Nige's Raw Feedback
I'm a little bit torn over this opening segment to be honest. I find that when Randy Orton is written as a sociopath (his current gimmick if you will), he becomes much more effective. The way you wrote him here was very much in his old, young and cocky persona, which I have to say came off as a little generic. I don't really think Randy would ever throw in lines like, "And one by one I knock them out of the park, just like every team playing against the Yankees".
It isn't the way he garners heat from fans. It picked up once Shane got involved, which was rather surprising, but I actually found him pretty entertaining. You wrote him in his cocky heel/tweener businessman role, which is easier for the fans to get into than Vince. Good job. Huge Main Event for tonight, but Orton should go over easily. As for the match with Hunter at SNME, I hope Randy kills him, since Trips as Champ is staler than month old bread.
I was quite surprised to see CM Punk turn heel at Survivor Series, but it is definately a unique turn for his character, and the feud with Jeff should be good. Stevie Richards really is Punk's personal jobber so no surprise with the outcome here. I did quite like Punk's promo afterwards, although I really think that you have to make something of Punk being Straight Edge and all that, and Hardy being ... well ... not
Jericho is awesome
Enjoyable little interview from him here, and really intense as well, although at times he came off as a little heelish towards Grisham: "Those are my damn thoughts ass clown".
I'm certainly looking forward to this Y2J/Kennedy feud though. My two favourites in the WWE today going at it.
Not really sure what this segment was getting at it, but it was a little bit boring in all honesty. So Extreme Expose are coming to Raw? Boring. And Shane has a 'thing' for Layla? Please no more Teddy/Kristal storylines.
Carlito needs to be pushed strongly in my opinion, so i'm glad he went over Rhodes here. The 'man' who interfered here is obviously either Ron Killings or Kofi Kingston. CCC works far better alone, and definately does not work in stereotypical gimmicky tag teams, so I hope I'm wrong.
Decent segment from Kennedy, but it could have been a lot better if you had wanted it to be I'm sure. You seem to have a habit of making all of your interviewees threaten the interviewer (Grisham), which is unneccessary. We get their heel, you don't need to overdo it. Like I said before, KK/Y2J is awesome, so don't blow it
I think I saw someone else do this with Santino blaming Maria and splitting up with her, and I said to them that I didn't like it either. It takes something away from his character in my opinion, making him more of a bastard heel as opposed to a comedic heel. I love Jericho, but I was hoping for something more for Santino, rather than being a jobber. Hopefully he gets something solid to do soon.
Well this was a surprisingly good segment from Dreamer and Burke. Elijah is excellent when he is disrespecting veterans, so this is a good choice for a filler feud for him until he moves on up to greater things. He should kill Tommy next week and end his career
Solid Six Person tag match, although I was a little disappointed to see Cade and Murdoch (who are awesome) job for a second straight night. Hopefully their feud with London and Kendrick continues to pick up momentum. Not sure what to make of the Beth/Victoria aftermath. It's good to see you adding some spice to the Women's Division anyway.
Hmmmm. this backstage segment from Hunter and Stephanie was a little bit hit and miss. In parts it was pretty generic, but occasionally it picked up. I'll be interested to see who Vince's son turns out to be. Odds are it isn't Jericho. My money's on Santino
You did it agaim!!! As soon as Punk came down to sit with J.R and King he threatened Ross. Ooooohhh that makes him a heel
You can be more subtle than that, buddy. They aren't Lucas Neil
Decent Main Event anyway, with Orton getting the win in a more or less clean fashion. It will be interesting to see where Punk/Hardy goes from here. Hopefully to a Ladder Match.
Kennedy did it as well in this closing promo too. He basically threatened the crowd. I've only ever seen psycho heels do that, and KK really isn't a psycho heel. He should have just been cocky. Hunter actually killed this promo a bit and it became a rather stale way to close the show. I knew Kennedy wouldn't be Vince's son (obviously), but the attack by Orton at the end added a bit more heat to end with. I hope this doesn't lead to HHH getting the title at SNME, because that would be fairly dull.
Overall, this was a good show to read. It was one of the first of yours that I have read, and I can see why you are so highly rated. Your booking is solid. The only fault I had with the show was the way you wrote the heels. They all seemed to be very generic and shouted at the crowd and interviewers a lot. Other than that, good job