Title This: WWE Raw Reaction 4-16-12

Josh Isenberg

Daniel Bryan def. Kofi Kingston:

What I Liked:

Is there anyone more crowd popular than Daniel Bryan right now in the WWE? That is hard to argue. The match was pretty good overall, but the feud is not there. It basically is a random match with nothing more after this night. I really liked the transitions from Kofi hitting the SOS but Bryan able to kick out and lock a submission hold on him. Very smooth from both guys. The Yes Lock making Kofi tap was the right finish.

What I Disliked:

Bryan locks it back on Kofi until Sheamus comes out. What does Sheamus care about Kofi? That made no sense for me besides wanting Sheamus to come fend off his opponent. That felt very forced for me. Sheamus needs to do more than what he did tonight. There needs to be some sort of reason why he hates Bryan still, especially after embarassing him at WrestleMania. What else is driving Sheamus' character to keep hunting down Bryan. Make it more logical booking.

Grade: B-

Brodus Clay vs. Dolph Ziggler ends in No Contest:

What I Liked:

What is there to like here? There was no match. Ziggler took a great bump from Clay, but that is all you can take out of this.

What I Disliked:

Apparently they are unsure of how to book Ziggler, how to book Clay, and what to do with talent. Once again, Ziggler does nothing for another week. Yes, let's waste your best in ring talent with a feud NOBODY will remember or really care about. I liked how Santino and Brodus were together against Swagger and Ziggler, but they shy away from it this week. Why? Absolutely a waste of time here and makes no sense to me. I want meaningful segments, not a segment with 30 seconds of action and 5 minutes of dancing.

Grade: F

The Great Khali and The Big Show def. Primo and Epico:

What I Disliked:

Another meaningless match. I feel bad for England, as WWE is giving them a crap shoot of matches that make no sense to me. Does anybody think Primo and Epico would win? Show and Khali should never team together. The best tag teams are A. Not involving Khali and B. Two superstars who are similar but have different styles of offense in the ring. Primo and Epico are really good in the ring, as I feel they are being wasted and not able to really do much. There is no tag division, so Primo and Epico cannot be utilized.

Grade: D

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