Tuesday, November 29, 2011

11/28/11 RAW

The Miz vs. John Morrison (Falls Count Anywhere): *1/4

Kelly Kelly & Alicia Fox vs. Nikki Bella & Brie Bella: DUD

Dolph Ziggler vs. Randy Orton: ***

Zack Ryder vs. Jack Swagger: *1/4

CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio (WWE Title): ***1/4

I loved the opening Piper's Pit segment. Cena was on top of his game as usual. Piper's really getting the seeds planted for Cena to turn heel (or at least bring out a more aggressive Cena), even slapping him in the face.

This Miz/Morrison match was not nearly as good as their MOTY candidate on the first RAW of 2011, but still had lots of physicality. And so ends Morrison's run in WWE. Such a depressing sight there. Good promo from Miz post-match.

Chances are extremely high that Morrison (and even Melina) will re-surface in TNA within 90 days. It's rumored that TNA will bring them in as a couple. It'd be a big boost to TNA. Morrison can work the X-Division style well, and perhaps get pushed to main event status. Melina has talent and could vie for the Knockouts gold.

Beth and Natalya making their presence felt during the divas tag match, if only doing some sort of jogging/cardio. Oh yeah, and some tag match occurred.

Have I mentioned just how much CM Punk rules? Great jabs taken at Laurinaitis, Alberto, and Otunga. Laurinaitis said if Punk gets intentionally DQ'd tonight, Punk loses the title. Typical heel (interim) GM.

Barrett on commentary during Orton/Ziggler. Crowd was going nuts in this one, with several "RKO" chants. Nice win for Ziggler to continue his roll -- albeit with Barrett-ference.

Daniel Bryan and Cole in a war of words in the ring. Excellent segment. DB showing off his great promo skills there. I doubt DB wins the belt on the live Smackdown later tonight (probably some more controversy, if anything), but the main thing is he's not a featured star on Smackdown, complete with his MITB briefcase. And let's face it, anyone going against Michael Cole will get cheered, no matter who it is.

Ryder's push continues! Talk about being very over with the crowd....

Foley (as Santa) cuts a nice rhyming promo, complete with a cheap pop! Good stuff.

I wonder if Punk's words "Kiss my ass" trended on Twitter. #kissmyass

Great WWE title match. "Del Rio" "Sucks" chants (separate chants) throughout the arena was pretty funny. Even more classic was the Eddie Guerrero "lie, cheat, steal" spot with the steel chair. I laughed pretty good on that one.

Really liked this week's episode. Keep 'em coming!

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