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WWE TV FEEDBACK: Reax to Main Event's format & booking, plus Raw's current ups & downs

Oct 4, 2012 - 10:51:09 AM
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-- 10/3 "WWE Main Event" Reax

Asif Balouch of Houston, Tex. (8.0): Now that's what WWE shows should be like! I almost didn't think WWE was capable of a show like this in this current day and age. WWE took a back-to-basics approach with tonight's show and I have to say I really like it. It had a big-show feel and even felt "sporty" with hype videos, pre and post-match interviews, and announcer analysis. Maybe it's the fact that it was a smooth, focused (I emphasize this word greatly), and digestible 60 minutes and not an airy, flat two or three hours. Top-to-bottom there wasn't a dull moment. Now, if only WWE put forth this effort with Raw and Smackdown and did not subject us to lame, unfunny sketch comedy, over-saturation of GM involvement, corny "debates," and matches without a purpose. If this is how it'll be, "WWE Main Event" will be the only show I'd watch beginning to end and not check out YouTube highlights of.

Sam Goldsmith, PWTorch reader: I give the format a 9/10, and content gets an 8.5/10. I hope all these shows are properly booked; if they are, there's great potential.

Kevin, PWTorch reader (Solid 6.5): I wonder if the main event will be first every week, as in the show's name? I think WWE could let an NXT guy get a match or something, and make it three matches and still got a ton of promos in without slowing the pace immensely.

-- 10/1 WWE Raw Reax
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Michael of Long Beach, Calif., student (6.0): I enjoy three-hour shows only because I love wrestling, but this week had a lot of filler. Hands down, the match of the night was Sheamus vs. Sandow, who proved he's main event potential... I really like how the tag team division is shaping up. Kane and Bryan make a heck of a team, but I believe fans will get bored of their arguing; it's just not working any more... What's up with Tensai? Did he gain a couple of pounds since last week's Smackdown? Ryback handled two failed lift-ups well on live TV by reversing what he did into a clothesline for the finish... I like the way they're using Miz - he deserves to be in main events, as he's a former WWE champion! ... The J.R. segment was good establishing Punk as more of a heel by bullying everyone. I thought it was the right move to get Ryback out there to protect J.R. Hopefully it will be Ryberg vs. the Second City Saint next week. Also, Raw needs a better ending hook to get fans to tune in next week.

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