RAW Is Blogged – Shake Your Funkasaurus White Boy

Two weeks in a row WNW has been buzzing after RAW. Heck, not just WNW, but the whole IWC for the second week in a row. Whether you’re happy about the decisions WWE has made with wrestlers, their characters and how those characters are portrayed, they have us talking. In my opinion that’s something we haven’t had in a while and something the industry needs. Further than having us talking, they’re creating a storyline with two different wrestlers. We don’t know what the plans are with either, but they have so much room to grow and change as the fans react. We don’t know what the long term plans for these characters are, but it’s very obvious that they’re going somewhere with both of them. This keeps us tuning in to see what each of them will do next. For me, that was one of the biggest reasons I tuned in every week during the Monday Night War. Not all of the wrestling was very good, but the characters grabbed my attention and I needed to know what they were going to do next!

Jericho has been shaking things up and keeping us questioning without even saying a word, two weeks in a row. I’m not saying what he’s doing is good or bad (here), but he has people talking and wondering, both what’s going on in his head and where his character is going. Most of us have wanted Jericho to return since he last left. Others of us have been champing at the bit to have him back since he finished Dancing With The Stars. Either way, we have have watched Jericho grow from his days in the WCW. He’s no longer that silly kid with the long hair and that silly pug on the top of his head. He’s been a silly face to a nasty heel and taken them all in stride. Who he is now, we just don’t know yet and that’s what’s both interesting and exciting!

Then there’s Brodus Clay. I really didn’t believe Laurinaitis’ kayfabe Twitter account when he said Brodus was going to be debuting on RAW this week. We’ve been jerked around so many times on this that it had become a joke. Even further, I was worried that Brodus’ debut being pushed back so many times that he’d be pushed back into future endeavor land. Last night I was shocked to see Brodus, even more shocked to see Brodus as the Funkasaurus – yes, it’s been spelled different ways all over the web, but this is how WWE.com has it written, so I’m hoping they’re sticking with it. Honestly, I didn’t even think it was really him at first, but he looked great! He’s obviously worked hard and lost some serious weight. I won’t give my judgment of Brodus here, but I will say that if he had come out as the obligatory heel – as his debut videos had suggested – I don’t think he’d be as interesting right off the bat. I don’t think we’d be talking so much about him if he came out as a monster. Think of Snitski, Mike Knox and so many others who were monsters and little else. Further, right now we have Mark Henry who is a straight up monster heel, Kane who has made a monster return, even though he’s not yet a straight up heel (I’m not quite ready for Kane to be full on heel), and a monster who has seemed to go soft and lost that monster about him – even though he can still be big and scary – in Big Show. Another big monster very easily could have gotten lost, but we won’t soon forget the Funkasaurus!

Show Starts

Opening In Ring Segment

B > I have to say that I thought Kane going on and on was a bit much. I’d hope by now everyone knows what a huge Glen Jacobs fan I am, but this was just too much. Kane spoke a lot and it felt a little forced. I’m not saying I’ve lost any love for Kane, nor am I saying that it was as bad as TNA/IW drawn out opening segments, but that the segment was too long and wasn’t as exciting as he usually is.

What saved it was Cena coming out and their fight. Not only did they set up the outside setting, but it foreshadowed what could be coming later in the show. Also, the way Kane disappeared after knocking Cena into the trash was great. Kane and the WWE have really been sticking with the mysterious and magical ways that helped make Kane and Taker’s characters so interesting and mysterious. They might want to think about doing some flashbacks for Kane, and Taker if he returns, to show the newer fans the mystery and the magic that surrounds the Brothers of Destruction. I’m willing to bet many fans don’t know anything about Taker’s urn and where the brothers came from and why they’re so mystical and mysterious. Just a thought.

