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WWE RAW REAX #3: "This show did things wrong, but also did things right" - the story of three-hour Raws

Nov 20, 2012 - 2:00:10 PM
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-- WWE Raw Reax 11/19

Scott of Orange County, Calif., a front office supervisor: This wasn't a completely bad edition of Raw; it really wasn't a good one either... I enjoy watching Kofi Kingston in the ring. If there is a guy who could be put in a 15-minute match and still impress, it's this guy. I would like to see him advance like when he feuded with Orton... I thought Mr. Ziggles had the MITB briefcase for that blue brand, so he shouldn't get involved in something like this Cena-A.J. snoozefest. And, with Show and Sheamus's program continuing, how do the writers protect and advance Ziggles towards the World belt? And, we know how a Cena-Ziggles match would go. As for the Punk-Ryberg angle, I'm honestly enjoying it. I don't need any shark-jumping here, so let's see how this builds towards TLC. But, let's have this question answered on why these three guys attacked Goldb, err Ryberg.

Mike Booble of Springfield, Ore.: I thought Raw took a step in the right direction. Sure, most of the talking segments were lame and just filler, but honestly if you think back to the Attitude Era, unless delivered by The Rock or Stone Cold, most promos were lame. Most people do not have the ability to connect to and control an audience with their words; it has to be done by actions. C.M. Punk has the ability to deliver a great promo, and his in-ring work is outstanding... There are so many complaints about the talking heads that people are missing the vastly improved in-ring work by almost everyone on the roster. Who thought two months ago that Sheamus and Big Show would put on such outstanding matches? And, finally, getting to Cena-Ziggler (barring serious injury) is gonna be well worth the wait. Hopefully this program with Cena will elevate Ziggler to the place most people believe he should be already.

Aaron, PWTorch reader (1.0): I agree that Raw needs to go back to a two-hour show. I TiVo the show so I can fast-forward to the good parts, which means I'm watching at best 45 minutes of a three-hour show. I also believe they need to fire the writers and make all the champions the focal points of the show.

Jeremy, 23, Hidden Wrestling Fan: This show did things wrong, but also did things right. First, the negative. What was the Khali-Hornswoggle thing? I understand a come-down segment, but, really? Next thing was Cole was digging into Mr. No Days Off during the Mysterio/Sin Cara tag match. How is WWE gonna build stars if the announcers bash them? Also, I thought Punk's celebration was lackluster. We knew Ryback was coming, but I expected way more from this huge celebration. They had me believing that a new title design was coming. Let's think about it. The Rock had his Brahma Bull title, Stone Cold had his Smoking Skull title, and John Cena had his spinner belt... Now, for the good things. Best Match to me was Sandow-Sheamus. People hated the reverse chin-locks, but I loved them. Every time Sheamus fought back, Sandow basically pounced on him. I also enjoyed the A.J.-Cena thing because it was really going nowhere now they added life. The Cena injury thing seems legit, except not his knee, but his ankle. Notice he was wearing a brace on it in the Dolph fight. Finally, the best thing about this Raw was Rollins, Ambrose, and Roman. I pray Maddox is part of it and Rollins is featured. Being an avid fan of developmental stars and going to high school with Mr. 5 Count Big E. Langston, I enjoy fresh talent coming up. I can't wait for him to get called up.

We still welcome your Reax and 0-10 score to pwtorch@gmail.com on Monday's Raw.

[Torch art credit Travis Beaven (c) PWTorch.com]


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