Spoilers From Tonight’s WWE Raw Taping II
I forgot that Mr. Eric Nelson is attending Raw tonight from Des Moines, Iowa. He’s passing along some spoilers so I’m here to add my snarky comments to his live texting. Let’s rock this bitch out like Hold For Swank.
8:19 PM EST – Almost no reactions for anyone during the mania intro video, just lots of woos. Could be an interesting crowd. (Great, let’s hope this crowd doesn’t sit on it’s hands like the ones in Cleveland.)
8:26 PM EST – Jack swagger beat jason jones. Dominated him grappling. jones showed decent fire on two hope spots, swagger won with his finish. Lots of boos. (Swagger really should get a name for his gut wrench power bomb.)
8:44 PM EST – Evan and primo beat carlito and chavo in a good ten minute match for superstars. Great reaction for evan, afew cheers for carlito. Rate battery, no show. (The last comment was his answer to us doing a short live show afterwards. I have no fucking idea what a rate battery is though. Let me go to bed on time at least.)
8:56 PM EST – Gail kim over katie lea. Not bad at all. Katie worked an arm and gail sold it like two pros (and unlike most guys). (That’s not too big of a shock to me. I could gripe about the WWE using their women wrong but it’d be as useful slamming my head against a brick wall.)
Haha, that was supposed to be “save battery” by not doing a show, but my T9 took over. If anyone reads these comments, you will read me writing here that this was the best Raw I’ve ever attended. More thoughts in audio form ASAP.
Oh, and since I don’t see it on any spoilers (I haven’t looked further than the Torch, though), McMahon was at the arena, and he did a hiLARious two-minute bit during the final commercial break while Cena and Hunter were already in the ring. He came out to the stage (to full music) with no jacket or tie, his top two shirt buttons undone and breathing heavily like he’d just sprinted to get out there. Awesome. He said he wished he’d been there to help Bret Hart after the crash, and he said he was feeling so spry he might just take Hunter’s place in the match. When the crowd chanted “You suck” at McMahon, he claimed they were chanting it at Cena (old bit), then said he was happy to leave our god-forsaken town. Great stuff.
Last comment on my own texts to Kevin: I thought I remembered Jason Jones from the World League Wrestling show during the Waterloo, Iowa, hall of fame weekend show. Cool.