Sheamus & Santino vs Wade & Mahal

C+ > I’m not thrilled with Sheamus getting saddled with Santino, though they do work very well together. On the other hand, I see less than nothing in Mahal. He worked fairly well when Khali was around, but now he has no spark, no pizzazz! I want something from him other than the brooding mad guy. I know nothing about him other than he was Khali’s brother-in-law. Who is Mahal? It’s sad to say, but when Mahal comes on TV during SD, I use that as a potty break or time to get a drink. I’m more interested in Drew than Mahal! If I’m talking this much about the other three in this match, that doesn’t bode well for Wade. He faded into the background here and did so little work. While this was cute and fun, it wasn’t a good thing for the heels in any way.

Winners – Sheamus & Santino

Backstage Segment

B- > Laurinaitis and Otunga trying to make jokes is just hysterical! They’re so bad that it works. I can’t admit that I’m finding Laurinaitis worth the time, but he has moments that his horrible work is just beautiful. Also, I don’t quite get why the heel GM isn’t helping out heel Miz. It’s interesting, but goes against the norm. I guess that’s a good thing. We’re actually being kept guessing which is so much better than much of the boredom that seems to fall over the WWE through late spring into summer. Things are picking up again and RAW is getting interesting again, but not enough that Laurinaitis is actually good enough to have to watch on a regular basis!

Video

A > I was hoping that Edge would be headlining the Hall of Fame this year. There’s many deserving people who should be inducted into the Hall of Fame on their own merit (Arn Anderson), but the way Edge’s career was cut short and he’s still fresh on our minds, so it is the perfect time to induct him.

Backstage Segment

C > Sad that Mason Ryan has been reduced to shrugging and wandering off without saying a word. At least we don’t have to see him screwing up in the ring?

Backstage Segment

B > More Ryder and Cena? I know they want to continue to push their friendship, but the way Ryder seems to grovel at Cena’s feet really annoys me. They’re making it feel like Ryder’s success is all due to Cena, as if Ryder didn’t take his success into his own hands. I really liked Kane skulking around the shadows. This is working really well. I like that the old Kane is back now that he’s masked again. I have to admit that I was worried that re-masking him might not work well, but it does. It’s like he’s climbed back into his favorite sequined dress after not fitting into it for years, but now he’s stepping back out on the dance floor to show how pretty and confident he is again! Hey, it works in my own head!

Kofi vs Bryan

B+ > Well, they did a great job of making Bryan look strong, something he’s been struggling with, but sadly it was at the expense of Kofi. I will say that Bryan is doing a great job of turning heel, I just wonder if Cole will continue to hate him the way he has. Also, Bryan did a beautiful job of turning green and looking sick when he found out that he would be defending his Title in a No DQ, No Countout Match on SD. He’s doing a really good job with his changing character.

Winner – Bryan

Brodus vs Hawkins

Well, I have to say Brodus made quite the debut! There’s so many ways that they can go with this character. Either he can continue as the Funkasaurus, or they can change up his character every week. I remember, quite a while ago, when Big Show was trying to find himself and came out as a different wrestler every week. My favorite was when he came out as Piper, but that might just be because I like men in kilts. Either way, I’m blown away at how Brodus got over with his dancing and gyrating! I really knew nothing about about Brodus other than him being big and kind of scary. Now I know that he really can be funny. Not only can he move better than I thought possible, but he really seems to be able to laugh at himself. On top of all that he really looked solid in the ring with some creative moves. Brodus impressed me last night and from that short match, I can’t wait to see where they go with him next. This was so much better than him coming out as a big scary monster without a personality. I’m actually excited about Brodus finally making his debut, even if he did remind me a bit of Dusty Rhodes.

Winner- Funkasaurus

Backstage Segment

B+ > Ryder brushing his teeth isn’t something I really want to see on TV, but he was so cute and goofy while Kane malingered barely out of sight. They did a really good job continuing to foreshadow what Kane was leading to.

Punk w/ Laurinaitis vs Swagger w/ Dolph & Vickie

A- > Yes, I know Laurinaitis wasn’t there with Punk, but the fact that Laurinaitis didn’t completely screw Punk over was a big step in the right direction for Punk. I really thought Laurinaitis was going to do something while ringside, or at least more than text and talk on his phone, but he’s a boring guy, so I guess I expected too much. Punk looked really strong last night, as the WWE Champion should. It was nice to see a straight up and clean match for Punk where no one gets involved other than his opponent.

