Last night was good, and I think I was over-hyping it, but it wasn't what I thought it could be. It felt like any other raw they could make great if they put time into the show minus all the 20th anniversary recaps.
Team Hell No and the Rhodes Scholars were the starts of the night in my opinion. The segment with Dr. Shelby was hilarious especially when Sandow outwitted him and said he's basically worse than Dr. Phil. And then the amazing triple YES!!! chant, oh my that was just over the top. I wish their matches would have went longer because for two top feuding teams, the single's matches were pretty short. All four men can provide good 5-10 minute T.V. matches and that was a shame they didn't get a lot of time for it.
I'm sad that Eve is leaving because she actually added to an already dead division. The Eve/Kaitlyn match was actually decent to an extent especially with the crowd getting behind Kaitlyn for being the hometown girl. But, the fact that all 3 men on commentary were pretty dead/bored for the match took away from the feel of it. A girl's in her hometown trying to win her first title, and has been making attempts to be taken as a serious contender. C'mon you can work with that WWE.
I am happy that Mick Foley is finally going into the WWE HOF. Growing up Foley was one of my favorites to watch behind Kane, X-Pac, The Hardy Boys, HBK, and Owen Hart. I'm glad his work is finally getting acknowledged for his legacy hopefully and not being "A glorified stuntman" as Vince/HHH makes him seem on TV. He was never going to be the man or anything, but he was the man to get other guys over. It's like he has a power to draw out emotion in people and make intriguing feuds. I didn't mind the Shield interruption, but I wish it would not go beyond Ryback, Orton, and Sheamus making the save.
I don't get why...but that Black Hole of Charisma known as Alberto DEL RIOOOOOOO has suddenly picked up interest in me as WHC. I dunno why, but watching that match on Friday, the crowd was into it, last night's crowd loved him, he showed some better emotion than he has in the past, and is a shaven spanish daniel bryan. SI! SI! SI! A mini continuation of the feud with the Big Show isn't all that bad either if he can continue promo work with the add-libbing he did last night. "WHAT'S UP WITH THE LETTER C?" lol, nice Show.
Let's see Cesaro showed some interesting promo work against Flair and Miz last night, which makes me actually want to see a Miz/Cesaro feud in the future. The whole anti/pro USA thing has been done, but honestly the crowds always will go for it. As well Barrett going over Orton was way too interesting. Either they are picking up on Barrett being the Heel Kofi and be king of the midcard, or they are grooming him for a World Title run soon. As well this can only mean either this is Randy's punishment still for his Policy Break, or that this could be a stir for a change in the future.
Finally, Ziggler/Cena. Damn this was a great match, but why the heck Cena won is beyond me. This would have been a great way to show that Ziggler is meant to rise to the top. The odds were stacked against Cena and he should have lost this match up. Save the he's super-cena and overcomes everything for PPV wins. Ziggler needed this win more to balance out the feud.