** Speaking of Rhodes Scholars, they defeated Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara in a rematch of the No. 1 contendership tournament finals. This match was given a lot of time to develop, and all four men capitalized and gave the fans a great match.
** One night after a strong outing against Cesaro, Justin Gabriel was back in action against Alberto Del Rio. The match was made to make Del Rio look strong, but Gabriel is still getting ring time with top-of-the-card guys, so that's a positive for him.
** Why is WWE acting as if a referee has never been a villain or screwed a wrestler out of a match or title in the past? Earl Hebner even sells shirts that say "Yes I did."
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** Jerry Lawler returns in two weeks. I'm going to miss JR and JBL.
Ryback d. JTG
Randy Orton d. Wade Barrett
Daniel Bryan and Kane d. Darren Young and Titus O'Neil
Kofi Kingston d. Antonio Cesaro by disqualification
Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal d. Santino Marella and Zack Ryder
Beth Phoenix d. AJ Lee
Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes d. Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio
Alberto Del Rio d. Justin Gabriel
I found Sunday night's pay-per-view to be exceptionally strong, though many disagree, and I thought Raw was a good follow-up, as well. I liked a lot of the decisions that were made and the seeds that were planted. The Beth Phoenix treatment was odd, but it was the only part of the show that really stood out. There was some good action on the show, and the future looks pretty bright right now. I'm actually becoming more interested in WWE programming than I have been in a while. Now that I'm confirmed as going to WrestleMania, I'm really hoping the next few months offer some stellar programming.
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