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Nov 6, 2012 - 6:20:32 PM
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By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

- As Ross and Cole hyped the new Survivor Series tag match, and noted that someone now has to fill the void left by Ryback, it jumped out that the whole reason for Mick Foley being a team captain evaporated when Punk was moved to the tag match. In fact, last week's Raw now seems a bit like the "dream season" of Dallas; it's been essentially wiped from the books. Not a bad idea, actually, for multiple reasons.

- Regarding the tit-for-tat between Rhodes Scholars and Team Hell No, I suppose Kane couldn't lose to Damien Sandow, and they had to go even-steven after Cody Rhodes won first against Daniel Bryan, but it still seemed to be a setback for Sandow to lose in just three minutes to Kane. Sandow could be defined down as vastly inferior to Kane just as WWE needs to keep him and any other up-and-coming heels somewhat strong. This entire two-match scenario a little too closely resembled what they did on Smackdown on Friday with a different set of teams.

- Backstage, Heyman explained that Miz is contemptible and conniving and cowardly (that's Heyman's signature three word alliteration series he almost always does). He then asked Wade Barrett to join their team. That's a good move. Barrett can benefit more from being in that tag match than Miz can.

- It's a good thing Big Show was on commentary for Sheamus vs. Miz, because the pace of this match felt like they were given ten extra minutes to fill without any chance to plan for it. Show added some entertainment value.

- After Brad Maddox said his dream is to become a WWE Superstar, I was expecting Bruce Prichard, Al Snow, and Taz to walk out now and decide whether he got a contract.

- Titus O'Neil continues to grow as a performer in terms of carrying himself like he's a star.

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