Title This: WWE Raw Reaction 1-28-13

Josh Isenberg

SheamusThe Undercard

Kaitlyn vs. Tamina ends in a No Contest when the Lumberjills fight with one another. I think this was a decent way to get more than one Diva some spotlight, but do we really care about any of them? I would much rather see a Diva that gets a reaction, like AJ. Why not have AJ go for the Divas Championship while Dolph chases for the World Title? Power couple, anyone? Grade: D

The Big Show vs. Alberto Del Rio in a Bodyslam Challenge ends in a No Contest. Both of these men surprised me at the Royal Rumble, with an excellent match that had everything you could want. Tonight, they had a stupid stipulation match where Big Show would end up attacking Ricardo and Alberto. Both men were beaten down by the upset giant, and Alberto was duct taped up and had to watch Ricardo get decimated. I thought this made Big Show look GREAT. He is more than just size, and he really showed a great heel persona tonight. He was able to get the crowd's attention, and this will make Del Rio more liked, while Big Show continues to show why he is a solid heel for anyone. He may not have the best matches, but this guy's body language, professionalism, and interaction with the crowd is very good. Grade: C

Sheamus defeated Damien Sandow in a Tables Match. I actually enjoyed this match, as Sandow continues to be unique in his ability to change his personality in the ring. Sandow is meant to be intelligent, but his ruthless nature comes out in an instant. Sheamus and Sandow work great together, and Sandow was able to gain control early on. He would send Sheamus to the outside and counter with knees to the face. Damien would continue to attack the upper body of Sheamus, which was hurt by The Shield earlier in the night. You see the intelligence in targeting one area, and he executed it well. Sheamus got the win with a great White Noise through a table. I would have loved to see an upset here, but I understand that they do not know what to do with Sheamus. They might as well let him collect victories and keep him more marketable. Sandow is a cowardly heel who can bounce back with this, especially since he is young and has not had a HUGE win under his belt. Grade: B-

Team Hell No defeated Chris Jericho and Dolph Ziggler. Before the match, Jericho comes out and talks about being back. Ziggler cuts him off, but Vickie reveals that she hired him back. The match had no build to it, no meaning, and saw Kane chokeslam Ziggler when Jericho pulled a fast one on him. I am excited to see Jericho back, and feel him and Ziggler could continue a program that had a lot of interest my way in August. Grade: D

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