DHoop6's Raw Feedback
~I am terribly sorry for not living up to my word and reviewing the Rumble like I said I would. My sincere apologies, but the good news is that in about 2 weeks from now, all of my exams will be over and I'll be able to stay with this thread and get back into reviewing it actively.
Good to have Triple H start the show, since if I remember correctly, he's in a rivalry with the McMahons, and he was a big name in the Rumble who made it near the end. "Let me cut to the chase." - This line just seemed weird to start off the segment. I don't know why, but it just didn't flow the way I felt other lines could've, but at least it changes things up. It's not that often that a WWE Superstar cuts to the chase, so good for you at taking this risk. Triple H was carrying the segment really well on his own, tbh, and I was enjoying it. Clearly expected that JBL would come out, but having Linda out there is a twist. Eric Bishoff as new head of authority? Err um shock me much? Lots of involvement happening in the opening segment, which is what I like to see. Triple H/Shane will be alright, as there will be a lot of interference, but what should be good is the match at SNME
Starting off with a mid/low carder title match is a nice way to get things rolling, and it builds the anticipation level up greatly. The Champs retain, which was good to see, and was the best booking choice. I have a feeling they'll be holding on to the titles for a while longer, maybe even past WrestleMania.
These kind of interviews are always neat, and you can get quite creative with them. I felt like you were holding back in this segment, and that you could've given us even more than what you did, but it was still decent.
Lashley's been on a role since returning, and I'm glad that you kept that going. Having superstars job to him is good to get him started, and I can see him getting himself in the IC Title scene soon, and possibly even Punk's next challenger.
Rey injured? Hmm, obvious guess would be Punk, but I think you've got a trick up your sleeve. Will be interesting to see how this plays out, no doubt.
"Fruit Bowl" - I lol'd, and it's good to see Santino using cheesy comedy like that. Segment was enjoyable, and there was a lot of involvement, which you seem to be quite good at. Involvement keeps the audience entertained, tbh.
~Rey will compete, huh? That's a bit of a shame because I wanted a shocker, possibly Jeff taking his place, but whatever, Rey will do
A low card match like this is always nice to watch, even though some consider it to be a bathroom break. I'm glad that you're developing your young stars more, rather than just using them week by week. Kingston/Carlito would've been a great match to see in real life, because they have very similar, but unique wrestling styles. I'm glad that it ended how it did, because it means that the feud will carry on and we haven't seen the last of these guys going at it. Entertaining match, tbh.
An interview finally, which is nice to see, but you've carried the show well without having an interview, which is impressive. This was really awesome and I could feel the segment perfectly. You got both guys character down pat, and I could picture this perfectly.
Nice segment with the McMahons. This is definitely your big storyline right now, but just don't overdo it. It's really good at where it's at, and just keep it that way
I was really looking forward to reading this match, because these two guys would be able to put on a decent match that has the crowd entertained from start to finish. This match was extremely well written, and I admire the amount of detail you put in to a weekly show. It was epic for it to last 15 minutes, and Punk winning was the best booking decision you could come up with. Having him defend the title the night after he won it against someone like Rey makes him look lots stronger, and I like the push you've been giving him.
I really don't think Burke did the attack. Too predictable, imo, and I think you're too creative for that. Burke vs. Rey should be decent. With all the hype for the young stars, I see Burke winning this match, but we'll wait and see. Woot, Beth and Vickie showdown. Now that's what I like to see. I don't find either that attractive, But Victoria > Beth anyday, and I like that you're pushing Victoria. Beth better lose to Victoria, because if Trish didn't beat Beth, Victoria is the last reasonable contender.
You've put all of the strong matches/segments at the end, which is good, but I think they should've been spread out more. Triple H is screwed by the McMahons~! Surprised? Uh no, not really, but a good booking decision? Yeah, I like it. Chances are we'll see a Triple H/JBL Match at WrestleMania, which should be great. Top feud in your thread is continuing to impress it's in own way. Now we need a bit more creativity and it will be top notch. Oh, hope that didn't come across mean, because it is already creative, but just needs to get a little bit more.
Orton main eventing the show by doing a segment is what I like to see. I expect Cena to come out, but Orton deserves mic time to himself. Loved how you wrote Orton here, and omg, look, here comes Cena!! Cena is marvelous on the microphone with all of the charisma that he has, so I'm enjoying this. Damn, just realized that I've never written Cena at all, and now I see what I'm missing out on. Another video package in the segment? It's a little meh, imo, but it will have to do as it's helping the segment carry on. YES KANE APPEARANCE!! I was about to bitch at you for not even having the Royal Rumble on the show, but you proved me wrong
. This was perfect, but the problem with Kane as the Rumble winner is that he doesn't do much talking, so it's gonna be hard to put him over.
Another great show Nige, even though it's the first I've read in a while, unfortunately. All of the booking decisions were great, as was the writing. Just take the creativity level up a notch and next thing you know your shows will be as close as you can get to perfection! 9/10