King Of Pain V.1’s RAW -- Review
Chavo & Nunzio vs Noble & Moore: This match moved along a bit too fast in the end. However getting Chavo the cheap win was an interesting thing going into Judgment Day. I think that after a cheap win such as this one, Noble will get the win and retain the title at Judgment Day.
Sylvan Interview: He has never been this racist before, so perhaps there is a strong storyline developing here. His feud with Holly has been a decent one at best, but this interview sparked the feud. I think Holly will get the win, but who knows.
Sylvan vs Holly: The match was decent, at best. The feud is poor, at best. Honestly Holly is very superior to Sylvan and this seemed like it should have been a squash match. Another win by sneaking out of a finisher, rolling through, and grabbing the tights? You need to get another ending, because 2 in a row is already repetitive.
ECW Vignette: Same one, not much to say here. Vignettes are usually the same ones over and over but maybe try mixing it up a bit.
Long/Heyman Promo: Well the promo was a little bit short. Heyman was WAY out of character, he is meant to be a heel but I got the face feeling from this one. Heyman didn’t get what he wanted per-say, and Teddy Long didn’t exactly tell him what he was doing next week on Smackdown. Heyman would have been furious with the decision, or at least question it. Long was in fairly good character though.
Booker/Hardy Promo: Short promo, but I’m not sure who got the best of it. Both men got in a few words and the promo ended very abruptly. Kind of just waved each other goodbye and walked away. You did a good job of building hype for Judgment Day.
Handicap Match: A pretty good match here, and it was a neat addition to have Booker on mic. You never showcased Batista ever getting the advantage, which I assume he did. However the ending of the match was good, with Hardy taking out Booker and Rey getting the win over Batista. I would have liked to see more Batista but it was still a fairly good match.
Noble/Kash Promo: If this isn’t filler then I’m guessing Kash turns gay? But honestly this promo was kind of stupid, and was a weak build-up to a future feud between these two. Besides Noble is already feuding so I don’t know where this one could go. Kash wasn’t in character and Noble seemed like a dog with his tail between his legs.
London & Kendrick vs Regal & Burchill w/ Finlay: Not much to say about this one but it was a good match. Giving Regal and Burchill the win might not have been the right thing to do, but it was still a decent match.
MNM Promo: Umm…pointless but not a filler as you said again at the bottom. So perhaps something will happen later in the night? I definitely think MNM will retain the titles though, otherwise I see a breakup coming on.
Henry vs Lashley: An interesting match up right here. The big man going against the power house, and it is a very interesting feud to say the least. However the feud with Kennedy is still superior to this one, and I think this match is used as a bit of filler. A HUGE error saying Lashley takes Kennedy down with a huge spear. You should probably edit that. Lashley hitting the dominator on Henry was a bit much for me. Henry would have dominated the majority of the match so you should have started with Henry dominating the match, then turning point, then what you had. At the end of the match Kennedy should have been able to hit Lashley with the chair. Putting the heel out on top once in a while is a strong way to build the feud.
Christian Interview: To use the words of Deadman this promo certainly felt shakey. Orton was in decent character, Christian was in decent character, but you put it together poorly. It built hype for the main event, sure, but in the wrong way.
6 Man Tag Main Event: The match was good, but it should have ended with a definitive winner. Most of the action was just Christian and Orton, then Angle, then they all start going crazy. Benoit with the crossface, Angle Slam, then Edge and Christian get DQed. I would have liked to see a winner then it would help one or more of the feuds build. For this post I am only giving you 67/100, so not that great. Matches were good but promo’s were definitely weak.
My BTB needs reviewing, specifically Smackdown please: