• The seeds were planted for a rivalry between Kofi Kingston and Intercontinental Champion The Miz. They could have accomplished this, though, without the completely useless presence of Larry King. These two will most likely have good matches, but the start of this program was weak at best.


  • Eve had a decent title against against Kaitlyn, who wasn't 100 percent. She targeted Kaitlyn's injured ankle and wouldn't release a heel hook. Layla, who is still owed a return title match, came to Kaitlyn's aid. Again, at least WWE is trying to do a divas storyline. That's progress.


  • Brodus Clay and R-Truth were supposed to have a match, but since Little Jimmy is going through puberty, they danced instead. All of this led to McMahon coming out to give his speech. And they still think three-hour Raws are a good idea?


Match Rundown


Ryback d. Primo and Epico

Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara d. Darren Young and Titus O'Neil

Sheamus d. Wade Barrett by disqualification

Antonio Cesaro d. Tyson Kidd

Kane and Daniel Bryan d. Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler

Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow d. Santino Marella and Zack Ryder

Eve d. Kaitlyn


My Take

There was a lot of good in tonight's Raw, but there was also a lot of bad. Overall, I think the positives outweigh the negatives, at least in terms of in-ring action. There were some questionable decisions made otherwise, most notably the Jerry Lawler comment. This was far from the best episode of Raw, even just since the three-hour expansion, but it wasn't a complete waste. We'll call this one down the middle. Hopefully by next week, we're still talking about the good and forgetting about the bad.

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