Re: WWE 2006 & Beyond by ddmrko
ORRY'S Raw Review
Flair/Foley Promo: Decent opening promo, some bits were great, others a little out of character. Nether the less it set the scene for the night to come, and Cactus/Flair at Summerlslam should be amazing, and hopefully it turns out differently to the real life storyline, because I am a little tired of this feud.
Mickie vs. Trish: Interesting choice for the opening contest, usually you would put two established male superstars in there, or a pair of high flyers to get the crowd pumped. The match itself was decent, with Trish picking up a big win over the Champ. A Mickie/Melina feud is well underway.
DX Segment: I wasn't into this segment much, it seemed a little rushed, and HHH wasn't in character. Besides that, I'm digging the breakup of the Degenerates, and I'm glad that HBK will play the heel.
Edge's Army Segment: Hmm, this was pretty good, but like most of your promos tonight, I'm just not feeling it. Some lines were great, but then others just didn't seem like what these guys would say at all. Nether the less, Edge managed to maintain control of his team (for the time being), and it looks like Ken Doane might be the newest member. I don't think the army needs any more members after that.
RVD vs. Nitro: Great match, with Nitro retaining his belt thanks to his army. The aftermath was great, with the faces and heels going at it. Like I predicted, Doane is the newest member of the team, I wonder how he will branch himself away from the Squad? Interesting to note HBK didn't help his partner out in the beat down, a break up is definatly in the works.
DX Segment 2: This has been your best of the night so far, still needs a little bit of work, but I enjoyed it alot (HBK's last line didn't suit his heel persona in my opinion). I can't wait to see these two guys get in on in the Triple Threat at Summerslam!
Charlie Hass vs. Rob Conway: Hass picks up the easy victory in a squash, and his push continues. Good stuff.
Edge/SS Segment: Another shakey segment, with most guys out of character. However, it is not a major problem, just slight little lines here and there that don't fit. Edge takes the belt, and I wonder who Doane's partner will be. Itr now seems the Army has all the gold, I see Lita winning the Womens Title soon.
Cade/Murdoch vs. Highlanders: Good to see Cade and Murdoch pick up a win, I like this team. The aftermath however I didn't like, as it further destroy the credibility of the Tag Division. In any event, Abyss continues to look dominate.
Randy Orton Promo: Believe it or not, this wqs probally your best promo of the night, as I can imagine Orton saying just that, and everything seemed to flow. It was however a little short, but that was what it was ment to be.
Main Event: Good match, and it's kind of a shock to see Doane pin HHH, you obviously are very keen on him. The aftermath was good, with the Army looking dtrong. One thing that didn't work for me, was the sudden return of HBK> It made no sense to me why he wouldn't suddenly return, after the two had been fighting all night, to help his partner. And why would Triple H stand side by side with him, after he abandoned him in the match? I can't wait for HHH/HBK next week, I feel it's going to get nasty.
Overall: An ok show, not the best from you. The promos were abit off all night, but the matches were very good. 7.5/10- keep it up man.
Booking Credentials# Captain of Team Oceania- 2007 BTB World Cup# Breakout Star of 2006# Third in WF's Favourite Booker Award 2006# 5th in the First Annual BTB Promo Tourmament# Best New Booker x1# Best New BTB x1# Most Improved Match Writer x1# Best Used Wrestler x1# Biggest Shock of the Month x2