Monday, May 31, 2010

Smarkass Comments: WWE Raw 05.31.10

I won't be doing proper reviews of the weekly wrestling TV shows that I watch, but wouldn't mind doing a random thoughts type of thing. Just share whatever thoughts I had on the show...

* The beginning of the episode with it starting in the middle of Edge and Evan Bourne having a confrontation made me think that the Score fucked up and that we missed the first 15 minutes of the show. (In Canada, the Score airs Raw at 9:15 after a 15-minute 'countdown' show that's just a recap. That way they have time to edit for content, which is bullshit and worthless now that the WWE has gone PG...)

* R-Truth going over Chris Jericho was the right choice and it was accomplished in an intelligent way.

* The viewer choice thing for next week's three-hour episode of Raw sounds awful. I genuinely hate the idea of viewer interaction in anything scripted. I was especially disappointed since I thought that Bret Hart might come out and announce that next week would be the 2010 King of the Ring tournament. That would have been good.

* Besides, a viewer choice episode of Raw won't yield the truly great matches. The two I would want to see: CM Punk/Bryan Danielson in a one-hour iron man match and Chris Jericho/Christian in a best 2-out-of-3 falls match. Give the four best guys they've got in the ring nice looooooooooong matches to show off their stuff. It wouldn't work for the WWE at all, but it would make people like me very happy.

* Am glad that Daniel Bryan picked up the win over the Miz, but the match was nothing. I guess they're going to build up to a bigger match...? But, yeah, Bryan needed to win here and the post-match stuff was good.

* Question: is it better to have a stereotypical Samoan wrestling character or a stereotypical black wrestling character? Because, sure, the Usos aren't the former, but they definitely seem the latter...

* Weird one-night push for Evan Bourne because...? Not that I'm complaining, but how about instead of inserting him in the main event where he won't be for very long (re: next week), why not just have him win matches against other midcarders where he'll be for quite a long time (re: the rest of his WWE career)?

* For some reason, I was expecting Triple H to return as Cena's partner and take Orton's spot in the fatal four-way match.

* The Zach Ryder/Ashton Kutcher thing was both awful and obvious.

That's all for this week. A pretty good show ignoring the Ryder/Kutcher and mixed tag match.

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