I use to stay up late into the night to watch Raw back when I was in college. In the old days back when Raw was on TSN in Canada it came on the air at Midnight. I would faithful stay awake each week at the expense of feeling awful on Tuesday. Speed ahead to modern times and Raw on just a one hour delay ending at midnight instead of starting at midnight. I feel asleep last night watching Raw. That was what a great job they did selling SummerSlam to me. They put me to sleep. Well done WWE.
I just can not remember a show in which I honestly cared about nothing on the show at all. It was meaningless and pointless. It did not make me want to see any match more at Summerslam than I did going into the show. The bunch of lousy matches they have added have done little to do so either. A pointless Rey vs Miz I-C Title match, Tag Match for titles we have already seen on free t.v with Prime Time Players minus AW who has been fired from WWE vs R-Truth & Kofi with imaginary friend of R-Truth in Little Jimmy. Oh and Santino is going to defend his U.S Title on the pre-show and please to God hopefully lose to Antino what ever his name is.
Where to begin with this awful show. I guess we start at the beginning. We had a match with C.M Punk and one of his opponents at SummerSlam in the The Big Show. This match would all be a pointless shame to lead to an even more pointless tag match with Big Show and Daniel Bryan (Who did the run in to cause the match to end in DQ finish as he attacked Punk) vs Punk and John Cena (Who also came out and got involved). I had been enjoying Punk's slow turn from Face to Heel but it has taken a turn that has made it less enjoyable. Perhaps the fact it is being buried by the Brock vs HHH match is a big reason why. I really don't need to see a pointless back stage piece with Eve. I just am tired of this whole thing. Would Punk just smash Cena in the face with title belt already? Oh wait can we do that in this crappy PG Era of the WWE? Bryan might be over but he is pretty directionless at this point. Still hanging around the title picture like an uninvited guest. Much like the Big Show is just more entertaining.
The best actual match of show was set up by one of the worst Piper's Pits ever. I like Piper and he was great in his day but honestly he is out of shape and his work on the mic is just nothing like what it once was. It makes me sad to see the state of Piper and makes me wonder if he actually needs to do this stuff for the money or to hang on to the idea of hearing people cheer. Not that many were tonight. They did this as one of their Raw Active segments. In which people on Twitter that are brainless are tricked into thinking they are impacting on Raw. In this latest shame the audience was going to pick Pipers guest. The winner was Y2J but we also saw both losers in the poll in this segment. So in reality the audience decided nothing. The match that this segment was done to set up was the best thing on Raw. Ziggler and Jericho carried the match and actually made The Miz seem less awful than normal. If given the time to have a good match Ziggler vs Jericho which was also announced for SummerSlam should be fantastic.
What are some matches we could book that would mean nothing at all. Sin Cara vs Tensai yes that is great let's take two guys that no one gives a damn about and put them in a match. Great move. If you want to get Sin Cara over at this point turn him heel and have him screw Rey out of the I-C Title. At least that would explain why he was on this show seeing as he is not ever booked on Summer Slam. In other pointless matches we had Ryback squash JTG who complained in reality about not being on T.V. Now he was and we still don't care about JTG. Dallas brought back the Goldberg chants which is about only thing interesting about Ryback. A totally pointless Divas tag with Eve and Beth Phoenix vs That Girl that use to tag team with A.J and the Divas Champion that no one gives a damn about. This was an awful match in the ring. Kelly Kelly could not have been worse. We also had Damien Sandow squash Christian who a year ago was in the World Title pitcher and now is barely ahead of Zack Ryder on the food chain. Sandow would win as he actually used a distraction that was suppose to screw him and turned it into a win. We saw Clay come out selling a knee injury from last week come out which led to the end would lead to win. Oh and what would be a Raw without a Heath Slater Squash match. When you are getting squashed by R-Truth it is time to get off T.V. This was all to set up an attack from Prime Time Players with no AW.
This show more than any of the previous three hour shows was painfully long. There was also useless filler with touts, Mark Henry touting from the Olympics and some stupid guy that was on that show Jersey Shore doing tweets. Like honestly.
Ironically I feel asleep for the big finish of the show. Which was suppose to be a contract signing between HHH and Brock. However as we were told through a bunch of segments feature HBK there was no HHH as he was delayed from a flight. HBK would eventually get lured into the Ring by Paul and Brock. HHH would come in and save HBK from a beating that looked to be coming. The contract was signed and nothing more happened in the ring. HBK would talk with Hunter in the back and suggest that Brock was a different kind of animal from Undertaker or even HHH. He walks away and heads towards the parking lot. He would be cut off in the next segment by Paul as both seemed to be driving cheap rental cars which seems a little off but whatever. Brock would grab HBK out of the Car knocked over the Camera man and screen was black with audio smashing and thumping. Next we see a crowd gathers and HBK's rental a smashed mess. Hope Shawn got insurance. Anyway HHH arrives on the Scene and ask A.J where is Shawn? She says Brock took him off. A.J can apparently boss around the Big Show but has no control over Brock and Heyman. next we see Brock caring a Shawn Micheal roughed up but not bleeding (PG Police) and he would take him to ring F-5 him and go to put on the kimura lock and HHH would arrive on scene and came running down the ramp. Heyman would tell him to stop or Brock would break HBK's arm. HHH did stop but Brock broke the arm anyway and HHH would hit ring and Brock would leave as medical personal would tend to HBK.
That was it even as HHH and HBK fan I could care less. This was so poorly done and ultimately predictable I just didn't care. HHH had this same injury and never sold it to go to Mayweather fight which was covered by WWE the fact he was at the event. This pretty much killed this angle before it ever started. The 25th SummerSlam is a long way from the Mega Powers vs Mega Bucks in terms of my interest. I still likely will but I would not be shocked if I had a nap like I did tonight during Raw.