I really don’t know what it is about Swagger. He’s a good sized guy, he has the look, he has ring skills and he’s not horrible on mic, in fact I think his lisp it kind of cute, yet he’s just not making it as a big Superstar. He seems to have that undefinable thing, but it’s not working. Honestly I don’t know what Swagger needs to do to get past this mid-card slump he’s been stuck in, but I hope he does as I think he’s a really good performer. I think he could do wonderfully, even with Angle’s stolen ankle lock. Sorry, I had to comment on it. Angle is so whiny sometimes. Either way, this was a solid match that reminded me that Swagger is darn good in the ring, even though Punk’s good at making most other look good in the ring with him.

Winner – Punk

Backstage Segment

C- > Well, I guess it’s a job for the Bellas to hang out backstage and argue with others and each other as now they’re suddenly needing to be all over ADR now that he’s gone. Makes total sense to me. At least it’s keeping them out of the ring. Now if they could find a way to keep them from talking…

In Ring Segment

B > Ricardo is funny! I have to give this segment to him and his singing. Okay, I can’t give the whole segment to Ricardo as R-Truth was great too. I never thought R-Truth could ever be as good as he’s become. I gave much of R-Truth’s charisma and ability to get over to Miz previously, I now know I was wrong. R-Truth has finally broken through that shell that was holding him back. I honestly never thought he could be half this good, so I’m soaking up every little nuance he gives us. After a RAW house show I claimed that R-Truth was one of the physically ugliest men I have ever seen in person. I still hold to that, but what he does with his face holds me in awe. He’s so expressive and blowing me away with his character. I can’t wait for him and Miz to have it out. I don’t like that R-Truth has a Wellness strike, but it was great for his character to be broken up with Miz!

In Ring Segment

A- > Jericho with a whole new live crowd that loved him, but he confused us all yet again! What a brilliant segment, other than his inability to get real tears to roll. He was trying so hard, but they didn’t happen. I can’t think of many other people who could do this as well as he is. When I first told my daughter Ellie about last week’s segment, I didn’t tell her who it was returning. She said that Edge was retired, so other than him it had to be Jericho. Very few could play this as well as he has. I can’t wait to see where this is going!

Eve vs Beth

B- > I’m so glad we didn’t have to watch this match! I do have to say that Ryder ran to the aid of his lady quickly and got her out of there, but the way she was screeching at him to hurry with the tire, I just wanted to slap her. Actually, him too. Rather than stay there and change the tire, just run for it and get out of the area. I know the storyline wasn’t set for that to happen, but the tire and her screeching was too cliché.

Backstage Segment

D > And more of Eve screaming and Ryder fixing the tire. I will say he did a good job of changing the tire, or whoever helped him did a good job of it. For me what killed it was Eve’s screaming at him to hurry up. Why couldn’t she get her well formed bum out of the SUV and help him? Ugh!

Cena vs Dolph w/ Vickie

The way this match started really upset me. Normally only the people who don’t have names or are jobbing in a big way – such as Curt Hawkins against Brodus – don’t have their entrance shown on air. Dolph was already ringside when RAW came back from Ryder’s tire changing and Eve’s screeching. I find this greatly troubling as Dolph is #1 contender and should be treated better than this. It might seem like the merest slight, but this is the type of thing that sticks in my mind as a wrestler is getting a push into a possible Championship role. Doesn’t bode well in my opinion.

I thought Dolph did a great job of holding his own with Cena in this match. Even better was Dolph’s grandstanding in the ring. He’s come so far from the overly spazzing Nicky he was in Spirit Squad. Yes, I watched the first disk of the DX DVD from 2006 and giggle through the whole thing. Actually, Stacy and I both giggled and he finally understands why I point and laugh at Dolph and call him a glorified cheerleader sometimes.

While putting Kane’s attack on the tron for Cena to see is very AE, it worked to make sure neither Cena nor Dolph looked weak, something very good for Dolph going into the Royal Rumble. On the other hand, the way Kane chokeslammed Ryder off the side of the loading doc looked horrible! Ryder obviously didn’t fall the whole distance to the wooden pallets bellow as his flopping arms and legs showed he was much higher. If I hadn’t seen so many of Kane’s chokeslamms to hell I wouldn’t be this bothered, but I’ve seen Kane’s chokeslams off the ring, off announce, off the stage, off loading docks, off loading docks into construction dumpsters, off loading docks into construction dumpsters set afire, and off so many other interesting and creative high places. This one just didn’t look as good to me as so many others have, so I have to complain a tiny bit. Other than that the outside segment went off very well. Cena sold well and Ryder looked wonderfully broken down below on the wooden pallets. My only question is – what happened to Eve after RAW went off the air? I’m game for a good old fashioned Brother of Destruction kidnapping, but that’s just me. I’m not sure Eve could play it off as well as Steph did so many years ago.

Post Show

I really enjoyed this episode of RAW. They’ve been stepping things up a bit as they start toward the Royal Rumble and onto the road to Mania. This is always my favorite time of year for wrestling as they pull out the big guns to drive up the buy-rate for the grandest stage of them all. Yes, I’m getting a little silly and giddy, but have one last thing. I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I was getting WrestleFest. Well, it was a comedy of errors getting it home (black ice, but no crashes or injuries). Two flights of stairs down, squeezing it into my mother-in-law’s Rav4 (not built for such things, but bigger than our cars), Stacy riding home almost kissing the windshield and then convincing the teen boys that they really did want to help get it into the house. While it looked good sized in the hall it was in, it looks huge in my living room, something I really don’t understand. Our youngest is the best playing it, by far and Stacy has been having fun finding info online and learning how to tweak all the little parts to make it look better. One of my cats is very upset that we put the whole thing back together, but likes hanging out up top, or sleeping on the deck between the joysticks.

KB

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  • David F.

    Brodus reminded me of Rikishi and the Godfather rolled into one

  • diddy

    did anyone else think of Rikishi and Too Cool when Brodus Clay started busting a move?

    • http://brodus4prez.com Not a hater

      Yes, and I love the idea I read about Goldust and Brodus teaming up, Grand Funk BroDust!

  • Jamie

    The ending to the Punk Swagger was weird. For me it looked like Swagger was supposed to kick out of the elbow and get caught in the Anaconda Vice. I do like that nobody got involved but the way it ended has me wondering if someone was supposed too….

    • kbunyon

      I think they wanted to leave us questioning. That way Laurainitis can come back with all sorts of new horrible ideas on next week's RAW.

      Thanks for bringing this up. It was something I was planning to bring up but missed. I think I need to start taking notes during RAW so I remember these specific things for RIB. I talked to Stacy a lot about Dolph not getting entrance music. I did that to remember it and it worked. I'll have to think on this more…

      KB

      • @RatedMKD

        The commentary during the replay seemed to suggest it was completely intentional, done to sell the concept of Laurinaitis being the guest referee at Royal Rumble. Mistakes can be made, and this title match is too important to risk a bad call like that. What I don't get is why they're pitching a man who doesn't work as a referee as an acceptable alternative to trained, experienced referee.

  • Richie

    The end of Punk/Swagger was a work. Next week Laurinaitis will make a rematch and find a way to screw with Punk. I also was laughing uncontrollably during the Funkasaurus's debut! The WWE is having a great time trolling us all!

  • H.M.

    I hope I wasn't the only one who noticed a presumably horrible botch by the ref. during the Punk/Swagger match. They wouldn't end the match that abruptly. I guess it adds a sense of 'realism' you could say. Using other maneuvers aside from the usual finishers.

