I’m going to take a one-week break from the Raw Rerun since this is what can be considered a special episode of Monday Night Raw. Or at least slightly special.
But the Raw Rerun will be back next week. I’ll leave you with a little bit of Rerun in case you miss him.
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Raw is teetering on being unwatchable and no matter how boring it has been in the past, I’m not sure it has truly been unwatchable. I think there were some bad times in 2007 (Ed. note – Big D swears I’m thinking 2006 and he might be right), but I don’t think the show has ever reached the JBL as champion levels of Smackdown. For whatever reason, that is a time that I remember as being unwatchable. But they’re getting close. Save for a fun 6-man tag match between the Rhodes bros and Big Show against the Shield, and a decent main event segment, there was very little worth watching.
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It’s my favorite PPV of the year and it generally delivers. We’ve done tremendous coverage on the show on the site so far with our preview articles and all that’s left is the wrestling.
1. Daniel Bryan vs. Mark Henry vs. The Big Show
The story of this match is that Daniel Bryan is a pinball and he’s bouncing around for Big Show and Mark Henry. Mark Henry couldn’t really do anything. He was not the world’s strongest man tonight. He could barely get his foot off the ground.
Bryan went to the top of the cage to try and leave, but the every so swift Big Show kept catching him. Big Show trapped Daniel Bryan’s arm and then also had him by his head so it looked like Bryan was hanging from the top of the cage, which was pretty cool. Show had a grip on him and Bryan was hanging from Show’s wrists, and finally let go and won the match.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
Bryan did the “Yes” screams after the match. (Photo sent in by my friend Jenn who is there live.)
2. The Bellas, Natalya, and Beth Phoenix vs. Alicia Fox, Eve, Kelly Kelly, and Tamina
Beth Phoenix tagged herself in by slapping one of the bellas pretty hard, immediately gave Kelly Kelly the Glam Slam for the win. Beth projects her character better than most of the dude wrestlers.
Winner: The Bellas, Natalya, and Beth Phoenix
3. John Cena vs. Kane
Well, it’s what many have been waiting for. Since he left, one of the bigger questions was, “Is the Rock going to wrestle again?” That answer is yes finally.
Of course, this match is mainly a set up for their WrestleMania match in Miami. What happens here with Miz and Truth doesn’t really matter. They need to have something hot building toward Mania.
1. John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler
Crowd is chanting for Zack Ryder already. Lots of good athletic stuff back and forth. Morrison had Ziggler pinned and Vicki pulled his leg on the bottom rope. She was subsequently kicked out and copped a major fit.
Ziggler hit a sweet Fame Asser that Morrison kicked out of. Morrison hit the knee while Ziggler was sitting up and nearly killed him. He missed the Starship Pain and ate a sweet Zig Zag. Dolph Ziggler is my favorite wrestler.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler got on the mic to brag and to tell everyone to follow that and then Ryder came out to beat him up some.
2. Eve vs. Beth Phoenix
It was a lumberjills match. Beth Phoenix might’ve just killed Eve with the Glam Slam from the top rope. That looked like it sucked.
Winner: Beth Phoenix
David Otunga told CM Punk that he should apologize John Laryngitis (I like Santino’s name for him better). Punk said he would after he won the title.