Monday, February 20, 2012

2/20/12 RAW

Sheamus vs. Mark Henry: *

Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. Primo & Epico: *

David Otunga vs. Ezekiel Jackson: 1/4*

Daniel Bryan vs. Santino Marella: N/A

Nikki Bella & Brie Bella vs. Kelly Kelly & Aksana: N/A

#1 Contender's Battle Royal: **1/4

In, I miss that place already.

What a start to RAW. VINTAGE Eve heel act! Honestly didn't see that one coming. She now wants to use Cena like she did Ryder. Unfortunately, Cena's right there. Oops.

Cena goes to the ring, and Eve now tries to explain herself. ROFL, did Cena just say skank juice?! Hoeski?! Wow, Cena's on a roll. Scandalous bitches?! Who the hell is posing as Cena? Eve looks all inconsolable now. That might have been Cena's coolest promo in ages.

Now we're talking. Sheamus and Henry. Good grief, "hoeski" was trending worldwide on Twitter. Strong win for The Great White.

Even Long was entertaining. Pee Wee Herman's fairy godmama? Watch that trend worldwide now.

Tag match, and they threw Kofi and Truth together for whatever reason. Short match that finally seems to give the tag champs some competition. Mania match for the tag titles, perhaps?

Ron Simmons finally gets his call to the Hall. Can't be happier for him. Still remember him in WCW. That win over Vader to win the World Title in 1992 was awesome. Just listen to the pop he got, with Jim Ross doing the PBP.

Otunga comes out for his match. And Long brings Ezekiel Jackson out. Hey, at least Zeke's getting airtime. Wonder what Zeke did to lose to Otunga. Really?!

Time for Undertaker. Covering his head with the hood of one of his long coats. Powerful promo. Indeed, he and HHH are the last of their era. HHH comes out. Taker actually said "shut up" to someone?! Can't remember the last time he did that. Both are striking nerves with one another. Brilliant stuff. Oh, Taker did NOT go there with HBK being better. HHH says he can beat Taker. Huge "Prove it!" chants to HHH. And the match is on! HHH wants...Hell in a Cell!!! Oh snap! Crowd went apeshit.

UPDATE: Sources say Taker shaved his head bald, but WWE wants to wait until Mania to reveal the new look. Until then, expect Taker to continue wearing the hooded coat if doing promos/videos.

Still impressed with Santino's performance at Elimination Chamber. Short match here, DB wins because he needs the momentum for Mania. Not rating this one.

Divas match again just too short for me to care. Yay twin magic.

Cena promo. Skankapotamous?! Wow. Cena said professional wrestler. This had more shoot qualities to it than anything. Sure, that'd be a worked shoot. Whatever. I loved this. Passion and seriousness. And Cena still stayed PG in my book.

Yeah, Rock's gonna be on RAW next week in Portland. Problem is, I won't even be in the state. Sucks to be me.

Woohoo! CM Punk's wearing his jacket for commentary! Camel Fur!

Best part of Battle Royal? Santino eliminating Barrett and Truth. Holy crap. Show sent Ziggler into the announce table. Barrett and Truth couldn't do much about that one. Oh dang, Barrett's left arm is lifeless. Barrett pounded the ground in pain with his right fist. Ref with the "X" sign and Wade could legit be hurt. Lawler saying possible broken left arm for Wade, which would really suck.

UPDATE: Wade Barrett suffered a partially dislocated elbow on that spot. He could be out as long as 8-12 weeks, which would mean no WM 28 for him. I'd still expect him to at least appear on camera to get his WM payday. EMTs worked on Barrett throughout the match. Barrett still talked with fans at a bar after getting released from the hospital, his arm in a sling. As for Dolph Ziggler, he also wrestled in the dark match main event against Punk, so that's a sign he should be OK. Cody Rhodes, Kofi Kingston, and R-Truth also were shaken up during the battle royal. I think that's the most injuries I've ever seen in one non-weapon match.

ROFL, leave it to CM Punk to make fun of Cole saying "Kofi Rhodes." Kofi hit the barricade hard and he appears shaken up. Santino is in the final four again!

Cody -- with bandaged right leg -- eliminated Santino, and Santino just about landed on Barrett's broken arm (see above). Double ow. Show eliminated Cody and it looks like Cody hurt his right elbow on that fall. Cody assists Jericho to eliminate Show. Jericho faces Punk at Mania, which was obvious from weeks ago.

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