    I do agree about the Kane promo at the start. This angle has had a few things just from this episode that really annoy me. You mentioned them but I want to stress them out emphatically because that's what I do when I'm annoyed. First and foremost, Kane's mic work should be kept to a minimum. If that's too much(and I understand, since Kane DOES have wonderful mic work and it's a shame to put it to waste), then at least don't make Kane SO animated and drone on and on. I love his verbiage but I wonder how much of the crowd can even understand him(looking at you Cena fans, and the average American) Keep him a bit still and slow in his animations and movements. Like a calm beast ready to strike (ala Kane back when he debuted).

    In addition, I think Eve's constant screaming makes sense… I mean you've got a homicidal freak of a man chasing after you…how else would you expect her to react?

    The chokeslam was executed fine. I think it was the impact – or lack thereof that we all expected to hear. There was no convincing thud. Or a scream from Ryder. Or anything. That's what ruined it.

    I do hope they have Kane use the tombstone here and there. He's the only guy aside from Taker that should use it, even if on occasion.

    And lastly to my main point….

    WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND DECIDES TO REPLACE A TIRE OF THEIR CAR WHEN THEY KNOW A MANIAC WILL AND CAN STRIKE AT ANY MOMENT?!!!?? This is KANE folks, not some average joe. You just KNEW Zack would get manhandled the minute he started fixing it up. Maybe have him and Eve run out in pure panic mode without even THINKING about something so stupid only to have Kane attack them on the road…don't know but it sounds MUCH better and much more logical than fixing a damn tire.

    WWE sometimes.

  • Big D

    I got more of a Flash Funk vibe from Brodus

    • kbunyon

      I felt a lot of Rikishi too, but Scotty Too Hottie is a local boy, so it's common for me to go back to his worm and Rikishi dancing with him.

      I also go back to Rikishi being tossed off the top of a HIAC into the back of a truck full of hay. For some reason that's stuck in my head almost as much as Foley being tossed off the other side of a HIAC. My brain works in mysterious ways…

      KB

  • Andy

    Just watched Raw…
    Funkosaurus.
    Funkosaurus?
    Really?
    Really…
    Really.
    What?
    Tell me I didn't see that. Tell me I did not just see that!
    What?
    Oh my God. Sweet jumping Jehova…
    I see what they're going for. I do. I see it. I get it. I hate it, but I get it, but I hate it. Never have I hated a wrestling gimmick more than I hate this one, and there's been some stinkers over the twenty-some-odd years I've been watching.
    Now if only Brodus could actually carry it off, it might only be 50% as terrible. It would still be terrible though.
    The Funkosaurus? From Planet Funk… are you kidding me…
    That man is not funky. He's not. The only think funky about him is his jock after the workouts he's done to lose so much weight (respect on that, by the way, but that's not the point).
    I can only hope, and I do hope and, yes, I even pray, that this is only the beginning of a better gimmick for the poor man, maybe one where in four or five month's time he snaps under the pressure, and dare I say it, the sheer abject humiliation, of having to carry off such a truly horrendous gimmick, and becomes instead some sort of psychotic destroyer, the type we all expected him to be on his debut.
    Stone Cold had a crappy gimmick, the Ringmaster, and while it was a million times better than the Funk-o-bloody-saurus it was still pretty crappy, but it served him well as a stepping stone to great things. There is hope. There is, Brodus, I swear. Don't give up.
    Funkosaurus…
    Vince… congratulations. You pulled a swerve. You got us. We held out hopes and you took them and twisted them and crushed them like the Machiavellian genius you are. We bow to your deviously wicked devious wickedness. You hold the fate of the (WWE) Universe in the palm of your clawed iron grasp. You're God in your Universe. I get it. Congratulations.
    There's no need to completely kill the man's career though, is there?
    What did he ever do to you to deserve that?
    Why?
    Why…

    Someone please forward this to Vince…

  • BigMike

    as i sadi on a previous post looks like Run DMC met the Kool Aid man

  • jocka

    Poor old Funkasauras, he will go the way of the other dinosoars, very, very quickly. The one thing that gets old and boring very quickly is a stupid gimmick. He will nary be seen post rumble.

