WWE Raw 7/25/2011


I don’t know about you, but tonight just didn’t feel all that important. Having a title match first thing really took away from the importance of the show, I’m sure there were people who wanted to see Rey Vs Miz… But first up? Usually First up is held for mid-card matches.  I was totally expecting Triple H to come out first and do his little speech, would have made sense.. Seeing the return of John Morrison was pretty good, considering he was limping along the rumor of when he was coming back on twitter and other social media platforms, I read rumors he would be back sooner rather than later but not this soon, glad to see they are keeping the angle with R-Truth and him alive.

I think I speak for all WWE fans when I say THANK GOD J.R. is back!! I knew it would happen, just didn’t know when. If you have followed the story, Ross has a Palsy attack awhile back and had to be taken off the road and go through recovery due to the effects on his body from the attack, if you read his blog over at jrsbarbq.com he mentions from time to time how is doing on a health basis. He made mention of him returning but didn’t mention when.. (obviously because of storyline and his honestly not knowing when) Here’s to hoping that Cole gets stuck doing the Smackdown Gig.

The whole show I waited for the sighting of CM Punk, I hate that they had Punk come out right at the end, literally in the last 45 seconds of the show he walks out. For this viewer, it didn’t fulfill the hype around CM Punk, he has literally been everywhere.. he showed up at Comic Con over the weekend and at an AAW Wrestling event (scroll to 2:45 to see Punk..AAW is an indy promotion) which led me to believe that WWE was letting him make appearances to further make the story line feel real, which it did. WWE has a strict rule about talent showing up on other promotions.

I personally was hoping for some kind of interference during the the Rey Vs John match from Punk.. like him walking out in the crowd to live up to the “left the company” angle, only to jump the rail and get involved and have Hunter come out and mention that he forgot to mention he resigned Punk and that next week would be Champ Vs. Champ.

Here is where I feel WWE really screwed up, You have two championship matches for nothing, and with Punk walking out at the end of the show that made the whole thing (including the series last week) feel obsolete. But at the same time from a creative stand point they needed to have a time fill. I really hope that the creative team does this angle justice and gives Punk a little more free reign over what he does.

Saturday the 30th, I will have my “Wrestling Today” show, the first one! 😀 Tune in at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wrestling_today at 1pm. The show is only 30 minutes over there but I will continue broadcasting here at Merval.Org for another 30 minutes or so.

Thanks again to everyone reading my blog, I am very humbled by it!

Until next time, take care!

Dan

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