I truly apologize for being late with my recap of Monday Night Raw. However this is my views on how things went down.
This Monday Raw came to us from England. The show was all in all an average performance with John Laurinaitis continuing to show his dictatorship leadership style. The return of Brock Lesnar to the WWE and his backing from the General Manager makes one wonder if Laurinaitis plan to make Lesnar the new face of Raw, replacing Cena.
In the match C. M. Punk VS Mark Henry; at the start of the match one could not help but wonder if Punk’s mind was in the right place after all his mental torment from Chris Jericho. However Punk seemed up to the task. It was a good match, ending with Punk jumping from the top rope and driving a chair into Mark Henry’s chest to pick up the win and retain his WWE Championship. Jericho of course appeared on screen immediately after the match to announce that he will get another shot at Punk’s title at Extreme Rules. Jericho will get his re-match in a Chicago Street Fight. He showed a clip of Punk entering and leaving a pub, which the champion brushed off stating he was just out with a few local friends.
Santino Marella continued his winning streak once again beating David Otunga; who seems to be doing a better job of showing off muscles and acting like John Laurinaitis water boy, than winning matches. In the meantime Santino is still The United States Champion.
The Match Kane VS Zack Ryder went down the way anyone would expect it to. Ryder is obviously no match for The Big Red Monster. Kane knocked Ryder out with a chokeslam before the bell even rung.
Daniel Bryan was not pleased to see Kofi Kingston talking to his ex girlfriend AJ . He told Kofi just because he dumped her didn’t mean it was open season. It is confusing why AJ continues to play the role of the beautiful girl with low self-esteem, still trying to get with a guy who is a total jerk and treats her like dirt; confusing isn’t it? Well Daniel promised Kofi that he would make him tap out it a lock which he re-named the Yes Lock. He made good on his promised and Kofi Kingston although putting up a good fight was forced to tap out.
One thing you can say for Rosa Mendes, she knows when to cal lit quits. She tried to get her team members who were no match for the Great Khali and the Big Show, out of harms was. However this was not to be as they were both thrown back into the ring and double slammed by their opponents. The result was no surprise, this was an uneven match-up to begin with.
The main event of the night was John Cena VS a mystery opponent who not surprisingly turned out to be Lord Tensai. There is an on going campaign to make Cena look like a loser. Tensai has returned and for the past couple of weeks has being showing his dominance, so who else would be the likely candidate to give Cena a whopping. However John Cena being the charismatic, no back down, no surrender kind of individual that he is, showed that he was equal to the task. Lord Tensai soon realized this was no walk over, in Cena he was faced with some real competition. The match was pulsing, exciting. The end possibly would have been great but in true Laurinaitis fashion cold water was thrown over the finish. Cena had to look like a loser at whatever cost so Otunga was sent in to make this wish of Johnny a reality. The distraction of course gave Lord Tensai time to spray is green stuff in Cena’s face, distorting Cena’s vision and Tensai subsequently won the match. One cannot feeling cheated. There is the unanswered question. Would Lord Tensai have beaten Cena had there been no interference?