Tuesday, May 26, 2009


This is an entry I meant to put up yesterday but I had computer troubles -> anyone on my Facebook is aware I had to do a reformat. But regardless - my thoughts on Raw in no particular order:

  • I think the handling of the Denver Nuggets situation was better than I expected; yes it was repeated throughout the show and yes it was cheesy; but not as bad as I thought it would be and it was very self-consciously, what it was. Vince poked as much fun at himself, at the Lakers and at other teams as at Kroenke and the Nuggets; although honestly, if my first name were Enis (rhymes with ...) I would not mess with someone like Vince McMahon, who has THAT sense of humour and a worldwide vehicle on which to exhibit it.
  • I've enjoyed Brian Kendrick's auditioning of tag team partners these last couple of weeks; entertaining. Ringing the bell just before he was about to hit Festus was predictable but still funny. I'm wondering who he will finally settle on as a partner.
  • I enjoyed Mr. Kennedy's return; I was hoping for/expecting a bigger name like Triple H or Shawn Michaels to reward LA's loyalty to the WWE and their stepping up to host Raw, but Kennedy's always entertaining as well.
  • Santino Marella's match and angle were amusing; he vs. Vicki in a hogpen match should be amusing enough although as Ari pointed out ... who will end up in the pen? My money is on Vicki, as Santino is obviously meant to be seen as a face these days.
Overall a good Raw; yes very juvenile and reliant upon kitsch and humour (Goldust doing Jack Nicholson? Really?), but more entertaining than I expected, and they still managed to put some attention on the upcoming PPV despite this week's detour. Not bad, all things considered.

Tune in for Ari's and my discussion on all this and much more tomorrow, on our podcast of In This Very Ring.


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