Title This: WWE Raw Reaction 4-23-12

Josh Isenberg

The Big Show and The Great Khali def. Cody Rhodes and Alberto Del Rio:

What I Liked:

Man, besides liking the combination of Rhodes and Del Rio, this match was pretty brutal. ADR did a nice job trying to chop down the giants, while Rhodes did the same, but they are SO limited in what type of offense they can do. I did enjoy the Figure Four Leg Lock that Rhodes applied. That is a nice way for Rhodes to add another move in his arsenal.

What I Disliked:

Khali and Show get the win. Are you kidding me? A bad match with two guys who have nothing else to gain. We do not care whatsoever for Khali. Couldn't Show team up with Gabriel or someone that can actually work. Honestly, this is an absolute ridiculous tag team. Del Rio and Rhodes deserve so much more than getting beaten by a guy like Khali. Awful decision and booking.

Grade: D

John Laurinaitis sets up field sobroity test for Punk later. If he fails, Jericho will be awarded the WWE Championship.

Brock Lesnar is asked why he is late by Josh Matthews. Matthews gets scared and says he was just doing his job. Lesnar throws him into the set, well, the curtains.

Nikki Bella def. Beth Phoenix to win the Divas Championship:

What I Liked:

At least this match was not 2 minutes. They were given 5 and was not a bad match overall. Beth is the best in ring worker, and this decision for her to lose has to be because she is injured or is taking time off. Her title reign did not have many opponents that were legit, but Beth needs to find something different. People never really care about a Divas Champion, but some did with Beth. I am sure they are going to somewhat repackage her character and come back in a bigger and better way. I look forward to see where Beth goes from here.

What I Disliked:

Why Nikki Bella? With her contract expiring soon, is this a way to keep the Bellas in WWE? I would rather have a good wrestler like Natalya or even a younger Diva like Kaitlyn win the title over Beth. Give the fans a reason to care, and I do not care about the Bellas. They drop the title in an unannounced title match, no preparing, and was out of place. That shows how much they could care less about women's wrestling. It is kind of ashame.

Grade: C-

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