It was a curious thing: I hated the new belt instantly on sight and yet after staring at it during the Mark Henry, Tony Atlas, Colin Delaney promo segment, I came to like it by the segment's end.
It was very pleasant watching Tommy Dreamer win a squash match in Philadelphia. Nice to see Tommy win decisively.
Matt Hardy's "I believe everything happens for a reason" promo made my eyes roll backwards by its banality.
The fatal four way main event was pretty outstanding. Even the crowd got way into it midway through. Less outstanding was the fact that between Hardy, Morrison and Miz, three of the most godawful ugly pairs of pants/shorts were on display.
Whatever Tiffany's big idea was, she better not have told it to Ricky Ortiz. I'll kill him if he knows.
Now let's take the next step and get a new design for the WWE title belt. Cena isn't the champion and is on a different brand, so the spinner can be retired.
“How is it that I am a good actor? What I do is I... pretend to be the person I’m portraying. You’re confused. Case in point: in Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson comes to me and says ‘I would like you to be Gandalf the Wizard,’ and I said ‘You are aware that I am not really a wizard?’ and Peter Jackson said ‘I would like you to use your acting skills to portray a wizard for the duration of the show.’ So I said ‘Okay’ and then I said to myself ‘Mmm.. How do I do that?’ And this is what I did: I imagined that I was a wizard, and then I pretended, and acted, in that way on the stage. How did I know what to say? The words were written down for me in a script. How did I know where to stand? People told me where to stand." -- Sir Ian McKellen, Extras
This weeks Raw came in with a 4.0. Which is good considering they made a mistake and didn't tabulate the overrun(added to slamballs rating instead). But it was up from last weeks 3.9 anyways... This weeks 4.0 did hours of (3.9,4.0).