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10 Thoughts on WWE Raw Supershow 11.14.11 (The Rock, John Cena, Mick Foley, CM Punk)

1. The opening segment was brutal until CM Punk came out to mess with the established Michael Cole/Jim Ross repetitive garbage. Unfortunately, we saw the limit of just how interested in Punk segments I am again. Even Punk can’t make Michael Cole and John Laurenaitis in the same segment watchable.

2. This is Your Life segments suck. I don’t care what rating the original one with Rock did – they aren’t funny and aren’t cute. Everyone was excited to get Foley back, and I love Mick, I do, but Wacky Foley segments bomb far more often than they succeed at this point.

3. As much as I like Cody Rhodes, and I really do… he’s not better than either Dolph Ziggler or Kofi Kingston, right? The other two are just as good on the mic, damn near as over, and have had better matches. Any idea why either one doesn’t get the big push beyond family connections?

4. I know they’re using Dolph to train Mason Ryan on national TV, but it’s really dangerous and doing Ryan no favors. Seriously, send the kid back to Florida and let him learn!

5. Sheamus and Swagger had decent chemistry. Orton and Barrett did not. They are, however, really protecting Wade right now. Notice he got away clean on the heel beatdown.

6. CM Punk and Big Show vs. Henry and Del Rio was a bit of a, as Gorilla Monsoon would say, a styles clash. Yes, the match was a mess, but at least Punk lost – he sure seems like he’s winning the title Sunday because of it.

7. I hate Santino, but he gets huge pops. Nash killing him was good for his heat, even if it was near unwatchable.

8. No one, not the Rock, not your friend, not Tyler the Creater, should talk about what they say on twitter. It’s the most boring thing in the world to listen to. No one cares. Yay, you trended. Shut up.

9. Rock, however, really brushed up on his timing and delivery since March. He was sharp and not just going through the motions. I was impressed.

10. Overall Raw was a lot of bad segments that got the job done. The show wasn’t good, but the end result of everything coming together for Survivor Series was. 4/10.

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