What up wrestling fans, I'm the WrestlingNerd bringing you another written review. Today, we take a look at WWE Raw 4/29/13/. How does the last Raw measure up? Let's find out and begin.
The first match of the night features the various sidekicks from the WHC picture. Zeb stands on the sidelines since he saw somebody eat some french fr--FREEDOM fries. That's what they're called in Jack Swagger's 'Merica. What's up with Ricardo's pants? I didn't realize we're back in the '80s. Actually, that's kinda ironic since you have Dolph Ziggler standing at ringside for this match. I can always count on Ricardo to make me laugh. I loved the spot where he threw the can at Big E's head. His comedic timing is gold. I want a sitcom starring Ricardo Rodriguez. The match was full of shenanigans, but it was pretty amusing. If you try to remember that this match isn't supposed to be taken seriously, you'll enjoy it. Still, I imagine this pissed off a lot of folks since people are probably taking the concept of grown men wrestling in tights way too seriously. Ricardo wins the match by getting a rollup on Zeb. Due to Ricardo's victory, Del Rio gets to choose the stipulation for the WHC title match at Extreme Rules. Well, might as well go over the other matches involving the WHC competitors, but first a word from our sponsors….
I think Domino's Pizza is more over than the IC Championship. Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston was pretty entertaining. This match almost made you think that they were gonna start doing something with Kofi, but you quickly come to your senses and remember he's holding onto one of the mid-card championships. That's pretty much the equivalent of the Kiss of Death since your ass in WWE isn't going anywhere for a while. Kofi nearly pulls off the upset, but AJ and Big E made sure Ziggles picked up the win. Speaking of AJ, there was a brief follow-up between AJ and Kaitlyn. It looks like they're setting up Kaitlyn's new storyline since she'll probably drop the title very soon. A diva having a secret admire? Yeah, never seen one of those before. Why do I have the strange feeling it will end up being Hornswoggle? In fact, I got one Canadian dollar ridin' on Hornswoggle. Let's get to the next match, but let's find out where Lawler's pizza went….
I expect the next Domino's commercial to feature Cena. Come to Domino's and try John Cena's Five Cheese of Doom. Available next Tuesday! Anyway, Swagger squashed Zack Ryder to no surprise. The biggest surprise was Ryder actually talking on a microphone. Ryder cuts promos? I wouldn't be surprised if Ryder found that microphone in a garbage can and decided to see if it still worked.
Alberto Del Rio and Antonio Cesaro had a fair match. I guess Antonio's fitting into his role of being that annoying character. I don't even know if that's good or bad yodeling. Again, Antonio should be on The Price is Right. Look at Alberto go insane with those kidney punches….
Del Rio makes Cesaro tap out to the Cross Armbreaker. After the match, Del Rio announces a ladder match will take place at ER, finally closing the book on the WHC picture for tonight's show. Woah….That was a mouthful. We go a week without any build for this match and then WWE shoves so much of it on tonight's show. I kinda wish they would've spaced things out, but I was fine with tonight's approach. I like the idea of it being a Ladder match. I was already interested in this match to begin with, but now I'm really excited for this contest. I think it's gonna be a lot of fun. Hope it doesn't disappoint.
Your Filler for the Evening
So, Cody Rhodes just basically gave up on the match by diving into that RKO. I'm not even angry about this. I'm laughing at just how ridiculous it looked. Derp Moment of the Week goes to Cody Rhodes. That seriously made my day. The match was pretty good, but you can't top THAT.
There was a dance-off between Fandango and Great Khali. I know Khali is the face and the fans are supposed to cheer for him, but it was kinda odd to see him get the bigger reaction due to the recent popularity of Fandangoing. It pretty much proves that some people are only doing it to cash-in on the latest trend. There was very little development between Chris Jericho and Fandango this week since Jericho wasn't even on the show tonight. I really don't have anything to add to this….Hey look, a penny!
Everybody Hates 3MB
Just as Shield is talking about doing everything BUT justice, 3MB comes out since they have a bone to pick with Shield. Just as you would've expected, 3MB get their asses kicked. Team Hell No comes out to attack Shield, but they retreat since they had a dinner appointment to get to. Since Team Hell No has to fight somebody, they beat up 3MB. I wonder if any two members of the Shield will be able to defend the tag titles? I know this hasn't happened yet, but it seems likely that we will get new tag champs pretty soon. If Team Hell No is done after this, they really had one hell of a run.
World's Strongest Rope
Tug of War? Really? I was hoping for a Bull Rope match, but Tug-of-War? What is this? WWE catering to the elementary demog---ohhhhhhhhhh. It was amusing to see Sheamus throw the contest to hit Henry with the Brogue Kick, but kinda silly that we resorted to this stipulation. This adds more build for the Henry/Sheamus feud. I'm kinda indifferent to this rivalry. It has been built up well in the short amount of time, but it really isn't the most intriguing thing to witness. It's just one of those feuds that gives them something to do and eat up time. That seems to happen to a lot of the SD talent. Ever notice that?
Ryback Mad!!! Ryback Bitter!!! Ryback Sleepy!!!
Ryback Rules…..I WILL make that a catchphrase. Since Ryback doesn't want to have anything to do with Shield or Team Hell No, he decides to leave the arena. If I had a nickel for every time a wrestler/superstar left the arena and came back five minutes later….
Since Ryback didn't want to compete, Cena has to take his place in the six-man tag match. I wouldn't really call it replacing since Cena didn't do much in the match. I imagine his activity is gonna be toned down because of his injury To that regard, I don't mind this approach. Still, it is a bit of a gamble to send a guy with an injured Achilles to the ring. I'm not sure how wise that is, but it isn't like I can do anything about it. I guess Cena strained himself from that heel turn….
Just as Cena is about to hit the AA, his heel gives out on him and Shield ends up pinning Cena for the victory. I was stunned to see Cena take the fall in this match. Well, you win some and you lose some. There wasn't a lot of build for the WWE Title picture, but I imagine WWE is playing this by ear since they aren't sure if Cena will be ready to go by ER. Only thing to do is sit back and see what the plan is.
I enjoyed tonight's show. The show featured some pretty entertaining wrestling matches and there was some amusing moments as well. I will admit that I enjoyed certain elements of this show for the wrong reasons, but at least it's entertaining. At the end of the day, I just want to be entertained. The show isn't for everybody and I know some people will think otherwise with this showing, but I'm just giving you my honest opinion and nothing more. You can take of that whatever you will. Tell me what you thought of tonight's show or the review. I will see you guys and girls in the next one.