Good Raw although it went on and on and on. I totally see what they try to do with HHH being the ref, but I cannot really care anymore. Him coming out at the end of the Miz-tv segment (oh and I loved how Bryan told Miz to shut up and he did! woohoo!) Anyways, HHH coming out seemed more like a "ok, time's up, go to commercial" thing than anything else, simply because he didn't belong. Cena and Bryan were getting by on their own.
I agree with Dr. Unlikely. Cena is more of a brand than a parody. But I guess that doesn't sound as harsh or as insulting. And how can Bryan come back from Cena basically saying "if you don't like me, you don't like America!"?
But he hung in there, proving that yes-indeed he is a main eventer now.
Kofi-ADR was a good solid match. I always like it when they let the loser shine a little. It at least makes sure he keeps threading water and the fans might still care just a little. Unlike for instance tons of Funk who are getting squashed by the Wyatts.
And I noticed the Shield's m.o. has changed. No longer are they "we are here to take you down" but now that they're established they were all about "who has the guts to try and take us down" I dunno if it's just because of the Rollins-Big Show situation but yeah, they're being featured less prominent. Though that does make sense since 1-WWE never pushes midcarders forever and 2-they have belts now and belts are usually ignored/not defended/opening spot type of things in WWE.
What Worked PAS: Batista v. Tajiri was a really well worked big man v. little man match. Tajiri yet again is a really great beaten babyface. He is really the only guy besides Val Venis who is allowed to use varied offense, and he breaks out a bunch here....