Kevin: Anything from Raw need to be talked about since we aren’t doing a show this week?
Jeremy: Three things stand out since I missed the ending angle. The Cena intro was very awkward but ended hot. The Swagger/Rusev crowd reactions are impressive, the show blew its load in the first hour and then went in to stand by.
Kevin: I don’t think serious Cena failed but it did seem like a weird spot. I kept thinking to “Oh my, Summerslam is in three weeks?” Again re-thinking whether Lesnar will win. Barely paid attention to what he actually said.
Jeremy: Cena was acting scared as if he didn’t have a chance and snuck in a line about beating him in 2012
so why the hell are you scared?
Kevin: I did note that line got snuck in last night. You can fear a guy and respect his power but scared isn’t an option. Especially when you beat him in the past.
Jeremy: Especially when you are the champion. If you are Santino, sure. Serious Cena now has different versions. He is infuriating.
Kevin: I feel like he tried to pull something similar recently against a big, bad opponent. Was it Mark Henry?
Jeremy: Maybe? That program was so short and only memorable because of Henry’s retirement and heel turn.
Kevin: Which basically ended up being his real retirement speech. Whoever the opponent was, it isn’t a good look then and still isn’t now.
Do you think they were saving the “I beat him before speech” for another day?
Jeremy: No not at all. Cena can show a concern and talk up the challenge but to act like it is a foregone conclusion he is going to get his ass kicked is stupid.
Kevin: Which is exactly why I started to think Lesnar was going to lose. You can’t act weak then lose right?
Jeremy: I asked Shahid about that as well, is it possible Lesnar gets dq’ed? he said no way. I want to believe that based on lesnars dates. It sure seems liek somethign is up though.
Kevin: I suppose you could stretch this feud out but until Survivor Series but that seems like a long time away. You can’t use Cesaro as your Lesnar stand in again.
Jeremy: No they have to have a definitive winner. Lesnar needs to go over and go strong until Wrestlemania 31.
Kevin: Undertaker then comes back for one last win and rides off into the sunset?
Jeremy: Me thinks it has to be Daniel Bryan or Roman Reigns. based off of marketability it will be Reigns,
Kevin: Ha. That is a very good possibility with Reigns. Will the internet explode if Cena wins?
Jeremy: yeah it will definitely not be a favorable outcome. Cena isn’t stupid though and as history dictates he will be taking the dive as he should.
Kevin: He does a lot of jobs and I don’t expect it to be any different. It just dawned on me, is Brock Lesnar the problem? The build up for Undertaker was really weird too.
Jeremy: Build for The Wrestlemania match is that Undertaker made him look foolish and no one, no one, expected Brock to win and get over.
Kevin: You are correct. It was a different kind of weird. So we may as well move along to Swagger vs Rusev. I’ve got to admit, I kind of paid attention but I check out any time one of those four people are on TV.
Jeremy: There was a response for the music but the action got nothing.
Kevin: I liked the way they left the PPV match but it didn’t lend itself to a logical next match stipulation.
Jeremy: There is a stipulation?
Kevin: I’m assuming there’s going to be since Swagger got knocked out last time. I hope it’s not a submission match because that’d be stupid.
Jeremy: I was figuring a flag match since they made a big deal out of them
Kevin: Ahh, makes sense even if that is always a terrible match too. Moving along to your third point, they did seem to shoot their wad in the first hour. Unless you count the part that you missed.
Jeremy: All of the rest was a build for Brie Bella. I enjoyed the Jericho interaction and the anticipation of him dropping the dirty, bottom feeding hoe line.
Kevin: I knew it was coming to so went downstairs so that the Lady could see “Jerry.” I wasn’t disappointed by that or that match that came out of it.
Jeremy: Yeah the matches were few and far between btu the action, mostly, was good.
Kevin: Going back thru my review, there were only 4 matches of substance – Cena vs Cesaro, The Miz & Rybaxel vs Ziggler & The Usos, Naomi & Natalya vs Cameron & Alicia Fox and Jericho vs. Rollins. You can debate whether the ladies match had substance. 3 matches weren’t really much of anything, even Bo Dallas’s first loss.
Jeremy: The Bo Dallas crime was saved by the post match beatdown. It makes no sense to have him lose.
Kevin: I knew that character couldn’t last but that was more anti-climatic than I expected. I did enjoy the beat down but it’s going to be tough to sell me on Dallas being a bad ass considering his size and lack of offense even in his wins.
Jeremy: Yep, if given time to talk maybe he can explain or start to show his hypocrisy.
Kevin: The WWE does plenty of talking so we should get that speech. Only other thing that caught my eye, Orton’s beat down of Reigns was boring, right?
Jeremy: Who beat down Roman Reigns?