TRIU Monday Night RAW Review (8/12/13)…

                                                                                                                                                This week’s RAW was a pretty good setup show for the big SS PPV this weekend. They kept all of their top storyline’s moving forward and kept them interesting. By adding Mr McMahon and HHH to the Main Event they embroil the WWE title in the middle of a McMahon family feud. The promo cut by both Bryan and Cena was a great way to build up to the Main Event of SS. The Wyatt Family is continuing to haunt the WWE but may have met their match in the monster Kane. We also found out that RVD will be facing Dean Ambrose for the US title at the SS pre show. I think we will also see the Shield face off against the returning Big Show and Mark Henry but who knows. At the end of the day it was a great take home show and I can wait to see smackdown on Friday…

Hour 1 (Sacramento,CA)

1.       Singles Match: Wade Barrett vs. Daniel Bryan
Winner: Barrett via Pin Fall
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 4
Notes: Special Ref. Brad Maddox, Maddox gave the quick count on Bryan for the loss. Good Match with a horrible finish…

2.       Singles Match: Randy Orton vs. Damien Sandow
Winner: Orton via Pin Fall
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 4
Notes: Cody Rhodes at ringside. Rhodes distracts Sandow allowing Orton to hit the RKO for the win…

3.       Mixed Tag Match: Natalya, Great Kahli vs. Big “E”, © AJ Lee
Winner: Natalya, Kahli via Submission
Rating: 3 Stars out of 4
Notes: Big “E” attacks Hornswoggle and gets clobbered by Kahli after the match…

Hour 2

4.       Singles Match: Kane vs. Titus Oneil
Winner: Kane via Pin Fall
Rating: 3 Stars out of 4
Notes: Darren Young at Ringside. The Wyatts attempt to attack Kane but fail…

5.       Singles Match: © Alberto Del Rio vs. Kofi Kingston
Winner: © Del Rio via Submission
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 4
Notes: Good Match with a clean finish…

6.       Tag Team Match: The Real Americans vs. The Uso’s
Winner: The Uso’s via Pin Fall
Rating: 3 Stars out of 4
Notes: Good fast paced match that saw a real clever ending…

Hour 3

7.       Singles Match: Fandango vs. R-Truth
Winner: No Contest
Rating: 2 Stars out of 4
Notes: Match never got started. Both men dance Fandango attacks Truth, truth fights him off and stands tall…

8.       20 Man Battle Royal: Mark Henry, Ryback, 3MB, Ect…
Winner: RVD
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 4
Notes: Good Match with RVD getting the surprise victory over Mark Henry, and the Pre Show match against Dean Ambrose…

9.       Singles Match: Paul Heyman vs. CM Punk
Winner: No Contest
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 4
Notes: Heyman brought out Lesner. Punk sneaks up on Lesner and attacks him with a camera. Punk faces off with Axel before giving him a GTS and standing tall on the ramp…

Overall Rating: 3 Stars out of 4

Match of the Night: (SM) Orton vs. Sandow (3.5 Stars out of 4)

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