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- 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.
-WWE Championship/Beatdown - I was disappointed there was no match between Cody Rhodes and Randy Orton because I really enjoyed Orton vs. Ted DiBiase when The Million Dollar Man hosted RAW. I really liked Legacy beating down Cena and Dusty Rhodes saying "that there isn't anything a father wouldn't do for their son". My Dad tells me that all the time. So I was ok with the Dusty heel turn but I felt it hurt Cody by him not taking the title shot- what if he doesn't ever get another shot at the title? Fans heeled Dusty big time. When DX came out, the roof nearly came off the place as they made the save only to get beat down. When Orton hit the RKO on Dusty there was some pop for it and Cody's reactions to it were good. Fans were really chanting for Cody Rhodes as a face really vocally and I was waiting for Cody to hit or attack Orton but that did not occur. If someone did something to my Dad I would go after that person.
- Orton and Legacy went up the ramp and Orton, with his back to the crowd, held the WWE Title up with both hands to the fans to see.
-Triple H got on the mic and did a similar promo to the one that he did when Ted and Cody beat him in a Handicap Match, where he didn't envision that being the way things went down. Triple H challenged Legacy to come back for a 6 man Tag.
Dark Match Main Event: Degeneration X & John Cena ( & Dusty Rhodes) def. Legacyc- During the match Dusty was sitting on the ring steps of DX/Cena's corner. Crowd was very into this match. Shawn was the guy that got beat down while Legacy exchanged tags in and out. Orton got tagged in and Dusty Rhodes tagged in and gave Orton a Bionic Elbow, which knocked him down. Cody tried to hit his Dad but he got taken out, along with DiBiase. This left Dusty Rhodes, Triple H, Shawn Michaels and John Cena in the ring and Orton in corner with the " I'm screwed" look on his face. He received another Bionic Elbow from The American Dream. Shawn Michaels hit Sweet Chin Music. Triple H hit the Pedigree and then Cena applied the STF and Orton hung on for a couple seconds finally tapped out. Crowd was very into the 6 man Tag and loved that Dusty Rhodes got involved in the match.
Post Match DX Stuff:
DX, Cena, Dusty Rhodes DX Stuff Promo - I tried it keep up with it, it might not be word for word some is and some is paraphrasing.
DX, John Cena and Dusty Rhodes are in the ring and Shawn says every time he comes out to help Cena it doesn't work out well and while he can accept getting beat up for 20 years, he was upset that they didn't get to do their DX stuff earlier and he wasn't going to let the fans leave without them doing it. Michaels makes a joke that he got beat up for 10 minutes and has the ability to run around in circles because he is such a great athlete. Dusty Rhodes gets on the mic and asks "Are You Ready?" then Triple H gets on the mic and said "No, the American Dream said ARE YOU READY?" Triple H then gets John Cena and Dusty Rhodes in form to do the DX line together.
Triple H goes to do his usual lines and we get to the point where the millions around the world part and Shawn starts waving his arms to get Hunter's attention saying this isn't on TV. Triple H asks some fan which he made a joke by saying to a fan "Hey Arn Anderson Brother, What time is it" It's 11:20pm. Then Shawn getting beat up was on TV and then Hunter is like so us rebounding and running Legacy off isn't? Shawn said no and Triple H went into saying he didn't know because he pointed out the red lights on the camera side and said it was confusing whether they were on TV or not.
So Triple H says for the thousands in attendance and the millions not watching this at home and for the American Dream… Let's get ready to Suck It. Dusty says and if your not down with that we got two words for ya, Suck It. John Cena, Dusty Rhodes and DX do the chop to the DX fireworks and that is about it. Hunter hugs Dusty and they starts slapping peoples hands, Cena walks up the ramp and exits.
Most fans stayed after RAW went off the air as the crowd was still pretty packed. I enjoyed most the show and had a good time.
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