Wednesday, November 6, 2013

WrestlingNerd Presents: WWE Raw 11/4/13 Review (My upload schedule sucks!)

What up wrestling fans, I'm the WrestlingNerd bringing you another written review. Today we take a look at WWE Raw 11/4/13. How does Raw turn out this week? Let's find out and begin. 

Follow the Indy Boys
We open up the show with CM Punk vs Luke Harper. This was actually a pretty good match. It's no Picasso, but it was entertaining for what it was worth. The finish comes when Punk gets a rollup victory on Harper. After the match, the Wyatt family attack CM Punk because the devil made me do it. Yes, the devil made me attack Wolverine, bitches!!! Daniel Bryan gets the memo and decides to help Punk by hitting Harper with the most unconvincing chair shot ever. Seriously, it's like he stuck out the chair and said, 'Okay, just run right into it…please?' Luckily, Punk shows him how to do a real chair shot and the indy duo take down the Wyatt family. It definitely seems Punk and Bryan will be teaming up for a while to deal with the Wyatt family. As I mentioned last week, I theorize that Bryan will be the Royal Rumble winner and in order for that to happen, he needs to take a break from the championship scene and deal with something else in the meantime. Seeing him team up with Punk isn't a bad idea at all. Looking forward to seeing this play out in the next few weeks/months. Speaking of which, Paul Heyman did speak via telephone and talks about all the injuries and mental scars he suffered at the hands of Punk. The conservation ended abruptly as Heyman started to cry. Looks like somebody ran out of cell phone minutes.

Can't think of a funny enough title for this one
I found a fast forward button and now we're seeing Randy/Big E? What happened during that time? Whatever happened, it was probably nothing worth mentioning. Hmmm… Hey, Big E Langston gots the claps. He's got the claps, man! In a competitive match, Randy Orton defeats Big E Langston with the RKO. I was actually surprised this match didn't end in a countout/DQ, but it was probably for the best. Meanwhile, WWE can't seem to get enough Rock/Cena talk and have to show it off in the latest WWE video game. Great, you can watch the same, bland match again, but now on a crappy video game…

Oh, and you gotta love how WWE is talking about how 'amazing' WWE2K14 is and are sponsored by Call of Duty. If WWE can throw in the Madden game before the end of the night, then we can have the trifecta of terrible games. New achievement unlocked! I probably pissed off the remaining readers on this page with that last statement… Oh well. 

By the way, it should be noted that Triple H has banned Big Show for life. I guess that means despite being fired, he was still able to get in the building. So, he's really band from the building? *Sob* That means he'll have to dig underneath the ground and come from under the ring in order to invade the show *sob*. Just imagine how long it will take for him to accomplish that? JUST IMAGINE HOW LONG!!! *SOB*… I don't think I can continue with this unsettling news. I'm gonna need a moment… Possible two…

Due to Total Divas establishing the relationship of Tyson Kidd and Natalya, you simply have to ignore the past couple of months when Natalya was hanging around Khali. Perhaps she was Khali's professional chef or something? Now that we got the wrestling logic out of the way, there's a mixed tag match between the Canadian Couple and the Dancing Dum-Dums. Maybe it was just me but did anybody else think Tyson looks like AJ Styles…

WWE reader: What's an AJ Styles? 
TNA reader: You can't let me have this one, can't you? 
WWE reader: What's a TNA?
TNA reader:… Sigh…

Moving forward
John Cena teamed up with the Golden Rhodes to take on Damien Sandow and the Almost Real Americans. It took a while for this match to get going, but it was very compelling towards the middle and end. If anything, the entire segment is enjoyable because of the competitive banter between Del Rio and Colter during the match. It was fun seeing them go back and forth and bringing mention to their rivalry earlier in the year. This match even contained the funniest moment of the night when Cena tossed Cesaro into Zeb. I don't know why, but there was something about it that was freakin' hilarious. Cena and crew pick up the victory. I should note that Sandow has moved on from losing the MITB and it seems WWE is shrugging it off as not being a big deal. If it means the further exposure like I mentioned last week, I don't mind him losing the MITB briefcase since he currently isn't ready for a world title. He's got the potential, but can use more development until claiming the brass ring… or maybe silver ring? … Eh, who cares?

