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Raw 1000 Thoughts
So the 1000th episode of Monday Night Raw just finished and overall it was really fun to watch & great way to spend the morning on my birthday. There was however even less in ring action than a normal Raw and that’s saying something, however all of the returns and cameo appearances of past Raw legends made up for this and made it an enjoyable 3 hours of television.
My favourite moments were the Degeneration X reunion with the whole crew, minus Chyna of course, the CM Punk, Daniel Bryan & Rock segment, the reunion of the Brothers of Destruction & finally the ending of the show with CM Punk laying out the Rock and laying the foundation for their feud leading into a match for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble next year.
The Degeneration segment was really fun purely for the nostalgic feeling it had seeing all of the members of the faction back together & I especially liked having Road Dogg, Billy Gunn & X-Pac coming out on the Jeep that was used during the WCW invasion.
The next moment that stood out to me was the segment involving the Rock, CM Punk & Daniel Bryan. During this segment the Rock announced that at next years Royal Rumble he would be facing whoever holds the WWE Championship at that time. I liked this segment because it proved that both Punk and Bryan can hold their own on the mic with the greatest talker of all time in the industry, I would however have preferred if Bryan hadn’t taken the Rock Bottom as I fear that may hurt him down the line.
The next big moment was the return of the Undertaker to help his brother Kane against the current job squad of the WWE; Hawkins, Reks, Jinder Mahal, Hunico, Comacho & Drew McIntyre. This was another fun segment for its nostalgia factor but didn’t really further any story lines. Another thing that struck me about this segment is just how far McIntyre has fallen from grace.
Finally the show ended really strong with a heel turn by Cm Punk as he stood idly by as Big Show attacked John Cena which led to the Rock making the save only to then be taken out by Punk. I loved this segment because it lays a solid foundation for the feud between the Rock and Punk leading up to a payoff with a WWE Championship match at the Royal Rumble and left CM Punk looking very strong as the face of the company. Im also happy that Punk finally got to be in the actual main event of the show albeit it had to be with John Cena also.
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