My Thoughts On Raw
by, 01-02-2012 at 11:00 PM (4030 Views)
Hello everyone, this is my first blog, so I hope you enjoy reading. If you agree with anything I said, awesome, and if you disagree with anything let me know to. I am willing to take any kind of criticism, so here goes.
The start of the show..was well, rather dull. I will say I like John Cena. Have always been a Cena fan, always will be. Lately though, I've enjoyed some of his promos, but also some of them have been dull. To me, this one was dull. Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of a Cena/Kane feud. Lately I mainly remember feuds circling around titles, and I feel that some of the best story telling, and growth in a superstar, comes from what a flat out grudge feud, so this whole thing with Cena and Kane, I think it can become really good. They just really need to step it up from here.
The Rhodes/Bryan match, well, when I realized they would be facing one another, I was excited because I thought it could be a really good match. It was too short. Ya it had the quick pin that I was not expecting, and it's good to see the World champion get a win, but I think these two could do really well in the ring against one another. I just hope after this feud with Booker is over, and if they do something with Cody and his brother, that after all that is done they really elevate Cody. Time will only tell.
Now onto Wade Barrett. I really like Barrett, but I really hate him. I remember watching him when the Nexus invasion angle occured, and Barrett as the leader obviously caught my eye. I haven't really been watching Smackdown lately, but I have read up on it, and from what I have read, Barrett is really blowing up. That is another example of a flatout grudge feud, the one between Barrett and Orton. I think Barrett is the perfect heel. He is cocky, and he is a good wrestler. Seeing him in the ring after they showed footage of his match with Orton, and he had that shit eating grin on his face, just made me hate him all the more I see 2012 as being the year for Barrett to really elevate. I hope they draft him back to Raw and push him as a top heel. As for his match with Santino, its a squash match, nothing else really to it
Onto the Miz/Sheamus match. I held off on commentating on any of the backstage segments involving Truth and Miz, because i wanted to keep all my thoughts and comments on their feud to here. When I read on this site that McMahon was looking to turn Truth face when he came back, I growned. I enjoyed watching Truth as a heel, doing the paranoid conspirator gimmick, so I didn't see how it would work with him as a face. I will say this, from what I saw tonight, I enjoyed it. Truth is still humorous. the only problem I see is longevity, as a face i can't see Truth doing his current gimmick for a long time. I think eventually it will get old, but for now, it works really well for him. For as short as the Miz/Sheamus match was, I enjoyed seeing Sheamus just pound on Miz on the ropes. Like i said I see 2012 being the year for Barrett, I see 2012 being the year for Sheamus as a face, as long as they don't go back to shoving Orton down our throat.
On to the Ziggler/Punk match. I was SO looking forward to this. I really thought this had the potential to be a great match, but going into it I just had a feeling we were going to get screwed out of a great match because its Raw, and not a PPV. I was right. I like Punk, I like Ziggler, and I enjoyed what I saw in the ring, but the way it ended, total bullshit. And the afterwards, the backstage segment with Otunga, John, and Punk...frustrates me. Here is why. I feel like creative is trying to give us something similar to McMahon/Austin feud, and do it with Punk/John Ace. I don't see it working. I think Punk can be over, stay as champion, and everything, if they stop this crap with John Ace. I don't see that happening anytime soon though
The Diva's match..well..I will be honest with you. I DVR Raw, and 9/10 if i know there is a diva's match next, I switch to something else, and go back after the match is over, rewind, and fastforward so I can get a glimpse of what has happened. I enjoyed the times of Lita/Trish/Victoria, and while I think Kelly Kelly has potential, and I like Beth Pheonix, most Divas wrestling abilities don't enthuse me.
Now...on to the thing everyone has been anxiously waiting for. The person behind the 1/2/12 promos. I was 80% sure it was Jericho, 20% thinking it was Taker. I am glad it was Jericho. I've always liked his promo's and his in ring ability. As they started the promo just before Jericho came out, and then the lights went out, I was so excited. The last time I was this excited was earlier in the year when the Rock made his return and said he would be the host of WM. Sadly though, unlike earlier in the year where I was excited all night about The Rock, tonight...I was slightly disappointed in everything with Jericho. Now before you lambaste me, hear me out. I was hoping for some kind of promo from Jericho, but instead, when he kept getting the live crowd riled up, and slapping hands, after the first few minutes I was getting bored. I kept waiting for Jericho to put the mic to his mouth and say something like "Now shut your mouths you piss ants, or shut the hell up you" or something, and give us a big swerve, but nothing. I mean, they have been talking of having Jericho v Punk at WM, so obviously punk would be a face, and I couldnt see a face v face between these two working. I still have hope though. With how long he took out there, and then just walking to the top and leaving, I think some time in the next few weeks to the Rumble, Jericho is going to do a major swerve and be a heel. We will have to wait and see though.
Now on to the main event, I was actually looking forward to this. I was really hoping they would have Kane be involved in the actual match, but not surprised he wasn't. I am really expecting Show to turn heel sooner rather than later. I think there were glimpses of that tonight. The ending with Kane coming from the floor, attacking Ryder and Cena, and then trying to drag Ryder into the hole and failing, and then fire exploding from the hole, caught my eye. Was it one of the greatest Raw moments I have ever seen? Oh hell no, but in the same breath it wasn't horrible. I am just waiting to see where they go with the Cena/Kane feud. And to be honest, I don't see Cena turning heel, atleast not now.
One last thing I want to comment on....I despise Cole....like literally despise his character. I remember when you had JR and King(as the heel commentator), and you never heard them bury the talents the way Cole does. Part of me wonders if those are Vinces words, or if they are Coles. I really think having Cole bash certain talents, isn't helping anything, and something really needs to be done about that.
Well anyways, those are my thoughts on Raw, and things going on in general. Tell me what you think! :cool: