What You Didn't See On RAW Last Night
By Ryan Clark | September 01, 2009
- More Pyro and it is loud.
- Opening with Dusty, fans loved his promo and fans were into it.
- American Dream Diva Battle Royal Diva's Battle Royal: lots of people went to the bathroom, got something to eat and drink and people didn't care. It was very obvious who was winning it because you could see Beth Phoenix laying in the corner waiting for her cue. Kelly Kelly got a great pop coming out and some fans cheered when The Glamazon won. I liked the concept of the winner getting a title shot later in the show.
-Chris Jericho pyro blasts without warning so it caught me off guard as he comes out and cuts a promo with his usual lines adding in calling people in Detroit a failure and their kids are failures as well and that they won't amount to anything or be successful. Fans were chanting for him prior to him coming out but after bashing Detroit he got tremendous heel heat. Fans chanted "you suck" and Jericho says he can't suck because he is the best in the world at what he does, he is the superstar of the year, he is ½ of the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions.
-Chris Jericho vs. MVP match was very good and the crowd loved it, especially the near fall towards the end when Jericho went for the Walls of Jericho and MVP countered with a roll up. A lot of fans thought it was it and then Jericho hit the Codebreaker for the pin. Fans were very into MVP's Ballin' elbow drop.
- Texas Bullrope Match - I didn't like. A lot the kids found it funny, but it sucked.
- Big Show vs. Mark Henry – I didn't expect a clean finish, fans were into the two big man match up and when Big Show speared Mark Henry the fans popped for it. I wasn't expecting Michaels/Undertaker quality match here. Henry wins by DQ, which a little kid next to me made a bet with his Mom for $5 bucks and the kid won. I didn't have the heart to tell him if you want to make cash bet your Mom Mysterio loses the Intercontinental title on Friday.
-DX Segments: I thought they were funny. The DVD shilling for Rise and Fall of WCW, Finger poke of doom and I really laughed at the Shockmaster bit.
-Fatal Four Way US Title Match: Thought it was a good match, fans were really into it and really were into Kofi Kingston as he was getting a lot of reaction from the Crowd. Miz and Carlito brawled a lot outside the ring a lot. Fans were very pleased that Kofi is still United States Champion. I didn't know Jack Swagger had pyro I guess it is new.
-Diva's Championship: Fans needed to come down from the great spots in the US title match that they didn't really care that much. I had somewhat high expectations with this match since Beth Phoenix and Mickie James have had some good matches in the past but it just wasn't there.
-Signs Segment with Josh Matthews- if there was a DX sign that said "suck it" he did not read it but just said "We got some DX fan here" on DX sign used the Detroit Tigers English D with an X.
-Kiss Cam with Lilian Garcia, one couple were going at it where it wasn't really PG friendly but get a room type kiss.
- John Cena promo - More cheers but there were definitely people booing Cena. I thought the promo was awful although the fans in the arena echoed Cena's line of that he will not quit at Breaking Point. I sat next to a kid and he was not a John Cena fan, which surprised me.
-Showed the Breaking Point PPV matches graphics but did not show a graphic for John Cena vs. Randy Orton for obvious reasons since Cody Rhodes was "supposed" to face Randy Orton for the WWE Championship and didn't want to tilt their hand.