10 Thoughts on WWE Monday Night Raw 1/31/11 (John Cena, The Miz, Jerry Lawler, Randy Orton, CM Punk)

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After what I thought was a great Royal Rumble PPV, I was definitely looking forward to this Raw to see what would go down with the feuds between as Punk/Orton and Cena/Miz. Here’s my 10 thoughts on tonight’s show:

1. Alberto Del Rio definitely is showing that he’s a contender for Edge’s title, if WWE can keep making Del Rio look strong from now until “WrestleMania”, this is going to be one of the better feuds of early 2011.

2. I can’t lie, I do enjoy Santino and Kozlov as the Tag Champs, however I don’t think they should hold them for much longer, if they really want Nexus to look somewhat dominant, they’ll put the belts on Husky Harris and McGillicutty or even Otunga and one of the other two.

3. I can’t say I’m enjoying Daniel Bryan and Gail Kim’s mini feud with the Bella Twins right now, I don’t think Daniel Bryan is World Heavyweight Champion material but he DEFINITELY deserves better than this, beating jobbers from Superstars and dealing with the Bella Twins? No thank you.

4. I don’t know if I’m the only one but did anybody else think Cena interrupting Miz in the Champion vs. Champion match was a bit obvious? I think the match could have been a bit better, but I guess a clean finish wouldn’t have made too much sense to move on with this Cena/Miz feud.

5. Laycool vs. Natalya and Eve. C’mon…..

6. Could we see Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole at “WrestleMania”? Things just keep heating up between them in the announcer’s booth and I feel that it has to lead to something other than Lawler telling Cole to shut his trap every week.

7. Mark Henry and Great Khali vs. The Uso’s in a dance off. See Laycool vs. Natalya and Eve above…

8. Randy Orton punting Husky Harris in the head was pretty cool besides the terrible kick he delivered, I think this feud between Orton and the New Nexus can deliver some quality stuff if it’s done right.

9. The 2-21-11 vignette, could it be The Undertaker? Some people are even saying its Sting but even with a WCW themed Hall of Fame this year, I can’t picture it.

10. Jerry Lawler winning the “Raw Rumble” was definitely a feel good moment, I honestly saw him going over the top as either the last or second to last elimination. Do I see him winning the title from Miz? No way, but I can see this being a nice mini feud going into “Elimination Chamber”.

So, ladies and gents, is he a keeper?

Glazer is a former senior editor at Pulse Wrestling and editor and reviewer at The Comics Nexus.