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WWE RAW REAX #4: Three-hour Raw live experience, heart attack angle just typical WWE?, is there a Cena-A.J. payoff?

Nov 14, 2012 - 1:30:38 AM
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-- WWE Raw Reax 11/12

Richard H. of Wilmington, Ohio (live perspective at the arena): I attended a live Raw for the first time since Jan. 2010 and for the most part had a blast. Unfortunately, the best and worst of show happened together when the King returned to his broadcasting throne. The live audience ate it up and there seemed to be a genuine feeling of welcome for the King's return. Then (and I realize it was sort of necessary due to his character) Punk ruined the picnic by being disrespectful. The only storyline I am more tired of than "Punk's lack of respect" is the A.J./Cena/Vickie mess. Short of showing Cena and A.J. actually having sex, none of Cena's fans are going to buy it and his haters wont care either way. As for the event itself, it was marred for me and many others by how they have structured the show. After a long line to get in, you sit through two matches that aren't even good enough to make a three-hour show. But, the worst were the gaps when Raw went to commercial. The heat and excitement evaporates; something better needs to be done with those timeblocks. Overall, it was very fun night. It could have been so much better, though.

Dylan, student (7.0): Best: C.M. Punk. Worst: A.J. scandal. As a life-long wrestling fan, I have to say that C.M. Punk is the best heel in years. The amount of heat he can get is incredible. When you have fans responding like WWE's commentators, you have become the ultimate bad guy... I've had enough of the whole A.J. scandal. I don't understand it, and who cares of Cena and A.J. hooked up? The only good thing that can come from this is a Ziggler-Cena PPV match building up Dolph. I also don't agree with having Cena finally beat Punk on free TV! That should be a huge deal, but they always have a good match.

Tony of Portland, Ore. (7.0): Best: Punk-Lawler. Worst: Truth-Tensai. I understand the contempt for the Punk-Lawler segment. I really do, but I guess I learned a long time ago that nothing is off-limits when "necessary." Besides that, I just plain found it funny, particularly if it turns out that it was King's idea... I'm excited to see where The Miz goes from here. He is in serious need of rejuvenation, and this could be his ticket out of the mid-card... I might have scored the show higher if it didn't take so freaking long.

Scott of Orange County, Calif., still a Front Office Supervisor: I haven't watched Raw in some time, since working is better than three hours of the same old crap. Three hours, though? Jeeze. I can't stand more than three minutes of the AM Raw show on Saturday nights... Who cares about Cena and A.J.? Two adults doing whatever they want with no possible repercussions doesn't make me care... When did Goldberg come back? ... And the heart attack line that won't die (too soon?). Once again, I don't care. I saw the replay and it looked poorly executed. But, for folks to get butt-hurt bothers me more. So, they feigned a heart attack. Do we not remember the limo explosion or Trips having simulated sex in a funeral home with a supposed dead woman? Calm down people, it's only wrestling 2012 style.

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