Sadly, I saw most of RAW. There was some awful in there,
but they seemed to show that they have direction with at
least a few of the programs.
They opened with
Edge complaining that Cena got lucky and that he wanted
a rematch. It was so obvious that the crowd cared a lot
about Edge, so my fears of him losing all his heat seem
to have been unfounded, but I still wonder what sort of
reaction he’d be getting if he’d won.
came to the ring and beamed proudly about eliminating Shawn
Michaels. This was a bad open, but Shawn came out and said
he wasn’t going to be Vince’s puppet again.
He didn’t wanna be the pill popping madman he was
in the 1990s. This program isn’t getting over and
they’re hoping it’ll draw for Mania. Wrong.
brought back RVD, which is good, and had him wrestle Gene
Snitsky, which is the worst choice for a return. Terrible
match. RVD didn’t even look good. He had a segment
where he said that Carlito was a piece of trash and he’d
have his revenge. OK, at least they gave him a real program.
I skipped all the Mama Benjamin stuff. It’s just so
did an interview where he showed all his intensity. He said
Rey beat him by luck and that Chavo should pray to whoever
helped Rey win last night. The match with Chavo wasn’t
half bad and it had some heat. The two of them worked a
smart match, no blood, little brawling. HHH was too close
to the ropes when Chavo went for a Slingshot Plancha. As
always when he wrestles, Chavo drew "Eddie" chants.
made a great point when he said that people said that Eddie
Guerrero could never main event a WrestleMania. That’s
a nice way to get over the idea that Chavo has a chance.
It got a little slow at the end, but it was still pretty
was awful saying that Chavo and Eddie hated each other.
He’s just annoying. Chavo missed the Frog Splash and
HHH got the Pedigree for the pin. Not a bad match that got
time to develop.
and Chris Masters had a thing where the two of them were
upset with how things went down for them at the Rumble with
Carlito tossing Masters and Carlito pinning him in the Elimination
Chamber. Masters slapped Carlito and that got a pop. They
then had a match that was really good considering who was
in it. Masters has learned how to use the MasterLock to
build heat. He had it on Kane, but Show came in.
cleaned house with Carlito selling like a madman. He was
really good getting the SnakeEyes in the corner. He then
clipped Show and tried to put the Masterlock on, but Kane
gave him the boot. The Double Chokeslam finished it for
the big men. Well laid-out and smarter than I expected.
to Shelton Benjamin. I didn’t care about the match
had a ceremony where Mickie James was all gushing over Trish.
This ended up with Ashley and Mickie going at it. This is
getting weaker and weaker as they go along. They should
have Trish end up saying she loves Mickie James too, then
come on to her strong and Mickie end up freaking out because
of it. That would rule.
Edge beat Cena
by DQ. The match was pretty good and Edge has enough heat
to stay in the title picture. They could always have him
win the belt before Mania you know. Cena was trying harder
than usual. He was getting cheered mostly, which is a good
sign, but he wasn’t getting cheered enough for the
first night of a title reign. Lita ended up hitting Edge
with the belt to get Cena DQed. That’s a nice twist.
This was a decent
show at times, but there was too much crap filler, particularly
outside the ring.
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