Tuesday, March 17, 2009

WWE Monday Night Raw 3/16/09 Results and Review San Antonia Texas Edition

The WWE teased that Undertaker was going to confront Shawn Michaels at the opening of this show, but instead Lillian Garcia interrupted to let us know that these two would be tag team partners for the upcoming match up.

The Undertaker & Shawn Michaels defeated Kozlov & JBL

HBK had this match in firm grasp over JBL but as soon as Kozlov got tagged in, things turned completely around. HBK was definitely not enjoying any ort of domination in this match up. With that in mind, this tag match was setting up Undertaker for the hot tag, but I didn’t seem to mind it too much. I did think that The Undertaker should not have been so anxious or zealous in regards to trying to tag into the match up. He should’ve been stiff and refused a tag, leaving HBK out to there to lose this one, playing mind games. However, Undertaker got the hot tag, went through half of his move set in a matter of minutes against JBL and looked really strong overall. HBK blind tagged Undertaker, jumped in and scored the pinfall victory in this match up. This made The Undertaker mad, and confused me. The point of them being a tag team is so that they win! Who cares how! Whatever….The Undertaker used to not care, now he’s nothing but a wuss.

The best part of this segment was The Undertaker standing at the top of the ramp, giving his one arm salute, only to get kicked in the face by a Superkick from Shawn Michaels! That was classic, leaving Undertaker on the floor, dead….or undead? Haha.

Kelly Kelly, Mickie James, and Melina defeated Beth Phoenix, Jillian, Layla

This match was starting to get interesting towards the end, especially with Santino getting involved. However, the WWE once again pulls the rug from under us before this thing could really develop with Melina getting a roll up for no apparent reason other than they are short on time. This match was terrible, and once again proves that the WWE doesn’t really book women’s matches all that well. Then again, they need to get as many women in the night as possible, so maybe that’s the reasoning behind this.

Triple H defeated Cody Rhodes

Cody Rhodes got a stern lesson about who holds down the roster. Ok, maybe not, but Triple H basically squashed Cody Rhodes in a matter of minutes, and thwarted attacks by Orton and Ted Dibiase. However, Triple had a Steel Cage lower to the ring, and this of course is definitely going to have something to do with Wrestlemania!

The match didn’t start until the Steel Cage lowered. Cody was paying his dues in this match. Triple H used Cody to knock off Orton and Dibiase off the cage walls as they tried to climb up. Cody was getting killed, seriously, if you missed this part of Raw, you really missed it, because Cody was paying some major, heavy dues in this match up. This match was kind of cool, but it wasn’t an instant classic. Cody Rhodes got worked over in this match up, and was left laying in the ring, out cold. I haven’t seen a second generation star pay so many dues. At least not in one night; Cody Rhodes got obliterated by Triple H, and this can’t be a good sign.

Rey Mysterio defeated Dolph Ziggler

Wow, Ziggler on Raw? I thought he would have gone the way of Kizarni! Remember that dude? One or two appearances on Smackdown and then officially gone. Ziggler is going to have to prove something to the boys in the back, and stay off the drugs, and maybe win a match. Rey Mysterio won this match easily, not missing one move, making quick work of Ziggler, proving yet again that WWE doesn’t like creating new stars. Well, at least not letting them go over.

Chris Jericho called out Ric Flair, and started whining and what not. Ric Flair came out and wouldn’t fight him. So he called Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka, and Ricky Steamboat to come and fight Jericho! They charged down to ringside, but after stopping Jericho, he weaseled his way out of the ring and ran away like a chump.

The WWE showed a recap of Wrestlemania XV, which is by far the worst wrestlemania in my opinion. I remember my friends and I were all sorely disappointed with the results.

MVP, CM Punk, and Kofi Kingston defeated Kane, Mark Henry, and Shelton Benjamin

If anyone knows how to do a huge tag match of epic proportions in a short amount of time it’s the WWE. This match had spots from all competitors, however, it never really tried to be too much of a spot fest. I really enjoyed that part of this match up, as it had a little time to develop, and enough follow through to make it a worthwhile match up. Good stuff, I enjoyed it, and of course the good guys won after CM Punk hit the GTS!

John Cena vs. Edge w/ Vickie Guerrero as special guest referee (no contest)

John Cena and Edge wrestled an ok match up, this thing was getting interesting but Vickie kept trying to sabotage Cena’s pinfall attempts. After a few exchanges of this type, Big Show came down and helped Edge lock John Cena in the ropes! After this was over Edge knocked out Big Show and was the last man standing. However, no real winner was declared….unless you count Edge, I guess he wins…somehow.

WWE Monday Night Raw 3/16/09 Results

The Undertaker & Shawn Michaels defeated Kozlov & JBL
Kelly Kelly, Mickie James, and Melina defeated Beth Phoenix, Jillian, Layla
Triple H defeated Cody Rhodes in a steel cage match
Rey Mysterio defeated Dolph Ziggler
MVP, CM Punk, and Kofi Kingston defeated Kane, Mark Henry, and Shelton Benjamin
John Cena vs. Edge w/ Vickie Guerrero as special guest referee (no contest)


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