Terrible stuff here to say the least, than again that's what you expect from Raw these days.
Sheamus is out. He says he watched the footage of Vince and he is disgusted. As the WWE Champion he felt it was his responsibility to make a statement on his behalf of the company and it is "The Champ is Hurr!!". Even though Nexus interfered he still would've been champion regardless. He says the important factor is that Cena is no longer the #1 contender to the WWE Championship, because he used his rematch clause. No longer will he have to look at those tacky orange t-shirts, or the give up slogan, or the people chant "Cena, Cena" like a bunch of parrots. And no longer will he have to hear Cena make fun of his skin, by calling him a human jar of mayonnaise. Here comes Cena. He says he didn't come out for a title demand, he came to ask Sheamus for help. He says Nexus almost ended his career, so who do you think they are going after next?. He says they don't like each other, but he knows Sheamus is tough and can fight, if he wants to keep his Championship and career, they should fight together. The Anonomys GM is here and says he will allow Wade Barrett to present his case to WWE officials and if any member of that group initiates any contact with any WWE superstar, they're contracts will be terminated. However if any WWE superstar initiates contact they will be suspended. Cena says Sheamus is a pretty good guy and he wants to start off things, with a WWE Championship match. The GM informs us that Sheamus will face Mark Henry here tonight|For the millionth times it seems like|. Cena pulls some more corny and unfunny jokes and tells the GM to send him his email. |firstname.lastname@example.org eyes| He informs us the MITB participants will be revealed tonight, and a cage starts to roll down. Cole says since the title match ended inconclusively, Sheamus will defend his title against Cena at MITB in a steel cage match, to insure no outside interference happens. To be honest this bored me to no end. I like Cena when he's being natural, but forced corny joked irritate me, and I'm deathly afraid Cole is the GM.
The Hart Dynasty Vs The Uso's. The Uso's lay out the champs before the match even starts, so this was to further the angle than anything else. The Uso's haven't shown me anything of worth yet.
Josh is in the back with R-Truth. He asks Truth what actions should be taken against Nexus. Truth says they are behaving like untamed animals. Leave them here at the WWE zoo, because he's the zoo keeper and that's the truth. Terrible promo from Truth, it's as simple as that.
Vladimir Kozlov Vs Santino Marella. If Santino wins, Kozlov will be his partner. Pure squash filler, and pointless at that. Kozlov wins with a choke slam. Regal meets Kozlov on the ramp and shakes his hand. Regal beats up on Santino a bit, before Kozlov makes the save.Kozlov carries Santino to the back laughing away.
Josh interviews Khali about Nexus. Not even worth mentioning, next.
Rob Zombie is our guest host, and he's out to a lukewarm reception. He says he loves twisted things like the MITB ladder match. The eight participants are. Randy Orton, Edge, John Morrison, Ted Dibiase, R-Truth, Chris Jericho, Evan Bourne and The Miz. Edge appears on the titan-tron, and tells Rob he hasn't seen him since he dumped his entrance theme|which was "Never Gonna stop, in case you forgot"| Rob says he wants to set the record straight, he couldn't stand to see Edge wreck his song any longer. Edge says all that matters is he's the 1st ever Money In The Bank winner, and then he went in to cash it on John Cena. Edge says he had so much fun doing it, than he did again against The Undertaker. He says he's going to show everyone just how twisted he can be. The bleep sounds and it's our Anonomys GM. He says all 8 participants will be in an 8-man mega tag match tonight. Not a bad segment, but they need to freshen up Edge's character because it's getting stale.
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Sheamus Vs Mark Henry. Pretty terrible as one would expect, this was purely here to put Sheamus over, and they got the job done.
Matthews is in the back with Nexus. Tarver reminds us that if anyone touches them, they'll be suspended. Skip Sheffield nails somebody with a huge right and they walk off laughing. I'm getting bored quickly with these guys, inject some personality into them!.
I'm not gonna recap the Steamboat and Nexus segment with detail, due to a word limit. I'll say it was the most effective segment of the night, but ill timing because Steamboat suffered a burst capillary to his brain soon afterwords. Arn, Michael Hayes, Mike Rotunda and Dean Malenko all get it.
Maryse and Alicia Fox Vs Gail Kim and Eve Torres. How many times have we seen this lately?. WWE has all but given up on the woman's division, and I've lost interest. Heels win
Edge, Chris Jericho, The Miz and Ted Dibiase. Vs Randy Orton, Evan Bourne, John Morrison and R-Truth. Not a bad little main event at all, but it ended too abruptly. The crowd was rabid for Orton the whole match, chanting his finisher while he was on the ring apron. Orton ends it with an RKO. Afterwords they all fight each other a bit, but Orton gets the last laugh and retrieves the briefcase, perhaps as a prelude to MITB.
Bottom line. Not acceptable, not acceptable at all. Glimpses of potential are not enough, WWE needs to freshen up.
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