Welcome to A RAW Opinion, I’m Joe and I will be taking you through yet another episode of WWE Raw, tonight’s show takes place from Lafayette, Louisiana. Tonight, WWE is advertising CM Punk in action against either Daniel Bryan or Kane, depending on who the fans choose to vote for. Also tonight, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns will be interviewed by Michael Cole. What will they have to say? I’m actually very interested to see what happens tonight with them.
We start the show for the 2nd week in a row with Ryback. He’s in a match against Titus O’Neil. Ryback wins, boring. Ryback cuts a boring promo afterward about wanting Punk, Rollins, Ambrose and Reigns, and he won’t leave until he gets what he wants.
We come back from commercial and Ryback is still in the ring, security comes out and walks toward the ring, Ryback throws one of the FIVE security guys over the rope and the others back away, Vickie comes out and says she understands he’s angry but she’s telling Ryback she isn’t allowed to touch security, Ryback says he wants CM Punk at the TLC PPV and he isn’t going anywhere until he gets it. Vickie says he has a right to be angry, she gives Ryback his match against Punk at TLC.
Alberto Del Rio VS The Great Khali coming up next after what happened earlier today backstage, Rosa confronted Hornswoggle about last week when Del Rio threatened Hornswoggle and Khali came to his aid. Alberto gets the win after making Khali tap out to the cross arm breaker.
This interview was conducted earlier today, Michael asked if they were working with CM Punk, Ambrose said no. Rollins said they’re doing what they’re doing out of righteousness, and it just happens to be coincidence that Punk is champion, they’re doing what they do because It’s the right thing to do, they call themselves The Shield, Reigns eventually intervened and said the interview is over, they’ve said enough. I WANT MORE!
Divas match up next, Alicia Fox VS Tamina. Tamina wins a squash.
John Cena goes to the ring next to talk about this garbage storyline between Cena/AJ/Vickie and Ziggler. Vickie comes out and interrupts, this is awful. AJ comes out next, continues going on with this stupid storyline. Dolph Ziggler interrupts. He says everyones forgetting the real story, John Cena still being angry about being put through a bathroom stall last week and then on SmackDown! Cena cheap shot Ziggler. Dolph said he knows whats eating Cena up inside, that when AJ was kissing Cena, she was thinking of Dolph. Cena went to go after Ziggler but Vickie said no and that they’ll face off tonight. Ziggler saved this segment.
Kofi Kingston VS Tensai, Wade Barrett on commentary. And in another predictable match, Kofi wins.
Up next we find out who faces Punk tonight. The “voters” vote for Kane, which is funny because Daniel Bryans hash tag trended on Twitter the whole time… Up next we get Daniel Bryan VS Rey Mysterio. Very good match, Rey gets the win. I still call BS about the rigged polls.
Dolph Ziggler VS John Cena up next. Great match. John Cena gets the win, I was hoping they’d let Ziggler go over, especially after the injury spot they pulled, but of course they couldn’t do that. After the match AJ got in the ring and kissed Cena, I wish they’d do away with this.
Sheamus VS Antonio Cesaro up next. Terrible ending, Sheamus gets a win in another predictable match, Cesaro was counted out after being thrown into the barricade.
Damien Sandow comes out next, his opponent is Zack Ryder. Another predictable match, Ryder jobs again.
CM Punk VS Kane is the main event up next. Very good match, CM Punk gets the win after Kane was distracted by The Shield, after the match, Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns attacked Kane, Daniel Bryan ran down for the save but took a beating, Rybacks music hit, he ran into the ring, all three men attacked but Ryback was able to make quick work of them, Punk attacked Ryback but Ryback grabbed him and looked for a power bomb until Reigns speared Ryback, Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns started beating down on Ryback. The show goes off the air with Ryback on his back and CM Punk holding the WWE Title up in the air.
Overall, not a good show, the last segment was the best part of the entire show. Every match was way too predictable. I give the show a 1.5/5. They really need to do a better job of making things unpredictable. I also think the third hour is hurting them, 3 hours for a PPV is one thing, 3 hours for a TV show with commercials becomes long and agonizing.
Also, I really hope this whole AJ/Cena/Vickie/Ziggler thing ends soon, this is beyond way to painful to watch.
I hope you enjoyed this weeks column, let us know what you thought of tonights show.