Jaded Raw Thoughts – 9/3/12
Backstage stuff: King and Punk fight: meh but kinda cool. King is taken out of action, so no King on commentary. AJ didn’t recognize Josh Matthews, which is kinda amusing. Jack also takes times off. AJ is freaking out.
Misc. Notes: Cole does commentary alone for the first half hour, which is actually a nice change of pace. There’s an “I miss Lita” sign in the crowd. So do I, fan. Iron Sheik, on Twitter, demanded that Raw tonight “need to respect the Michael Clarke Duncan please”. Miz joins commentary. VERY nice change and Miz kicks some ass on it, too.
Sheamus promo: Nice promo. Punk cutting off Sheamus was a nice little start. Not used to seeing him in jeans. No boo’s for Punk, which is still lol. Lots of Boo’s for Cena, though. Again, Punk makes sense and Sheamus gets boo’ed when he cuts off Punk. And, of course, AJ makes a match between Punk and Sheamus, and she also throws in a Alberto Vs Cena match. Hooray… Sheamus also kills Ricardo by accident. Alberto and Ricardo is a better love story than Twilight.
Randy Orton Vs Dolph Ziggler: Vickie, seriously, lower the decibel levels, will ya?? Alright match with some nice action. Good chemistry from both men.
Anger Management: Loved the “anger collages”, especially Kane’s, which ends up exploding a trash can. “Teacher’s pet”. “Circle of Trust” and the falling exorcize was amusing. Now Kane and Daniel trust each other. Lol. Kane and Daniel’s last bit was amusing as well. Fans also get to choose what Daniel and Kane should do now after it.
Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio Vs Tensai and Cody Rhodes: Alright match. Cody’s whole “hate masks” things is kinda stupid. They botched a tag, too.
CM Punk Vs Sheamus: Why am I not surprised this isn’t the main event. Punk also decides to walk out. Huh, didn’t see THAT coming. Swagger is called in to replace him and Alberto joins on commentary. Match is so-so.
Kaitlyn Vs Eve: Whatever. Layla joins the commentary and it’s meh.
Ryberg Vs Jinder Mahal: Meh.
Daniel Bryan and Kane’s resolution: They have to hug it out, bitch. Miz has the time of his life during it and it’s funny. Chest bump is even funnier. It’s so fucking stupid it’s funny. And it descends into slaps on arms, punches, shoves, and fight ensues. Ends with Daniel hitting Kane with a chair and running.
Santino Vs Antonio Cesaro: Meh.
Heath Slatter Vs Zack Ryder: Jobber entrance for both. Whatever. Random Vickie appears to bitch about AJ. The whole thing was blah, except for AJ’s nervous breakdown, which was WAY too long overdue.
Alberto Vs Cena: AJ makes it a “Falls Count Anywhere”. Alright match with some nice action. Like how it goes to the back and takes out the interview area. Random Punk attack and Random Heyman driving Punk’s car, too.
Overall: Lots of sucky-ish moments tonight with a dash of some decent stuff. One of those good things was Miz replacing King for the night, which was a refreshing change of pace. Almost all by at least two of the matches were good: Randy Vs Dolph, the tag match, and Alberto Vs Cena. The other matches were duds or nothing special. As for promos and the other things, the Anger Management bits had some laughs, but the hug moment lasted for too long, AJ finally having a nervous breakdown was long overdue, and Punk’s actions were entertaining, especially his walk out. Overall, a 4.5 out of ten.