Best: I Am Going To Ignore The Inconsistencies And Love The Crap Out Of This Match
This is legitimately one of the best matches in the history of Raw.
A few parts of it didn’t make a lot of sense. If it’s a no-disqualification match, why are you waiting on the apron for a tag? Why aren’t you just in there helping your partner? Why does Dean Ambrose wait until the match is almost over before he rolls in and starts helping The Shield? Wrestling with no rules always gets confusing, because wrestling NEEDS rules to create drama. Otherwise you’re just bashing each other in the head with aluminum trash can lids and nothing gets done.
Those things don’t matter, though, because things came together when they were supposed to and we got a tag team titles match so good it justified the asinine gesture that was the rest of this show. It was the tying together of Raw’s best storylines … the Shield continued to be Triple H’s watch dogs and his weirdly-abused pawns at the same time, the Rhodes Brothers continued to fight to force WWE to recognize their family as accomplished athletes instead of sideshow jokes, Triple H struggled for control, Big Show made his presence felt after being fired last week to not only get back at the guy who fired him but apologize to the men he hurt when he knocked out their father, hell, even Daniel Bryan’s YES chants worked their way in there to keep him tied to the grand narrative. It was an awesome match accompanied by a web of well-put-together plot points and GOOD GOD pro wrestling is awesome when it’s done right. This was the opposite of Beat The Clock and Randy’s Heinous Plotz in every imaginable way.
And where do we end up? With Cody Rhodes and Goldust as the new WWE Tag Team Champions. With Big Show as a hero to the people, firmly on the side of the goat-faced angels. With Triple H steamed and throwing his jacket around like Ric Flair might and The Shield being at a sincere disadvantage professionally for the first time since they rose up from NXT. This is great TV, and if the effort that has gone into the Rhodes/McMahons story had gone or could go into ANY OTHER PART OF THE SHOW we would be living in a golden era of pro graps.
As it stands we’re living in a goldust era of pro wrestling, and I’m fine with that.
Best: Top 10 Comments Of The Night
WWE has the worst security on the planet
He should’ve ran down there holding his ticket
Sweet merciful crap, Cena..I didn’t think you could bother me any more than you have already..but here you are, filming yourself vertically. You’re a monster.
I knew Mr. Perfect had substance abuse problems, I didn’t realize that his wife drank while she was pregnant.
If this were an election year, Zeb could use Cesaro to win over the swing states.
When people said they wanted RAW to be more like early ROH, they weren’t asking for you to call up Xavier.
My night was just made by those three idiots each having a mush-mouthed and wordy fat joke bomb literally three in a row. Eat shit, announcers.
Triple H should have that arm-brace of his awkwardly strapped around his face.
This is “HBK” like the guy they got to make those Cheaper by the Dozen movies was “Steve Martin.”
Goldust has a wall at home painted so that if he stands against it in full costume, he blends right in.
Thanks, everybody. See you next week, when there are four additional pay-per-views.
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