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KELLER'S SIX PACK: Thoughts on Raw including show length, Cena-Orton weighed down by filler, announcing, foreshadowing, Daniel Bryan follow-up, more

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By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

(Keller's full TV Report on this week'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)

- It’s a shame because there was a lot of good content in the final segment with John Cena and Randy Orton, but I just kept thinking 'when will this show end?' Three hours is just exhaustingly too long, but three hours and a full 15 minutes is just insultingly long and fatiguing to the point that you can’t even fully appreciate the top angle at the end. It is what it is, and it’s not going to change, but WWE continues to worry about serving Wall Street and racing for the most profit at the expense of just putting on a tight two-hour show they can be proud of that leaves fans wanting more and still draws plenty of revenue.

- Regarding the filler of the show, a lot of people can tune out after a couple hours or skip the first hour and they don’t get exhausted, but people shouldn’t have to pick which 90-120 minutes they watch and end up missing the best stuff while getting totally disenchanted with the filler throughout with meaningless light announcer banter and matches that get lost in the marathon length of the program.

- There was more foreshadowing in the final segment that Triple H will end up the Unified Champion somehow at TLC. They continue to avoid saying it will be either Orton or Cena who wins. It’s probably implied, but still, it’s interesting to parse and study the wording.

- Especially during the Sin Cara vs. Alberto Del Rio match, it was tough to get into the match because the announcers again seemed to be engaging in a radio talk show discussion about random stuff and the match was just backdrop to it which occasionally caught their eye.

- So, Daniel Bryan was abandoned in a parking lot after last week's Raw, according to Triple H at WWE.com and Cole on Raw, but the Smackdown show that aired on Friday included Bray saying that Bryan was still with them. It seems that what was going on at the Smackdown tapings Tuesday wasn’t synced with what Triple H was telling Cole in the interview on WWE.com the next afternoon.

- Kane was hilarious backstage with Daniel Bryan saying “Yes!” in whispered tones and holding his fingers up each time like they were Bryan’s arms. The best kinds of “funny” are the kinds that aren’t followed by cackling by the announcers.

(Keller's full TV Report on this week'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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