    • kbunyon

      Actually, I'm thinking he might be a favorite going into the Rumble with his size and how they're obviously going to push him as a monster, albeit a silly monster.

      It's been one week, one match, give it time.

      KB

  • PhilT81

    The punk/swagger outcome was definitely a work… even if it wasn’t the ref or Lauanitis could have restarted the match and they could have gone to a quick finish. Lauanitis will mess with Punk – he might ‘review the tape’ just prior to the Rumble and reverse the decision – allowing Vicki and Swagger to be ringside, that is a less desirable outcome than a rematch for Punk.

    Kane lurking around with red lights is really reminding me of ‘The Boogeyman’ right now.

    Clay really caught me by surprise. I’m not sure if they are punishing him with this gimmick or realise that monster heels tend to be irrelevant unless they spend months running over established main event talent like Mark Henry did on his recent run – something the BC clearly isn’t ready for.

    There was definitely a tear in my eye when Edge got the prestigious first spot in this years Hall of Fame class – something I was really hoping for. It reminded me so much of Eddie, although fortunately for Edge he is still alive – and the youngest living person ever inducted into the Hall of Fame. His resume is outstanding – he really did do it all, even if he never did get to headline Wrestlemania in Toronto against Christian. I think he has a long life ahead of him still and has plenty of time for a second career either doing something in the wrestling industry or something like acting… which is the direction things seem to be heading right now.

    • kbunyon

      Kane's lurking also reminded me of Taker. For some reason I'm huge on the Bros of Destruction and would love to see them face off one more time at WM. Personally I'd love to see that over Taker vs Trip with HBK as SGR and I'm an all out mark for HBK in any way I can get him, even in camo or zebra stripes, just not hunting.

      I also misted up for Edge. I cried, full out alligator tears the night he retired – as I did when I found out about Eddie and when I found out what really happened with Benoit (I was a fan of Nancy in her day as well, so it was a huge shock, and then knowing all the details). They do so much for us, give us so much that it breaks my heart when they're somehow ripped away from the ring that they so obviously love with everything inside them. I think the HOF will be something I watch with my tissues close this year.

      KB

  • Jbreed

    I totally agree with the Kane promo going too long. But what bothers me a lot is how once again John Cena opens and closes the show. Cena is still the main focus of the show and once again being shoved down our throats. I admit this Kane/Cena program may be the best on Raw right now but it's a mid-card program and should be treated as such. It goes to show how little confidence there is in CM Punk right now and how the whole talk of Punk being the new face of Raw is a bunch of crap.

    Santino Marella involved with Sheamus makes no sense. Marella appearing on tv makes no sense. Anyway, this match did nothing to add to the Sheamus/Wade Barrett feud.

    Daniel Bryan needed a big win but Kofi Kingston gets buried some more along with the tag team titles. The WWE is clueless when it comes to booking matches.

    Brodus Clay: This is what they made us wait in anticipation for? He's a cross between Hakeem the African Dream and Ernest The Cat Miller. If the WWE really does plan on pushing Brodus then this is definitely not the right gimmick.

    CM Punk/Jack Swagger was a hell of a match. Swagger really impressed me. But once again placing this match halfway through the show is just wrong.

    Hopefully next week they make Chris Jericho finally say something just as long as he doesn't keep repeating how he's the best in the world at what he does.

    The stuff with Kane and Zack Ryder was good. Kane is definitely the man on Raw right now.

    Entertainment wise this was a really good episode of Raw. But they need to figure out how to get the booking right.

  • Vin Sidious

    I thought this was a bad Raw. The only good match was Punk / Swagger. Punk looked legit angry at the ref after the count, and the ref looked legit nervous at Punk – I thought it was a real screw-up, but since they had the announce team play into it, I guess its probably a work.
    I was excited for Bryan v. Kofi – too bad they blew it off in 1 minute. Jericho is wasting time, not entertaining me. I would have preferred a longer match for Dolph v. Cena, which could have been a very good match. The whole angle with Ryder and Eve running from Kane like he was Jason Voorhees and they weren't in an arena w/ 20,000 witnesses was ridiculous, and STOPPING TO CHANGE THE TIRE was horrible. Like the worst of bad Nitro writing.

