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Re: WWE: A Strong Response
Bradley's RAW Review
Nice recap from a very shocking RAW, I wonder what could go down tonight?
This was a nice 'classic' HBK promo. I say classic because he glorifies himself, saying about all the things he has won, it would have worked better if he was a heel but the humble segment at the end where he thanked the RAW fans was really quite special and you made the opening promo feel good, until Orton came out. Orton playing some serious mind games was good but not a single mention about the WWE title? Weird. I loved the last line where HBK shut up Orton with that massive Super Kick. If you delivered an up and down (in moments not in quality) like that every week you will be well on your way to being the best BTB'er from England, at least!
Punk/Hardy= awesomeness! They work well in tandem and the match was a lot better because they were in a team. A lot of athletic and big moves and the flow was brilliant and it was back and forth, even if the pairing was slightly random. I am not liking Maria as a heel, Santino should dump her TBH, it would garner a lot of heat. Santino gets pinned clean, in a way it is good and bad. Santino was being built up and as I am a fan of him I didn't like that but Hardy and Punk are now so over I don't really care about the result, shame Burke wasn't involved in the finish.
Like I said in DDMac's review, Coach is extremely witty and I love his banter so using Regal as a counter is always a good idea and they had an... engaging conversation and I'd like to see a mini rivalry between the two. LOL at Hornswoggle looking sad and Vince being rather evil in front of him and caring for Hornswoggle was quite humourous. I feel Vince is too cocky and him empire could fall all around him if he isn't too careful. You have too many great one-liners! Loved the I haven't cared for 25 years part mostly. Definitely gets across his ego.
HBK is getting someone on his team? Must be someone from Smackdown because he wouldn't call a RAW guy on his cellphone. Matt is on HBK's team= markout! Pretty good promo but HBK seemed like a cocky heel at the beginning which wasn't good but the announcement was awesome and Matt held his own the mic there. It has to be an Undertaker hint, right?
Cody Rhodes was holding his own against Carlito for the majority of the match it seems, he could and should get a sustained push. I thought Carlito was going to lose seeing as how it looked like he was leaving the company but getting a cheating win over Rhodes was the best way to go and opens up a rivalry between the two. The few lines between ref knocked down and pinfall were rather rushed and could have had added detail though.
Yet again another great one liner with the pension line. Do they call it a pension in America, I never have known. I thought Orton was playing the mind games, not HBK. At least Orton was focussed on the job in hand and Kennedy being aqquired for Team Orton is huge but still no sign of the WWE title match, will the match be for the WWE title? If you don't mind me asking, was this a continuation from your last thread because I am sure Kennedy/HBK had history. I may be wrong though.
Aplogies about the comment of the random pairing, I thought Punk was going to be the 4th man in HBK's team, thats why I said that. I sense a nice, easy Punk heel turn and turning on Jeff and possibly pinning him or costing him the title, it would definitely be shocking.
A decent women's match but afterwards is the major talking point. Regal, is he face or heel? He used to be heel but it looks like he is gradually turning face, adding to the Coach/Regal rivalry which is a possibility. The triple threat match should have some great wrestling in.
Weird to see a tag title match on RAW. I have a few bones to pick with you, the first being D&D were barely in the match and secondly the rules weren't explained all that well. I guess because it includes more than 2 tag teams it is no DQ? Sorry if thats the case, a very good match though, much like the 1st match, very athletic and great flow and the imminent tag team match at Survivor Series should be awesome.
Pretty damn awesome McMahon promo, watching them implode in front of our very eyes is a great sight. I sense Vince will actually become suicidal as he has nothing left, maybe you should have given him something but I guess with great power (you know the rest) basically I loved this promo, the emotion from Steph and Linda wasn't exactly uncharismatic for once. Linda and Shane don't have the same power as Vince BTW. Linda has the second highest control, added with Shane they can veto Vince's decision so that was clever. The street fight will be awesome, there was a grammar error here with Me and Shane (Shane and I) but nontheless it was pretty damn good. This should have gone on last.
This match was very well written, back to forth action but, like I said, it didn't need to go on last. Congrats for including the Undertaker, I never thought they would be in the same ring together in a BTB ever! The decision baffles me though as HBK doesn't exactly have the best of times with 'Taker, face or not he must still remember the difficult years. The ending was great with Finlay (the weaker of the 6) seemingly taking the fall but the cowardice of Orton kicks in and yet again it is all about the mind games but 'Taker and Hardy should have been involved when Orton hit Kennedy/was about to hit HBK but still a good ending. I am not exactly liking HBK going over Orton twice in one show though.
One of your best shows since your return, 9/10.