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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.94
What was it with the lights going out three or four times during the Kane/UT/Nexus fiasco? Did Vince not pay the bill? Kidding aside, once or twice is ok, but four times is overkill. I understand protecting the Undertaker, but dammit, it was 6-on-1, and one of those six is the reigning World Champ!

CM Punk and Big Show tried hard to save the show, but couldn't. Still, that was Punk harking back to his pre-WM days when he was cutting awesome promos every week. Big Show's Hogan impersonation is still pretty good. I remember loving that back in the day.
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.23
Is Damien Demento still alive? I thought maybe he'd come try to get some cold revenge against Undertaker.

Even after Melina pins McCool, won't those titles still be disputed? That's how I'm thinking it might go. Syfy will still need a chick championship!

Ignoring the obvious fact that it WASN'T episode 900, but Cole also tried to get away with a "900 consecutive weeks" meme...except they were always pre-empted by dog shows and/or US Open tennis in the early years.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.48
    Originally posted by CRZ
    Ignoring the obvious fact that it WASN'T episode 900, but Cole also tried to get away with a "900 consecutive weeks" meme...except they were always pre-empted by dog shows and/or US Open tennis in the early years.


Even in the early days, they still showed the episodes, but you had to wait at least 2 hours from the normal start time to let the final tennis match or dog show wrap up, then they'd get to Raw. At least they didn't call it a special start time as they would now. I personally hated those days, as it would come on after my bed time (when I was a young lad and actually had a bed time), and my parents wouldn't let me stay up to watch Raw.




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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.23
    Originally posted by Packman V2
      Originally posted by CRZ
      Ignoring the obvious fact that it WASN'T episode 900, but Cole also tried to get away with a "900 consecutive weeks" meme...except they were always pre-empted by dog shows and/or US Open tennis in the early years.


    Even in the early days, they still showed the episodes, but
Except when they didn't. (Try finding a 2/8/1993 RAW recap, for a first example. The dog show was that night.)



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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.73
They sure didn't get creative or even bother explaining Sheffields broken ankle. Just threw out a mention of Sheffields injury as if everyone in the WWE universe already knew about it and how it happened.

So do the WWE writers now believe that all wrestling fans constantly hangout on wrestling dirt sheet sites?




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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.43
    Originally posted by CRZ
    Ignoring the obvious fact that it WASN'T episode 900, but Cole also tried to get away with a "900 consecutive weeks" meme...except they were always pre-empted by dog shows and/or US Open tennis in the early years.

I'm thinking maybe there's a(n unwritten?) rule of television that says if you are preempted out of your timeslot, then it doesn't count against counting how many weeks in a row you've been on the air. Like, they WOULD have put a show on, and were ready to do so, but USA (or whoever) didn't have space for them. It's kinda sorta how some people say if Brett Favre is put on the DL at some point this season it won't affect his consecutive starts streak; i.e., if he's not on the active roster then he's not sitting on the bench.

Or (more likely) Michael Cole is just wrong. But that's too easy!

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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.78
    Originally posted by Kevintripod
    They sure didn't get creative or even bother explaining Sheffields broken ankle. Just threw out a mention of Sheffields injury as if everyone in the WWE universe already knew about it and how it happened.

    So do the WWE writers now believe that all wrestling fans constantly hangout on wrestling dirt sheet sites?


But sometimes you might as well just say it's an injury instead of having to come up with a story that needs follow-up.




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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.31
    Originally posted by dMp
      Originally posted by Kevintripod
      They sure didn't get creative or even bother explaining Sheffields broken ankle. Just threw out a mention of Sheffields injury as if everyone in the WWE universe already knew about it and how it happened.

      So do the WWE writers now believe that all wrestling fans constantly hangout on wrestling dirt sheet sites?


    But sometimes you might as well just say it's an injury instead of having to come up with a story that needs follow-up.



