I know there are a lot of fans who don't care for the guest host concept on Raw, but I have always liked the idea of Raw being more of an entertainment show, while Smackdown focused more on wrestling. I can appreciate both formats.

Monday night's episode of Raw, however, was just weird. It was fitting that guest host Flavor Flav, the flamboyant rapper/reality star, was there to promote his Twilight Zone-like TV series, because this show was out there. Singer Meat Loaf set the tone by showing up unannounced in the opening segment and getting an RKO from Randy Orton. WWE also showed a commercial promoting the appearance of next week's guest host, 80-year-old former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who was in his astronaut suit and was whacked in the back with a chair by Mark Henry.

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If I didn't know better, I'd swear the WWE creative team got into Cheech and Chong's Lucky Charms while writing this show.

The bizarre nature of the episode went beyond the eclectic group of celebrities, however. Vickie Guerrero was named Raw's "permanent" general manager at the beginning of the show, and then she resigned at the end of it. She and "ex-husband" Edge, by the way, were friendly with each other even though their "marriage" ended with him cutting a nasty, degrading promo on her.

We also saw a match between The Miz and Tyson Kidd that had a totally illogical stipulation; an eight-on-four tag match featuring the odd team of John Morrison, Goldust, Yoshi Tatsu and Santino Marella; and, to top it all off, Daniel Bryan actually won a match.

Somewhere in the middle of all this, WWE tried to promote its Over the Limit pay-per-view, which is less than two weeks away.

Other thoughts on Monday's show:

I'll admit it: Meat Loaf is a guilty pleasure of mine. I've seen Mr. Loaf in concert several times and through a mutual friend actually attended an Orioles game with him at Camden Yards back in the '90s. But I have to admit his segment with Orton went on too long before getting to the payoff. I don't think his performance sold too many copies of his new CD either. …

Speaking of segments that overstayed their welcome, I didn't think Flavor Flav was ever going to stop talking during his in-ring promo. I never need to hear, "Yeah, boyeeeee!" ever again. …

I was quite disappointed that Guerrero's stint as Raw GM lasted all of one episode. By the way, when Orton was threatening to do physical harm to her at the end of the show, why didn't she just fire him on the spot instead of resigning? And why did Edge want her to be seated at ringside, anyway? …

John Cena revealed that his match against Batista at Over the Limit will be an I Quit match. I don't think there's much mystery as to who is going to win that one. Didn't Cena already beat Batista by submission at WrestleMania XXVI? Plus, everyone knows that Cena will never quit (not to mention the fact that Batista is reportedly leaving WWE after the match). …

The last person I expected to see make the save for Cena when he was being beaten down by Batista and Sheamus was Henry. It made sense later in the show when Batista brutalized Henry. I think WWE mentioned once in the past that Henry was one of Cena's closest friends, but that hasn't been established well enough to resonate. …

I liked the setup of Batista sitting nonchalantly on a chair in the ring before his match against Henry, and then suddenly attacking Henry with it and stretching him to get over the point that he has a submission move in his arsenal. …

Sheamus' role at Over the Limit still has not been defined. His involvement in the build for the Cena-Batista match has been intrusive. …

I was looking forward to the Miz-Kidd match and was pretty disappointed that it ended in less than a minute with Kidd winning with a roll-up. Unless one of them went into the match with an injury, the quick finish was ridiculous. Even more absurd was the stipulation for the match, which was that if Kidd won, Miz would have to defend the U.S. title against a member of the Hart family on next week's show. That's fine, but the fact that Miz got to pick which Hart family member he would face rather than the Harts picking it made no sense at all. I mean, this was Russo-esque. Why does Miz, the loser of the match, get an advantage? If I were him, I would have chosen to face one of the Hart children. Anyway, he selected Bret Hart, which should be interesting, but why couldn't WWE just have had the winners choose "The Hitman?" Their reason could have been that Bret has been dying to get his hands on Miz since he has treated him so disrespectfully. …

Also too short was the match in which Chris Jericho defeated David Hart Smith to earn Jericho and Miz a shot at WWE unified tag team champions The Hart Dynasty at Over the Limit. It was good for the few minutes that it lasted. …

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Who did Morrison tick off that he had to be on a team that included comedy characters Goldust, Tatsu and Marella in the match that pitted the foursome against the eight NXT rookies? Bryan won the match for his team by pinning Marella, but even in victory – which was his first in WWE after going 0-10 – Bryan came off looking like a dork. Not only did he beat a guy who never wins, but the other rookies hoisted him up on their shoulders like he had just won the world title. …

When Ted DiBiase Jr. came out as Edge's partner against Orton in a handicap match, it was obvious that he was out there to do the job. …

What happened to William Regal when the Colons did a run-in and attacked his opponent, R-Truth? He just seemed to vanish. …

I liked the video package of Eve doing MMA training as well as the taped segment of Maryse training with an MMA instructor in the ring before the show. It was nice to see WWE putting some effort into getting some of the Divas over. …

Speaking of which, the best that WWE can come up with for Gail Kim is to have her sit at ringside looking pretty during Zack Ryder's matches? She does it very well, don't get me wrong, but her talent as a wrestler is being wasted.

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