RAW Review - 7/26/10
Very average RAW last night. I understand that they are just building towards Summerslam but they could have put a little more effort into the show. I guess they were trying to balance things out with next week's RAW since it was a double taping last night in San Antonio.
John Cena & Chris Jericho Segment
This was pretty entertaining. Cena was good on the mic. Loved it when Jericho came out to talk about how its *his* team and not Cena's team. That's the team of the night really... a team that cannot function together and that would be Cena's team.
Randy Orton vs Jey Uso w/Jimmy Uso & Tamina
The Uso twins are already losing in squash matches.
So much for their push. Obviously, no one is going to expect Jey Uso to pull off the upset against Orton.
But you are not suppose to throw a guy you are/were trying to push into the fire against Orton. It does nothing but make The Usos look even more pathetic.
Final Result: Randy Orton pinned Jey Uso after the RKO.
After the match, Jimmy attacked Orton and ended up looking even weaker because he failed. Sheamus also failed and got RKOed.
Then we see The Miz yet again, teasing the fact that he's going to cash in his contract on the fallen Sheamus. Orton would have none of it because he RKOed The Miz immediately. It would have been funnier if Orton kept being on Sheamus and encouraged The Miz to cash it in, only to RKO him. Oh well.
The Great Khali w/Ranjin Singh vs Edge - If Khali loses, he's off Cena's team
Here's a match I thought I'd never see... It makes sense coming from Edge's standpoint. The Great Khali sucks. Ranjin Singh overheard Edge telling Ted DiBiase backstage that he would take out Khali if he had to was interesting.
This match was really short because Nexus came out and Edge ran away, which got him counted out. It looked like Nexus was going to take out The Great Khali but decided to let him go. I wonder if they're trying to recruit him. Either that, or they're allowing him to stay on Cena's team because he's a weak link.
Final Result: The Great Khali wins by Countout.
7 on 7 Elimination Match: Nexus (Wade Barrett, Darren Young, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver, & Skip Sheffield) vs Team RAW (Mark Henry, Evan Bourne, Yoshi Tatsu, David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, Goldust, & Jerry 'The King' Lawler)
I seriously hope the casual fans didn't think Team RAW had a chance against Nexus.
If anything, I feel bad for Evan Bourne and The Hart Dynasty being stuck with the laughing stock of RAW. I'm very glad that Santino, Kozlov, Regal and Ryder was excluded from this "team". Yoshi Tatsu finally makes an appearance only to get eliminated immediately. How sad.
The point of this match (for anyone with 1/10th of a brain) is to show that Nexus is a "force to be reckoned with". They did exactly that.
Each Nexus member got to showcase their finishers and moves. Out of all of them, Otunga's slam sucks. Tarver had a pretty unique slam and was cool. Sheffield's running clothesline, I can buy that as a finisher. The best one is obviously Justin Gabriel's 450 Splash. But Wade Barrett has the most effective finisher.
It's weird seeing an elimination match scheduled for Summerslam. So much for the concept of Survivor Series and Bragging Rights!
Alicia Fox (Divas Champion) w/Jillian Hall vs Brie Bella w/Nikki Bella
Bella Twins on RAW with no guest host? You know what that means... squash match time!
This match didn't last more than 30 seconds.. seriously. Why bother? That's just a slap in the face once again to the Women's division.
Final Result: Alicia Fox via pinfall.
Ted DiBiase w/Maryse vs John Morrison w/R-Truth
Pretty boring match. Don't really need to hear R-Truth on commentary... he didn't provide anything insightful.
Maryse tries to distract the ref and R-Truth gets involved. Ted DiBiase rolls up Morrison to win. Again, this is just following the storyline of the night. Cena's team can't function together.
Final Result: Ted DiBiase won by pinfall with a roll-up.
Sheamus (WWE Champion) & The Miz (United States Champion) vs John Cena and Chris Jericho
This was an okay match. I didn't enjoy it too much mostly because I was waiting for Jericho to turn on Cena. It's funny how I was thinking... because I was right. Then again, anyone could see that coming a mile away since Jericho and Cena were arguing to start the show.
Really glad to see The Miz get the pinfall on Cena. Sheamus had a "Damn, I wanted to pin him" look on his face.
I know I complain about Cena a lot... and I'll have to complain about him again right here. So Cena ate the Codebreaker, got pinned. Jericho tries to lock in the Wall of Jericho. Cena doesn't sell the codebreaker and counters it immediately with a STF. Are you kidding me?!?! I really... REALLY hate seeing super Cena.
Khali enters the ring to break them up. I liked how Edge came in out of nowhere to spear Khali. Morrison and R-Truth decided to join in the fun and push and shove each other to end the show.
Final Result: The Miz & Sheamus via pinfall over John Cena & Chris Jericho after The Miz pinned John Cena.
No Bret Hart... he's on his honeymoon I guess. Which means no Bret Hart next week either since they taped next week's RAW already as a part of a double taping.
I wonder if they'll have Cena's team fight each other all the way until Summerslam. Then hopefully Cena will turn heel on his own team at Summerslam after it looks like he finally got them functioning as a team.