Tuesday, January 5, 2010

WWE Monday Night Raw 1/4/10 Results and Review Bret Hart Returns to WWE

Bret Hart comes home. I am one of the few people that believes Bret Hart may or may not have been screwed, it could’ve been all a work…which makes a lot of sense in a lot of ways. 12 years later, here we go, Bret Hart returns.

If Bret is back, when will we see the return of MACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE?! That’s all I’m saying…

WWE Monday Night Raw 1/4/10 Results

Maryse defeated Brie Bella
MVP defeated Carlito, Jack Swagger, and Mark Henry in a fatal fourway match for the #1 contendership to the U.S Title
DX defeated Big Show & Chris Jericho in the WWE Tag Team Title match
Sheamus defeated Evan Bourne
Randy Orton defeated Kofi Kingston

WWE Monday Night Raw 1/4/10 Review

We kick the show off with none other than Bret Hart, no jokes, no gimmicks, no midgets, we really get the original, the best there ever was in my book as far as Technical wrestling, and simply one hell of a wrestler in front of the camera….BRET HART! The real BRET HART! He got quite the ovation, and he’s looking quite good! I never thought I’d see this day, and wow, wow, I can’t believe it. I marked out HUGE for this.

After some words, he calls out Shawn Michaels! I SERIOUSLY MARKED OUT HUGE! Holy Crap, I was finally not a jaded fan, and I was just thrilled to see this go down right away! Michaels got on the mic and basically said that Bret Hart deserved it, and the crowd took over from there. Bret Hart put his hand out to bury the hatchet, and Shawn accepted, the two finally forgave each other on air.

The two hugged and closure was finally had for wrestling’s most storied feuding wrestlers, and that seemed a bit emotional.

Vince McMahon was next on the hit list and Hart called him out. However, no sign of Vince McMahon was seen, at least not at the request of Hart in the beginning of Raw.

Maryse defeated Brie Bella

The divas can’t wrestle. It’s a dead horse, I know, but the dead crowd proved this point once again. This match had your basic offense, punches and kicks, and then somewhat down the line the two Bella’s switched roles, but it didn’t work as Maryse hit her finisher “The French Kiss” and that was that. This match sucked, but eh, I didn’t completely hate it.

The Miz came out and cut a heel promo against Maryse, it was hilarious.

MVP defeated Carlito, Jack Swagger, and Mark Henry in a fatal fourway match for the #1 contendership to the U.S Title

This match had some decent spots and momentum going forward. Mark Henry was knocked out early in the match, but later recovered and was on his feet mopping up looking forward. I thought the match was doing well enough, and each person was made to look adequate, no one looking too superior. The modified torture rack by Mark Henry was definitely shades of Lex Luger, but it was MVP that got the last laugh with the Playmaker on Swagger to get the victory. He’ll move on to fight The Miz for the United States championship.

Bret Hart and Chris Jericho had a meeting backstage, and it was hilarious. Jericho wants Hart to screw over Dx, but Hart doesn’t want to.

The Dx skits are getting less and less funny each week. Until SANTINO came in dressed as Jericho, and it was hilarious! Hornswoggle attacked, and that was ok, but Santino’s comedy keeps getting better.

I’m glad to see that WWE will be coming to my neck of the woods for a house show at Pullman Washington. I’ll be there live for sure.

DX defeated Big Show & Chris Jericho in the WWE Tag Team Title match

Big Show’s double suplex on dx was impressive, early on, as this match started with fast paced action, leading to a slow commercial break. Big Show took some big bumps in this match, more so than I’ve seen him take in previous weeks of battling Dx in ring. Dx were getting beat single handedly by Big Show but eventually they turned things around for a good bit of offense, but they couldn’t drop him in this match up, until Shawn Michaels hit a low dropkick. Jericho couldn’t get involved, and this thing looked to be headed towards Dx losing their title. Hornswoggle got involved while the ref was distracted and it looked like Dx was going to win this one thanks to the little guy, but they couldn’t put the big man down for the three. Big Show nailed Michaels with one of the biggest chokeslam’s I’ve seen in a long time, it shook the ring, and Michael’s didn’t lose the bout, which was insane. Jericho got tagged in and was going for the Walls of Jericho but couldn’t slap em on and a fast tag later Triple H hit the Pedigree and I thought this one was over! Big Show broke things up, and a super pedigree was hit with Michaels help, but Show rolled out of the ring, and this match was definitely a good one overall. I liked the Dx split tease with Jericho pushing Triple H into Michaels, falling out of the ring. When Jericho hit the Code Breaker, I marked out, I love the way that move hits from anywhere in the ring, and reminds me a lot of how DDP used to hit the Diamond Cutter out of nowhere at times. Dx got the win after a close call with Hornswoggle, and an assist from Shawn Michael’s while Triple H was locked in the Walls of Jericho! This was match of the night for me, it was given some time, and it had enough back and forth to satisfy me. Finally some decent wrestling on Raw, and just like that Chris Jericho is out.

Orton wanted a shot at Bret Hart, McMahon wouldn’t give it to him, and Orton asked for #30 in the rumble, and the backstage promo ended.

Sheamus sucks. He cut the worst promo I’ve seen in a long time. Evan Bourne came out on the mic and wanted a shot at the title, and it was lame. He doesn’t have the mic skills.

Sheamus defeated Evan Bourne

Evan Bourne hit Sheamus fast and hard, and then went for the Shooting Star press, but it was to no avail. Sheamus caught Bourne off the top rope, and started to dissect the little man. Sheamus hit his finisher, and it was over for Bourne.

Randy Orton defeated Kofi Kingston

We get this match yet again, and this time Legacy was sitting ringside. The match was mostly Kingston early on, with fast paced offense and high flying moves in and out of the ring. Orton was obviously having a hard time against Kofi, and was on the ropes when the commercial break hit. Orton blocked Thunder in Paradise and quickly hit the RKO and Kofi Kingston lost clean. No help from Legacy nothing, Kofi lost this one with a simple mistake. I hope this is the end to their feud, because it was going nowhere, after the initial good build up. Orton and Kofi put on a decent match, and Raw tonight definitely shined over TNA.

Vince McMahon called out Bret Hart, and Bret Hart came out to the ring. Vince McMahon talked about the Montreal Screw job etc etc…Vince McMahon and Hart tip toed around the point. The two eventually shake hands, and that seems to be the end of the show. McMahon then kicks Bret in the bread basket, and that gets a lot of boo's, of course.

Vince McMahon then leaves Bret Hart in the ring and that is that, I guess. I hope we see a street fight between the two. I'd like to see Hart bust McMahon's head wide open like Hogan did at Wrestlemania 19. I'd pay good money.

This raw was WAY BETTER than TNA, WAY BETTER!

1 comment:

  1. I was impressed with this episode of RAW. Jericho was great and I'm gonna miss him. Guess I'll have to start watching Smackdown more. The tag match was great. I enjoyed the conversations between Michaels/Vince and Bret. RAW beat TNA fair and square tonight and I don't see TNA becoming "number one" anytime soon.



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