Tuesday, July 3, 2012

WWE RAW 07/02/12 Review

WWE RAW Supershow for July 2nd 2012. Teddy Long is our General Manager for this week and tonight on RAW, he has made a huge tag team match, playas. Indeed, it will be Chris Jericho and Daniel Bryan taking on the WWE Champion CM Punk and John Cena. A huge tag team match as the road to Money in the Bank is winding. Let us kick back and as I watch WWE RAW 7/2/12, reviewing all of the highlights of this show.

WWE RAW 07/02/12

First the results for WWE RAW Supershow for July 2nd 2012.

WWE RAW 07/02/12 Results

Christian, Santino Marella, R-Truth, and Kofi Kingston defeated David Otunga, Cody Rhodes, Titus O'Neil, and Darren Young.

Alberto Del Rio lays out Sin Cara.

Paul Heyman announces that Brock Lesnar will answer Triple H's challenge on the 1000th RAW.

A.J. and Sheamus defeated Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler.

Heath Slater defeated Doink the Clown and then Diamond Dallas Page showed up to attack Slater.

The Big Show defeated Kane in a No Disqualification Match.

Tyson Kidd pinned Tensai with a fluke roll up.

Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho battled CM Punk and John Cena to a no contest when A.J. got involved.

WWE RAW 07/02/12 Report

Tonight Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho against CM Punk and John Cena. Recap from last week with the Big Show continuing 2012's version of that one feud that just won't die, against John Cena.

John Cena is out. Cena is here, he's going to win Money in the Bank. Here's Daniel Bryan, who vows to win the title and predicts Cena to be the first ever Money in the Bank failure. I triple dog dare WWE to do that. If they only had the guts, but its obviously they don't. CM Punk is out, he says that he'll beat Bryan and things may come full circle. Jericho is out, he was the one who invented Money in the Bank but he never won it and vows that will happen. Then Kane comes out, and disputes that. Big Show is out and that sparks a brawl. Insane segment to open up the show, with the Big Show being the man.

Charlie Sheen will be the social media ambassador on the 1000th RAW for those who hadn't heard. Um, yay.

Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Christian, and Santino Marella defeated David Otunga, Cody Rhodes, Darren Young, and Titus O'Neil

Hey, all champions are on a team. This is your typical throw everyone into an eight man tag and just have some fun chaos here on RAW. It works out rather well. Pretty good stuff right here. Brodus Clay shows up, tosses Otunga into the ring and Santino introduces Otunga for the Cobra. Then Otunga gets beaten up some more and Brodus dances. Good eight man tag team match on RAW.

Backstage segment with Alberto Del Rio talking with Teddy Long about the fact he keeps getting stalled out of his one on one World Heavyweight Championship Match. It will be Del Rio against Sheamus at Money in the Bank, one on one, this time, for sure.

We're supposed to see Alberto Del Rio against Sin Cara, but Alberto decides to beat up Sin Cara and Cross Armbreaker. Sin Cara is laid out. I think he's dead. His career that is. Not that it was alive ever in WWE.

AJ is backstage, with Daniel Bryan attempting to get back into her good graces by giving her a rose. However, A.J. is not falling for this one.

We have Paul Heyman, who talks about the challenge Triple H laid out to Brock Lesnar. The challenge will be answered on the 1000th RAW. Heyman suggests that if Lesnar does accept, he will do so to put Triple H out of his misery.

A.J. and Sheamus defeated Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler

Yeah, intriguing little mixed tag team match right here. Ziggler and Sheamus had a couple of nice exchanges, but A.J. enters the ring and beats up Vickie, before finishing her off with the Shining Wizard.

Apparently, CM Punk was talking on the phone during A.J.'s match and he didn't see it. Which means trouble.

Heath Slater is out to assure us that he's not a clown. Uh, oh.

Heath Slater defeated Doink the Clown

Well after Sid and Vader, Doink is a bit of a step down and Heath Slater actually wins this match. Then again, it could be anyone under that make up. I doubt that was even the real Doink. Diamond Dallas Page comes out and punks out Heath Slater. Diamond Cutter! Yay, DDP! Used better in one night than he did during his entire previous WWE run. Heath Slater is punked out and everything is right in the world.

The Big Show defeated Kane

Kane seems to have randomly turned babyface again. Which is par for the course for his entire career. That last heel run sure turned out to be blah. Big Show picks apart Kane and then finishes him off with the Choke Slam in this No Disqualification Match.

Eve is back but Teddy hasn't forgotten what she's done, making her a name tag. Eve is not happy and then she sees A.J. She tries to bully A.J. but A.J. fires back, saying that now Johnny is gone, Eve is nothing and wonders who she will try and suck up to next.

Tyson Kidd pinned Tensai

Roll up in seconds by Kidd gets the pin when Tensai misses a charge! Tensai loses his mind and beats up Sakamoto yet again.

The teams for the main event discuss strategy.

Tensai beats up Kidd to get back his no heat.

Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho battled to a no contest with John Cena and CM Punk

Pretty good wrestling in the main event here on RAW, but the ending was kind of...really, who would have thought that A.J. would be quite involved in the WWE Championship scene a year ago or even six months ago. A.J. is the only person who can cause John Cena to take a backseat to the main event, so her powers are quite mighty. She pulls out a table and threatens to put herself to it, which has to be the PG version of someone threatening to slit their wrists because no one loves them. A.J. then shoves Punk into Bryan and they both go to the table. Some decent action but I've got a rant.

The thing about A.J. is this. Her involvement in the main event storyline was amusing when she was a bit player. Then the two men in the WWE Championship Match took a backseat. Then she became shoved down our throats all over this show, to the point where even the mighty super Cena backed down so she could have the spotlight. Seriously, we're not putting the WWE Championship on A.J. are we?

Everything that catches on works, until WWE gets too ambitious for their own good and overcompensates. I liked the storyline up until they took it one step too far this week. Average RAW, which is not praise by any means. Seriously, why?   

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