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Join Date: Mar 2005
Re: WWE Unleash the Fury
Review for King of Pain’s Monday Night Raw
Ric Flair vs. Chris Jericho
Interesting to see a PPV quality matchup as the opener here on Raw. Flair gets busted open early, competitive, back and forth contest here. Y2J picks up the victory by grabbing the tights, very nice selection for the opener of the show. I wonder what’s next for Y2J and if he will have a rematch with Flair in the near future.
The women’s segment was very well written and it’s interesting to see a Woman’s Division built on actual feuds rather than just random diva matches thrown together. For some reason I feel like I’ve been seeing a lot of that in BTB’s recently. Anyway, Trish is looking to become a 7 time Women’s Champion and she gets a title shot at SNME against Mickie and Victoria. With the tension that exists now between Mickie and Victoria, it makes the woman’s title match even more intriguing.
Chuck Palumbo vs. Val Venis
Interesting to see Chuck Palumbo picking up what is pretty much a squash victory. It’s certainly a creative decision to push him and I’m interested to see how you work with his push in the coming weeks.
The Striker segment was written very nicely as he was absolutely in character and his usage of complex vocabulary fit his persona perfectly. Striker shows some real intensity towards the end of the promo and he appears to be right in the thick of the Intercontinental Title mix.
Jeff Hardy vs. Booker T
Nice booking, following up on last week when Booker T cheated to defeat Carlito. Carlito interferes and spits an apple in his face, allowing Hardy to hit the Twist of Fate followed by a Swanton Bomb for the upset victory. A Booker T vs. Carlito feud will be interesting to follow as you’ve started the feud off well.
The Highlanders vs. Lance Cade & Murdoch
Decent matchup here, maybe could’ve fit better before Hardy vs. Booker. Either way, it’s good that you’re building up you’re tag division but I was very surprised that Cade & Murdoch didn’t go over here. I wonder if you have something big planned for the Highlanders, such as a potential feud for the tag titles.
Christian’s segment starts off very well as he gloats over his attack on Stone Cold Steve Austin. He then airs a video, which begins humorously as he ends up slapping Eugene in the face after he told him that he felt his attack was wrong. Christian shows his arrogance in his brief interaction with Holly and then Venis & Viscera provide a little more comedy. Fantastic finish to the video package Christian put together, teasing Michaels hitting Sweet Chin Music but Christian ducks it, throws him into the cameraman and runs away. Great booking by adding to the build up of the HBK/Christian feud. Christian goes on to say that he’s through with HBK and that he is waiting for Stone Cold to make his next move when out of nowhere, Michaels Superkicks his head off. A very entertaining, well-written segment here.
Triple H vs. Eugene
Rightfully so, this is a very quick squash match with Triple H scoring the pinfall with the Pedigree. Certainly not a good night for Eugene, having been slapped in the face by Christian earlier and now being on the receiving end of a convincing beatdown by Trips.
RVD & Cena vs. MNM
Even matchup and a very nice way to close out the show. MNM picks up a huge upset by teaming up to score a dirty victory over Cena; considering you were going to have MNM win you booked the way they won the right way in my opinion. The aftermath was great with RVD preventing a Snapshot to Cena and then leaping off the top with a 5 Star Frog Splash to him, sending a message to the #1 contender before Saturday Night’s Main Event.
Overall this was an entertaining read and a very well put together show. You’re developing some quality feuds and Saturday Night’s Main Event looks like a can’t miss show. The Christian segment was fantastic and the main event did a nice job of adding to the anticipation of the RVD vs. Cena match for the title at SNME.
Feedback on the latest episode in my BTB would be greatly appreciated.