Detailed Live Raw Fan Report: Dark Match Results, Off-Air Notes

Nick Paglino

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The crowd was really into the show the entire time.

the entire upper lever behind the camera was tarped off.

When the show started with Eve telling the Bellas that she used Ryder and planned to use Cena the Crowd went nuts. Great heel turn for her though. I didn't see that coming.

The show opened with Cena coming out and the crowd really got into the Hoski chant. Cena was really on point tonight with his promos.

Match 1 Sheamus vs Mark Henry

Personally I was disappointed in this match. I am a big Mark Henry fan and to see him loose in about 5 minutes to Sheamus was a let down. Granted I know Henry is fighting injured still but they should of had him wrestle someone else. none the less Sheamus got the clean win.

R-Truth & Kofi Kingston vs Primo & Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes)

The crowd loves Kofi to death and seeing his entrance live is pretty sweet. when he did his jump onto the entrance ramp he seemed to have landed wrong and messed up his back. but he still wrestled pretty well. I was suprised to see Kofi and Truth get the win here. I don't think it was very smart to have the tag champs loose to a first time tag team like Kofi and Truth. oh and Rosa is super hot.

David Otunga (w/ John Laurinaitis) vs Ezekiel Jackson (w/ Teddy Long)

Oh how far Jackson has fallen in the ranks of the WWE. I like the guy but to have him get beat by Otunga is stupid. Otunga must be getting a push or must be sucking up pretty big in the back. The crowd is way behind Teddy Long but Laurinaitis is a really good heel and gets a lot of heat. Otunga got the win.

Undertaker and HHH Segment

This was my first time seeing the Undertaker live with his Deadman entrance. Wow is all I can say! I was in a complete awe when he came out. some of the things I liked were almost everything he said to HHH. And to hear the Hell in a cell announcement was really awesome. The crowd went nuts! What I didn't like is how the crowd was chanting "What" at first to everything the Undertaker said. I thought that was very rude. you don't say that to a legend like the Undertaker.

Daniel Bryan vs Santino Marella

I cannot believe that after the fight Santino put up last night at EC they booking team would squash him as quick as they did. this match lasted maybe 3 minutes. Santino is Way over with the crowd and should have had at least got to the ropes one when he was in the LeBelle lock. but no, Bryan with the clean win.

Kelly Kelly & Aksana vs The Bella Twins

Typical Bellas victory here with the bait and switch. What was aksana doing in there? Isn't she suppose to be with Teddy Long? haha

John Cena segment

Cena comes out and Talks about the rock. I would say this crowd tonight was more pro Cena than Anti Cena. I gained a lot more respect after what he said about the Rock. I don't know if they were trying to make him get heat with his comments but he was dead on with everything he said. I look forward to seeing what the Rock has to say next week.

Ten Man Battle Royal for WWE Title Shot at Wrestlemania

I thought that this was a great battle royal. it was a lot longer than I thought it was going to last. Honestly this was a better battle royal than the Royal Rumble this year. Just stick 10 of your top guys in the ring at once and let them go at it. loved it. When Barrett took the bad bump I knew he was injured right away. The Refs held up the X hand signal and the crowd didn't know what was going on. I had to explain it to a few people around me. Eventually Chris Jericho won the match with the help of Rhodes. I think almost everyone knew that Jericho was going to win but still and awesome battle royal.

The dark match for the night was CM Punk Vs Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Championship.

Punk won per usual.

On my way out of the arena I saw Barrett sitting in an ambulance and they closed the doors when a crowd started to gather and the ambulance left. I guess he is done for awhile with a separated shoulder and he wont be at mania. that is sad.

The show at Raw had a real "Attitude era" feel to it. I loved it and the crowd was really on it tonight.

Biggest pops

John Cena
CM Punk

Biggest Heat

John Laurinaitis
David Otunga
Michael Cole

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