Journal Entry: Tue Sep 2, 2014, 2:18 PM
RAW is Bellas.
The theme of the night was two sided. First it's tired old "Is Cena ready" story we've seen ten billion times, and the other was the goddamn Bella twin rivalry. At my count, the amount of segments the Bella's had was 7. Cena got 3, counting the match he was in. Seriously, wtf. WHY are WWE pushing these talentless bimbos? They didn't even wrestle... on a wrestling show. At least Cena got in the fucking ring.
SO the show starts off with a Jericho Highlight Reel which is only window dressing for the usual Authority promo. They devoted the first 15 minutes of the show to basically recap Cena losing to Lesnar, Triple H considering having someone else face Lesnar at </i>Night of Champions</i>, and everyone one, and their mother saying they want the shot. So that led to an announcement of a 6 Man Tag so Cena can get his push at the end of the night. Thrills and Chills (she says in a dry voice).
Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz and Cesaro (w/ Sandow at ringside was the first match of the night. Sadly, in my opinion, this was also the best match of the night. Yeah, I know, who would have thought? I have to say I don't like the Miz and I don't like his "Money-Maker" gimmick of saving is face. BUT that being said, this match was fucking entertaining. I think alot of it had to do with Ziggler, Cesaro, and Sandow, but I have to give credit to Sheamus and the Miz. They kept up and actually added to the match. It was fun, athletic, and told a story. You know, something they normally don't let mid-carders do. SO for me it's a win.
Winner: The Miz and Cesaro via shady methods
Next we get a Bella Twin recap, then the first of pre-taped promos. I fast forwarded it. Fuck that shit.
6 Woman Tag featuring.... I dunno. Seriously I have no clue. The match was 2 minutes if that, the commentators were talking about Total Diva's the whole time, and it ended in such a confusing way that I don't even know what side won. So... that happened. I do know all the girls were FROM Total Divas.... if that means something.
Winner: The Total Divas
We get a Ambrose recap, just to keep his story alive while he's gone. They remind us every now and then throughout the night, which is nice. Tells me they aren't dropping off on the guy.
Big Slow and Mark Henry vs The Wyatt Family
This was a pretty bad match. Not because of the talent, but because everyone was a big-man. SO this was SLLLLLOOOOWWWWWWWW moving. And they gave these guys WAY too much time. Big Slow botched two moves in a row, which really stood out. Rusev came out and kicked Mark Henry in the face, DQing them and continuing their feud.
Winner: Big Slow and Mark Henry via DQ
More Bellas, More Cena/Lesnar, and a Paul Heyman promo. I usually love Paul Heyman's promos... BUT I get it. lol. They don't need to drag him out every week to say the same thing. Lesnar's a beast, Cena sucks... I got it.
Jack Swagger vs Curtis Axel
This was an alright match considering neither of these guys have any charisma. It wasn't anything special. Swagger is a babyface now so he got the win via submission, then Bo Dallas came out and told him to Bo-Lieve in the longest segment known to man.
Winner: Swagger with the Angle Lock...er.... Patriot Lock
Adam Rose vs Titus O'Neal Wtf is this doing here? Talk about random. Since Titus O'Neal can't win shit you know who won... I actually fast-forward this.
Rusev vs Zack Ryder. This was surprising as I didn't even know Ryder still worked for WWE. But I think it took more time for Ryder to get to the ring than it did for him to tap out. Lana gave her usual Russia is great BS then Mark Henry came out and chased them out of the ring. I have to admit, I pop everytime Mark Henry comes out. I don't know why. He's just awesome.
Next we get a string a Bella segments, one right after another. First is Stephanie telling Triple H that she's going to give Nikki a title shot, then we get another recap of the Bella rivalry. Then an inring segment featuring both Bellas. I fast-forwarded most of this, sorry. I can't take this shit. AJ Lee interrupted and I literally screamed "Thank you GOD!" and resumed play. AJ said to Stephanie "Let the Bellas work on their issues on their own time, and leave the Diva's Title to me." A HUGE pop. The crowd is sick of this shit too. Paige comes out and says she's the Diva's Champion and everyone is forgetting that. Then the Bella no sell that, as they can't act and start bitching at each other. AJ leaves after starring down Stephanie, while Paige vs Nikki is set up. Fucking great. JUST what we need, to take away the actual entertaining rivalry and mixed the damn Bellas into it. After ALL of that, we get ANOTHER Bella video recap.
Bray Wyatt has a prerecorded segment, talking about how he's going to beat up Chris Jericho in a steel cage. It's alright, but at that point I was so pissed off I wasn't paying much attention.
The Usos vs The Rhodes Brothers is next, and by God, they actually are giving the Tag Team Champions a FUCKING story. The Rhodes officially turn heel here. The match is pretty short as the Rhode make quick work of the Usos then do a post-match beat down. The crowd had some real good heat. Stupid gimmick aside, this could be good for the division. Now lets see WWE fuck it up.
The Rhodes Brothers
Next we have a full blown A Total Diva's Commercial. Stab me in the eye right now. Then we have a Big Slow/ Mary Henry segment where they are talking about Rusev again. Mark Henry wants to beat Rusev alone, and Big Slow starts acting like a cheerleader. I dunno... lol.
The 6-Man Tag Match with Cena, Jericho, and Reigns vs Orton, Kane, and Rollins starts now. It's the standard boring Cena boosting match. Basically he's out of it the whole time, then comes in at the end to look strong. Cause he's Cena. What this match really felt like was "Why won't they just give us Rollins and Jericho?" Seriously, whenever they were fighting each other THAT was entertaining. So Cena wins, lets Reigns get the pinfall, then F-Us (not calling it the AA) Rollins after the match for good measure. Because we can't have anyone else get a small push, Cena must reign supreme.
Winner: Who do you think? Cena's in the match
Overall It's surprising that there were 8 matches in this show. BUT only one was really good and the rest were either bad or passible. But what really ruined this show was that it was the Goddamn Bella show. And NOW they are ruining AJ and Paige for this shit. It's really pissing me off.
Listening to: Yorokobi no Uta - Haruka Tomatsu
Reading: Naoko by Keigo Higashino
Watching: So You Think You Can Dance
Playing: Tales of Symphonia, Lego Marvel, Diablo III