Some questionable decisions, but overall a decent Raw.
I enjoyed a lot of parts of this one I must say, and The Hoff wasn't too shabby!. I've grown tiresome of the Guest Host concept though, and I really think they need to concentrate more on wrestling, that being said The U.K was great, and provided a lot of energy.
David Hasselhoff is out to start the show, and looks pretty drunk already!. He was goofy, but fun to watch, and that's all that really counts for me. He calls Jack Swagger "Jackie" and announces that Randy Orton will face Jack Swagger at Extreme Rules for The World Heavyweight Championship, and a Baywatch thing with the Divas. Stupid fun, it's a simple as that.
2 1/2 /5
Eve Vs Maryse|C|.Pretty awful match up here from these two, I like both to a certain degree, but neither are worthy at the moment. Too a shocker, Eve wins the title with a roll up, much too soon if you ask me.
ShowMiz are out. The Big Show says he was skeptical of teaming with Miz, but after winning at Wrestlemania, and winning once more he's sold on him. Miz kisses Show's ass some more, and criticizes the fans for there lack of credibility. He says they are the greatest tag team in history, and ask the fans to name one, even says there better than DX who they beat twice. Bret Hart is out to an enormous pop. He names The Hart Foundation and The British Bulldogs as credible tag teams who are better than them, but Miz says they've surpassed them. Bret says he knows two guys who can beat them right now, enter Hart Dynasty. Miz complains there not the champions and they can't be here, but Bret says he invited them. Miz says if they beat The Hart Dynasty, Bret has to proclaim Show&Miz the greatest of all time. Good segment, Bret did good work, and Miz is growing better and better on the Mic.
3 1/2 /5
The Hart Dynasty Vs ShowMiz. Above average match here actually, The Hart Dynasty look rejuvenated as faces, and they have the crowd behind them. Bulldog pays tribute to his father a couple of times too. Show delivers a kidney punch, and Miz hits the skull crushing finale for the victory.
2 1/2 /5
Batista and Otunga are chatting in the back. They kiss each other's ass a little bit, before Batista demands Otunga gets a cup of coffee. Otunga thinks he's just joshing him around, but Dave gives him the look. Eh..
1 1/2 /5
Evan Bourne Vs Carlito. A great match for 3 minutes, they crammed in all they possibly could. Lots of exciting spots help this one, and Bourne wins with the Shooting Star Press.
John Cena Vs David Otunga. Squash, and a big one at that, not a way to push someone that's for sure. Cena wins with the STF. Dave comes out looking angrier then a pit bull, but decides not to go.
Sheamus is out to a mixed reaction. He claims Triple H is scared cause he brought out a sledgehammer, and if last week is any indication, he's scared to death. He announces their match at Extreme Rules will be a street fight. Kofi interrupts him, and says he wants retribution for last week, and he won't get away with what he did.
Sheamus vs Kofi Kingston. Not bad actually, Sheamus looked vicious, and Kofi got some good spots in, maybe he won't become a jobber after all. Kofi wins by DQ, when Sheamus hits him with a television monitor. He does more damage which is all fine and dandy, but what's the difference between a chair shot and a television monitor shot? O.O.
2 1/2 /5
Carlito is in the back claiming he is sick of the guest hosts, because they are only in it for themselves. Kozlov says he will get what he wants or he will destroy MacGruber. Pointless, just a way to hype up the hosts.
Josh Matthews is in the back with Randy Orton, and wants to know his strategy for Extreme Rules. Randy Orton says there are no rules, and he's perfectly fine with that. He's sent over a dozen people to the hospital, and he didn't do it by playing by the rules. He says winning Money In The Bank was the best and worst thing to ever happen to him, and he's the last man he wants to step in the ring with, and his plans with him are strictly business, but with Batista it's different, and he's looked forward to it for a very long time. Randy is capable of much more than this, and he seemed to be going through the motions.
Baywatch Babe Triple Threat Tag Team Match
Gail Kim & Kelly Kelly vs. Rosa Mendes & Jillian Hall vs. The Bella Twins. Match itself is crap of course, but the shenanigans with the all the Baywatch spoofing were absolutely priceless!. The Bella's win. Afterwords Hornswoggle hits a tadpole splash on Santino.
Randy Orton Vs Batista. Randy is out to a HUGE pop. Actually very solid stuff here, I enjoyed it considering I hate Batista. Crowd is heavily into Randy, and he could give Cena a break for a while as the face of the company. Match ends in a DQ when Swagger interferes, but Cena saves the day and slaps the STF on Batista.
Bottom line. Not bad, not bad at all, the UK shows always seem to make a statement with the hot crowds and rather quality shows, here was no different.
6 1/2 /10
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