My Thoughts on June 14th’s WWE RAW
On the June 14th Raw from Charlotte, NC, While it’s Raw guest host Mark Feuerstein who stars in USA Network’s Royal Pains, it was Raw’s General Manager, Bret Hart, who experienced serious and mounting pains of his own thanks to the group of ruthless and desperate NXT Rookies.
Raw General Manager Bret Hart fired NXT Rookie Wade Barrett
As Raw’s General Manager, Bret Hart hasn’t exactly been the wishy-washy type. Therefore, when NXT Rookies Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Darren Young, Skip Sheffield, Michael Tarver, David Otunga and NXT winner Wade Barrett flooded the ring to make a few demands in the wake of their brutal rampage last week, Hart didn’t hesitate to make an executive decision. Rather than bend to the will of ringleader Barrett or any of the NXT Rookies, the WWE Hall of Famer instead canned Barrett – and then threatened to have the lot of ’em arrested if they didn’t leave!
My Take: They have the nerve to destroy WWE Property and assault WWE Employees and they think they can get whatever they want..NO!, in the WWE you Have to Earn what you want.
What I Noticed during the whole thing was that Daniel Bryan was referenced in the promo, despite being released by the company for violating PG Rules over the Weekend AND that Raw GM Bret Hart said while talking to Barrett said ‘youre no longer the superstar..the next breakout star of the WWF’ Apparently he forgot that World Wrestling Federation became World Wrestling Entertainment in 2002.
The Miz def. R-Truth, John Morrison and Zack Ryder in a Fatal 4-Way United States Championship Match
Will the WWE Universe ever hear the end of it? In a Fatal 4-Way United States Championship Match, The Miz reclaimed the title that meant so much to him. The Cleveland Screamer managed to prevail over former champ R-Truth, John Morrison and Zack Ryder by pinning Truth. Since the winner of a Fatal 4-Way Match is the first competitor to pin any of his other three opponents, Miz seized an opportunity presented by his former tag team partner Morrison.
My Take: Apparently not a lot of people were happy when R-Truth was the US Champion and not everyone agreed that Truth deserved the belt, Now repeating what i said earlier, will the WWE Universe hear the end of it?
Evan Bourne def. Chris Jericho by Disqualification
How the mighty have fallen. After being launched over the top rope by Big Show last week, Chris Jericho’s woes continued. The self-important Superstar faced down the challenge of Evan Bourne this week. After locking in The Codebreaker, Jericho was shocked when “Air” Bourne kicked out. So frustrated was Mr. Vocabulary that he flipped out, pummeling Bourne to the point of disqualification. For his part, the high-flyer retaliated, leaving Jericho down and dumbfounded.
My Take: I Think that Chris Jericho should take a vacation to get himself out of this rut he has been, to better himself and to recollect his thoughts
Divas Champion Eve & Gail Kim def. Alicia Fox & Maryse
Just six days before these divas compete in a Fatal 4-Way Divas Championship Match, Eve teamed with Gail Kim against Maryse & Alicia Fox. While resident Mean Girl Maryse triumphed last week in the Viewer’s Choice Diva Battle Royal, reigning champion Eve wasn’t about to let herstory repeat itself. The martial arts maven leveled Alicia to secure the win for her and her partner Gail. This Sunday, however, it’ll be every woman for herself.
My Take: with the Fatal 4 Way PPV a Few Days from Now, the matches on Raw were basically a build up to the PPV Event, so this match was okay. and Maryse is basically becoming the stereotypical Diva
NXT Rookies attempted an attack on WWE Champion John Cena
One week after suffering a despicable attack at thehands of the NXT Rookies, WWE Champion John Cena proved that you can’t keep a good man down. Despite the beating, The Champ came to the ring to address the NXT Rookies. During his speech, Cena became distracted by the NXT Rookies, who jumped a security barrier. Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Darren Young, Skip Sheffield, Michael Tarver and David Otunga headed for the parking lot, however, after Cena was joined by Jerry Lawler, R-Truth, Randy Orton, Mark Henry, Santino Marella, Evan Bourne, William Regal, Sheamus and Edge.
My Take: It was great to see the Raw Locker room unite for this to prove a point to the Season one NXTers
Raw Guest Host Mark Feuerstein & Big Show def. Ted DiBiase & Virgil
Raw guest host Mark Feuerstein teamed with Big Show on his USA Network program Royal Pains for an upcoming episode. If that pairing went anything like the duo’s wrestling on Raw, the episode is a must-see. Feuerstein, a former competitive wrestler, teamed with The World’s Largest Athlete against Ted DiBiase & his manservant Virgil. The actor and the athlete proceeded to humble their moneyed menaces when Feuerstein pinned Virgil – much to the disgust of DiBiase
My Take: I’m glad that Feuerstein was able to count than to see him move all over the ring like he did, He did the Worm (similar to what Scotty 2 Hotty used to do during the WWF Attitude Era) then pinned Virgil. Virgil looked scared when he was tagged in, It looked like Virgil hadnt see much in-ring action in a LONG time.
Santino Marella def. William Regal
An international incident seemed to be brewing when Santino Marella squared off against William Regal with Vladimir Kozlov acting as special guest referee. Unfortunately for the Englishman, his Italian opponent bent the rules. Since the Russian referee failed to catch the questionable call, Marella managed to claim the victory. While Regal argued his case, it became quite clear that Kozlov could not understand him and that he was arguing in vain.
Immediately following the match Raw GM Bret Hart told the Raw Superstars to stand on the stage so that Cena/ Orton v. Sheamus/Edge match can go uninterrupted
WWE Champion John Cena & Randy Orton vs. Edge & Sheamus ended in a No Contest
Just six days before the four clash in a Fatal 4-Way WWE Championship Match, WWE Champion John Cena paired with Randy Orton to take on Edge & Sheamus. With the entire Raw roster looking on from the entrance ramp to prevent another ambush from the NXT Rookies, the four Superstars, who will battle for the title on Sunday, tore into one another in a prelude to Fatal 4-Way.
Their match was cut short, however, when it was realized that the NXT Rookies had accosted Raw General Manager Bret Hart and dragged him into the parking lot. Once there, the Rookies, led by NXT winner Wade Barrett, tossed the WWE Hall of Famer into the back of a limo and ordered the driver to smash the auto into walls and other cars. The sadistic Rookies then harassed a defenseless Hart, pressuring him to offer them all WWE contracts. When Hart refused, the Rookies agreed that they would give him until Sunday to think about it.
Final Take:What Happens Next on Raw given this attack? But due to Daniel Bryan’s Ouster form the WWE over the weekend People are still wondering who was the person that Requested to Vince to release Bryan, The fact that Daniel’s released was even referenced on WWE TV ( Wade Barrett said that We’ll never see Daniel again) was no surprise to me