Exactly. Remember, one time WWE's creative minds came up with a story to cover an injury, and the end result was the 94 Rumble, specifically the worst casket match in recorded history.



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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.09
    Originally posted by ecwfan4life2004


    they coulda also done...

    One night only

    Razor Ramon vs 1-2-3 Kid again



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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    the set being destroyed by a giant robot Andre the Giant

Some things need to be saved for the 1000th episode.



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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.56
I think Punk hit the nail on the head with the word, "Disappointment." It wasn't a terrible Raw, it was actually an ok one in the effect that Nexus was made to look like a legit treat. The Taker/Nexus/Kane thing went on forever and everyone forgot about Bret. It is nice though that Kane used his experience points from winning the title to gain Taker's teleportation ability. Must have been saving up years to get that. As for everything else, it was just there. No Austin, Rock, HHH or really anybody also no giant surprise like who the GM is. The GM thing is past the point of absurdity and I am waiting for one wrestler to finally get some balls and call that person out. Yet, it won't happen unless its Cena.

I think Shapiro is right anytime, they try to do a special Raw, it turns out to be a giant disappointment. The sad part is I think Rock and Austin being mentioned got the biggest pops of the night, the Austin music alone probably got the biggest pop in Cena's backyard. I do think the real problem is WWE's biggest stars from Raw are either dead, working for TNA or have other careers they are focusing on. I am a little shocked we didn't get a HHH moment, but guy just had a kid, so understandable he wants to spend some time with her. Yet, I am literally shocked there was no JR which just blows my mind how they continue to overlook him since for a long period of time, he was one of the most important parts of Raw.
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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.62
Not that I was yearning for a Bret-Taker match in 2010, but if you are going to hype it, do it. It's not working out with Bret. It was fun for a few weeks when he returned, but it's over.

What was with that tag title contenders match? I was actually interested in seeing that, and they didn't give us that either.

Let's just keep the Taker-Kane crap on one show, please?

Punk tried to save the show, but not even he isn't that awesome. Speaking of saving the show, count me out as well if Jericho really is gone.

And Monday Night Football looms...




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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.14

Which Nexus finisher is more devastating, Barrett's "Wasteland" or a David Otunga clothesline?

And for the record, I would watch an hour of Trish making out with Lita.
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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.56
    Originally posted by Kevintripod
    They sure didn't get creative or even bother explaining Sheffields broken ankle. Just threw out a mention of Sheffields injury as if everyone in the WWE universe already knew about it and how it happened.

    So do the WWE writers now believe that all wrestling fans constantly hangout on wrestling dirt sheet sites?


Did they bother explaining why Serena wasn't with the SES? There might've been a brief announcement during their entrance by the announcers that I might've missed, but it seems to me they're just going to pretend she never existed and just move on ... that's pretty lazy of them





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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
I liked Edge knowing the exact episode number for his Raw debut and referring to Matt Hardy as something like a disgruntled former employee. I did not like Edge forgetting to list among the hardships that he's overcome while on Raw that he started out as a crazy, possibly mute homeless dude who lived in the subway, or that he was briefly turned into a vampire for a while there. Those are two things I'd be very proud of having overcome, on both a personal and professional level.

Biggest problem with the show: nobody was worried about what happened to Bret Hart? Undertaker has always been able to teleport and it makes sense that Kane, currently the more dominant brother, can do so now (though notice that he was out of breath after he teleported from the ring to the stage, so clearly he's still getting used to this power), but Bret has no superpowers, so we can only assume he's currently trapped in The Darkside.

I guess nobody on the show brought it up because Cole hates Bret now and Lawler was probably pissed that Bret didn't mention him as one of the 1993 employees still on the payroll.

I was kind of hoping someone from the first Raw would be revealed as the Mystery GM. Given how advanced Max Moon's amazing supertechnology was in 1993, it stands to reason today that he'd be able to send full e-mails instantly and also control the sound and lighting system remotely, and as a futurist, he would probably have the historic vision that seems to have captivated and motivated Wade Barrett. It just makes sense.
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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.27
First off, my DVR would like to tell whoever was in charge of pacing the night's show to FUCK RIGHT OFF as my DVR (which is set for a little over-run added to the over-run) cut off right after Cena pinned Slater.

