Personally finally getting the chance to cut the promo I've been wanting to write for some time, the unity of my 4 Raw characters and how it's finally tying in everything revolving The UK. Hoping it does lead to a spectacular match at Survivor Series. That said, I do wish I would've been made aware of their save of Mr. McMahon at the start of the show to work it into the promo. It's something I'll elaborate on soon.
Sting vs Mankind. It had the momentum going for it with the promo before hand and how it was made into an impromptu match. Had great length and a great feel to it.
This goes to 3. The entire Eve/Jericho/McMahon/UK/Save initial segment. Talk about bridging everything just right, Having Eve show she was favoring Jericho and was even going to hand the WWE Championship over to him because she could till the iron fist of Mr. McMahon rightfully put her in her place and made for a great moment leading to Eve making the main event be Rhodes vs Jericho in a Steel Cage with the WWE Championship on the line.
Granted this makes it feel that when Mr. McMahon is not around she'll just do what she damn well pleases but for now this worked out great. Leading to Vince, punishing The UK for the attack on Aries, which to be honest, I'm surprised was even brought up this late into the game but I can understand it being the connection for which Vince needed to explain the punishment of The UK so I digress. The UK follow up and when they don't get their way they try to hurt the Boss, which is prevented by my characters. It was all superbly done. Had a great feel to it.
To Ryback, who with this whole predator in the jungle schtick (Monty Brown, anyone?
) is making a name for himself in the hunt to be WWE Champion.
And.....Bray Wyatt. Standing ovation at that promo and my boy Eddie for cutting it.
Best Piece of Booking:
Finally inserting Kharma into the Phoenix/Chyna debacle. It was about time.
Best Debut *when applicable*:
Don't think there was one.
Any Piece of Booking You Didn't Like:
The lack of information given not only for my personal segment but for the one Rhodes was involved in, not mentioning Vince McMahon. Here's my thing. I get the return of Vince McMahon might've great to be kept secret aside from Glamour Girl, Tommy Thunder and the members of The UK but when other star are mentioned by name involving that segment like Rhodes where he could've mentioned him (Vince), making Eve do her job in a fair manner and in direct as Black was, in getting a title shot next week, those stars need to read in to include that info in their promos to get better tie-ins.
I would've been glad to add Black mentioning how he would make the best of his chance in facing Sheamus next week thanks to...-drum rolls-...Vince McMahon!!! but I couldn't because I didn't know until the show was aired. Basically the point is trusting the talents with the little things like knowing they'll cut a promo after a win (Ryback's case) or in this case big thing like Vince McMahon returning and it involving their characters can make for more ideal promos that include events of the show as they occur. That's just my view of things.
Any Matches and/or Promos That Could've Been Improved:
Any Other Positives:
Rhodes promo, Sting/Mankind promo, main event.
Anything else that fell below your expectation:
Just the involvement of The UK in the main event. Don't think it was needed but I can understand wanting The UK to send a message to Vince McMahon after their punishment and losses on this show.
How would you improve the negative comments (if any):
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