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Happy Memorial Day and thank you to all of the veterans and active military..

Sorry this post is a day late, but bigger sorry there was no post last week. I lost track of the days and by the time I finished watching RAW it didn’t make sense to post. Also, this may be the last post for a while. I’m going out of town for several weeks and will likely not be watching wrestling on the beach!

This Big Show promo is taking too long. I’m bored. And if I’m bored at the beginning, I don’t pay as much attention throughout the rest of the show.

Okay, AWESOME tag team match. Even R-Truth looked really good and that was just a ton of fun.

Hey, Brodus Clay speaks!

CM Punk and Daniel Bryan had another spectacular match.

I might have forgotten that Sheamus is WH Champ. Oops.

Well, it seems that Big Show destroying people also bores me. So overall, current Big Show bores me. Other than that, RAW was pretty decent. Had some really good matches. It was odd that Cena didn’t show up, I wonder where he was (unless they said and I wasn’t paying attention, which is likely). But the show still works without him, which is likely good news for the (far) future.

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Opening of the show was pretty good, and then a good tag match to follow. Then we got he closest thing to a real Divas match I can remember in months! haha

I have to admit the first hour of RAW came and went without a ton more of my attention. I’m not sure if it’s the content or just me being really tired! The transition from Big Show’s “firing” to the Funkasaurus was a little…abrupt.

The six-man tag went pretty well. I liked that it had a clean finish and didn’t just descend into chaos as they often do.

Cena is making me laugh. I hate Johnny Ace talking so much that it really just felt right. RAW did end up being decent. I enjoyed that the PPV wasn’t being shoved down my throat – although it seems like this one came up so, so fast.

Big Show and Cody Rhodes: the feud that just won’t quit.

It’s interesting to me that they’re putting Tensai in with the top, top guys already. He’s just had a few squash matches and they’re making him really important all the sudden. I know he has a history, but still. Also I might not care as much if I liked him. I’ll stop complaining about him soon, I promise.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston – WWE’s attempt to persuade me that this RAW is awesome. I admit it’s helping a lot.

Nice to see Layla wrestle again! I would’ve preferred her against Natalya but oh well. I wonder if Beth will be ready to wrestle in two weeks – she posted a photo of her ankle a couple weeks ago and it looked pretty gnarly. Hopefully she’s lucky and is healing quickly.

Paul Heyman!! Badass. I’m not sure if people were cheering for him at the end of the statement he read or cheering for Lesnar quitting. Both, for me. Hahaha

SERIOUSLY can they mute Tensai’s breathing or something??

Heh, I forgot the “starring Brock Lesnar” thing was happening and I was so puzzled when it first appeared. Anyway. I’m personally glad Cena won last night. Seems as though there was lots o’ blood but it sounds like an interesting match (I didn’t get to watch). All of the wrestlers get so beat up at Extreme Rules, sometimes it hurts to watch!

I haven’t been so happy to see HHH in a while! He kinda brought things back to reality. And then got beat up. Man, Brock really scares me hahaha. I don’t know if he’s just really good at what he does or if his crazy eyes are real.

Hey, I was just talking about Layla! Glad she’s back, and I think she also deserves the title a whole lot more than some other Divas.

I like Brodus Clay but every week now he’s just squashing people.

Hm, Eve’s character got even more annoying than before.

The tag match was quite good. I wonder if the titles will mean more now that fans really like the people who hold them.

Punk vs. Bryan on PPV? That is a good idea, WWE.

That Cena segment was…uhhh…why are they just breaking everyone?

I missed the first couple minutes of RAW, and I turned on the TV to see Edge!! Didn’t expect that, but pretty cool. He is really good at this whole wrestling thing.

Remember when Kofi Kingston was on a tag team and then disappeared for a while? To me, that was a really bad choice. His match tonight was a nice little comeback of main event-level stuff; he and Jericho had a GREAT match. I really enjoyed it.

I was wondering earlier today if Otunga would be around tonight. His girlfriend/wife (I can never remember) Jennifer Hudson had to be in Chicago today to deal with legal stuff concerning the homicides of some family members; that’s pretty awful :/ It seems like he’s able to be with her and that’s nice.

