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KELLER'S SIX PACK: Thoughts on Raw including new WWE Title belt, Colter's latest promo, Henry versus...Khali?

Feb 19, 2013 - 12:26:55 PM
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By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

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(Wade Keller's full report on Monday's Raw plus added analysis with more thoughts and select key quotes was posted exclusively on the PWTorch VIP website and VIP mobile site on Monday night. Subscribe here to go VIP: PWTorch.com/GoVIP)

-- On the new WWE Title belt, thumbs up overall, but the Brahma Bull on the side makes it "Rock's Belt" instead of "WWE's Belt." I can understand a nameplate, which is easily and clearly something that can be interchanged, but the Brahma Bull on the side panels doesn't make that belt seem "timeless" at all. Let's get one belt that looks great, truly is timeless, and one generation after another can have as a representation of the current top champion. And then in 15 years the champion will be wearing the same belt Rock was wearing and Cena wore and Punk wore, etc.

-- I'm a little shocked, but obviously pleased, that WWE announced a major match of John Cena vs. C.M. Punk for Raw a week ahead of time, something TNA had been good about for several weeks until last week's show.

-- The Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler match deserved some hype ahead of time. Any time the World Champion is scheduled to wrestle, the announcers should make a big deal out of it ahead of time just out of reverence for the title belt. But, Del Rio vs. Ziggler is a big match to put on TV.

-- Dutch Mantell (Zeb Colter) is hitting the right tone with this gimmick, whether you like it or not. He totally fits the part he's playing.

-- Quotebook - Mark Henry to Great Khali: "If I wanted to dance, I'd get a date. That's all you're good for anyway, dancin'!" ... I hope they have something better for Henry planned at WrestleMania than Khali.

-- WWE Fact: WWE Raw last Monday was watched by more viewers than both College Basketball games on ESPN combined. (PWTorch Fact: More people will listen to Jason Powell and me discuss Raw on the Tuesday PWTorch Livecast than attended Raw in person this week.)

(Wade Keller's full report on Monday's Raw plus added analysis with more thoughts and select key quotes was posted exclusively on the PWTorch VIP website and VIP mobile site on Monday night. Subscribe here to go VIP: PWTorch.com/GoVIP)


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