• WWE Champion CM Punk and World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus met once again in a lumberjack match. Apparently WWE realized it's been three days since they've had a lumberjack match, so it was time for another. This one, though, was promoted as the biggest in Raw history. The match itself was good, as is to be expected with these two. The ending saw Sheamus hit White Noise on Punk, clear out a few heels and miss a Brogue Kick on Punk as Big Show grabbed him for a chokeslam, allowing Punk the victory. Ryback came out and manhandled Punk, standing tall on the go-home show of Hell in a Cell.

 

  • Michael McGillicutty has been working house shows as a babyface lately, so it was odd to see him to working as a heel against Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston. McGullicutty dominated the offense, but Kingston came out the winner in a decent match that wasn't anything spectacular. Kingston and The Miz will meet in a rematch Sunday at Hell in a Cell, so this gives Kingston a win heading into the pay-per-view. Can't really say much else about it.

 

  • Is John Cena really medically cleared to wrestle or is that just the story WWE concocted to cause doubt in the people (read: dirt sheets) who said Ryback is getting Sunday's match because Cena couldn't? That's part of the mystery, I guess, But the better question is: When did Cena become Ryback's mouthpiece? Watching he and Punk jaw jack certainly didn't build my interest in the match.

 

  • Why did The Miz have to be Ryback's sacrificial lamb less than a week before getting his rematch for the Intercontinental Championship? How am I supposed to take The Miz seriously now? In the past week, he's been legit knocked out by Kingston, dropped his belt to Kingston and been destroyed by Ryback. What happened to keeping both champion and challenger looking strong?

 

  • Justin Gabriel pinned United States Champion Antonio Cesaro in a non-title match. The contest was short, but what they did was really good. Hopefully they are given significantly more time in the inevitable rematch with the title on the line. I could see Gabriel making a really good foil for Cesaro, but I don't see the title changing hands.

 

  • How many times does WWE think fans want to watch Alberto Del Rio make Zack Ryder tap out? This match has happened so much, and there's never any doubt about the result. Their match was actually quite good for the time it was given, but it's a case of being tired of seeing the same thing repeatedly in WWE.

 

  • Big Show defeated Kane in a decent match when Rhodes Scholars distracted both Kane and Bryan, who was at ringside. This match didn't do much, but I am excited to see the tag title match, as alluded to above.