Starting the promo with Evolution was pretty obvious, and was the right thing to do after what happened last week. Triple H’s speech to start off was very good and intense, which you wrote very well, and having the McMahons “away” was good booking as they would know that Evolution would want revenge for Smackdown. The McMahons speech was very good aswell and it’s good to hear that the Evolution v McMahon match has been made official, and should be a hell of a match. Overall good promo to continue the feud, and it will be interesting what the McMahons will have in store at Mania as looking at the match there should be no way that the McMahons will win.
MVP on Raw is good to see, but I never like Raw and Smackdown superstars coming over to the other shows every week and I liked it better when a Smackdown or Raw superstar appearing on the other show was a big thing. Main event should be great but hoping MVP and Burke don’t get jobbed out again, so hopefully the McMahons get involved but since it is the wrestling return of Evolution I don’t expect it to happen.
Pre match promo by Miz and Morrison was pretty good, nothing special but did what it needed to and introduce themselves to the Raw fans. The match itself seemed pretty good, was confused about Santino coming down to the ring but eventually remembered what happened on the previous Raw. Looks like a Londrick/Morrison and Miz feud is on the verge which should make for a pretty good tag team feud.
Wow huge match announced for Wrestlemania. Didn’t particularly expect a Hardy/Punk match to be a gimmick, and thought that might happen after Mania but good to see you putting the IC Title in high regard, with it being an I Quit Match. Liking the Tag Match and Lashley/Jericho match aswell, expect Punk and Sunny to somehow win their match and Kennedy to get involved with Lashley/Jericho.
Kofi/Cade seemed to be a decent match, little surprised that there was no sign of Carlito and Eddie Colon though. Little surprised but pleased to see you split Cade and Murdoch up, as Cade can make a good singles wrestler. Looks like you brought Miz and Morrison over to replace Cade and Murdoch.
Orton/Cena was a very strong promo, and interesting main event made for tonight. Pretty sure we are going to be left disappointed and end in a no contest, as no way will one tap out before WM. You got Orton’s character and spot on, and Cena seemed much more entertaining than he would IRL, with him scaring the hell out of Orton with Kane’s Titantron
Victoria v Natalya would be a mega divas match, and a DQ finish was smart booking as it keeps them both looking strong. Good traditional booking after the match with Mickie making the save for Victoria. Gonna put £10 on a tag team match with Vickie and Mickie v Beth and Natalya next week
Never heard of Eric Perez, but seems pretty obvious that you know your OVW, FCW or whatever the hell it is nowadays stuff. Got Carlito in character throughout the promo, and this Puerto Rican stable should be good.
Very good tag match, probably made better by the fact that the match seemed to be more detailed. Expected to see more of Sunny in the ring than just the bump at the end. Hardy getting the wins gives him a lot of momentum going into Mania and keeps him looking very strong. Ugh at you making Eugene look strong in this match, never liked his character.
Kennedy/Jericho segment came off very well, and you wrote Ken Kennedy’s character very well and it leaves it looking like Kennedy will get involved in Y2J’s match.
Another very good match, and you wrote the ending very well. Kept both men looking strong with Kennedy distracting Y2J allowing Lashley to win. As DKL said you are making Lashley look very strong in this three way feud
Bearer interview was ok nothing special, but always lol’d at the way he says “oh yessss” for some reason.
Another good tag match to continue the feud, and Evolution taking the win was no surprise as them losing would make them look weak on their return. Was wondering why you bothered having MVP appear on Raw, but having Mysterio at ringside and then attacking him explained why. Will be interesting to see if the McMahons make an appearance on Smackdown.
More big WM announcements from Bischoff, not too surprised to see you having a MITB, but surprised to see MVP and Mysterio involved as thought they would face off in a singles match to finish off their feud.
Main event was disappointing, but overall was good booking as having Cena or Orton tap out would make them look very weak. Ending made Orton look very strong to what we have been used to in previous shows with Kane kicking everyone’s ass.
Overall was a great show, with some big matches being announced for Mania. Promos and matches were good as always and nothing I didn’t like really which I have been getting used to saying after pretty much all of your shows which is annoying (One Crap show for once please?
Just kidding lol)