Cena/McMahon segment- Great way to start the show. Some of the parts of the promo were shaky, some of the words in a weird order making it hard to read and understand, but you're sick and it's forgiveable. Overall the characters were in character and had some good lines, really hot way to open the show with the match announcement and Kane beating down Cena. For real, pumped me up for the rest of the show, and I'm neither a Cena nor Kane fan, awesome job.
Victoria vs Phoenix- Actually entertaining womens match, since both women can wrestle and hit cool power moves. Nice reversals and counters of possible finishers at the end, with Phoenix hitting her finisher for the victory, well booked ending. Also a nice way to continue the Mickie/Beth feud, which could produce more great matches.
Carlito interview- Bad...just bad. You seem to have the same problem a lot of others have: yes, Carlito talks about himself in the third person and uses cool a lot, but every other word is either Carlito or cool in this interview, SUCH overkill, just made this a really bad interview. It was a good length, but that ended up being bad since I wanted the promo to end. Continues the feud, but, so annoying to read.
Haas vs Striker- Good booking, with Test being ejected early and Carlito being the one to cost Striker the match to continue the feud. The match itself was a really solid midcard match, each man getting in some moves and putting together a good sequence, glad to see you using your midcard well like you've been doing for a long time now, makes for some fun matches.
Masters/Hardy segment- Both men were very generic, bland, and boring...meaning very in character
This was very unentertaining, but seriously, very realistic and exactly what the wrestlers would say in the situation. Neither can talk and only one can wrestle decently (and it's not Hardy), so I'm NOT cool with a feud between the two. However, the midcard has to be doing something, right?
McMahon/Jericho/HHH segment- Ugh, didn't like this either, not at all. It just seemed like Jericho rattled off his catchphrases and nicknames while HHH did the same thing, and that was it. Although, if this was in character and stuff, it woulda been a nice filler segment to show the heels' plans more and make things more anticipated, also match announcements were great (HBK/Y2J).
Highlanders vs MNM- Good filler tag match, both teams hitting their usual moves in a forumalic tag, faces making hot comeback, heels cheat and hit finisher, but faces break it up. The ending though, with the Robbie pulling out Mercury, throwing him to barricde, and then breaking up the pin seemed to happen way too fast, but everything else was good and well booked. 3MW attack was unexpected (to me) and a MNM/3MW feud could be interesting, but, heel/heel? Not likin' that
Heyman/McMahon segment- It started off really good, RVD and Heyman having good lines to hype ONS...then Shane enters, and suddenly they challenge him to a match? It was just way too rushed and seemingly for no reason, all he did was walk in and say he's not there for trouble. Just seemed too...random. I mean, all three men were in character, but everything was just too rushed, although the match should be sick.
Kane vs Cena- Really well written and well booked, making both men look good in the end. Show's music distracting the monster gives Cena a good reason to win and Kane a good reason to call it a fluke. I wouldn't mind a Show/Kane feud as long as it ended in a big gimmick match. Overall a good match and great booking.
Christian promo- Great promo, definitely the best one on the show. Strong words from Christian, who was in character and hitting all of the right lines, got him over with the RAW fans fast in a real babyface way, nearly sucking up to them almost, but whatever works. Still, there was a bit of stuff overused and repeated, which seems to be a problem tonight, but other than that just a fun, well-written promo.
Benjamin vs Helms- MOTN so far, really athletic back and forth match, hitting some technical yet cruiserweight moves that made for a well blended wrestling match. However, countering the T-Bone into a DDT...just like Cena countered the chokeslam into a DDT...a lot of finisher counters into DDT tonight, and once again overuseage seems to be a big problem tonight. Quick, cool ending to the match though and I can't wait to see how the series ends, awesome midcard feud.
HBK interview- Decent, overused some words and phrases more than HBK usually does, but was in character and hyped the main event and HBK/McMahon feud well, so not much to complain about. Also, good length, again the overused/repeatedness was the main problem.
HBK/RVD vs Y2J/HHH- Battle of the three-letter abbreviations I see. Fun match, the usual main event tag match stuff but simple is effective, making the booking of this match great. RVD playing the face in peril wasn't the best idea though, as HBK plays the role better and should have been made to look 'weaker' than RVD. Either way, the breakdown of the match was cool with the faces taking complete control, until Jericho cheats to pick up the win as usual, but it needed to happen. The usual stuff made this good...but the aftermath made this awesome. Beating down the faces with ECW-type weapons and Shane giving RVD the corner to corner dropkick was just a great way of slapping him in the face, getting the heels over as major heels and adding a new level to this feud. Really saved the show with this great main event and pure awesome aftermath
Overall- 7/10 Promos, for the most part, were really far off, like, reeeeally far off. Some were good, like Christian's and the opening, but that's about it. Everything seemed a bit rushed, and there was a lot of overusage/repeating of stuff in both promos and matches, although the overall booking was really excellent, and the matches were, as usual, pleasent to read. Hopefully you feel better, I know how much being sick sucks...and now I know how much reading sick people's promos suck