Smackdown got shelled, but this is far and away one of the most encouraging Raw's I've seen in awhile.
Unified Tag Team Titles.
The Hart Dynasty Vs Miz&Big Show|C|. Absolutely fabulous match, one of the most exciting Tag contests I have seen in some, some time. The Hart Dynasty look like the thing to re revolutionize the tag division, Bret has done them wonders. The Hart's win to a monstrous pop from the crowd!!. Afterwords Show turns face by knocking out Miz.
Backstage Jack Swagger brags about cutting The Viper's head off, and being the most athletically gifted superstar before running into Edge. Edge says Jack should be worried about him, and if he doesn't get drafted back to Raw, he's got about 4 days left as World Champion.
2 1/2 /5
Diva draft Pick.
Layla & Michelle McCool Vs Maryse&Eve Torres. Eve has been awful as champion to say the least, at least Maryse looks hot. Horrible match up, but are you honestly surprised? with the state of the Raw division at the moment?. Smackdown's team wins, when Eve and Maryse's ego's get the best of them. Smackdown drafts...KELLY!!!...Oh joy...|Note the sarcasm|
Draft pick Match.
Evan Bourne Vs CM Punk. Pretty exciting while it lasted, unfortunately Bourne is getting lost in the shuffle on Raw. Punk wins with the go to sleep. Smackdown drafts......THE BIG SHOW!!!
2 1/2 /5
Teddy runs into The Big Show backstage, while Teddy is enthralled to have him. Big show says don't worry, and Teddy does a hilarious dance in celebration
Sheamus is out. He basically says Triple H will not be getting drafted, and he made the mistake of underestimating him. He says he wants the WWE Championship. Randy Orton is out to a thunderous pop, almost Austin like to be honest. He says no one has despised Triple H as much as he has, but when it came time to face him at Wrestlemania he did it like a man, not attack him from behind with a lead pipe. Sheamus says for him to get out of his ring or he'll make him go out. Orton says he's got a better idea, and that he Rko's him and punts his head off right now, which drives the crowd into a frenzy. Cena comes out overacting, and teases a guest host, while doing an obnoxious dance. Sheamus goes for the pump kick, but Orton ducks and goes for the RKO, but Sheamus escapes. Great segment, Orton is on fire!.
3 1/2 /5
Ten Man Dual Branded Battle Royal for Three Draft Picks: Participatants-Smackdown-Rey Mysterio, Kane, R-Truth, Drew McIntyre, Shad Gaspard Raw-Montel Vontavious Porter, Mark Henry, Yoshi Tatsu, Santino Marella, & Ted Dibiase. Lackluster till the inventive bit at the end between Rey and Ted Dibiase. Dibiase wins to get Three draft picks from Raw. The draft picks are... John Morrison, R-Truth, and Edge!!!. Smackdown got whipped pretty badly there.
Jericho is out and says he didn't deserve the attack from Edge last night, and says he be fined and suspended immediately. He promises he will never lose to a nobody again, and demands that Heath Slater apologize to him.
Draft pick match.
Christian Vs Chris Jericho. Crowd is noticeably mixed for the match, and always these two delivered with a great match!. You really can't go wrong with these two. Jericho wins with a Codebreaker. Smackdown's pick is...KOFI KINGSTON!.
3 1/2 /5
Draft Pick match.
Jack Swagger Vs John Morrison. Not as good as there Smack Down match, but pretty good nonetheless, the two have amazing chemistry out there. Swagger wins. Smackdown selects....Christian!!!. Hopefully this leads to a World Heavyweight Title reign for him.
Carlito and Dibiase are in the back, and he wants Carlito to take his offer so he can get some exposure on Raw, Carlito says he'd rather sit on the sidelines than take his offer|Shoot comment, perhaps?| Dibiase goes to R-Truth and tells him he's looking for someone to be he's confidant. R-Truth says a "Virgil" Ted says he's nothing like his dad, and that he'd tell him what to do, and pay him a lot of Money. Truth slaps him. Funny segment here, Dibiase has potential
Draft Pick Match.
Dolph Ziggler Vs Hornswoggle. You're kidding me right?. Hornswoggle wins on a count out victory. Afterwords as a favor to all the fans|at least I think so, the smart ones anyway| Ziggler chokes him out. Raw selects....CHRIS JERICHO!. Jericho was not needed on Raw, Smackdown is sorely lacking now.
Batista is out to grace us with his boring presence. He's saying he deserves to be the number 1 contender, and that Cena cheated. Sheamus is out, and says he's a loser just like Orton, and that brings out The Viper. He says for the last seven years, he's had to listen to Batista whine, complain and make excuses, and says he'll make him a deal. After he beats Sheamus, he'll face him and beat him too|Works for me|. Mr. Problem solver John Cena is out and says he's making the match a Triple Threat.
Number 1 Contender.
Randy Orton Vs Batista Vs Sheamus. Fantastic triple threat match, everyone worked beautifully together, even muscle head, aka Batista. Batista wins after Edge makes a surprising heel turn and spears Orton. Crowd doesn't know what to make of this, some are even cheering. Match was great, but did they pull the plug on his face turn too quickly?. Either way it's making for a great storyline.
Bottom line. Aside from a few pointless things, this is what Raw SHOULD be like, this is the Raw I remember loving. A Orton and Edge program could potentially be the feud of the year.
9 1/2 /10
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