• Intercontinental Champion The Miz regained some momentum after being killed by Ryback last week by defeating Zack Ryder in a short, but solid match. Ryder didn't look like a joke, which is good as he's part of the tag team tournament, but Miz looked strong in victory. This was a win-win for the most part.

 

  • Those who missed the Ryback vs. Tensai match on Smackdown got to see it again - this time with 100 percent more botched finished. They screwed it up not once, but twice. This was ugly. We'll leave it at that.

 

Match Rundown

 

Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara d. Primo and Epico

Antonio Cesaro d. Brodus Clay

The Miz d. Zack Ryder

Ryback d. Tensai

Eve d. Beth Phoenix

Santino Marella d. Heath Slater by disqualification

Sheamus d. Damien Sandow

Alberto Del Rio d. Kofi Kingston

Team Hell No d. CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler

My Take

Tonight's Raw was all over the place. The first hour was off to a decent start, then the second hour really drug the show down to a very low point. Sheamus and Damien Sandow turned things around, and CM Punk and Jim Ross kept the show alive with some great mic work. The main event also delivered, but by that point, the show seemed as if it had been going on forever. Raw just seemed to be off tonight. If other share that opinion, WWE will probably blame it on the absence of John Cena. Who knows , they may be right...

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