This week’s edition of Monday Night Raw saw the return of the Great One, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
After being so hyped and promoted, I thought that he would be a bigger part of the show, not just come out during the last five minutes. What bothered me the most was that he wasn’t even that entertaining. Cookie Puss? Really? It just seemed like the same schtick that he did with John Cena, he’s just repeating it with CM Punk. As far as I’m concerned, CM Punk dominated that exchange. Every time he drops a pipe bomb, it is pure brilliance. When he speaks, you can feel how honest and real he is being. When Rocky speaks, he just seems to throw out some funny phrases and make people laugh. I want to hear something substantial when someone is talking, not a guy calling another guy ‘Cookie Puss’.
I sincerely hope that they can come up with something better for him, especially if he is in for a lengthy run with the company.
Overall, I thought it was a pretty solid show. That first Raw of January always has a special feel. It is the first Raw of the new year and the very first step on the Road to Wrestlemania. A new year equals a new start.
The only other things I took issue with on the broadcast was the Divas match and Dolph Ziggler, and all for reasons I have spit out before. The women’s division needs so much work it is mind-boggling. There is no competition and the women who can actually compete in the ring are being held back. Female wrestlers should not be glorified models. They should be able to hold their own with their male counterparts. That doesn’t mean that they have to step in the ring with them, but their division should be held in the same esteem. It is saddening to think that stars like the Fabulous Moolah are grouped in the same category as Eve and Kaitlyn. I’m shaking my head at the thought…
Concerning Ziggler, he needs to cash in that damn briefcase. He is such a fantastic athlete and performer, that briefcase is the only thing that really bugs me about him.
Hey Dolph, there’s a new Heavyweight Champion if you’re interested…