Hits & Misses 6/16 WWE Raw Hits & Misses: Stephanie McMahon Vomits on Vickie Guerrero and a bunch of other crap
Jun 19, 2014 - 2:56:06 PM
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By Jon Mezzera, PWTorch Specialist
Stephanie Vomits on Vickie: Nothing else really matters to me other than the fact that I had to watch Stephanie McMahon projectile vomit on Vickie Guerrero for what seemed like several minutes. You would think after the first bit of vomiting, Vickie would have moved and not gotten more vomit on her. I know this is nothing new. We've seen this type of crap from WWE before, and it is just terrible. I don't want to see this "humor" on my wrestling shows. It took me so out of the show that I just didn't care about anything else on Raw.
There were other things to complain about. I could give a Miss to the opening segment for reminding me of the terrible shows from last year with The Authority talking down and emasculating the entire WWE roster. I also didn't like having a battle royal qualifying match for the WWE World Title ladder match at Money in the Bank. Everyone who gets an opportunity to qualify for such a big match should be deserving of that opportunity. What had Xavier Woods done to deserve that opportunity? Has he ever even won a match? And why should wrestlers like Rob Van Dam who have already lost qualifying matches get a second chance? He had his chance and he lost. And why would being left out of the battle royal and put in a stretcher match against Kane be a punishment for John Cena? Cena shouldn't be afraid of Kane. Kane lost to Daniel Bryan at Extreme Rules in a similar type match and Cena just beat Bray Wyatt in a Last Man Standing match at Payback. He had a much better chance of winning that match to qualify for the ladder match than in a battle royal where he could slip and be eliminated by one of 20 or so other opponents.
I could give a Miss to the fact that the first three matches all ended after outside interference. Seth Rollins defeated Dolph Ziggler via DQ after Dean Ambrose interfered. Then Wade Barrett defeated Ambrose via count out after Seth Rollins interfered. Then Sheamus defeated Bray Wyatt via DQ after the rest of the Wyatt Family interfered. If that wasn't enough, the main event stretcher match had outside interference from Rollins, Randy Orton and then Ambrose too.
I could give a Miss to the cheesy appearance from the celebrity guest Kevin Hart with Adam Rose, Fandango, Layla and Summer Rae. I love a feud between two Divas who are both heels.
I could give a Miss to the use of Paige. She never gets a chance to really show off her in ring skills as she is booked in short matches where the focus seems to always be on her opponent, first Alicia Fox and here Cameron. She never gets any mic time to connect with the audience. She never gets a chance to show off her personality or her character. I mean, what is her character? Why do her opponents get a chance for character development, but not the Champion?
I could also give a Miss to the main event of Cena vs. Kane. The stair spot was much more impressive when we saw Cena do it to Wyatt in their Last Man Standing match a few weeks ago. Why do that same cool spot so soon? That should be saved and not done once a month. As I mentioned earlier, this match got muddled by outside interference from three different wrestlers. And then the ending was sucky and anti-climactic in the way that Cena gently set Kane on the stretcher from his shoulders in a move that didn't look like it would really hurt at all, before being rolled across the finish line.
Were there good things on this show? Sure. If I was in a better mood, would I give some Hits? Yes. There was some good in ring work from guys like Rollins, Ziggler, Ambrose, Barrett, Sheamus and Wyatt. I am at least amused by the Stardust debut. I liked the way that Bray Wyatt explained why he wanted to win the WWE World Title. But, I am not in the mood to give any Hits at this point.
Jon Mezzera is PWTorch.com's WWE Hits & Misses Specialist, providing his point of view for Raw and Smackdown each week. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For another view from the original Hitlist author, compare Jason Powell's views to mine by visiting prowrestling.NET's "Hitlist" section here.
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