Tonight was another pretty good RAW. I guess it's safe to say that once again they've managed to do their best work of the year hyping Wrestlemania.
The show starts and we all learn that for the next three RAWs, one of the members of the RAW Triple-Threat main event will be the general manager of RAW this week. This week, that person is John Cena. And that means John wants to make both a match with himself against Ken Kennedy for some reason and a match between HHH and Randy Orton.
The Big Show faces some random boxer or something, but the WWE tries to pass it off as a mixed-martial arts contest for some reason. It is not a MMA contest. Big Show slaps the guy around and choke slams him. Then Floyd Mayweather appears on the TitanTron and they have a boring argument.
Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair defeat Cade and Murdoch in a tag match.
Umaga crushes Super Crazy.
It's time for the Highlight Reel with Chris Jericho! That's right, it's back! The show that spawned such ripoffs as "Carlito's Cabana," "The Cutting Edge," and "Are You Smarter Than a Snitsky?" Oh that Jericho, always with the funny stuff. This week's guest is none other than Jeff Hardy! Jericho calls him a "spot monkey" and tells him that "anything goes" from now on. Jeff offers him a handshake and then gives him the Twist of Fate. Is Jeff a heel now or something?
Cena defeats Ken Kennedy with DEADLY CLOTHESLINES.
It's time for the world premiere unveiling of the cover of Maria's Playboy issue, if you haven't seen it on the Internet that is! Or any of the pictures, or, uh.... the bar code. Or something. Well whaveter. Maria is so very happy to be showing her boobs in a magazine that she's all set to just rip the curtian right off the big posterboard or whatever you call one of those things. But surprise! There are pictures of Santino's face over Maria's boobs! Hilarity! Actual entertainment! I thank you Santino. Santino comes out and suggests that any time anyone reading Playboy pictures Santino's head on Maria's body, they will have an "erectile dysfunction." When Maria gets upset he suggests that it's her "timing of the month." Then she goes on some rant about how it's empowering to be objectified as a woman (Candice Michelle backs her up on this) and Jerry Lawler steps in and smacks him. Then the Playboy cover is really really really revealed (if you haven't seen it and all the pictures on the Internet)!
Carlito defeats Cody Rhodes to get a spot in the MitB match.
Floyd Mayweather delivers the worst promo given by anyone, anywhere, ever. He stutters, he stops and restarts himself about half a dozen times, and reminds us that wrestling is a new "field" at least twice. Then he tells us that the WWE is now "Money Mayweather Entertainment," reminding us that he's getting paid $20 million for this crap.
Mae Young is getting into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Finaly comes out to new music. There's been a lot of new music lately. JBL isn't going to be there tonight though, he's at the hospital with Hornswoggle! And he's breaking things with the lights off! That JERK!
Hunter faces Orton with Cena on commentary, but who really cares about that? Cena gets involved, the match gets thrown out, then Randy surprises Cena with an RKO after Cena FU's Hunter. And the show ends with Orton being the one not knocked out, for once. And that's it. End program.
So, uh.... this was a pretty good show overall. Some of the matches were just average TV stuff, but other than that it was all pretty good. If you skip one part, make it Floyd Mayweather's attempt at delivering a promo. Words fail to describe how bad his.... words.... were. I honestly don't know what Vince was thinking here except for "PUBLICITY" because quite honestly this entire Mayweather thing has been awful so far. Anyway, next week someone else is in charge and they're having some big three-hour "Wrestlemania rematch" thing where every single match is a rematch of a previous Wrestlemania match. Should be fun, especially if they decide to actually focus on wrestling.