Title This: WWE Raw Reaction 5-7-12

Josh Isenberg

Dolph ZigglerDolph Ziggler def. Kofi Kingston:

What I Liked:

A good match between these two, two guys who really know how to feed off of the other's offense. The match started fast and never really slowed down. I liked how quick pinfalls and reversals started off the match, as well as Ziggler hitting a beautiful dropkick. The finish made perfect sense, not making the new champion look weak, but also give him some real competition. Hopefully this means we can get some relevance back to the Tag Team Championships. I would pay to see Kofi and Truth vs. Jack and Dolph. They tried this before with Evan Bourne as Kofi's partner, but this has more history behind all four. They all can really go and make a good feud between themselves if they are given time.

What I Disliked:

Besides this match lasting under 5 minutes, I did not have a problem with anything else. Ziggler desperately needed a victory here. Well done.

Grade: B+

John Cena Interview:

Cena says he has to get his elbow drained twice a day. He says his doctors feel that he should not compete for the next few months. He says the doctor's do not know what they are dealing with. Cole asks him his opinion on if the Board of Directors should have punished him. Cena says the directors called him and he said they better not fire him. Cole asks if Cena is scared, and he says he is so scared that Laurinaitis is so bad he will hurt himself. Cena says he is going to kick his ass.

What I Liked:

Not much to note here besides selling the injury on Cena. Also, Cena did a good job at getting upset and showing his emotions on Laurinaitis.

What I Disliked:

I am not sure what importance came out of this. Cena should have gotten to be at the arena, as we all know his arm will not stop him from competing at Over The Limit. This interview just did not  do it for me. It did not get me more excited about the match and did not push the limits to a point where we need to see.

Grade: C-

Layla and Kelly Kelly def. Maxine and Natalya:

What I Liked:

The reverse rollup was nice, as well as KK taking down Natalya so Layla could take advantage. Layla's finisher is very good, but there was not much else action going on. We did get an announced match of a Diva's title last PPV, but we get one 2 weeks in advance! WOW!

What I Disliked:

What was there to like here? Not much, especially since the match lasted under two minutes. I want to see more angle building, more story telling, and more of Beth being the dominant Diva we all know and love. It devalues her character and overall aurora in the division. They need to make her a force.

Grade: D

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