The RAW brand is doing a excellent job of supporting the PPV that matters the most, WrestleMania, by having solid shows lately. WWE is remembering to trust star power and good storytelling in and out of the ring. Despite all of this, I’m becoming extremely excited about the Hall of Fame this year and the consequential match that should send Ric Flair packing.
Randy Orton, Triple H and John Cena is being set up in the traditional fashion Triple Threat matches, the faces double team the heel and still fight each other. It’s hard for fans to take Kennedy as a threat when he’s flip-flopped around the 2nd-to-main event scene, he’s simply fill in unless he wins the Money in the Bank match. I wish I was generally more excited about the main event picture and maybe that will change closer to time, but right now, my excitement is with the Money in the Bank match, Ric Flair versus Shawn Michaels and much to my surprise….Mayweather versus Big Show.
Fans are either going to love the Big Show versus Mayweather or they are going to hate it. I don’t think you can be luke warm about the buildup. WWE has tried many times to bring in celebrities and the buzz or electricity in the room wasn’t something that could translate with that big time feel. I think with the Big Show’s return and his natural chemistry, and Mayweather with the Mysterio and undefeated factor, this could actually be entertaining to watch.
What’s also becoming consistent is when you put two faces competing against each other in a match, is excited fans and a high quality match. This happened a few weeks ago with Jeff Hardy versus Shawn Michaels and it happened again with Jeff Hardy versus Chris Jericho. This has been Jericho’s best match since his return. Hardy taking the loss was to be expected so Jericho could be qualified in the Money in the Bank match and it doesn’t hurt his superstar power. Jericho needs the rub right now, and I’m hoping he will get a program with Kennedy as a result of the Money in the Bank match because I don’t know what to do with either of them.
I was pretty bored with the McMahon/JBL long segment about Hornswaggle being Finley’s supposed son. Way too soap opera-like even for wrestling. It doesn’t matter if you’re the son of the British Bulldog or not, if you get busted for steroids so early on in your career, you too can get squashed by Umaga.
The second hour highlight was no doubt finding out that The Rock was going to be inducting both his father and grandfather into the WWE Hall of Fame and Ric Flair challenging Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania. I’m extremely excited that this is actually going to happen and I think this is where Flair’s career stops and it would be a incredible way to go out. I think they are going to completely surprise people and my reason to purchase WrestleMania will be because of this match. Shawn could turn heel but I think having them both as faces will add more sincere compelling drama to this already high stakes match.
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Tags: Raw, WWE