Monday, December 5, 2011

12/5/11 RAW

The Miz vs. Randy Orton: 3/4*

Alberto Del Rio vs. Daniel Bryan: *

Kelly Kelly & Eve Torres vs. Beth Phoenix & Natalya: 1/4*

John Cena vs. Zack Ryder: **

Mark Henry vs. Zack Ryder (No Countout, No DQ): 1/2*

Kevin Nash vs. Santino Marella: N/A (squash)

Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler: *1/2

Cena is again out of the title picture (for now) as Laurinaitis is attempting to elevate guys like Miz, Alberto, and Ziggler. Finally, Ziggler seems to be budging that glass ceiling.

Lame finish to the Orton/Miz match. Of course, Barrett had to come out to cost Miz the match. Barrett's push is sustained, while Miz gets back into the title hunt. Orton obviously doesn't need the win. Good booking here.

WWE Network in 2012, looking forward to that. whoa, Ryder with a Papa Shango reference! ROFL, oh crap, Cena with Ryder hair so he looks circa mid-80s and 90s. Laurinaitis goes with Cena/Ryder and each would get a title match if he wins.

Hey, Daniel Bryan gets to wrestle on RAW! Another short match here -- and another that makes me want to slap Cole in the face.

Divas tag match. Liked the video package for Beth and Nataya...Pin Up Strong! Wait, the match ended already? Oh that's right, it's a divas match, and it's on free TV.

Nice pop for Ryder. Usual mixed reviews for Cena. Good actual chain and mat wrestling at the start. Liked the match here because it actually got time to materialize. Complete with counters and everything. Liked the shots of the crowd getting into the match. Poor Ryder.

Classy move by Cena to get Ryder another shot -- even if it means to sacrifice a title shot of his own.

Nash gets a squash match. Oh goody. Now they're giving guys over 50 years old squash victories. He looks in great shape, I'll say that.

Ryder costing Ziggler his shot at the WWE Title is hopefully a small delay so Ryder can get the U.S. belt. Then Dolph will be free to move to the main event scene.

Laurinaitis is Mr. Excitement! That was a good one. But...vintage Punk promo! Yeah! Oh, and Miz has his own mic with the WWE logo upside down as usual. And ending the show with a brawl...yup, that rules too!

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