Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northwest Virginia
Favourite(s): The Phenomenal One, THE MAN, & El Ingobernable
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
RAW: The Best of 2009 - Disc Two
United States Championship
MVP (c) vs. Kofi Kingston - ** 1/2
Vacant WWE Championship - Fatal Four Way
John Cena vs. Triple H vs. Randy Orton vs. Big Show - ** 3/4
WWE Championship - Last Man Standing
Randy Orton (c) vs. Triple H - *** 3/4
Randy Orton vs. Evan Bourne, Jack Swagger, & Mark Henry - 1/2*
Randy Orton vs. Ted Dibiase - ** 1/2
Divas #1 Contender's Match
Kelly Kelly vs. Gail Kim vs. Beth Phoenix vs. Alicia Fox - ** 1/4
Chris Jericho vs. MVP - **
United States Championship - Fatal Four Way
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. The Miz vs. Carlito vs. Jack Swagger - ** 1/2
Overall Disc Score: 6.5/10
- They did a really stupid thing in highlighting and showing the finish to the vacant WWE Title match in June's highlight package before we actually saw it. Odd decision making there. MVP/Kofi was decent but paced too slowly for a Kofi match. WWE Title 4-way was fun. Liked the booking with Big Show dominating throughout until he took a couple finishers and Orton sneaks in to grab the win. His character work in this year was fantastic. I seem to mark out heavy every time Orton wins a title...
- HELL YES, Orton vs. Trips last man standing was great. Brilliant story around Hunter's knee and some brutal legwork from Randy. Loved how HHH always had something in the environment to help him get to his feet, whether it was the announce table or the entrance ramp. The ladder spot where the electrical guy gets drilled in the face is fucking AWESOME. Finish was really well done on Trips' part. Great selling for sure. This is a match I could see getting better with every watch. OH and I almost forgot, this is shown in its entirety since it was on that RAW where Trump took over and had no commercials.
- Basically every match after that is unmemorable. Gauntlet match is totally pointless but garners a half * for Henry's headbutt that busted Orton open. Divas match was actually really entertaining. Spotty fun. US Title 4-way was essentially the same.
- There's an ass ton of coverage on Trump buying RAW and getting fired. Didn't care to see that
much of it. Segments suck until DX comes back into the picture. Hilarious piece from Vince's birthday. It's his 84th birthday!
- Yeah, the summer months here were pretty shitty.