I thought the closing segment was execrable, particularly its conclusion.
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It became pretty clear to me that Umaga is one of the suspended wrestlers after he lost the IC Title to Jeff Hardy...... It would become even more clear later in the show.
Carlito's new haircut is quite distracting.
I am really liking Santino Marella as the heel. He is far from great but is getting better at it every week.
I am hoping Beth Phoenix will get to finally show us what she can do at Unforgiven, as she beat Maria to become the #1 contender for the Women's title.
John Cena destroys Regal. Looks like we have found another suspension.
And Carlito was not the only person with new hair..... Shelton Benjamin carries the tradition of Butch Reed, Koko B. Ware and Ernest Miller by bleaching his hair. Brian Kendrick and Paul London defeat the WGTT to earn a shot at the World Tag Titles. If London and Kendrick can win at Unforgiven, they will become the only team besides the Dudley Boyz, to hold both sets of the WWE Tag belts. It sucks that Cryme Tyme got released. In their 1 year on the roster, they won 2 number one contenders matches and never once got a title shot!
I yawned through the mixed tag match.
Triple H vs. Umaga and Carlito. HHH decks Umaga in the back of the head with the sledgehammer. Yep, Umaga is suspended.
And during the final segment....... it looks as if Mr. Kennedy is suspension #3, or has WWE been playing us all this time? Kennedy is revealed to NOT be Vince's son. He gets the owners middle name as his ring name, the Raw that reveals the son is in his hometown, yet...... Mr. Kennedy is not Vince's son. I really have no idea where they are going with this, I just hope they don't let us down and name someone like Snitsky as the son. That would be so disappointing. I guess its possible that one of the up coming returns (Michaels/Taker) could be the son but it would not really make sense do to both being in the company for so long. I am actually hoping that Vince's son is a wrestler who is yet to debut. They could say he was signed but not yet assigned to a brand (they said WWE superstar, not Raw/Smackdown/ECW). The Sid Vicious and Chris Jericho rumors are pretty hot right now. Then again, what if they gave it to someone who deserves it, someone who has busted their ass for 9 years and has not done anything since 2001. Someone like Val Venis? Guess we'll have to wait and see.
RAW had some really great moments this week. Also, for the first time I can remember the Diva segment made more sense then any male wrestler segment in the last 3 years. But, onto the show.........
Umanga (God I'm gonna miss Regal) vs. Hardy was a great match. It showcased Umaga's power and Jeff's speed. I've always thought it was hard to get a smaller guy over, but this is how to do it. Yes he is over powered, but he's faster and smarter. Jeff looked like the HBK of old.
The Vince stuff is boring. Only children under 12 would even assume that the family is having real issues and this crap just drags on and on to me. What was up with Carlitos hair? Does this mean he is the chosen one to take Kennedy's spot? Are they trying to clean him up some?
Nice seeing the Sandman come out and shut that OVW castoff up. Not much more to say here. Sandman is like the ghost of WWE. he has no real storyline, no real purpose, and no real point other then being the guy that shuts up the loud mouth bad guy then leaves.
Now onto the amazing part of the night. Creative, ACTUALLY GOT CREATIVE!!! They used their brain! Who know they had one? The match between Maria and Beth was eh, but Beth was good on the mic so that pushed it along.
Then, oh then, I saw something I have been waiting for since I was a little kid.
It was all there! The heel beating up the face, the taunting, the calling out the face and making an example of Maria. Then Candace hits the ring and WAIT A SECOND.......the heel didn't run? Did I really just see a heel that called someone out actually STAY in the ring when they came out? That very short moment when Beth gave that look of "AND WHAT? YOUR HERE NOW, WHAT?" It was amazing. It made Beth into a monster and candace into a whimp, although I don't think that was the intent.
YADA YADA YADA Randy Orton is boring but anything other than Cena will do!
Same old stuff with the tag teams. They did this same storyline with the Hardy's. I wish RAW use Kendrick and London the way Smackdown did. They are amazing talent that can bring an audience to it's feet. What the heck man? Let them loose and let them go wild.
More boring Vince stuff.
Mickie JAMES!!!! So hot, so talented, so wasted in the WWE because she is more then just eye candy. I love Mickie, she is the only person my girlfriend is jealous of. Rightfully so as I'd leave any women in a half second for her. But, enough of my drooling.
Umaga vs HHH vs Carlito was short and to the point. HHH just glows when he is in the ring and I think that is because he loves it so much. It really shows!
The rest is back to McEgo hour. BORING.
So we had the ladies take over this week and other then Jeff and Umaga stole the show with talent, LOOKS, MICKIE JAMES, and some serious thought put into their storylines.
OH yeah.....did I mention MICKIE JAMES IS HOT!!!! Screw you Kenny, you don't deserve her!!