The TwoOr24/14 edition of Raw was among the more busy ones previously twelve months. Overall, we had the returns of Hulk Hogan and also the Undertaker, the launch from the WWE network, the setup from the card for Wrestlemania, and many excellent matches. Allows go step-by-step with an eventful three hrs.
The show opens having a Hogan promo concerning the WWE network being released and just how he’ll be the Wrestlemania host. Good crowd reaction. I had been wishing he’d have more to return and set over some youthful talent, however this was acceptable for what it really was meant to do. Nothing special, but a pleasant method of getting everyone else going. Batista versus. Del Rio adopted, because clearly it accomplished it well in the Chamber and everybody wished to begin to see the rematch. Please excuse my sarcasm. Batista was once more booed towards the high heavens, while Del Rio only appears to obtain cheered when he’s facing Batista. The match was ok, again nothing special, but passable. Orton throws Batista, resulting in a Del Rio win. The publish match Orton-Batista promo was pretty bland (go figure), however i deeply love how Orton acknowledged the truth that the fans hate Batista. I truly, really don’t want to determine this match ever, not to mention headlining the greatest show of the season.
Cesaro versus. Large E is next, which was great. Once more, Cesaro is within my personal favorite match from the evening, and i believe this really is Large E’s singular best effort he’s had since standing on the primary roster. This had sufficient time to build up, and it was given lots of false-finishes. Large E offered Cesaro’s strikes very well, and both males utilized a lot of nice counters. Large E’s agility and Cesaro’s strength amaze me each week. Just like Cesaro is going to win, Swagger runs in and attacks Large E, giving the previous Langston the win by DQ. Then Cesaro lays Large E by helping cover their the Neutralizer. They’re tease the Cesaro/Swagger breakup large-time, and i believe it is time. For Mania, I’d Like to see Cesaro and Large E again for that IC belt, but Cesaro versus. Swagger would be also great.
Cena has gone out alongside on-site visit the Wyatts for that Chamber attack. Guess everybody didn’t remember concerning the Rumble? Well i guess. Wyatts emerge as Bray discusses Cena wanting to become a hero and letting people lower, while Bray may be the truth. Excellent cryptic promo of course from Bray. Then your Wyatts attack Cena, but Rowan accidentally hyper-stretches Cena’s leg immediately, and Cena is noticeably very hurt. Great segment, I simply hope Cena is alright for Wrestlemania, as this may be easily the match I am most searching toward. Sheamus versus. Christian follows, and it is another excellent match. Sheamus’ personality is very bland and that he will get lots of (justified) warmth, but he’s been spending so much time since his comeback. Christian fails to deliver all over again following a top rope dive will get countered right into a Brogue Kick’sick finish. Great match, I simply wish Christian was treated better. He warrants more with what will probably be his final run with the organization.
Bryan versus. Kane was next, and occasional-and-behold, it’s another very solid match. Maybe this is not on componen with Bryan’s other recent results, but fun to look at. Nice story as Kane works over Bryan’s shoulder, and Bryan attempts to work Kane’s leg to reduce the larger guy lower. Plenty of good psychology here, plus some great bumps by Bryan. Bryan will get the win using the flying knee, and cuts a promo how he really wants to face HHH at Mania. Stinks that he’s formally from the Mania primary event, but beating a legend like HHH around the greatest stage continues to be a great way to use Bryan here. No complaints from me. Emma beats Summer time Rae inside a short match next. Summer time Rae has personality for several days and appears better each week. Emma is a superb wrestler, however i hate the stupid dance gimmick cheap she was tossed right into a comedy role with Santino so rapidly. The Brand New Age Outlaws lose towards the Usos within 20 seconds next. The Usos attacking the NAO, reducing their pre-match shtick was ill-advised and means they are seem like heels. Otherwise, they were given their warmth back and really should receive another shot in the devices at Mania.
Wyatt versus. Reigns was solid too, however the crowd really was strange. They began off dead, after which began crapping around the match by chanting random things. Strange evening for that crowd of Eco-friendly Bay. Anyway, not the very best effort by either guy, because the match began very slow, but acquired in the second segment. Ambrose expires and attacks Wyatt in the finish, costing Reigns the match by DQ, that was the Identical finish from earlier within the Large E/Cesaro match. Uncreative, but keeps things moving forward for that Shield breakup. I’d like to see individuals 3 inside a triple threat at Mania.
And lastly, Lesnar and Heyman are out for any promo, saying HHH gave them a wide open contract to manage anybody at Mania. Heyman states they decline the sale, simply because they desire a history-making moment. The gong hits, the lights dim, and also the Undertaker seems to some great reaction. Following a stare-lower, Lesnar signs anything, then Taker jams the pen into Brock’s hands, and choke jams him with the table. Nice closing segment. I believe Taker’s age/body and Brock’s reckless style really are a strange dichotomy making for any harmful money in the bank 2014 here. I’d rather see Taker face a couple of other less established men (Reigns, Ambrose, or Ziggler), but this ought to be solid. Not my first choice, however they will try to deliver. Before the next opening bell, valued readers’