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Monday Night Raw

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?

 

 

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Monday Night Raw

Brock Lesnar is back on Monday Night Raw and it seems he has a score to settle with John Cena.  The feud between The Rock and Cena was settled at Wrestlemania.  The focus therefore now shifts to Lesnar and Cena, both of whom have the fans rooting in their corner.  John Laurinaitis introduction of Brock was interrupted by Cena who entered the ring and slapped the man who had put him down with a vicious F-5 the previous week on Raw.  A brawl ensued which took  superstars from the locker room and the officials a couple of minutes to control.  At the end of it Cena was sporting a bloody mouth, yet seemed quite undaunted.  Well you could say things have gotten off to an interesting start leading up to Extreme Rules when both men will be facing each other.  In the next few weeks there will no doubt be a lot more confrontations between these two.  Who will come out victorious at Extreme Rules?  That we will all have to wait to see.

Alberto Del Rio who cheated to win his match against Sheamus last Friday on Smackdown was able to defeat Zack Rider this Monday on Raw.  Sheamus was so upset at the referee for making the wrong decision, that he super-kicked him.  It is not yet clear is disciplinary measures will be taken against Sheamus.

Cody Rhodes is getting a taste of his on medicine these days.  The big Show has turned the tables and he is now getting in Cody’s head.  Monday night he suffered yet another loss when he was defeated by R Truth.  Well Cody it seems what goes around comes around.

Can somebody please tell David Otunga he is not in the Mr. America Body Building Competition!  Well as it turned out all those muscles were no match for John Cena who with busted lip an all was able to get Otunga in a submission hold from which he had to tap out.  Cena however had no time to celebrated as he was attacked from behind with a low blow from Brock Lesnar.  Really now Brock that was kind of mean!

 

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Friday Night Smackdown

John Laurinaitis is now General Manager of both Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown.  Not surprisingly he has started to abuse his power.  He offered Teddy Long a job then threatened to suspend his grandchildren education fund if he did not accept.  That is sinking a bit low.  Mess with the man all you want but when it comes to children’s education, you don’t mess with that.  He should be ashamed he even said that for the world to hear.  He is talking about people power, giving the people what they want but what he is displaying is Johnny’s power, getting even with the  people who supported Teddy Long.

He has already threatened C M Punk and tonight R Truth was his first victim on Friday Night Smackdown when he was placed in a handicap match with David Otunga and the world’s strongest man Mark Henry.  I do hope good sense will prevail and he will focus more on pleasing the people rather than pleasing himself.

Randy Orton redeemed himself after his loss at Wrestlemania by beating Kane in a No Disqualification Match.  It was a tough fight going back and forth but in the end Randy managed to pull off a RKO which won him the match.  No doubt Kane is going to want to return the favor.  We are going to see how this one goes.

Tonight Daniel Bryan displayed to the world that he really is a jerk.  I am not surprised that he blames AJ for his loss at Wrestlemania, sharing none of the blame himself.  As far as he was concerned it was all her fault. If he had won he of course would have taken full credit.  It comes as no surprise also that he would publicly humiliate her by dumping her in public, he never did care much about her in the first place, but calling her dead weight and shouting at her to get out of his ring?  That was taking it a bit far.

Big Show continued his winning streak by defeating Heath Slater.  He attempted a cat and mouse game with with Cody, however Cody got away.   Alberto De Rio returned to Friday Night Smackdown and was able to manipulated his way into winning the match causing Sheamus to lose his temper and attack the referee.  This of course will not go down well for Sheamus.