I can honestly say that I didn't see one thing on this show that makes me want to watch SmackDown. The Undertaker looking just kind of sadly at Kane was interesting and I liked the way they used the repeated "*GONG* lights out" gimmick (even though, as pointed out above me, Bret Hart just vanished and nobody bothered to point that out), but not enough to get me to set the DVR for Fridays.

Someone's going to have to explain the logic of having Jericho and Edge weasel their way out of the 5-on-5, yet not only does Sheamus NOT take the same approach he tries to beat all five Nexus lads essentially by himself, which leads to Heath Frickin' Slater pinning the champ clean in the center of the ring. Were they testing out Sheamus for a face run by seeing how he could sell and play the underdog? (And not that I mind Slater pinning Sheamus on paper, but if they are going to have a PPV in three weeks with Wade Barrett challenging Sheamus, shouldn't HE have been the one to pin the champ, if only so he can beat it into the ground that he pinned the WWE champion headed to the PPV?)

I will be bummed out if Jericho's last show is Night of Champions, so let's make that NOT happen, m'kay?

Michael Cole's hating on the NXT guys is tired.



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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.48
    Originally posted by ecwfan4life2004
    900th episode -

    They could haves:

    Actually had Taker vs Hart, where HBK comes out and takes out Kane when he interferes and then superkicks Taker & Hart as well.

    HHH coulda returned

    Stone Cold coulda drenched the SES with beer, that woulda been really cool angle actually

    The Rock could of shown up

    The GM coulda been revealed

    These are all things that coulda happened

    I COULD WRITE A BETTER SHOW THAN WWE CAN

Great post. High fives all around.

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    And for the record, I would watch an hour of Trish making out with Lita.
Too bad we're currently in the PG era of the WWE!

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#38 Posted on
    Originally posted by Dr Unlikely
    but Bret has no superpowers, so we can only assume he's currently trapped in The Darkside



Pshaw! He's Canadian! Of course he does! =P
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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
    Originally posted by AegisD
      Originally posted by Dr Unlikely
      but Bret has no superpowers, so we can only assume he's currently trapped in The Darkside



    Pshaw! He's Canadian! Of course he does! =P


I don't think mispronouncing o's and wearing a lot of denim is a legitimate superpower. :x kidding!! don't hate me America's Hat.

At one point during the show, my girlfriend, who randomly watches raw with me at times, turned to me and asked who most of these people were, or (in the case of kofi, swagger, etc..) where they'd been. I told her they were on the friday show she never watches and she replied "oh.. well why are they on the 900th episode then?" which kind of encapsulated how i felt about the show as well.

I almost felt as if they were taking a mini shot at TNA also by showing kurt getting the pedigree.



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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.50
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    Someone's going to have to explain the logic of having Jericho and Edge weasel their way out of the 5-on-5, yet not only does Sheamus NOT take the same approach he tries to beat all five Nexus lads essentially by himself, which leads to Heath Frickin' Slater pinning the champ clean in the center of the ring. Were they testing out Sheamus for a face run by seeing how he could sell and play the underdog? (And not that I mind Slater pinning Sheamus on paper, but if they are going to have a PPV in three weeks with Wade Barrett challenging Sheamus, shouldn't HE have been the one to pin the champ, if only so he can beat it into the ground that he pinned the WWE champion headed to the PPV?)


Pride? He keeps touting that he's the WWE champion, he's untouchable, wakka wakka wakka. Also, Nexus called off the truce, so he probably wants a piece of their asses too.

Well, that or Edge and Jericho are smarter than him and decided that instead of fighting Nexus and getting beaten down, they'd hit the bricks, stay fresh and let everyone else take their lumps.





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