Monday, October 27, 2008

10/27/08 RAW

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.

10/27/08 RAW:
CM Punk & Kofi Kingston vs. Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase (World Tag Team Titles): A very good match. Punk and Kofi brought the flash, and Team Priceless came through in their heel role very well. Kofi's nip-up hurricanrana was extremely unique. Nice finish to the match. ***

Santino Marella vs. "GlamaHaas": Perhaps the funniest impersonation Charlie Haas has done yet. It wasn't even a match, though, as Honky Tonk Man nailed Santino with his guitar to cap an entertaining skit. N/A

Kelly Kelly, Candice Michelle, & Mickie James vs. Katie Lea, Layla, & Jillian: Nice rolling double-team move from Candice and Mickie. Action was not bad. It also was not breathtaking, either. 1/4*

Rey Mysterio vs. Evan Bourne: This was a match I looked forward to, and it delivered big time. I certainly hope this will lead to Vince McMahon signing more undersized wrestlers, because this is what WWE needed: fast-paced action with two guys just giving it their all. The match had a nice mix of timely counters, submission moves, high-impact moves, and aerial moves. Even with Rey's botch on the ropes, Bourne covered up the mistake well. The finish was well done because it made Bourne remain strong. There should be at least one more match between the two in the future. One gripe: could they NOT go to commercial when we have these two guys go at it next time? ***1/2

Batista & Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho & JBL: HBK got ambushed in the back by JBL before the match, so he didn't show up until the end. The match was pretty good. Batista did well in taking the punishment and then making all sorts of comebacks. Finish was OK. HBK barely got in any offense, but still played a pivotal role in allowing Batista to hit the Batista Bomb and score the win. **1/4

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