Hello Bleacher Report fans.
My Little Pwny here to talk about Monday Night Raw for January 3, 2011.
Happy New Year everybody!
That's enough chit chat, so let's saddle up Pwny's!
Side Note: Ratings go by how good the promo was for a promo, and a match for a match. If I give a promo a certain rating and a match a lower rating, it doesn't mean I think that certain promo is better.
Falls Count Anywhere WWE Championship Match: The Miz (Champion) vs. John Morrison (Challenger)
Great match out of these two to start off the new year. Of course, since you have the very athletic John Morrison in a Falls Count Anywhere Match, you're gonna see some good spots. Honestly, The Miz held his own, though this sort of match doesn't suit him. I'm proud to see how far the Miz has come since his Diva Search debacle back in 2004. Sure the Miz isn't exactly Kurt Angle, but hey, he's tons better than The Great Khali.
Rating: 3 1/2 out of five stars.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: The Miz
The Miz and Alex Riley are backstage talking to Scott Stanford. Miz says that all that matters is he proved people wrong, and he's awesome. Alex Riley saying awesome was a nice little touch.
Rating: three out of five stars
Six Diva's Tag Team Match: Alicia Fox, Maryse, and Melina vs. Natalya, Brie Bella, and Eve Torres
Standards Diva's match, sadly. I am a little concerned about the booking of this match. Melina is the No. 1 Contender, and she got pinned by Eve Torres, who has done but dance with R Truth since losing the title. Not too smart in my opinion
Winner: Natalya, Brie Bella, and Eve Torres
Rating: one out of five stars (Terrible booking)
Tag Team Match: The Usos vs. Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov
Remember when the Usos debuted and they destroyed the Hart Dynasty? Yeah, how the mighty have fallen. The match itself was pretty boring, and Kozlov botching getting clotheslined over the ropes was the highlight of the match.
Rating: 1 1/2 out of five stars
C.M. Punk, Nexus and Wade Barrett promo
Wow, good stuff here from both men. Both men have great mic skills, and this promo showcased it. Just, make sure Otunga doesn't talk. GM chimes in, announcing a triple threat match between Orton, Sheamus, and Barrett or Punk. Punk gives Barrett the spot. Punk then makes a deal that if Barrett wins, he'll be the leader of Nexus. If he loses, he's exiled. Barrett face turn is imminent.
Rating: four out of five stars
Alberto Del Rio vs. R Truth
Honestly, this match didn't showcase what ADR can do. Maybe it's cause I am not a fan of R Truth and don't pay attention, but hey, it's my opinion. It wasn't that bad, but it just lacked something. It lacked that one spot in the match that catches your attention. Anyone else notice that Truth is really over with the crowd?
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Rating: two out of five stars
Triple Threat Cage Match: Randy Orton vs. Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett
I don't like Cage Matches in this PG Era. Not cause I don't like WWE being PG, but since it's PG, they don't use the cage nearly as much as they could. It's just a prop in the background. Other than that, solid stuff from these three. Solid, not great, but I was satisfied with the match itself. I liked how Punk betrayed, only extending his hand to take away Barrett's Nexus armband, then shoving him off.
Winner: Randy Orton
Seriously, if people complain about Cena always winning, why don't nearly as many people complain about Orton? So for the second straight PPV, we get Orton vs. Miz for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble. Yay?
Rating: three out of five stars
Overall Rating: seven out 10 stars
Good show, but not great.
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