Some facts about RAW 1000, July 23rd 2012

Last night was the 1000th episode of RAW, and marked a new era – from now on, we’ll have three hours of live promo action with a bit of wrestling every Monday night!

So here are my thoughts on last night’s show. Spoilers abound, obviously.

  1. I was rather disappointed not to get the half-hour pre-show we’d been promised, and I thought it was a rather late cancellation bearing in mind it had been trailed.
  2. When they’re given 15 minutes for their dated comedy, DX are dull. Also, Chyna never existed.
  3. There was nothing that Damien Sandow said that wasn’t completely right. Shawn Michaels admitted it.
  4. Tout is pointless.
  5. AJ made an excellent point. Everyone calls her crazy, but she’s not the one indulging a dancing invisible child. “How can you tell he’s dancing?” she demanded of Layla, our face Divas’ champion. Preach it, girlfriend.
  6. The offspring of Mark Henry and Mae Young. I don’t even.
  7. Good to learn that yoga is not for manly men like Triple H. Maybe he could point that out to DDP.
  8. Apparently being the RAW GM stops you from getting married. Perhaps because in WWE’s twisted world a woman can’t have a job and a husband.
  9. The Rock is entitled to flit in and out as he pleases and still secure a title shot whenever he fancies.
  10. I’m glad that Miz is back and a champion again, even if it is the Intercontinental Champion.
  11. WWE never fail to secure really inappropriate and offensive guest stars. Charlie Sheen? Lecturing Daniel Bryan on anger management, good behaviour and treating women properly? If this is setting up a gimmick match at Summerslam, I hope Bryan works really, really stiff and breaks that objectionable tosspot’s face.
  12. It is OK for Stephanie McMahon to slag off Paul Heyman’s children, but not vice versa. Be a star, kids!
  13. I wish Lita had beaten Heath Slater without having to lure out APA and the rest of the legends who’ve squashed the One-Man BAAAAND over recent weeks.
  14. Curt Hawkins and Hunico being chosen to receive dual choke-slams and tombstones from Kane and the Undertaker made me happy. Well, as happy as you can get for jobbers.
  15. CM Punk may have turned heel; he may not have done. He certainly has a legitimate gripe against his employer again, just as he did last year – as Eve pointed out to him, he may be champion, but Cena remains the company’s lodestar.
  16. What is definite, though, is that Rock deserved to be clotheslined and GTSed, sold it like a champ, and I for one am very excited about a possible Punk/Rock match-up.

What did you think? Who would you have liked to have seen who didn’t make an appearance (apart from Stone Cold)?


2 Responses to Some facts about RAW 1000, July 23rd 2012

  1. Mike says:

    “10.I’m glad that Miz is back and a champion again, even if it is the Intercontinental Champion.”

    :O CARRIE DUNN! I am shocked and/or disappointed. You don’t talk down the Intercontinental Title. You don’t say it’s beneath someone. It’s just not done!

    It’s a FACT that the IC title has provided more top-quality wrestling matches than the WWE title itself ever has. For a long time, while the WWE title was handed to the company’s biggest moneymakers, the IC title was fought over by the best actual performers.

    Personally I’d be more inclined to wonder if the Miz can actually live up to the proud traditions of the Intercontinental Title.

  2. Carrie says:

    I think what you say is correct traditionally. However, of recent times (probably the last three years?) the IC title has been used for midcarders to see if they have what it takes to make the step up to main eventing (JoMo, Kofi, the Dolphin, Wade) – obviously the Miz has previously been a main eventer but perhaps isn’t quite so technically gifted as some of the previous holders. Anyway it’ll be interesting to see what they do with him and with it.

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