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WWE: Monday Night RAW -- June 5th -- Review
Rey Mysterio vs. Umaga is definitely fresh, and the way you explained the match looked tremendous to me. All of the highlights were special, and I'm not really shocked to see Umaga not advancing to the tournament, and that's only because I think he still needs more build up. Umaga vs. Holly looks to be the starting for Umaga in this thread. Anyway, apart from Umaga, Mysterio's win against Umaga, albeit with countout, adds lot of hype to Mysterio's character, and he might win the King of the Ring, but Rob Van Dam of SmackDown is my pick to win the King of the Ring.
Heh, Grisham was just standing right there, and he didn't even ask a question from Cena. Anyway, Cena speaks, and this promo was just okay, nothing too special. I really didn't like when Cena said that 'Taker came to Cena. I don't really think 'Taker is that kind of a character, and it would've been better if you would have introduced The Undertaker as Cena's partner in some other way.
I know that Matt Hardy is an Intercontinental Champion and a holder of MITB, but I still don't like seeing him kicking out of Booker's finishing move, Scissors Kick. I know that it makes Matt stronger, but at the same hand, it makes Booker's finishing move weak. Anyway, it certainly looked like a good match, but I still don't like the kickout from Matt, who then wins the match, as expected, and advances. Let me say this, I really won't be surprised if Matt wins this thing, but Rob Van Dam is still my pick, so let's see.
Interesting promo by CM Punk, who will face JBL tonight. Let me tell you this: there match will be amazing, and a match to watch out for. Onto the predictions, I can't really predict anyone, so just let's see who will be able to win this match up.
Gregory Helms winning this match up was an obvious and good booking choice to me, but I don't really think he'll be able to become the King of the Ring. After what J.R. and The King said, I think that Helms will certainly get a good push through this tourney, but he can't win it though, and that's for sure.
Now this promo here from Chris Jericho was a hit and a miss (Only because I saw some lines that Jericho already said in the last week's show if I'm not mistaken). Apart from that, this promo certainly does a good job of hyping Jericho's feud with Christian. An okayish promo, but let me just tell you, that I really like the sign of respect that Jericho showed at the start of this promo. I was surprised to see no Christian and Tomko though.
I liked the Matt Hardy vs. Booker T match, but I think that this match was better than that, and more credit goes to CM Punk, who fought JBL intensely. Great battle between two amazing superstars, and all of the highlights were good, specially when Booker came out of nowhere to save JBL, who then picked up a win later on. I sense a Punk vs. Booker feud coming up in these up-coming weeks, whilst JBL will certainly have a good run in this tourney, but I don't expect him to win this though.
I liked this promo, but that's only because of Kurt Angle's lines, and I don't know why, but whenever I read a promo by him: I sense the intensity, and the same case was here. Great promo, and the Rey Mysterio/Kurt Angle confrontation was done greatly too. I feel Kurt screwing Rey out of the King of the Ring, and then Rey and Kurt having a match at some point.
Now this is really very interesting. I mean, the women's division looks very interesting to me: thanks to Britney Stratus. It looked like just an okay match to me, and Williams picking up a victory in her debut match, although via DQ was alright. Nice little moment from the sisters (Trish and Britney) after the match.
Promo of the night. Yeah. Eric Bischoff was just amazing. You know, you always capture his cockiness, and heel persona very, very well. Vince's part was great as well, and now we certainly have a good storyline. Let's see what happens in two weeks though. Great promo.
It was an amazing way to close such a great night. All of the highlights in this match were special, and I like the fact that DX will head into the pay-per-view with all of the momentum, but I can't really predict who'se gonna win at the pay-per-view. Great match up, and I liked that Cena and Christian didn't double cross each other.
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