vs. Kozlov

Not going to waste my time here.

Segment Rating : 0/5

Segment 6) 6-Man Tag Match

Not a bad main event but it came in a strong second to UT vs. Swagger. Still, one of the better main events on RAW in recent memory.

Segment Rating: 4/5

Final Thoughts:

This RAW was actually better than last weeks from a purely wrestling stand point. Two good solid matches. However, ridiculous comedy sketches reared their ugly heads once more. It will be interesting to see what kind of rating RAW pulls this week. Roll on next weeks draft…..

Final Rating : 3/5

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