Great Raw. I thoroughly enjoyed myself for the majority of the show and watched most of it too. It felt like there was a different energy surrounding everybody too for that matter. Mania season is definitely here.
Punk. Guy was like a whiny little kid but highly entertaining. Loved him kicking the ropes and throwing a tantrum. Made me
. Then came the promo with Rock which was great. Heated exchange. Both guys were on. Seeing Rock with the title was so awesome. I marked for that. Last time he was champion I was around 12 or 13 years old so that was a cool moment. Wish he would change the belt though but I won't complain.
Cena's promo was....not what I was expecting from him but still great. Serious Cena, taking things seriously and acting like a fucking adult is a sight for sore eyes tbh. I'm so glad he didn't treat the whole thing like a joke, he sold Punk and Rock as a threat and stuck to his character by choosing the harder option. I also liked how he went in on Rocky with the 'can't hold my jockstrap' line. That was a bit, dare I say it....heelsih...lol. We can only hope. I got a triple threat sort of feeling from that promo but that doesn't seem possible given what happened later in the night.
I knew that something was going down when the Vince/Heyman segment closed the show. Somebody else rightly pointed out that last year it was HHH/Big Johnny with Taker returning. This year it was Vince/Heyman with DA BROCKTAGON returning. Fuck I marked. The whole thing leading up to it was superbly done though, that can't be stressed enough. Heyman was fantastic, Vince was great and OH MY GOD WWE ACTUALLY FOLLOWED THROUGH WITH A STORYLINE AND PROVIDED EVERYBODY WITH A PAY OFF. My mind is fucking blown. All these Maddox appearances have actually led somewhere. All this talk of a conspiracy has actually led somewhere. A storyline has been brought full circle. I think this is the most shocking thing to happen in WWE in months and I'm not even joking. Hooray for storytelling and completing said stories. And to top it all off they go and bring Brock Lesnar back. Brilliant.
I guess this all but confirms Brock/HHH then. I was wrong. I honestly believed Brock would fight Taker but that obviously doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Massive props to Vince for taking the F5. Guy is 68 years old and still taking bumps like a boss.
Rock/Cena II and Brock/HHH seem all but certain now. They wouldn't have been my first choices but I'm just going to accept them happening. There's no point in ruining it for myself and bitching about everything. It's happening whether I like it or not so I may as well try and enjoy the ride. I reckon Brock/HHH is going to involve some sort of stipulation, possibly even Trips career to give it a little extra kick since Rock/Cena has the title. Who knows. Taker/Punk for the streak is going to be full of lulz if that's the plan. I just can't take that match seriously and never will. Ah well. If anything at least this RTWM will give us some laughs, intentional or not.
Great show from top to bottom. Sandow/Seamus was a great match and the other Roulette match stips were fun, most of them anyways. Fun show.