Hey guys, I was lucky enough to be at Raw on Monday in Tulsa. Here's what went down live:
DARK MATCH - Alberto Del Rio defeated Gold Dust. Decent enough match. Del Rio cut a promo in Spanish, then followed up in English for the cheap heel heat: "I'm not learning English, you need to go learn MY language if you want to understand me!" Big USA chants.
SUPERSTARS SPOILERS - Primo defeated Yoshi Tatsu.
The Hart Dynasty defeated The Usos. Pretty boring match in places, but the end was hot. Tamina was interfering and gloating so Natalya dashed around the ring and clotheslined her out of her shoes at ringside. The crowd popped huge for that. The Dynasty then hit the Hart Attack on Jimmy Uso while Tyson Kidd simultaneously drop-kicked Jey Uso. Very nice spot.
The live crowd was red hot for John Cena all night, of couse, and popped big for any ads/video packages with Steve Austin. The placed erupted when Miz cashed in his money in the bank shot. I mean ERUPTED for a huge face pop. I was surprised. But of everything in the night, The Hitman's entrance was by far the roof-raising fiasco.
After Raw went off the air, Sheamus and Cena wrestled for the WWE title. Sheamus came to ringside with the icepack on his head and continually dashed out of the ring when Cena tried to lock up. FInally Cena chased him down. A good match ensued that ended when Cena had Sheamus firmly in the STF and Nexus rushed the ring. No sooner did they get there than Team Cena dashed down and cleared house. Heath Slater was left in the ring. He was chopped by Khali, given the Attitude Adjustment by Cena, then took a LONG Sharpshooter from Bret Hart to thunderous applause. After, Cena mugged with fans around ringside.
Yeah, because of all this confusion and the battle lines being drawn and all that, I think this was the best episode of the season. The NeXus angle has worked wonders for Raw, at least as it involves shaking things up in an otherwise mundane show.