Re: Being The Booker
It's been a while, a long while since I've reviewed this thread, but here goes.Raw Review
Rhyno vs. Dean - No opening promo to start this Raw, which is different. Rhyno's feuding with Kane, I see. Sounds pretty good. Well, Rhyno wins one, which is more like a squash match that gets him over, and shows his readiness, and intensity for his upcoming match with Kane at Backlash.
Christian/Tomko Interview - Haha. Christian plays the perfect heel in this promo. I love it. Lol. Christian seems ready to face Cena, and Lesnar at Backlash. The tag match tonight should be great, and I can't wait.
Fatal Four Way - Creative match, which features one half of the tag teams that will face each other at Backlash. All of them are midcarders, or at least they are to me, so the match sounded unentertaining, but I still like the booking.
DX/Horsemen Promo - Lol. Cade thinks he cracked a decent joke. That was good. Cade doesn't really fit in to me. He seems more of a heel wrestler while HBK is face. Horsemen interrupt DX, which I saw coming. Flair trashes HBK for letting Cade become #1 basically. Cade seems to be trashing HBK as well. I see some tension between the two later on. Even Dinsmore gets to rip on Shawn Michaels. Michaels talks for himself, which is just right. Bischoff comes out, and calls for a match. Good promo. Seemed off at moments character wise. The length was more than good enough. It flowed okay. Once again, I didn't like the character of Gade, and Dinsmore, but that's probably because of their gimmicks in your BTB.
6 Man Tag Match - Mass confusion for me. The faces win this match, after HBK hits a nice superkick, and Flair backs off. Great match that hypes up all the matchups for Backlash.
Cena/Kennedy Promo - Cena's partner is Kennedy, and he cracked me up right away. "Y’know you have beautiful eyes Kelly." "But … my eyes are up HERE…". Great stuff. Also, great finishing lines from Cena. "Ready to go through hell". I've seen this line in every BTB now. Kinda gets repetitive after a while, but it was the right line to use. Good promo. Short, but sweet.
Hall vs. Stratus - Wow. Didn't expect Hall to beat the champion, Trish. This actually makes her look as though she'll get a title shot, so it's not that bad.
Lesnar/Conway Promo - Lol. Good promo. Conway makes himself Lesnar's partner, and then he gets the oil, and shit. That made me laugh at the end. I like the pairings. Tomko is Christian's problem solver, hence him being him partner. Lesnar, Cena, and Christian are feuding. With Kennedy feuding with Conway, and both of them in the match, it could get really interesting. Smart pairings. Definitely a great booking decision.
Bischoff Announcement - Change up in the women's match, and I think it's appropriate since Trish has been losing to other female wrestlers. The gauntlet could be interesting, as they're many possible new champs.
Edge Promo - Edge is really intense here, and he seems really focused towards getting his hands on the MITB briefcase. Good promo, but I felt it was more of a filler promo then anything.
Main Event - Lesnar, and Conway win this one. Mass confusion towards the end there with me thinking Cena would get the win, but distractions caused him to lose. Great main event, which hypes up the matches for Backlash.
Overall - Great show. You haven't lost any talent since I last reviewed your thread. Backlash looks great, and I can't wait for it. I'll most likely give you a review for it, as I'm back into booking, and reading other's work would actually get me more focused on booking. 8.5/10