Saturday, October 29, 2011

Raw 10-24-11

The matches:

1. Randy Orton & Sheamus v. Christian & Cody Rhodes - 3 out of 5
2. Dolph Ziggler v. Santino Marella - 3 out of 5.
3. Alicia Fox v. Natalya - 2 out of 5. Not terrible, and hey look, there ARE other divas!
4. Wade Barrett v. John Morrison - 3 out of 5.
5. John Cena v. The Awesome Truth - 3 out of 5.

Not a lot of comments to make on the matches themselves this week. The real action of this show was in the storyline continuations.

Let's start with Cena, as this is a definite Survivor Series match development. John Laurinaitis had picked Zack Ryder to team with John Cena for the main event, but The Awesome Truth took him out, and instead of picking a new partner, Mr. Ace just took the easy way out and made it a handicapped match instead. When that didn't work out, he kicked the tag team out of the arena, but not before declaring that they will have a match against Cena and a partner of HIS choosing ("You wanna pick your own partner? Would you like that, son?" That's how the tone came out to me.). Mid-sentence, Cena realized who was in his pool of options and opted to offer an invitation to The Rock. And then he spit on the mic.

Next down the ladder is CM Punk. Punk ALMOST has a match against Alberto Del Rio, except that Laurinaitis demanded for Punk to say he respects him. This was the second time in the night that he acted like an abused and neglected wife; I'll get to the first in a moment. Punk, of course, couldn't bear to give the Interim GM the satisfaction and went on a diatribe of all the things wrong with him and his reign at the top, sarcastically saying he respected him for those things. Dejected, Johnny Boy decided he needed another week to decide if CM Punk would get his rematch after all. Actually, that seemed more like a parent move than a rejected lover...

Finally tonight is the story that started the show. Triple H made a speech explaining how Kevin Nash broke his heart, and then played the COO card against Laurinaitis. He demanded for his new GM to find him, offer him an enormous contract, and bring him to the ring. Mr. Ace pleaded with Mr. Haiches, claiming he was overreacting (the first abused/neglected wife moment of the night), but the argument was cut short when Nash ambushed the COO from backstage with a sledgehammer. A few minutes later, he attacked him with it again, as he was being loaded onto the ambulance. As soon as Nash showed up the first time, Laurinaitis was quick to let him know he shouldn't be there and that he should leave.

So, to recap Raw this week, Laurinaitis is Triple H's abused and neglected wife, who is secretly having an affair with Kevin Nash. CM Punk is their son who knows all about it, and they just think he's acting out because, hey, all teenagers go through that phase.

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