Tuesday, August 9, 2011

8/8/11 RAW

John Cena vs. Jack Swagger: *1/2

The Miz vs. Kofi Kingston: **1/2

CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio: **

Beth Phoenix vs. Eve Torres: N/A

Dolph Ziggler vs. Alex Riley: N/A

John Morrison vs. R-Truth: *

Nice opening promo from HHH. Basically, he will be the special ref between Punk/Cena at SummerSlam. Cena basically curtain-jerks as far as matches go...not very often does that happen. Relatively "normal" match for Cena here.

Bret/Perfect from SummerSlam 1991 shown. One of my favorite SS matches. Definitely a four-star performance.

Miz assaults Rey before their match. I had heard Rey was injured at a house show, so perhaps this is the TV way to write him off for a while. So HHH sends Kofi Kingston to face Miz. Great match here. They got time, and the crowd responded in kind. Punk/Del Rio was also decent.

Divas match time. Time for Beth to squash someone. Eve now has a new version of her old theme song. Match was really not worth my time to scrutinize. Never thought I'd see Kelly Kelly hit someone from behind. Now is that a "good girl" image you want to portray? Just messin' with WWE here.

Ziggler has a new shirt for his match against Alex Riley. The match doesn't last very long. Basically Vickie comes in the ring at some point and slaps Riley right in front of the ref. DQ. Way to go. Vickie throwing Ziggles to the curb finally?

Truth/Morrison will close the wrestling portion of the show. No doubting Morrison has athleticism. But this match didn't really show too much of that. And it was short, too.

Epic promos for the Punk/Cena contract signing to close the show. Punk, Cena, HHH, and even Rock's taped promo. Just watch it. That's how you do things, folks. Punk is just amazing on the mic. Damn. Lauranaitis took a good kick to the back of the head.

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