Raw July 28th: John Cena vs. Plan Cesaro, Brie vs. Steph

We got a few good episodes of WWE Monday Night Raw, which is probably all that we could ask for, until tonight happened. For some reason WWE has a way of kicking off shows in a big way and then letting them just devolve into nothing. This was one of those shows, sadly. So let’s try to reflect upon the good from tonight’s Raw, as opposed to lament on how few matches happened.

Cesaro vs. Cena

These guys have met a few times before and they always seem to click. Tonight was no different. Well, let me preface this with it was kind of different. Things started off pretty rough between the King of Swing and the Walking Billboard, but after they came back from commercial break things started to click together.

The Cena promo that was opening the show was pretty painful so we were stoked when Heyman interrupted, then when Cesaro came out and we got an impromptu match, that’s for sure. These guys really should get some time to work together on a PPV because they know how to work together and make for some magical spots.

Stardust is Stardust

Give Cody Rhodes a ball and he’ll run with it. Maybe him as a generic guy in trunks wasn’t right for him, maybe putting him in a ridiculous gimmick was exactly what he needed to get over? Who knows. What I do know is that him as Stardust is amazing. Add this gimmick with his in-ring work and he should really, really get over.

Rollins vs. Jericho Was Okay While It Lasted

Any other Chris Jericho and I would have been looking forward to this, but Summer 2014 Chris Jericho? Yeeesh. He already came out to make his “Steph is a Trashbag Ho” comment which made zero sense considering he’s feuding with Wyatt, but whatever. WWE logic. It was enough to set up this match, which all things considered, was pretty good.

I was thankful for the Wyatt Family run-in at the end, though, because we were about to see another Chris Jericho win that benefits absolutely nobody, ever.

Goodnight, Sweet Bo

He’s no longer 19-Bo, he’s now lost a match. That’s right, folks, Bo Dallas had a streak, but now that streak has ended at the hands of R-Truth. We’re not kidding. It was a schoolboy finish, which we are cool with and you should be too. Where he goes with this will really determine how long this gimmick has legs for. Getting to see Bo attack R-Truth afterwards was pretty great.

That’s about it for even passable moments on Raw. A lot of the show focused on Stephanie vs. Brie Bella being built up, which is fine, but we know the end game and the end game kind of sucks. Stephanie belongs making these main event angles happen, that main event angle shouldn’t be a match with Brie Bella.

Published on July 29, 2014 at 4:40 am
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