The first night in a new era in WWE: My thoughts on last night’s Raw

Posted on July 26, 2011


This is just gunna be a collection of my thoughts coming out of Raw last night.

CM Punk returning and the WWE Championship

As soon as he came out I was excited. It has left me personally wanting to know his situation and the situation with the title belts. That’s good booking as it will hopefully get people tuning in next week. Well played WWE.

However, what I want to know is why didn’t the WWE exploit this story a bit more? It just seems so rushed to me. Punk’s back after a week. Couldn’t they have kept that going a bit longer? It would have been brilliant to have Punk walk onto ROH with that belt. Make what Vince McMahon feared come true. Instead they just made another belt and Punk came back after a week off. If they were gunna do that, why did Vince care so much? Silly decision really.

Having the WWE Championship change hands so much in such a short space of time has cheapened it a little, I think. I think they probably should have kept the belt off of television for a while. Make it seem as if the only way they could have got it back was by signing CM Punk. Although finding out who is the real WWE Champion between Cena and Punk will be very interesting, I still think it’s made the title a little less valuable.

Rey Mysterio becoming WWE Champion

I think it was a nice decision giving Rey the strap for a night. Although I didn’t think he hould be holding the belt for any longer than that, I think it’s a good reward to a consistent worker who has been in this business for a very long time and probably deserves it. Nice touch.

J.R returning

Although I like J.R, and he definitely adds something to matches, he seemed to be coming and going a lot during his last stints with WWE. Aren’t the WWE worried that’ll happen again? I hope it doesn’t, but I think this will be his last run of his career. If they do go for the 3-man announce team, I hope the banter between J.R and Michael Cole doesn’t take away from matches in the way it has done in the past.

Zack Ryder was finally on Raw!

God, how long has it been? I was so excited. Have they finally realised that he’s going to make them some money? The problem is, what do they do with him now? It was very wish having him beat up Michael Cole, one of WWE’s most hated characters. That should firmly establish him as a face. But now they need to make him look good. They’ve made him out to be a jobber in recent years. They need to build him, and build him hard, before they enter him in a feud with a heel and get him over. Maybe a feud with Dolph Ziggler would be beneficial to everyone involved?

The Miz is still awesome

What a brilliant match The Miz and Mysterio put on. I could definitely watch a longer version of that. They put together some brilliant combinations of moves and I would love to see a feud between the two and a match at Summerslam. Also, the promo that The Miz cut backstage was very impressive. He is great on the mic. The WWE need to understand that he is a big deal, and he needs to be used better.

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