Corporate Kane
We're gonna go ahead and skip past the diva match, the mid-card match and the 3MB raping since there's nothing worth mentioning during all of this. I think the only thing worth bringing up is El Torito being horny…

The final segment of the night is Big Show and Triple H working out the lawsuit and being able to settle on something since the Board of Directors feel this whole thing is ridiculous. I guess we learned that 'lifetime ban' means being banned for two hours. Damn, that was a tough two hours! Yeah, Show didn't have to dig underneath the ground to enter the building…

I'm convinced the WWE's security staff is literally a broomstick with a smily face on it. How else does s*** like this keep happening? Actually, it turns out the B.O.D. want Trips to settle this lawsuit since they don't want to risk a lawsuit at this time. Trips and Steph don't seem happy about it, but suck up whatever dignity they have left and give Show his two stipulations to drop the lawsuit. Get this, the lawsuit is dropped by giving Show his job back and a WWE title match…That's seriously it! You think he would had Trips beg or something or get his house paid off, but something so mundane is what seals the deal? I know wrestling logic is looming with things like this, but it would help if you thought about this for more than five-minutes, creative staff! Anyway, Shield is just standing there while wondering why they're there. Somebody messed up that order! Once the deal has been done, Trips sends the Shield and Randy to attack Show. That's when the corporation uses its secret weapon, Kane! OMG, I can't want to see what evil Kane is gonna--wait, what? Tha---That's Kane? That's not Kane, tha… that's just a guy in a suit. Needless to say, I wasn't expecting that. Can we even call him Kane anymore? Might as well call him Glenn Jacobs at this point. It does seem a bit odd to see Kane in a business suit but it isn't that glaring since we've seen Kane without his mask for years. This moment would've been more jaw-dropping if this was the first time we seen Kane without his mask, but that isn't the case. Still, you neutered a monster at the end of the day to turn him into a regular guy? That would be like taking Abyss and naming him Joseph Pa---Oooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhh…

In all seriousness, I will give corporate Kane a chance. The program ends with Show being taken out by the corporate puppets. I'm not gonna lie, the ending is very hit and miss. Some of it was okay, but I just know more could've been done if the writers put more effort into it. Instead, this was about as basic as a sugar cookie. Outside of corporate Kane, this was a very predictable scene and that's where the disappointment comes from. 

Overall Impression:

Just like I said towards the end of this review, this show was very hit and miss. This definitely wasn't as fun as last week's episode. The show didn't end on the strongest note, but the beginning and middle portion of the show was not bad. It started strong with the Punk/DB stuff and the six-man tag match was very entertaining, but did slow down a bit with the ending. To be fair, the ending wasn't terrible but it could've been so much more. Don't know why this particular episode is getting a lot of hate since this was an average show at the end of the day and I've definitely seen the WWE put on worse. I think it's because a lot of people aren't really interested in Randy/Show. I'll admit that it doesn't spark my interest, but this is a filler feud and nothing more. It's just something to tide you over until we get closer to the Royal Rumble. It's not something that appeals to me, but maybe it can do something to draw me in. Well, all I can do is sit back and see what happens. That does it for the review and I hope you enjoyed it. If you didn't enjoy it… Ummmm… See you guys and girls in the next one. 


  1. Funny you mention AJ Styles. According to Wrestling Observer, WWE gave him a real lowball offer to come to WWE. Don't know what AJ's decision is yet. He's probably better off staying in TNA but considering TNA is on the verge of bankruptcy, WWE MIGHT be the second best option. Although knowing WWE, they'll probably just stick him in the mid-card.

  2. You know, Corporate Kane could have potential. I mean, we've seen face, heel, and everything in the middle with both masked and unmasked kane. The fact they didn't go with unmasked evil kane...or a different masked evil kane is surprising. Funny, Kane has had more turns in the last year than Cena has had in ten

  3. I almost didn't recognize Kane in that business suit.

  4. He dissapered lol hope he hasn't died or sumut?

  5. Maybe he learnt the way to get outta the matrix....I knew he had the talent...Gudluck to him!!

  6. Maybe he'll reappear like Undertaker around wrestlemania season. Hope he's alive and well till then.

  7. Maybe he's "THE UNDERTAKER" O_o

  8. rumbles here soon I need a nerd fix.

  9. Does anyone, that where has he gone?

  10. im worried about him, hope hes ok

  11. Hopefully, you all can get your nerd fix with my recreation of his talents.