Okay, seriously. I think I could read out the phonetic Japanese better than Tensai. This gimmick just bothers me so much. I like that they’re giving a little more explanation of, “oh he went to Japan for a long time,” but still. Also, is his breathing supposed to intimidate me? It just makes me think I could outrun him. hahaha

I wonder if Paul Bearer is back for a while or just for tonight!

As much as I’m not a huge fan of the angle they’re taking with Punk and Jericho, I’m glad this feud is still going. It seemed like before WrestleMania they started kind of rushing things with them, but this has had a little more time to fester now.

Wait, is there really a Divas Championship match out of nowhere?! Come on, guys, at least pretend you’re trying here. “A few weeks ago on SmackDown” does not a number one contender make. Oh my gosh. And then Beth Phoenix lost the title. Ughhh.

It’s true, nobody can recite the alphabet backwards unless they practice. I was actually entertained by fake drunk Punk. Mostly because you knew how it was going to end, and that Jericho would get his face kicked.

I think one reason I’m not a huge Lesnar fan (and I know this is stupid) is that he has the crazy eyes. I’m actually scared of him. The, “Monday Night Raw: Starring Brock Lesnar” line made me laugh though. I’m also glad he had boots on and not just tennis shoes, he looks more respectable (as if his size and crazy eyes aren’t enough).

Sorry there was no post last week, I was traveling. I did watch RAW later in the week and it was…okay. This is kind of stupid of me but I can’t take Brock Lesnar as seriously when he’s just wearing track pants and running shoes. It just looks odd to me.

I enjoyed the WWE title match. It can be hard to make matches with big guys believable, but that worked quite well. I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of the angle they’re taking with Punk but I mean, it can’t be perfect forever.

I did quite enjoy Cena slapping Lesnar in the face last week. I’ve decided to root against Brock. I’m not entirely sure why since I haven’t even seen him wrestle yet, but that’s that! haha.

Man, Vickie is still so good at what she does. I’m still enjoying Brodus Clay’s gimmick as well. Perhaps soon he’ll have a real match.

I’m not much of a Tensai fan. His character is just awful to me. I think he works too slowly for my liking (or maybe I just don’t like his style?). No doubt he’s powerful, but I just don’t find myself caring to watch him much. The green crap is weird (also definitely was not green until this week, but no matter). I think Cena sold that great though.

The last part of this article concentrates on the name change from WWF to WWE. We all know that Vince McMahon had no control over this. The World Wildlife Fund claimed for many years that people were confusing the two companies. That couldn’t be any further from the truth in my opinion. I just remember at the time a lot of people saying the same thing that I was that no one has ever heard of the World Wildlife Fund. This was all money and just selfishness upon the World Wildlife Fund. They probably were mad at the emerging popularity during the Attitude Era and how Vince McMahon more of a household name.

With this name change along with the roster split, I still firmly believe that this sent the stock of WWE down. While to this day, Vince McMahon continues to profit. The numbers, however, are still not as high as it was ten years ago. There isn’t one certain solution to this problem but rather, a whole set of them. We see Brock Lesnar return and the roof comes off the place. This past week, WWE couldn’t sustain the momentum. Maybe it was the crowd or maybe not. I have no idea.

I still consider myself my loyal to WWE. I am a wrestling fan and always will be. As this article shows, I have a nostalgia for the Attitude Era. A lot of fans around my age or older do. I think we just have a hard time accepting the fact that wrestling will never be the same. I think one step towards getting something similar to the old days is ending the roster split once and for all. They did a little bit with the “Raw Supershow”. But I think putting all superstars on both shows and having them show up to both would help.

There will be a surplus again of wrestlers but I think bringing back titles like the European and Cruiserweight will give moreĀ opportunities to some of the wrestlers that get little or no time on TV. Another solution to this is unfortunately, future endeavoring the guys that honestly, areĀ irrelevant. I am sure TNA could use more parts off the scrap heap anyway. One thing comes to mind though: Does Vince McMahon fear that if he did “futureĀ endeavor” a bunch of these guys that they will become great somewhere else? Does he fear that TNA will be just like WCW in the mid-90’s and just steal a bunch of his guys?

No chance in hell.

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