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Join Date: Jan 2007
Re: WWE: A Strong Response
Bradley's RAW Review
A very good and emotional opening promo from HHH, you sure can write him well as a face but it seems like he always has to fight a heel Vince, never mind I am still liking this storyline. I saw a slight grammar error 'that is track down Vince' should have had a to in between the is and the track. Interesting and edgy to find out the votes were seemingly rigged and this was a good angle but I didn't like Regal overruling Vince as Vince is higher in the hierachy than Regal, much higher. Other than that questionable decision a very good promo.
I really liked this promo between Val and Kennedy. Val is getting a push out of nowhere, he did need more build up but I loved the wording and didn't feel it was forced at all and it was just intense sentences and it was really very good.
The women's match had decent action but not every woman had an equal amount of time in the match but Mickie getting the win over Beth is huge and she deserves a good run as champ and you have 3 other diva's all rooting for the same thing so that is definitely strong.
Regal was doing a massive amount of ass kissing here, I was sensing a turn as he would do better on Smackdown, hell I hope he screws RAW at Survivor Series but the promise of those matches sure seems fine.
I liked Santino's promo, very corny and I did laugh at battle of the royals. I sense a decent rivalry between Elijah Burke and Santino and Maria was perfect as the dumb (non)blonde so I liked this promo to hype up the matches later on.
It is a real shame Venis didn't beat Kennedy or get a no contest as I thought he was going to be pushed but it is a credible stepping stone for Kennedy and it looked like he got a decent amount of offense in but the finish was cliched.
The interaction between Punk and HHH was OK, a little slow to start off with but it definitely got better but I can't see HHH talking like a chum to Punk, more of a mentor. I was also surprised that Punk was rooting for HHH, face or not he doesn't want to cross the boss.
This promo was a little generic and maybe 2 promo's in a row is a little too much (as you did it earlier on as well) and Hardy seemed too much of a badass and I am not a great fan of Holly (if at all) but he showed his old arrogant self and you could tell he was jealous, nice match announcement but Holly fighting the I.C champion but then he isn't in the battle royal for #1 contender for I.C makes no sense IMO as Holly won't be involved in anyway for the next month.
Very good battle royal, I won't dwell on it too much but interesting moments. I didn't like 4 big names go out in one go but Kendrick accidentally eliminating London is an awesome idea and thank holy fuck you are the second person to give Santino some sort of push and he better win! If Burke gets in the match I will be surprised.
I liked Orton's promo here, got was needed to be said across, with that said he was a nice pathetic type of heel but world champions shouldn't be pathetic, I hope you build the character in to someone more ruthless. I sense Regal double crossing Orton because you have to have a world title defended on the big 4.
To be honest I thought the women's promo to be very weird, I don't see Beth laughing, maybe it is because (I'm a Londoner) I don't know much about Beth.
WOW, this match was very brutal and physical, Holly showing off his ruthless side once again but the ending was perfect, a great ending for the match and the title really should have been on the line to make it a little more special but I really have no complaints.
It's Austin? Y2J? Cena? HBK? Rock? To be honest I don't know.
I didn't see Vince add himself in to the match. The match had a nice pace throughout but why would HHH be scared of Vince? (As to break the hold as he was coming in the ring) Shame HHH didn't hit the Pedigree but as it was for the title I guess it needed to be a DQ. The ending wasn't bad, think of the possibilities of a new McMahon/Helmsley era, the ideas could be amazing.
Overall a good show, a few questionable lines in places but otherwise it was very good.