Punchy wrote:Excellent, excellent RAW this week, and I'm not just saying that because it was in the UK.
The 6-Man tag was amazing. I love how dominant The Shield were, they kicked ass and arrived in a fucking helicopter. It was crazy cool to see The Undertaker in the same ring as new guys like The Shield (and also Bryan), and cool to have him in a match that's not at Wrestlemania and therefore not a foregone conclusion. I also loved how much the crowd were behind Daniel Bryan, those 'YES' chants were loud as hell.
And then, The Shield not only beat The Undertaker, but they then ambush Ryback at the end! I've seen some people online complain about them retreating, but it makes sense. 1) They would be knackered after their match and 2) Cena had a chair.
I really liked the Cena/Ryback/Foley stuff, it was very effective, what with Cena faking out to run away, but then coming back in, and Ryback is working really well for me as a bad guy, he's saying more stuff, and what he says is good, like insulting Mick Foley, which was epic. Ryback may not rule quite yet, but he's getting there.
I was disappointed that Wade Barrett didn't have a match in the UK show, but they kind of made up for it by having William Regal fight Fandango.
Jericho/Ziggler was kind of meh, we've seen that match waaaay too much lately, but I did like all of the backstage stuff with Ziggler and his crew. AJ calling him 'Zigglypuff' was great, and I like the subtle hints of rivalry between him and Big E. It was also cool that Big E and AJ had matches of their own tonight. Langston decimated Zack Ryder, and AJ won a battle royal to become Divas No.1 Contender. The match between AJ and Kaitlyn has been much anticipated, I hope it's good. I liked how AJ's strategy was to just be knocked out for the entire match, I wonder if she actually was playing possum. She's so great as a crazy villain.
Team Rhodes Scholars and Tons Of Funk had 2 singles matches against each other that were OK, Sandow won the first and Tensai the second. I'm a big Rhodes Scholars fan so I was glad to see one of them win, and as I said, both matches were short but enjoyable.
What else... Oh yeah, Paul Heyman is awesome and it's cool that Triple H is not rambling on like he is prone to do, he's keeping it short and keeping it bad-ass. That Pedigree was boss.
I love how Regal can go from meanest motherfucker to prancing around.
I hope they don’t break up Ziggler/Big E any time soon. I like the three of them together. That backstage segment was pretty funny.
The super kick on AJ was super rad. Tamina is pretty good, wish they’d use her more. Really hated the reason the Bellas weren’t in the match. They cheated on Smackdown so they weren’t allowed to compete for the #1 contendership. What about Jericho getting screwed over, does he get another shot to make it a four way at the PPV? There should at least be consistency on the rules.