Coming to you live from Hartford, CT tonight for my Raw review. Let’s hope it’s a damn good show!
– Yes chants are far out weighing the No chants.
– Tons of Woooos, even without Flair on WWE TV for years.
– Typical WrestleMania package opens the show.
– HUGE pop for HHH on the video screen.
– Steel Cage hanging over the ring.
– Big pops for Drew McIntyre & A-Ry in the dark match.
– Pretty weak effort from both Riley & Drew.
– “Road Warrior” pop for Zack Ryder. Wow.
– Ryder vs Hennig opens Superstars.
– Close to a sellout except for the upper deck behind hard camera tarped off.
– Ryder pins Hennig in a good match.
– Usos vs Primetime Players next.
– Slow match but Usos definitely over with the crowd.
– PTP botched their finish & had to do it over. No reaction from the crowd whatsoever.
– Commercial for No Holds Barred popped the older fans.
– Split crowd for the Cena chants. “Yes” chants still winning out.
– Johnny really over as a heel for the live audience.
– Holy crap that was a pop for Vince.
– REALLY hot crowd tonight. Can’t even hear most of this promo.
– Matching Sheamus against Tensai showed just how big and cut Sheamus really is.
– Absolutely no one here cares about Tensai.
– Four way elimination match went over really well here. Except for Khali of course.
– Tensai & his minion are in the ring throughout the commercials
– Almost complete silence for the Tensai segment. People were completely uninterested.
– Ricardo wrestling in his tux is fantastic.
– Santino and Richardo have surprisingly fantastic chemistry.
– No mention of Truth’s broken foot, even among the most hardcore fans here.
– HUGE (babyface) reaction for Daniel Bryan on the Tron. It really has been non-stop tonight w/the Yes chants.
– On a side note, covered in glitter thanks to a stalker type fan of Beth Phoenix & his very feminine sign.
– Yes chants followed by What chants? God I hope Bryan & Steve Austin are never in the ring together.
– Fantastic “second base” line from Bryan.
– Once you go Bryan, you never go tryin’!
– Gotta love the Goatface.
– CM Punk can make this crowd chant anything.
– AJ is playing the psycho little fan girl perfectly.
– So far this has been a pretty stacked show but all the matches have been announced during the show. Here’s hoping people turned in or the rating will not reflect the show.
– Nice applause from the crowd after the John Cena Make A Wish Video package.
– Surprising little response for Christian & none for Khali. Looks like Ziggler has the biggest following in this match.
– Has Khali ever lasted past the first person in an elimination match?
– Great triple threat match once Khali was out. Saw Ziggler getting this match maybe next month but No Way Out is just as great.
– Damn Ryback is impressive.
– Way to “be a star” Vince.
– I’m thinking we see Kofi come off the top cage tonight.
– Pretty lackluster reaction for Big Show.
– Weeeelllllll that was boring.
– The only interesting thing about that match was Hawkins’ glow in the dark pants.
– Just a full storyline match but a fun one. Loved AJ sitting like Punk in the ring after the victory.
– Ziggler is even getting pops during the Smackdown commercial.
– While people did get on their feet for Cena’s entrance, it was by far not the loudest. Maybe it’s just a tired crowd, we have been watching 4 hours of wrestling.
– Isn’t this the same promo Cena cut on The Rock & Brock Lesnar?
– Don’t know how it translated on TV but live it didn’t look like Big Show connected at all.
– After the show ended, trainers revived Vince who sold the punch like he could stand or walk on his own.
– For the dark match, John Cena took on the Big Show, John Laurinitis & David Otunga with Big Show accidentally knocking out Otunga & Cena picking up the win. Cena rounded out the night by AAing Laurinitis & spending some time ringside with the fans.
– People just filed out once the dark match was announced. Not a good sign for the No Way Out buyrate.
– No advertised WWE title match between Daniel Bryan & CM Punk.