Monday, October 17, 2011

10/17/11 RAW

Randy Orton, Sheamus, & John Morrison vs. Mark Henry, Christian, & Cody Rhodes: *1/2

Eve Torres vs. Natalya: DUD

CM Punk vs. The Miz: **1/2

Zack Ryder vs. Jack Swagger: DUD

Mason Ryan vs. Dolph Ziggler: *

John Cena & Jim Ross vs. Alberto Del Rio & Michael Cole: **

Mexico City tonight!

Laurinaitis starts the show, teasing that Mysterio would be there but of course, Rey's hurt and not in Mexico. Laurinaitis brings back JR...the crowd cheers while Cole rants big time. Tag match tonight! Cena/JR vs. Alberto/Cole.

Six-man tag involving six main eventers (or future main eventers). Mark Henry has "Hall of Pain" on the titantron as he walks to the ring. Not sure what to think about Henry/Big Show for Vengeance. Orton and Rhodes fight to the back so it became a tag match. Sheamus and Christian brawl in the crowd, basically leaving Henry to nuke Morrison. Very impressive ending.

Alberto not happy with the tag match, so Laurinaitis says the winner of the match (either Alberto or Cena) will pick the stipulation for the title match at Vengeance.

It's Eve's turn to wrestle this time. Seems they just have the same combinations of matches each week. Boring. It's Eve and Beth at Vengeance. Tonight, it's Eve battling Natalya. Hey, Eve gets a win! Guess this means Beth wins at the PPV, right?

Punk gets a huge ovation. Miz with a little Spanish before Truth starts rapping. Trash-talking to Punk. HHH comes out, oops! Decent match going when Laurinaitis stops the match and tells HHH that his paperwork is messed up and he has to leave with customs officials. Laurinaitis and Otunga look on as HHH is escorted away. It would probably intrigue some people to follow this one, huh?

Oh, Punk and Miz still going on! Awesome! OK finish here with Punk getting the rollup win. Awesome Truth with the beatdown on Punk and no one there to help Punk.

First show on the WWE Network is WrestleMania Wait a sec, WWE legends reality show?! Oh hell no.

Vickie dressed like a true mamacita. Tag title match at Vengeance between Ziggler/Swagger and Air Boom. They do the whole U.S.A. rules thing in Mexico. Jack Swagger sucks at singing. Yes! Zack Ryder with more air time! And in about a minute it's over. Zack wins! Mason Ryan comes out for his match with Ziggler! Damn, Mason is huge as heck.

Vickie slapped Mason. Yeah, that was smart. Mason basically gets all pissed and takes it out on Ziggler. Mason is DQ'd but he doesn't care.

Main event time. Josh Mathews and King are on commentary. Cole out in his amateur wrestling gear. JR with his Sooners jersey. JR decks spot ever. Cena really has a high vertical leap there. Real good stuff between ADR and Cena. Crowd definitely into it, being more pro-ADR for obvious reasons. ADR tagged Cole in when he was in trouble, oops. Cole plays the cowardly heel very well. Nice touch with JR getting Cole to tap out. Based on the post-match antics, Cena picked a Last Man Standing stipulation for Vengeance. Good grief, does this mean Cena wins for the eleventy billionth time? Geez.

Reviews for other WWE and TNA shows will likely be delayed a bit more than normal the next few weeks. Hitting a busy time with work and my food blog. I'll ultimately catch up, don't worry about that.

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