Title This: WWE Raw Reaction 1-30-12

Josh Isenberg


Kofi Kingston def. The Miz:

What I Liked:

Shockingly, a clean win for Kofi. I was very surprised how the match went both ways, but was focused on the struggles of Miz. I really enjoyed Kofi winning, as it somewhat boosts his stock. The Miz is okay with losing, because I feel he has something bigger in store. Trouble in Paradise hit well, and the fact that R-Truth was doing commentary furthered his feud with Miz, as well as keeping him in the spotlight without a match.

What I Disliked:

 I am okay with Miz losing clean, but what else is to come for him? The match was not fantastic, but it was by no means a let down. They were not given enough time to build a climax and a story. If they have about 4 more minutes, it would work better for both parties. It would give more credit to Kofi for outlasting The Miz, as well as Miz just missing the big victory on Raw. It will be interesting to see who Miz's target is on, especially after the Elimination Chamber match.

Grade: B-

Beth Phoenix def. Eve to Retain the Divas Championship:

What I Liked:

It was quick and not much to talk about here to be honest.

What I Disliked:

No Kharma? I know everyone was expecting it, but it is too soon for her and Beth to feud. Wait a few weeks, have her tease her return, and then capitalize on the Grandest Stage of Them All. That is how you do it, especially since a Divas feud is hard to carry for over two months.

Grade: D-

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