Re: WWE: A Strong Response
D-K-L's Raw review
Very good promo to open the show. Vince introducing JBL to Raw was good and I really liked what JBL had to say, you got his character spot on. I'm liking JBL as Vince's son and I think you will do well with this. It looks like we will see JBL vs. Triple H as JBL was very angry towards HHH for keeping it a secret. I loved Vince saying that Huntsville Alabama isn't a great place for his return, that made me laugh. You tried to build Jim Duggan up a bit by saying he's fought all over the world and he's won the Royal Rumble before, but we all know that it will be a squash match. Shane O'Mac coming out next was a good move, I was wondering what his reaction would be. Shane seems to be on Triple H's side on this one, I can't say I'm too suprised as he is kind of a face at the moment. I thought that we could get a Shane vs. JBL feud there to see who the best son is, I would enjoy that fued but with Shane as GM I doubt that you could do it. Very nice match announcement for later on, but I think we know that Vince and JBL won't stay away.
Decent tag match here, well written ending with all four members wrestlers getting in on it. Lol at Murdoch trying to copy the best move in the world, I'm glad it was countered. Maybe Lashley could have done a bit more to win the match, I prefer the powerslam to finish it than the spear but that's just my opinion and I know you have Harry Smith using the powerslam. Good to see Rey and Lashley in the rumble, I can see both going pretty far really, Lashley especially. Rey is always entertaining in the rumble too.
Funny segment here with Carlito and his brother. I'm liking Carlito having his brother by his side, and he seems to be recieving a bit of a push too which is good. Eduardo trying to get Kelly was funny with her slapping him, I can imagine that being hilarious IRL. Haha Cody got a kiss from Kelly! I loved his reaction after the kiss, that was funny. Will this be going somewhere? I can actually see Kelly and Cody together.
Nice intense interview with the Game here. The John "Bastard" Layfield made be chuckle. I doubt that he will walk out the champ though, but he was confident as ever.
Another decent match between Holly and Kofi Kingston, Kofi is really getting over by beating Holly and it's better than seeing Kofi against some random jobber like IRL. Kingston in the rumble should be fun, I can't see him getting too far tbh but atleast he's in there. I'm still a little suprised to see him on Raw though, I'm not sure how much TV time he'll get after he's done establishing himself, there are lots of talented guys below the main event one Raw like Burke, Carlito, Hardy, Punk, Lashley, Mysterio and many more. Although tbf you seem to be fitting most of them in at the moment.
Good little seg with Vince and Hardy here, with Vince being a prick as usual. The match announcement was pretty good I suppose, but one thing that has annoyed me with the WWE IRL in the last year or so is them always putting rivals on the same team every week, I didn't really like it with HBK/Cena and a few other teams that I can't remember at the moment, but I did like it with MVP and Matt Hardy so I suppose it's down to the wrestlers really. I know this is a one off though so it won't be too bad, and it'll help with the feud.
It's good seeing Orton trying to prove himself on his own, it makes him a much more credible champ. I think JBL will still get involved though. Good little promo.
Good victory for Carlito here, I liked how it wasn't a total squash as you had Val hit a bit off offense and escape Carlito's finisher. Eduardo getting involved and costing Venus the match was good, you can get away with these dirty wins for Carlito, it really suits his character.
Another good backstage seg here with Jeff and Punk, I'm suprised Jeff didn't just attack him there though after what Punk did before. I'm really loving Punk as a heel and I'm really enjoying this feud.
Wow, the truth next week! What's up! Looks like we're getting The Truth and the Wildcat in the same week, that should be great. It'll be interesting to see what you do with Killings.
Total squash match here with JBL and Jim Duggan, but JBL needs it really on his return. Wow, Orlando Jordan is back! I didn't see that one coming, I actually liked Jordan when he was in JBL's Cabinet so him and JBL back together should be good, he's a talented guy for sure.
Very solid tag match here. I almost forgot that Kennedy and Jericho were rivals too, so it wasn't just Jeff Hardy teaming with his enemy. It was an exciting ending with Kennedy hitting Y2J with the Mic Check, it looks like their feud will continue now. What a great way to end the match, Punk hitting the GTS on Hardy was a great finish and it will really help with their feud. I think that this tag match was a good thing to do now. Hardy won't be happy though, I think he'll get his revenge soon as it can't be all CM Punk going into The Rumble.
Decent interview with Beth Phoenix here, she really is looking dominant now after beating Trish at SNME. It'll be good when Victoria comes back, Victoria vs. Beth Pheonix should be great.
Haha! What a great opening line from Burke! That made me laugh. We'll be seeing Burke vs. Mysterio then soon, that should be good. Mysterio is a good guy to put Burke over. Push Burke plz.
Man, what a great match on Raw. This seemed really exciting, lots of drama and near falls. I see Mike Chioda got knocked out once again Lol. I loved Orton countering the Pedigree into the RKO, I really thought it was over there. But Vince pulls out the ref! I wasn't that shocked tbh, I knew he would be involved somehow, but having him pull the ref out of the ring was great. Shane turning on Triple H was a big shock though, I really didn't expect that. The way he came down and chucked Jordan out of the ring really fooled me, I thought that he might have hit Vince then. I liked how you had the McMahon boys all celebrate together, I think that would come off really well. But poor Orlando Jordan got taken out just to fool everyone! This was a great twist and I can't wait to see what happens from here, The McMahons might dominate Raw now with Shane being the GM and Vince being the boss.
Overall Nige I thought this was a great Raw, one of the best I've read from you. Raw seemed stacked this week with good matches and promos. I'm really enjoying these storylines that you've got going, we should be getting some awesome matches at the Rumble. Great job mate.