My Take on This Mondays Raw
by, 01-03-2012 at 07:44 PM (2833 Views)
I Dont really write about TV shows and PPVs, Its more work than I like to do but this Raw was very interesting to me. Their was alot I disliked and avery Little I liked.
Disliked: Chris Jericho's Return.
Jericho for weeks made a ass out of himself on Twitter saying he wasnt gonna be on Raw. Everyone knew it was him behind the videos and Jericho only made it worse by talking openly on Twitter about it. So what ever doubt anyone had of it being Jericho was basicly flushed down the toilet with Jerichos excessive twittering.
But besieds a Wrestler making a ass out of him self on twitter (which happens multiple times a day), Jerichos Return was nothing more than a waste of time. 15 mins of Jericho being a idiot, generic baby face and soaking up a crowds reaction.... 15 minutes and not a word said, Just some guy in a ugly jacket screaming "Come on Baby" is just bad TV.
People like to think that Jericho fooled the world and had this huge plan and he is some kinda genius. The truth is, it was just a poorly done return that flooped. As a matter of Fact Jerichos return before against Randy Orton was also a flop, it wasnt till his turn against Shawn Michaels That Jericho start having great matches and was at his peak creativly in his feuds...... People say "Wow Jericho is the best ever, he made the Memphis fans cheer him and then turn against him with out saying a word". Umm No, that is so far from the truth, The Memphis crowd Booed cause Jericho was leaving, not cause he was a heel, It wasnt some genius face turn then back to heel turn. No people read too much in to this. It was a disappointing segment.
Jericho is like a HHH, HBK, Steve Austin and Undertaker. He has cemented himself as a top name in wrestling and the fans love him no matter what, So of course they will welcome him back with open arms heel or face. The only way Jericho could turn heel if he attacked HBK or Undertaker. Jericho had to return as a face cause of the hype videos and lack of over faces to turn him heel. It was just poorly done by Jericho.
Dislike: Daniel Bryans Title Run.
I love Cody Rhodes, But Cody Rhodes is a midcard champion, He is upper mid card at best. So why would the World champion need to get a Fluke win over the IC Champion who has never even been a world title contender?. It just made Daniel Bryan look like a jobber.
Then the reaction from Bryan had after he pinned Cody Rhodes was like he just won the Royal Rumble.... This is just a terrible waste, Is this how they are gonna handle Daniel Bryans long awaited first title regin?. Its a shame, The man deserves a little more respect. I dont get how is Booking Daniel Bryan like this good for business.
Dislike: R Truth and Miz.
This Feud from the beging had potential, The way it started off, Truths return and Beat down on the Miz. All done real well. But After Truth promising to give The Miz a beating like he did on his return every week, then the following week on Raw after The Great white beat the crap out of Miz, Truth comes in and hits Miz with a Open plastic bottle of Water? In the words of Miz, Really? Really?.
It should of been a bigger beating or atleast a punch or kick thrown... Hopefully things will be better next week.
Likes: Dolph Ziggler vs CM Punk.
Doph Ziggler and CM Punk had a really good match and these two men just showed a little piece what they could do. I love the ending to the match, It makes it that much more interesting that Ziggler walked off with Punks title. It seems more personal now, I hate that it has to be secondary to Johnny Ace and CM Punks fued but I like how Ziggler and Punk are handling this feud to make it more than a cookie cutter throw some mid card heel in the main event... Royal Rumble Title matches usually have mid card talent or lower mid card talent, Cause they feel the Royal Rumble is the selling point so the main event could be crap. If you look back at Lesnar vs Holly, Kenedy vs Batista, Mark Henery vs Kurt Angle, Dolph Ziggler vs Edge. You will see the WWE doesnt put much in the Rumble title matches... but I think this match is gonna stand out and we will see a very entertaining feud. Ziggler is Hungery, Punks motivated and they have the in ring talent so im excited for this one.