    Finally, Brodus Clay. Really? I thought it was a joke when he came out. He may enjoy some mid-card success in the Godfather / Santino vein, but that is not a main event gimmick.

  • Alex

    Can't believe it took Ryder that long to change a tire. lol

    • kbunyon

      I agree, but he actually looked semi-competent. I've pulled over to help so many guys change tires over the years. It shocks me how few people know how to do it, and how crappy the jacks have become! I need to get a decent jack and spare for my new (to me) car.

      KB

  • @RatedMKD

    Personally, I think the fact that Jericho couldn't actually force tears made his segment that much better. Like everyone else, I'm obviously just guessing as to the direction of the story, but it seems to me that he's mocking the crowd, presumably to make sure he has as much heat on him as possible before starting his feud with a babyface. If mocking the crowd's reaction is the true aim, then fake-crying with an obvious lack of tears is the best way to accomplish that.

  • MonsterMike42

    I think the Funkasaurus gimmick is punishment for Brodus Clay revealing he was supposed to be the one who destroyed John Morrison.

  • Chris_Storm

    -Dusty trained Brodus down in FCW and I love the fact that he is reminding people of Dusty, which may come in handy if the Fed goes with Cody/Dustin at Mania. I LOVED THIS BRODUS, and the Funkettes can spend the rest of their lives on this man's television as far as he concerned. Call me a "guy" but &^%$ they looked good.
    -Ken, Swagger is still getting booked this way because of how he let being champ go to his head backstage.
    -Ricki Rod got the pop of the night for that singing bit he did. Those of you who disagree should really stop watching wrestling and shift over to MMA, it is a Sport that is Entertaining, but wrestling like it or not, is Sports Entertainment.

    • Chris_Storm

      -Jericho is perfect.
      -I knew Kane was coming out when Eve's match was announced because Beth is still not "HDTV friendly" after her facial injury by the beautiful but sometimes green-ish Alicia Fox.
      -In today's TT discussion, I said I would choose Ryder to go heel and leave Cena at Kane's mercy. If you don't think this is the direction WWE is going, you maybe should reconsider. All night, every night, they talk up the friendship of Cena and Ryder, it's coming kids, be ready.

  • Clint

    How awesome was the counter in the bryan and kofi match, just as impressive as the evan shooting star press into ortons rko, oh if your mad about kofi's squash blame evan

  • Matrix69

    With broduses debut it bout made me lose my supper y can’t he just come out and kick some but like he’s supposed to. As far as Kane goes I don’t believe that that is Kane I think it’s someone else it don’t look like his body structure

  • Kevin

    I swear, if Jericho makes one more outing of running around the ring and not saying a single word for 5 minutes, I will boycott all things Jericho. I like him, but enough is enough. Say something already!

    As for Brodus, his Funkasaurus debut was reminiscent of The Godfather. I liked it, but I thought we were out of the "gimmic era". I got the distinct impression that they (meaning, Vince) are still punishing Brodus for not keeping his mouth shut. They did the same thing to HHH when he pulled his stunt with Shawn, Kevin, and Scott. He was made a midcarder and forced to lose for several months. If Brodus keeps his mouth shut and takes his punishment like a man, he could be a bigtime monster in the future. When he first debuted on NXT, was immediately reminded of King Kong Bundy. I hope they use him in that capacity one day.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003405580295 Mike

      i think kane should make his erutrn very soon and with a mask. the masked kane was indeed a monster and if he wants to bring the monster out of him then he will have to wear a mask. i think when he makes his erutrn to the wwe they should have a handicap 2 on 1 which would be m,ark henry vs the big show and the big red machine kane