Tuesday, July 20, 2010

WWE Monday Night Raw 7/19/10 Results and Review

WWE Monday Night Raw 7/19/10 Results

Randy Orton defeated Edge & Chris Jericho in a triple threat match
Eve defeated Maryse
Sheamus defeated Evan Bourne
Santino & Kozlov defeated Zack Ryder & William Regal
Wade Barrett defeated Mark Henry

WWE Monday Night Raw 7/19/10 Review

Randy Orton defeated Edge & Chris Jericho in a triple threat match

I was surprised to see the opening match was a triple threat to see who'd the #1 contender to Sheamus's WWE Title would be. This match started off a little slow, as most triple threat matches start, and slowly became harder hitting and harder hitting. Jericho and Edge were getting worked by Orton, and the crowd was completely behind Orton in this match up. Despite hitting some major moments, and getting rid of Jericho and Edge on several occasions, it wasn't too clear that Orton would win this match up. All three men were getting hit with power moves and getting tossed outside, but the crowd seemed firmly behind Randy Orton in this one. I actually wasn't sure who'd get the nod, but had a feeling that maybe it was Orton's time. In predictable fashion, Orton won out and will once again get a title shot at Summerslam.

Remember this folks, ORTON's first reign as champion came at Summerslam by defeating Chris Benoit!

Edge got on the mic after the match and started yelling and wanted Chris Jericho to come out. Jericho told Edge that the Nexus were behind Jericho and that he is going to make them beat up Edge.

Nexus came out and Wade Barrett said that Jericho was right. They then mauled and beat up Edge! Jericho was yelling and directing orders and Edge was getting beat up! Jericho and the Nexus? That was awesome! Nexus and Jericho teaming up? The Nexus has a new leader?


The Nexus stood there and watched Jericho, and Wade got back on the mic. Jericho punched Wade and then the Nexus group fought Jericho! Nexus beat up Jericho! YES YES YES! More beatdowns!

Too bad last night they looked like chumps.

The announcers still suck. Michael Cole is the worst. The King is ok, but Cole still sucks.

Sheamus tried to have a discussion with Wade Barrett but Wade walked away.

John Cena was backstage in an interview segment with Cole? Lame. Cena sucks, turn hell already! Seriously, turn heel!

Cena said he wanted Wade and the Nexus in the ring, and he said he has something to say to them. We'll see what happens...soon.

Eve defeated Maryse

Maryse is interesting enough, and she fought Eve. Maryse had a few moments in this one. Ted Dibiase was on commentary, and wasn't all that great. Eve got the win after a few minutes with Maryse's foot on the rope.

Post match, Dibiase argued with the ref, but out came John Morrison and hit or missed Starship Pain, and that was that.

I like the way WWE is writing as of late. They are building feuds by attacks, and storylines that feature “fighting” contingent on previous battles and controversies, rather than long building mic work. I like that. Morrison attacking Dibiase will build a nice feud, and let's all hope WWE can capitalize on it.

Sheamus came out and cut a promo. He talked about being dominant and all that stupid commentary that heels do, but it was interrupted by none other than The Miz. The Miz came out and started to talk to Sheamus about how he can cash it in and get the world title.

The general manager emailed in at this point, and I almost forgot that there was a weird general manager.

Sheamus defeated Evan Bourne

Evan Bourne did not just roll over and job out to Sheamus. Sheamus had some serious trouble in this match, with Bourne fighting through a lot of high spots and hitting the champion with everything he had. Sheamus did manage to cheat a few times, and hit some power moves, rest holds and his Bro-Kick to get the pinfall victory over Bourne. Not a terrible match, but I'm still not sold on Sheamus being good at all. I've yet to see him in an exciting match up, although Bourne did put on a good fight.

Post match, The Miz jumped in and hit Sheamus with the briefcase and was looking to cash in! The fans were going nuts, the ref was standing by, and Miz was trying to hit the Skullcrushing Finale, and it worked! Sheamus was out cold!

Miz cashed in the Money in the Bank after hitting the Skull Crushing Finale on SHEAMUS ON THE BRIEFCASE! I MARKED OUT HUGE and was going nuts, heart racing, marking out like a school girl! But the match was then waived and out ran R TRUTH! So Miz didn't cash in and fought off R Truth and took his case and ran away!

This sequence was awesome, Sheamus getting squarely knocked out was quite good, and Truth saved Sheamus here. Oh man, it was AWESOME!

Santino & Kozlov defeated Zack Ryder & William Regal

Once again we are fed this stupid match. I'm ok with Santino on Raw, but come on, his comedy routine is getting old now. Kozlov and Santino rolled through the jobbers of Raw and that was that. There wasn't too much to see here, except maybe Santino and the Cobra. Santino got the pin and that was that. I'm tired of these four guys.

Wade Barrett defeated Mark Henry

This match wasn't half bad. Wade Barrett fought hard and while Mark Henry wasn't an easy win for the Nexus leader, it was actually watchable and an ok match up. Barrett lifted Henry and hit his finisher but it looked horrible and botched. Henry could be a legit 400 pounds and it showed, even though Wade was able to put him on his shoulders and nearly deliver his finisher.

John Cena came out and faced the Nexus group. He said “I'm Sorry guys”. He then said that he wanted respect and that's about it.

Nexus said, No; to a truce.

Barrett wanted John Cena to join Nexus! That's right, John Cena was asked to join Nexus! Much like the New World Order was trying to get Benoit, and others to join, Cena was asked to join N.W.O 3000.

This was much like Foley joining the Corporation, Owen Hart joining the Nation of Domination, and the time Austin went corporate! Cena looked down and was about to join the Nexus crew....but....of course we couldn't have Super Cena do it, now could we? Nope. He didn't join.

John Cena, the chump, left the ring and said that he formulated a team that would take down Nexus at Summerslam. Who is on Team Cena?

Edge, John Morrison, R Truth, The Great Khali, Chris Jericho and Bret “The Hitman” Hart

That's right! Cena's Army vs. The Nexus at Summerslam! Nexus ran off, and this Summerslam in Los Angeles just got a lot hotter!

Look for a heel turn at Summerslam from Cena, or Hart, or someone. There's a 14 man tag at Summerslam! There's always a heel turn, always....don't forget.

The show ended with the groups watching each other, and that was the end of that.


Raw was ok at best. There was a lot of set up for the ppv in a few weeks, and there was an ok amount of matches. Nothing too crazy.

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