Opening segment - Wow, I didn’t see that coming. I figured an Eve heel turn was coming, but didn’t see it coming like that. Only thing is I wish John hadn’t been there to see it. That story of her using him could have been amazing.
Cena’s opening - “Skank juice” Great! Had me laughing. Cena had plenty to say about Eve, and it all had me rolling in my seat. Eve acted pretty well, if anything she over acted. Cena got in a few jabs at The Rock two, which was pretty funny. Nice way to start off by moving Cena past his current story and onto the bigger picture with The Rock.
Undertaker segment - Promo was great as usual. These all have been great and build up for the Wrestlemania match.
Sheamus vs. Mark Henry - Decent match. Lots of high impact moves. Very bruising match. Decent first match of the night. No complaints. Obviously Sheamus was going to win to look stronger for Wrestlemania.
Johnny Ace and Teddy Long segment - Another good segment. Clearly they are looking to end the brand extension and return to just one brand. I’m still not sure they would combine the titles, but perhaps they will. It definitely looks like they will combine the brands with a power struggle storyline involved as well.
R-Truth/Kofi vs. Epico/Primo - Kofi goes from Evan Bourne who can’t keep from smoking, to R-Truth who also was busted for it? Poor Kofi. But I liked this tag team. They can put on some great matches. And the tag team division needs it. Good win for Kofi and R-Truth. I wouldn’t mind seeing more of them as a team. Time to get some decent tag teams and actually follow through on building up the tag division once again. There are plenty of guys floating around doing nothing, so why not build a few teams and give these guys something to do.
Jericho Promo - Nothing special. Very predictable. Setting up for their match at Wrestlemania, and showing some anger and intensity. Not bad, but exactly what I would have expected.
Otunga vs. Ezekiel Jackson - Not much here. Quick match. I’m suprised Zeke was the best Teddy could get. Obviously this was just so Otunga and Johnny Ace could get the win.
UNDERTAKER!! Still one of the best enterances ever. Taker seemed a bit rusty on the mic though, and the crowd was horrible. Quit what’ing the man. You sound stupid. This picked up when HHH came out. A decent promo, but didn’t blow me away since its the same thing they both have said for a few weeks now. But wait, it all picked up when Taker ticked off HHH. Now that’s much better. That’s how a promo should be done. Well done boys.
Daniel Bryan vs. Santino - Quick smash match. So much for Santino’s great night last night. Bryan quickly finished him off in a diva’s length match.
Diva’s - Nothing great. Twin magic at it’s finest. Good to see Aksana in the ring again though. Kelly Kelly once again costs her own partner by distracting the ref.
Cena segment - Decent segment again. Nothing new from Cena. Same lines he’s been saying all along with some new jokes mixed in. Good promotion of their match, good promo. Nothing special.
Battle Royal - Punk comes out to do commentary. And here I thought we wouldn’t have to listen to him talk this week. Silly me. He’s gotten stale. And the power has gone to his head. He did have some funny lines, but I’d like a week where we didn’t have to listen to him trash the whole rest of the WWE for once. Khali out first wasn’t a surprise. Miz being out next was a surprise. Barrett injury is legit I think. That spill by Dolph was nasty. Truth and Barrett both took hard hits, and Dolph did as well. I would be suprised if Barrett isn’t legitimately injured though. It looks nasty. Broken arm or possibly dislocated elbow. They were clearly rushing to help him out. Jericho winning was no suprize though. Knew it was going to happen. Overall the match was pretty solid.
Overall this was a decent RAW. It helped further some of the stories for Wrestlemania. There wasn’t all that much in ring action, but what there was ended up being decent. There weren’t many suprises and most of the night was predictable.