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.
I like the six sided ring and I've heard that its actually one of the best bumps you can take. As for the format changes, I've heard a lot of talk that they are going to be moving to FX or at least changing to two hours to help promote the shows.