My first text of the new year, before i say goodbye to satellite let's review a Raw for old time sake
(BTW: Raw 1993 project main events is about to start from me and possibly adam, look for it)
1) Cody Rhodes v. Daniel Bryan - 3
Yes they're selling these punches but I can't help have flashbacks to 1999 (and remembering waiting in line for Phantom Menace and handjobs in swimming pools, those are two seperate incidents) Like Bryan's flying knee attack outside but damn such a flaccid finish for two of the company's brightest
2) Wade Barrett v. Santino Marella- 1
We get a Miz - Laurinatis exchange in the back that was a black hole of creativity and passion.
Santino still gets more to do than a lot of guys and he's been on comedy duty for like 4 years. Barrett has good presence but his words are flat (i'm truly, truly hurt you don't care about how my 2011 went). What a nasty kick to Santinos though; wonder if he left the seat up?
3) CM Punk v. Dolph Ziggler- 4
This would be higher if not for angle to finish it. Reminded me of a lot of 80's stuff, like Punk shaking his head 'no' after a kick out. Ziggler is desperately trying to channel Curt Hennig; if you feel the coke habit coming through the afterlife, leave it be Ziggs. His bumping looks so freakin natural and love the "Heel" tights. Vickie has been toned down; guess when a 40+ year old woman gets more heat than over half the roster you're doing you're job too well. These guys should have a good match at Rumble if it gets more than 10 minutes
4) the Bella Twins v. Eve/ Kelly Kelly- 1
Besides that hot ass (and hot ass) moonsault no need to waste the 90 seconds i did watching this. Bellas are the most inconsistent characters on WWE tv in years and that's saying something.
So, The End Begins; Jericho is back and none of it makes a damn bit of sense. Thought Jericho was either channeling himself starting in Winnipeg with cheap face heat tactics or Bono with that jacket
5) Big Show/ Zach Ryder/ John Cena v. Mark Henry / Jack Swagger ( Elimination Match) - 2
Someone tell me who this helped? Wasn't the fans, sure as hell wasn't Zach, who was made to look like a goof here, ain't Cena, who beat Swagger easier than he does his nephew at NBA '12 for the 360. Kane's back and he smothers people now (by the way, that's murder) but whatever. So he drags Zach under the ring, then where? It's not like it's the Hole. Goodbye Raw