Title This: WWE Raw Reaction 9-10

Josh Isenberg

Randy OrtonRandy Orton Defeats CM Punk by Disqualification

What I Liked:

The fans voted in Orton, and we got a great match between two excellent opponents. This was a great Wrestlemania 27 match, but now Punk is the bigger star. From the very beginning, both men tried to gain the upper hand. Randy used his clothesline and punches, while Punk relied on kicking down his opponent. I can say Orton has some of the best uppercuts in the business. They just connect and look so aggressive in a transitional point. It gets him the advantage, but Punk would kick Orton into the corner and work the stomach area. As the match continued, Punk would be one step faster, reversing a move into a spinning heel kick onto Orton. Finally, Orton would hit a hanging DDT, but Ziggler comes out and attacks Orton. Orton fights off both guys, until he get bombarded. Jerry Lawler comes out and helps Orton fight off the heels. This sets up a tag team match after the break.

Grade: B+

Randy Orton and Jerry "The King" Lawler Defeats Dolph Ziggler and CM Punk

What I Liked:

We resume action, and Orton is being beaten down by Ziggler. King gets some offense, including fists from the top rope. As Lawler kept going, he would end up getting beaten down by Ziggler and Punk. Orton gets the hot tag in the match, and this is where the storyline picks up. Paul Heyman comes out and tells Punk to leave. They talk about what they can do in Montreal, very casually. Vickie screams at them, but to no avail. The camera focuses on them, and Orton hits an RKO for the win. The match was overshadowed by Heyman, which I loved. This is basically a meaningless tag team match, so focus on what is the most important. Ziggler takes the loss, but it will easily be forgotten. Look for Ziggler to get back at Orton on Smackdown. There really was no weak spot in the match, very creative.

Grade: B

Ryback Defeats Heath Slater

What I Liked:

Slater calls out Ryder, but he says he is facing Ry-back, not Ry-der. It was funny, but the match was very common. We had Slater hit a nice neckbreaker onto Ryback, but that was basically it. Ryback picks up the quick victory. The crowd loves him, they really do.

What I Disliked:

I can complain about the same thing every week. Plain and simple, we need more interest in a storyline aspect for Ryback. He is overdue for one.

Grade: C-

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