Raw was in Toronto on Monday, and I was there. Jerry Lawler doesn't call Toronto "Bizarro World" for no reason -- the crowd is always expected to be lively, bordering on self-indulgent, much like a "Raw after WrestleMania" crowd.
Between Dolph Ziggler-Sheamus, Antonio Cesaro-Kofi Kingston (ignoring the unfortunate "boring" chants), the four-way tag-team match and even John Cena-Big Show (which wasn't by any means horrible), RAW provided a decent evening of wrestling.
There are still many unanswered questions following Raw, 24 hours removed from the Survivor Series pay-per-view event. Once again, the 3 NXT alums dressed in black attacked Ryback and put him through a table, with no explanation of who, what or why. At this point, building intrigue through mystery is a great strategy, which is why I'm looking forward to the eventual "explanation" even more.
During a phone interview with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin today promoting WWE '13 and Redneck Island on CMT, I asked "The Rattlesnake" for his thoughts on the controversial moment on Monday night's Raw involving Paul Heyman faking a heart attack (in case you missed it, detailed info can be found in my Raw recap here).
At November's Survivor Series, it will be Team Foley versus Team Punk in a traditional Survivor Series match. And we didn't have to wait long to learn who would represent the champ and the legend in the match, either. In a shocking move, both captains announced their teams live on Raw.
Two weeks ago, Jerry "The King" Lawler suffered a heart attack on live TV. On tonight's episode of Raw, fans had the chance to hear from The King himself, who shared some shocking details about his condition immediately after awakening at the hospital.