“Good Santa” Mark Henry defeated “Bad Santa” Damien Sandow in a match that was truly fast-forward worthy, but at least Christmas was saved.
The bad news is, perhaps Vince McMahon, HHH and the powers that be should consider canceling the RAW Christmas episode next year. A week off of WWE programming would be a lot better than the poorly produced, taped and mailed in performance that we got this past Monday night on RAW.
Where there bright spots? Sure.
Daniel Bryan had a match—which is always guaranteed to be good—and the WWE did a great job of using CM Punk and John Cena’s star power to get Big E Langston and the Shield over in the main event. With that said, two bright spots does not a great show make.
In fact, the rest of the show was so abysmal that it found me using the fast-forward button more often than usual, and that’s saying something for this wrestling nerd. I’m usually one to watch those midcard matches with Dolph Ziggler and Fandago if only to see some good wrestling, but even that was few and far between on RAW Christmas.
Whether it be The Great Khali and Santino Marella participating in a “sing off”, or the Diva’s working a match that was uninspired at best. I was so soured on the episode by the time the main event hit, that even the promise of Punk, Langston, Cena and The Shield in the main even couldn’t get me excited.
Going in, I expected that it would be a vanilla show that wouldn’t do much to enhance story lines, but come on WWE, enough is enough.
If you’re going to put on a show, at least try. When Michael Cole and JBL don’t seem interested enough to call a match, don’t expect me to tune in with much interest myself. The matches were boring, the story lines were pointless and even the main event lacked that punch it usually has.
RAW Christmas was a joke so bad even John Cena wouldn’t laugh at it, and that’s really all you need to know about that waste of a three-hour show.
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