I watched yesterday's RAW. That's kind of my thing these days, DVR RAW and watch it on Tuesday. I just don't dig being up past 11 during the school year. Anyway, it was a good episode. Not as good as last week, though.
The opening segment kind of irked me. Johnny Ace did fine, CM Punk was definitely a little off, but the whole thing didn't play out that well. Ace's motivations were kind of dumb and I hated that Michael Cole has already switched back to being a fan of his. Cody Rhodes vs. Big Show was a waste of both men's time and mine as well. The post-match segment with Eve was the pits, though.
Ziggler vs. Kingston was their usual good display, but the poor flip-flop booking of WWE reared it's ugly head. Kingston (and R-Truth) are champions so they should look strong - at least for a little while. Give it time before you stop jobbing them out. And it's kind of crazy to see how far they've fallen since their rivalry several years ago, which could have been considered a low point then.
The John Cena/Michael Cole-segment was good. Cena delivered his usual good promo and did a good job explaining why the BOD didn't fire Johnny Ace.
Randy Orton/Sheamus vs. Chris Jericho/Alberto Del Rio was a really fun tag match. Given that they've been doing these Happy Good Guys vs. Fiendish Bad Guys tag matches for awhile, that made the ending quite surprising. Of course, as soon as it happened I knew what was coming and sure enough in the next segment they set up the 4-way dance match. That's OK because these four are all tremendous talents.
Brodus vs. Miz was short fun. I feel bad for the Miz, though.
The Paul Heyman-promo was fantastic. He such a great talker. His inflection and the ease of knowing what to say just beams from him when he cuts a promo. If he's doing this for the rest of the summer, I'll be A-OK with that.
CM Punk vs. Tensai/Danielson was an OK main event. It did a suitable job of making Danielson look monstrous. Danielson has the immense talent of being able to take some crappy booking and still come off awesome, but then he's the Best in the World for a reason.
Match of the Day goes to Randy Orton/Sheamus vs. Chris Jericho/Alberto Del Rio.
"Hogan is trying to get Yokozuna into WCW. Remember, he still has a win he needs to get back" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 08, 1997