As WWE Night of Champions draws ever closer, there is a rumor that some superstars from SmackDown are in the house for Raw tonight making this an even bigger Monday than usual. Let’s see what happens now with old school WWE wrestlers making their way back into the spotlight with the stars of the future.
1.) Triple H announces a big Raw SuperShow which coincides with the SmackDown SuperShow on Tuesday. Yay! Now it is time to take care of the whole CM Punk and Kevin Nash thing…hearing the old nWo music for Nash just makes me smile every time.
So Nash has a contract…duh. Punk’s gagging at the love-fest between Trips and Nash was pure genius. The WWE has not made a better decision in the last five years than the one to let CM Punk have an open mic.
2.) So let me get this straight. Not that the brand extension hasn’t been totally thrown out the window, but do these supershows mean that it is just completely done for now? Not that that would be a bad thing, but I’m just curious.
3.) All the focus is on Vicki Guerrerro and adding to her stable, but this was an incredibly good match between Randy Orton and Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler held his own very well with the World Heavyweight Champion and it is quite surprising that they were given as much time to work with as they did.
In reality, I’d like to see a rematch between those two.
4.) Oddly, I’m not upset to see Mark Henry come out to the ring anymore. Now that they took the stupid comedy gimmick away from him and are letting him be a huge monster, he’s actually gotten more interesting.
John Cena‘s promos were good against CM Punk…not so much against Henry and Christian. Hearing such a huge pop for Sheamus is freakishly weird as well. And there goes the obvious tag-team match made with a power struggle happening between Trips and John Laurinaitis.
5.) Please somehow let there be a feud between The Miz and CM Punk, especially with these “supershows” now. The promos alone would be well worth a six-month feud. The match was going really good until R-Truth came out. Not that I mind though because the team of Truth and Miz is awesome (pardon the pun). Love Nash’s powerbomb no matter how many times it happens too.
6.) Nash coming back to WWE though has officially proven the point that the company is trying to turn Punk into this generation’s Stone Cold Steve Austin. Seriously, they want him cheered and to be a face, but love having him buck authority.
7.) So there is the whole Hunico/Mistico thing going on for Sin Cara, and perhaps those that don’t read the wrestling news on the net don’t know all that is going on, but can they really not tell that this is a different guy? The size differential is blatantly obvious and he doesn’t stop jabbering under the mask which is something the original Sin Cara didn’t do at all.
He did hit his ring entrance flawlessly though so he’s got that going for him. The yellow light for the match with Jack Swagger can go though as it is annoying as all hell. The match meant nothing though since it was merely to advance the Vicki storyline. Meh.
8.) So Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne actually went out and got a tag-team name? Impressive, even though Air Boom is kind of lame. Anyone else think that FoNexus’ (Former Nexus) music seems more suited for Air Boom?
Wow…and a squash? That was just ridiculous and why on earth is Jerry Lawler being brought back into another wrestling storyline? There is a whole frickin roster waiting to get on television. Come on.
9.) The Bella (one of them) and Kelly Squared match was just awful as usual, but seeing Beth Phoenix all dolled up in the back in that red corset made the whole thing worthwhile. This divas segment is considered a “win.”
10.) The main event is starting at 11:00 PM EST meaning there is officially no time for it. Makes sense. The match was a whole lot of nothing as it just seemed rushed and kind of pointless. The bombshell came afterward when Triple H canceled CM Punk’s match with Nash at Night of Champions and stepped in…himself?
Then they went nose to nose. Well, nose (Punk) to submarine (Trips). Interesting this is.
Tune in for WWE Monday Night Raw on Monday, August 22, 2011 on the USA Network to see the fall-out from tonight’s event. Those in New Orleans can find USA on Cox Cable channel 28.
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