Tuesday, October 4, 2011

10/3/11 RAW

Randy Orton vs. Drew McIntyre: *

Mark Henry vs. John Morrison: 1/4*

Kelly Kelly & Eve Torres vs. Beth Phoenix & Natalya: N/A

Santino Marella vs. Jinder Mahal: N/A

John Cena, CM Punk, Sheamus, Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne, & Mason Ryan vs. Alberto Del Rio, Christian, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Cody Rhodes, & David Otunga: ***1/4

Whoa, a match started the show off? Orton gets a nice reaction, while Drew gets a mere mention from Justin Roberts. McIntyre gets nuked on the outside of the ring. McIntyre gets offense in before succumbing. And how the heck has Michael Cole been in the company 15 years? Post-match, I liked Henry coming out for another melee with Orton.

Uh oh, Big Show coming back on Smackdown. Guess this means Henry will be watching out for that.

Poor Morrison. Another loss -- and then nuked post-match. Henry's kicking out of a bunch of finishers now. He's making a huge statement.

Rhodes, Ziggler, Otunga, Christian, Swagger, Vickie, and then Alberto Del Rio in the ring. They all want HHH ousted because he can't control the company. HHH comes out. 12-man tag tonight. The six guys in the ring against Kofi, Evan, Sheamus, CM Punk, and Cena. Wait, I think he forgot one guy.

Divas time. Again, Kelly and Eve vs. Beth and Natalya. I guess the divas division will pretty much be focused on these four for a while. You know, that was awesome if even to see Kelly go nuts. She reacted as if Beth killed her family or something. Holy crap.

Lauranaitis takes responsibility for Miz and Truth's actions last night. HHH smells a rat.

Jinder Mahal in the ring. Oh, Santino's back! JR: "Well, the closed captioning person just walked off the job."  Ha! JR with an awesome line there. Match was too short for me to care.

Miz and R-Truth apologize via YouTube video, just saying they wanted to make a statement and get their jobs back.

Punk's wearing the ice cream bar shirt! Yes! Oh, by the way, the sixth man on the faces side that HHH forgot to mention was Mason Ryan. Ryan is huge, damn. This was a great match here. It got time, and the crowd was very loud in this one. Why Cole calls Ziggler's Rocker Dropper the "Zigzag" is beyond me. I thought the Zigzag was his jumping neckbreaker move. That was an excellent end sequence.

HHH holds his vote of confidence with all the superstars at the end. I liked Mike Chioda on the mic. He's not the center of attention and I didn't necessarily think he'd be good on the mic, but he was good. I like Lawler coming in at the end to be as objective as possible, but he does side with everyone else...no confidence. Interesting that people walked out in groups. Even the camera guys walked out. The last holdout...Jim Ross, the man HHH brought back. And he leaves as well. Does this pave the way for Lauranaitis to take over? It was a great end segment.

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