Title This: WWE Raw Reaction 11-14

Josh Isenberg

Zack Ryder gets Mick Foley to sign his petition for a United States Championship match.

This is your Life: John Cena

Mick Foley tries to recreate history and give Cena a "This is your life," similar to The Rock's more than a decade ago. He wants Cena and Rock to get along, to be friends. Cena's baseball coach comes out, as he talks about Cena striking out and crying afterwards. Cena also brings out his former tag team partner, Bull Buchanon. Bull talks about how Cena was his best tag team partner, but got fired after they split up. He talks about his wife leaving him, and his dog biting his arm. He gets mad and leaves. Next up is Cena's dad, who tells the fans that his son does not suck, but the WWE Universe sucks. Cena interrupts, and Foley says he has one more, and begins talking about a woman. Out comes The Rock who Rock Bottoms Foley, does not speak a word, and leaves.

What I Liked:

It was funny being reminded of Cena's past. Bull Buchanon showed how far John Cena has really come. Having The Rock interrupt just to Rock Bottom Foley was a nice ending.

What I Disliked:

It failed in my eyes. There was too much time, and whoever thought this would work in an era with fans so critical of time and wasted opportunities should be fired. Foley wasn't funny, Cena looked uncomfortable and out of place, and neither worked well with the other when talking back and forth. I really felt that this segment gave us twenty minutes just to have Rock come out, take out Foley, and move on with the show. I just did not like it, did not come across as funny and entertaining, but more clueless and weak.

Grade: C-

Sheamus vs. Jack Swagger:

What I Liked:

The physicality in the match was really solid. Two bigger men, who also are athletic enough to counter his opponent's move with ease. Swagger and Sheamus hit their spots, and the final boot to Swagger was nice. He sold it well, and Sheamus winning shows you he may never lose again!

What I Disliked:

I wish that they did not go quickly to a commercial, as I felt the match barely was underway when they left us. Also, Swagger convinces me that he is still a notch below the main event status, as his character has never really taken off and faced adversity. Sheamus being able to evolve and transition into a face without flaw shows his versatility.

Grade: B

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