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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.
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