I'm so sorry for the delay, been so backed up with stuff!
Carlito vs Masters- Really good opening match, and nice to see RAW open with a match this time. Good back and forth and a clean win from Carlito to start off RAW. I'd like to see this feud carry on longer and maybe end in some sort of gimmick match to get both over as serious competitors.
HHH/HBK segment- Both men were off, not really hitting the right lines and it started kinda weird. Also, weird to read, it seemed like words were placed in the wrong order and didn't make sense at points. Picked up at the end and got better as it progressed, and kept a nice length. Can't wait to see the surprise, hopefully it makes up for this medicore segment
Cena vs Dupree- As you said, a squash to show off the former champ and the five moves he knows. Nothing more, nothing less.
McMahon/Heyman segment- Again, McMahon seemed off, while Heyman was more in character than the others tonight. I like RVD in this feud with McMahon, makes him appear to be a serious champion. Heyman coming out made the segment better, and it was nice to see the two exchange words. I'd like to see them meet again in a 'promo war', but longer and more in character. Good length, but again, it was kinda off. Nice touch with RVD chasing off HHH to save Heyman...I feel Heyman will turn heel soon.
Candice vs Beth- ...it's a RAW womens match, meh. Nothing special, but help progress the feud, so its all good.
Nice return video
Bad return wrestler
Jericho interview- Solid interview, Jericho very in character and I'm loving the direction you're taking him now, ditching the SS and blaming them for his problems. Hmm, HBK on the Highlight Reel? Things are gonna get interesting, and I love the announcement! Good stuff.
Highlanders vs. Cade & Murdoch- Good filler tag match, with Highlanders getting a slow push up the ladder it seems. Hope to see big things come from them.
Striker promo- Awesomeness. Definitely promo of the night. Captured his character perfectly, had some great lines and a perfect length and flow to it...just all around gold. Definitely got Striker over and hyped the upcoming tag match. Again, awesome stuff here.
Striker & Helms vs. Benjamin & Haas- Great midcard match, awesome back and forth work with Test interfering to help the heels. Loved the domination from the heels at the end, winning cleanly (pretty much). Loved this.
Benjamin/Helms segment- Decent segment. The BOSS announcement seemed rushed, but Helms was in character while Benjamin was just meh. Good length, but just seemed rushed overall and nothing special.
E-C-DUB! E-C-DUB! Can't wait for the PPV, I love it every year.
RVD vs Kane- MOTN for me. Kane looks good with the offense he got, and the usual face comeback from RVD happens...but HHH tries to stop it...but hits Kane! RVD then picks up the win, just as he should. Great booking right there. A beatdown was obvious...but ECW saves RVD! Awesome! The road to One Night Stand begins!
Your promos were off tonight, which surprised me, as your other shows are usually spot-on. Most were just out of character, but they kept a good length and progressed the feuds/storylines well. Matches were all pretty good, nothing bad from there. An average show, with a great ending. Hopefully the promos pick up again next week.