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Improved from the past couple weeks, I can say that at least.
Nexus is in the ring, along with Barrett. He claims he received an email from the anonymous GM that he was ordered to get Nexus into the ring to face the appropriate consequences. He says he can't reveal why they attacked Mr. McMahon but it needed to happen. Skip Sheffield says what they did to the legends and Rickey Steamboat was for fun. They found a loophole in the GM's ruling and exploited it. He says the people won't admit it, but the fact that they attacked Rickey brought in more DVD sales for his DVD, so they should be thanking them. Cole's got a message from the GM. The GM has ruled that none of the Nexus superstars can compete for a WWE title until further notice, and furthermore the ruling of Nexus members not being able to touch Raw superstars, and vice versa has been lifted. Here comes John Cena. Cena says they have done everything but make a fair fight. The faces Orton, Truth, Bourne, The Hart Dynasty and John Morrison empty out Nexus until the heels Sheamus, Dibiase, Uso's, Jericho and Edge attack the faces. Cena asks Sheamus what he's doing. Sheamus tells Cena he just doesn't get it, and the only wrestler Nexus seems to attack is Cena. Sheamus says he and everyone else respectfully declines Cena's offer. Randy Orton tells Sheamus to listen up. He and Cena aren't friends, unless they have to. He says Nexus is a serious threat, and asks what's the matter with Edge, and if he's forgotten that he attacked him at Fatal Four Way. Cole says the GM says don't even think about fighting. If they want action, they'll get it. All MITB participants will be facing each other in single's competition. The GM also wants Barrett and Cena to shake hands and call a truce. Cena says they all know the GM Is watching, so he'll form a fist and knock his teeth, right down his throat. The GM says with all due respect, he needs him to be the bigger man, and trusts him to do the right thing. The GM quotes Austin and says "And that's the bottom line, because the GM said so". Effective enough segment here, but if you really believe it's Austin you're in for a disappointment.
John Morrison Vs Ted Dibiase. Maryse is out looking stunning to join The King and Cole for commentary. Not bad for the time they were given, but it was rushed for time, like most of Raw's stuff. Dibiase wins
Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov Vs William Regal and The Great Khali. Horrible stuff to say the least. One of the many reasons why WWE is becoming so dull these days. Marella and Kozlov win. Khali turns on Regal after the match, and they all dance.
Arn and Sheamus argue about respect and that backstage. In all honesty I wasn't that interested.
R-Truth Vs The Miz. Miz decimates Truth before the match can even start. Miz does his thing
Edge is out to do the Cutting Edge. Edge asks for a moment of silence for R-Truth. He only knew one song, but sung it oh-so well|HA!| He says Orton's comments about Nexus are true, but he's smarter than Orton and everyone else here. Why make 7 enemies when he can make 7 powerful allies. The only thing those guys need are guidance. He says each MITB winner has won the championship, and he's done it twice, something nobody's been able to do, including his spunky guest with a lot of determination. Chris Jericho surprises Edge. Jericho says he doesn't take a backseat to Edge or Evan Bourne. He knows what Edge is doing. He's pandering to Nexus so they don't attack him again. Jericho says his influence and advice helped Barrett win the season. He likes to think his influence has caused the chaos Nexus is creating. If there's anyone who's going to be a potential adviser, it's going to be Chris Jericho. Edge asks why Nexus would want a guy, who could barely beat Evan Bourne. Jericho says he beat Edge at Wrestlemania. Edge says his mind wasn't in the right place, and that he was too busy trying to impress the sheep in the audience. Jericho cuts Edge off saying he wanted to be him when Edge came into the business. Long Hair, Championships and Talk Shows, he wanted to be Chris Jericho. He says he's going to win Money In The Bank and make sure Edge never gets a Title match ever again. Edge and Jericho brawl, but Jericho puts on the Walls Of Jericho, until Bourne spring boards in and takes Jericho out with his knees, and avoids Edge's spear. The GM asks if they want some more action, give him a hell yeah. Randy Orton is out to team with Bourne to face Edge and Jericho. Wonderful segment here, Edge and Jericho did great work here. I always found there work together underrated.
Randy Orton and Evan Bourne Vs Chris Jericho and Edge. Very solid tag bout here, that was smartly given the right amount of time. The faces win. Orton celebrates with Bourne....RKO to Bourne!. Great spot there, keeping Orton's unpredictability will serve him well with his face turn.
3 1/2 /5
Nexus apologizes for the actions and say they won't interfere in MITB depending how the handshake goes. Orton says he's heard what they have to say, and for them to get out of his face. Once again keeping Orton's character intact.
WWE Divass Championship. Alicia Fox|C| Vs Eve Torres. More sloppy and unconvincing stuff from The Divas. Fox retains.
The Handshake with Wade and Cena was done well, benefiting them both perfectly
Bottom line. A lot of worthwhile stuff here, let's hope they keep it up.
6 1/2 /10
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