Well, the tag title match was good...the end of the main event was good...I found myself laughing at some of HHH's lines...the Harvard/Snow angle is interesting...and I dig the Stacy/Test thing...so I'd give it a 6.
Nice to see I'm not the only one who finds the Snow/Nowinski thing entertaining. I had the opportunity to go to this show, but I can't say I'm sad I stayed home. Hell, Lawler even used my "Katie Vick = Dead Sexy" joke I was going to put on a sign. He did not, however, make any references to my other signs I was going to bring - "I THINK STEINER MIGHT USE CREATINE," "JERRY LYNN = LITA WITHOUT MAKEUP" and "LILLIAN'S HUSBAND LEFT HER BECAUSE SHE KEPT YELLING OUT THE WRONG NAME."
Ok, I had to scratch that last one because I couldn't find a bedsheet to write it on.
I'll give it a 6.5 just because that ugly story is over, and hell, I laughed at HHH's line about Kane's "chestnuts". The casket match was okay for me as long as it ends everything. Shawn Michaels like a white knight ona horse saving everyone. Forgive me for saying this, Shawn's a hell of a legend, but his personality is whack! But, with optimism (and great fear) of what's to come, I'll give Raw 6.5.
2 points for Kane finally beating HHH, and minus one point because he was pretty much buried in the process. Another 2 points for HBK's "surprise" appearance, and minus 1.5 points for his dancing around after. Seriously, if you had non-wrestling fan friends over and said "This guy rules, he's one of the best ever!" when he first popped out of the casket...then he started doing the fruity-dooty-dance....you'd feel like an idiot and your friends would question your sexuality. Fortunately I'm not a huge HBK fan to begin with.
I'd go a lot lower than most of the other posters to this thread - maybe 3. I guess it's worth taping because of the almighty FFWD, but it wasn't worth watching live. It's 9/10ths dumbass Gerwitz "comedy," but as usual, there's some okay wrestling in there. Somewhere.
Oh, and watch Lance Storm get Suh-MOKED right in the face! Put those 2 seconds on your permanent tape and tape Smackdown over the rest.
Well, he was booked as the dominant one during his feud with Stone Cold last summer, through his matches as well as in these awful "come on Austin, cry!" segments, and it didn't quite work for me, because he's just too great as a wussy:-)