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Raw Thoughts – Game On

The last few weeks of Monday Night Raw have been some of the best television the WWE has produced since the Nexus angle last year and after Money In the Bank this week was shaping up to be no different. However this week started flat and was looking like we had returned to mediocre weekly program once more, that was until the final segment.

Don’t get me wrong I was happy to see much more in-ring action than usual but I felt that moving straight into a tournament to crown a new champion was the wrong way to go and somewhat devalued the ending to MITB. The matches weren’t really all that exciting either, although the semi-finals of The Miz vs Kofi Kingston & Rey Mysterio vs R-Truth were both very good.

I begun to think something was up when the last semi-final match between Rey & Truth started with only 20 minutes remaining in the show, as I thought surely they aren’t going to squeeze two matches and the Cena McMahon segment into such a short time. I was right as the final of the tournament was postponed until next week, I hope that this means a new title belt which Punk can then return to challenge for to crown the true WWE Champion.

I thought the final segment was really well done, and I will admit I popped for the not so subtle Impact Wrestling reference by John Cena & then again when Triple H’s music hit. I love the fact that the WWE is playing off of what we already know in regards to the future of the company with Triple H being groomed to be the leader of the company. My only negative from the whole segment was the injunction line, this could have easily been left out as I think it draws to close a parallel to the recent Dixie Carter vs Immortal storyline from Impact Wrestling, I think the segment would have come across just as well had they just stuck with the “Vince you have been relieved of your duties” line.

There my thoughts on yesterdays program & as always I would love to hear what you guys think in the comments or on twitter @Appsy88.

Thanks for reading.

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2 responses to “Raw Thoughts – Game On

  1. cwotani July 21, 2011 at 8:09 AM

    Nice article. When I watch wrestling, I never look at the clock. The clock always gives away the ending. This Monday Night was indeed one of the best shows that had in awhile. It was one of those nights where I had to watch the show with a bad of popcorn to see John Cena go, even though I knew he would’t be fired for good. I just wanted to here those words” You’re Fired!” I was very upset that that didn’t happen. I was happy to see HHH again and sad to see Vince gone. Let’s just say I have a lot of mixed emotions from Monday Night Raw.

    • Jamie Apps July 21, 2011 at 10:17 AM

      I went into Raw hoping & thinking the same as you leading into Raw & came out with mixed feelings as well. WWE is definitely producing compelling television though & has me excited for next week.

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