Tuesday, July 22, 2008

7/21/08 RAW

Hopefully I can keep this up during the school year, but I highly doubt it. Basically just rating matches on my version of a five-star scale. I touched on the criteria I look for in wrestling matches back in my July 7, 2008, entry.

Star rating key:
(negative stars) = Huh?! (BS finish; most squash matches)
DUD = Boring match (or could not enjoy the match)
1/4* to 3/4* = It had watchable moments.
* to *3/4 = Average match.
** to **3/4 = Above average match.
*** to ***3/4 = Great match; usually saved for PPVs
**** to ****3/4 = Match of the year candidate
***** = The rarest of all matches. A classic.

7/21/08 RAW:
Lance Cade vs. Paul London: DUD
Beth Phoenix vs. Kelly Kelly: 1/4*
John Cena & Cryme Tyme vs. JBL, Cody Rhodes, & Ted DiBiase: 3/4*
Paul Burchill & Katie Lea vs. Mickie James & Kofi Kingston (intergender): 1/4*
D-Lo Brown vs. Santino Marella: DUD
CM Punk vs. Batista (World Title): *

The Chris Jericho promo between the Cade match and the Beth match was well done. The crowd was definitely into the segment with Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Jerry Lawler, and Rhodes/DiBiase. John Cena is clearly getting fewer boos from the crowd since teaming up with Cryme Tyme. The double FU at the end was pretty cool.

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