WWE Monday Night RAW Review Part One: Monday April 26th

Chris O ConnallCorrespondent IIIApril 28, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 08:  Wrestler Chris Jericho arrives at the 2nd annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards held at Club Nokia on April 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Due to this being a special broadcast of RAW, I will be breaking it into two sections. Part One will focus on the wrestling matches, while part two will focus on the drafts.

Segment 1) Miz Promo/ Showmiz vs Hart Dynasty, Unified Tag Team Title Match

Great promo from the Miz, drew some good heel heat. But what a match! This is a prime example of what WWE can do with tag matches when they want to. This was easily the best tag team match since the days of Jerishow. Phenomenal opening bout. If you missed it, you have to watch it.

Segment Rating: 5/5

Segment 2) Laycool vs Maryse and Torres

Good match by the very low standards set by Creative for the divas. Good finish, storyline wise.

Segment Rating: 3/5

Segment 3) CM Punk vs Evan Bourne

Another good match on RAW. If given a little more time this could have been epic. Nice moves from both men. Good finish, didn't make either man look weak.

Segment Rating: 3/5

Segment 4) Sheamus/Orton/Cena Promos

Good promo from Orton,not so good from Sheamus. He really needs to work on his mic skills. Great move putting Cena in charge(!) They should have brought back some legend and had him/her host. Somebody like Ricky Steamboat or Mean Gene. 

Segment Rating: 2.5/5

Segment 5) The Battle Royal

This was not the most star studded battle royal but it was one of the better battle royals I've seen in a while. The future looks bright for Ted after that win. It would have been a joke if Santino had won simply because of the way he is portrayed.

Segment Rating 3.5/5

Segment 6) Christian vs Chris Jericho

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this match will be a WM main event in the at either WM27 or WM28. This was a nice little preview as to what these two can do together in the ring. A good match.

Segment Rating: 3/5

Segment 7) JoMo vs Swagger

Yet another fantastic tv match between these two. Thats three in quick succession between these two great athletes. Good counters, a good high spot, and a sensible finish. Well done to both men.

Segment Rating: 4/5

Segment 8) Ziggler vs Hornswoggle.

Nothing more than embarrassing. I really fear for Ziggler now that horny is on SD.

Seg Rating: 0/5

Segment 9) Batista vs Orton vs Sheamus

A really good main event. Solid outing from all participants. Great selling from Sheamus with his arm injury. Really good finish. Looking forward to heel Edge on Raw, not to mention the matches he can put on with Orton.

Seg Rating: 5/5

Final Thoughts:

Some great matches on RAW tonight. A fantastic opening contest, A great main event and a few other solid bouts. Hell, even a good divas match. One of the better RAW's of 2010, apart from the usual stinker.

Final Rating: 4/5