10 Thoughts: WWE RAW 12.08.14 – The Slammy Awards

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#1~ Seth Green got off to a great start and the crowd embraced him right away. Besides for Hugh Jackson or Bob Barker, Green was the best choice to host and one of the best guests they’ve ever had on RAW. It’s amazing how well the “guest host” gimmick works when the host actually knows and likes the product!

#2~ While it’s awesome to get Dolph Ziggler/Seth Rollins on RAW, why wasn’t this match set for a PPV. It was a very good match that unfortunately had a screw job finish. It’s definitely high time these two had a legit program and the fact that they haven’t has been a glaring oversight.

#3~ Great showcase for Charlotte on RAW but the loss wasn’t too bright. Especially since one, you’re trying to promote the NXT special and two, Charlotte just lost to the woman she beat for the NXT Woman’s Championship (even though no commentator remembered that fact).

#4~ So the rocking chair was Sister Abagail’s…? I guess that would piss Bray Wyatt off but I don’t know if Wyatt’s crying about it like Dean Ambrose ran over his dog really made sense. With the new rumor that Wyatt may be facing the legendary Undertaker at WrestleMania 31, I can’t help but wonder what they’re going to do to make Bray Wyatt formidable again.

#5~ What began as a very “Santino” gimmick, Damien Mizdow has become a cult phenomena. His “suplex” and then the even better “delayed suplex” were just fantastic ideas. And that’s not even including the greatest gimmick of them all, Mizdow’s “prop titles”. I don’t know what the long-term plans are but I can tell you that when Mizdow turns on The Miz, the proverbial roof will be blown off the arena.

#6~ Well we didn’t get Shawn Michaels challenging The Undertaker for WrestleMania as we did a few years before but it was a pretty solid show. The awards didn’t take too much time so they didn’t lose the live audience. Plus, they were always bookmarked by in-ring action instead of endless promos or backstage segments. That will always keep a live crowd lively. All in all a very good show for one that is usually terrible. Hey, maybe they have the right formula down now.

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