Andrew B’s DVD Talk
With Andrew B.
Welcome to part two of this Special DVD Talk: The Best of RAW 2010 Part 2. This time we will start in May and look at how the Nexus changed the summer of 2010. We also have some great matches like a three way dance between Randy Orton, Edge & Chris Jericho plus Christian battles Edge. Plus a former WWE Champion quits WWE and has not been back since so let’s start right now. Also for this review I will be starting over with match and segment numbers.
We start with a video package highlight everything from May 2010.
Segment 1: Randy Orton on the Cutting Edge – RAW 5/3/2010:
It starts with Edge calling out the Raw Guest GM of the night Wayne Brady. Wayne Brady talks about how big of a Wrestling fan he has always been. Brady then cuts a promo about how there will never be a guest GM like him. He says RAW is his house. Randy Orton then comes out and gives Wayne Brady an RKO. Edge says Orton thinks he cans RKO Edge but Edge says it won’t happen. Edge says it was an accident last week as he had to make a statement. Edge then brings up the last time Orton was on the Cutting Edge and how they formed Rated RKO. Edge says they can do it again & take over RAW again and nobody will stop them. Edge says he did everything since he came back but the crowd didn’t fully accept him and that they cheer Orton even though he only cares about himself. Edge tells Orton that he will join him otherwise worse things than a Spear will happen. Orton is silent as Edge tells him to say something and he goes for the RKO but Edge counters and hits a big boot. He goes for a spear but gets an RKO instead.
Match 1: Edge vs. Christian – RAW 5/17/2010:
Before the match Edge cuts a promo of how Orton thinks he can go around giving RKOs to whoever he wants but it won’t happen to him Sunday at Over the Limit & then Christian comes out.
They lock up & Christian pushes Edge to the corner. They lock up again Christian takes Edge down. They lock up & Edge goes for the arm of Christian and locks him in a side headlock but Christian pushes him off and then leapfrogs Edge and hits him with an elbow to the face. Edge slaps Christian in the face and then runs away. They run around the ring and Edge gets in the ring first and attacks Christian. Christian comes back with multiple slaps to the face. They trade going outside until Christian hits Edge with a baseball slide and springboard cross body. Christian charges Edge but Edge moves and Christian crashes into the security wall. In the ring Edge is in control working on Christian’s shoulder. Edge kicks Christian in the face and works on the arm of Christian but Christian fights back. Edge regains control pushing Christian into the corner and Edge charges and Christian moves and goes for the double kick to the face between the ropes but Edge counters that move. Christian comes back with open hand slaps and goes to the top rope but Edge crotches him and goes for a superplex but Christian counters & hits a tornado DDT. Christian comes back with punches and a forearm to the face. He charges Edge in the corner but runs into an elbow. Edge charges Christian but gets hits with a flapjack. Christian then hits Edge with a missile dropkick. Christian is goes for Kill switch but Edge counters. Christian goes to the top rope but misses a flying head-butt. Edge hits an Impaler DDT but Christian kicks out. Edge trips Christian and he hits the turnbuckle and Edge goes for the spear but Christian counters with a kick to the face and sunset flip for a near fall. Edge goes for a spear but Christian moves and he hits the turnbuckle. Christian hits the elbow off the top rope and goes for the Kill switch but Edge counters and hits the spear.
Match Rating: *** ½ out of 5
Segment 2: “This Place is nothing without me” – RAW 5/24/2010:
Batista is in the ring wearing sunglasses in a wheelchair. His arm is in a sling and his face has a huge bruise it. He admits to saying I Quit at Over the Limit but he says he only said it because his life was threatened. He said he is suing WWE, John Cena and the WWE Universe for Cena’s actions and for cheering them. He said that is not how a title match should be with cars and duct tape but he believes in honor. He says he is so hurt he could miss up to years but he will be back healthier than ever and that Cena will give him a rematch. Justin Roberts then introduces the NEW GM of RAW & Bret Hart comes out. Hart says what he say goes & that on 6/20/2010 there will be a Fatal Four Way PPV and the main event will be a Fatal Four Way for the WWE Title. Hart announces Batista will be in a match tonight to qualify for the Title Match but Batista says he is hurt and Hart says his opponent is also hurt and it is Randy Orton. Batista says he is hurt and can’t & won’t compete. Hart says wrestle or forfeit but Batista says he can’t do that and if he does he will leave WWE forever. Hart announces Randy Orton the winner via forfeit and leaves as Batista yells. Batista then says everyone thinks he is joking and that the WWE will go bankrupt because they are nothing without him. He says the fans will be bored and then he yells I QUIT & leaves the ring.
Match 2: Edge & Sheamus vs. John Cena & Evan Bourne – RAW 5/31/2010:
Before the match Cena says his partner Randy Orton can’t compete but he found a replacement and his name is … Evan Bourne.
Cena & Edge start with a lock up and Edge hits a knee to the gut and connects with punches in the corner. Cena fights back and hits a bulldog and tags in Bourne. Bourne works on the arm of Edge but Edge punches Bourne but Bourne comes back with a hurricanrana then a dropkick and then an enziguiri as we go to break.
Back from break and Cena is taking it to Sheamus in the ring and talks in Bourne who hits a running dropkick in the corner to Sheamus. Bourne kicks Sheamus but then runs into a shoulder block. Sheamus tags in Edge who is in control over Bourne as Bourne takes the baby face beat down. Edge tags in Sheamus who goes for a suplex but Bourne counters and dropkicks Sheamus and hits some kicks but Sheamus uses his power to regain control and tags in Edge. Edge is in control over Bourne. Edge goes for a body slam but Bourne counters but runs into a big boot. Edge then locks in a sleeper hold. Bourne fights out & hits an enziguiri. Bourne tags in Cena as Edge tags in Sheamus and Cena is in control with Shoulder blocks and then a 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Cena then goes for the AA but Sheamus counters and goes for the Brogue Kick but Cena moves and hits the AA. Edge goes for the spear but Cena moves and Edge hits the ring post and Bourne hits the SSP.
Winners: John Cena & Evan Bourne
Match Rating: ** ½ out of 5
We then get a video package highlight everything from June 2010.
Segment 3: “The Start of Something Much Greater: – RAW 6/7/2010
We get a video package of the debut of Nexus.
Segment 4: The RAW Roster Battles the Nexus – RAW 6/14/2010:
John Cena is already in the ring & says Nexus was fired & thrown out of the arena earlier tonight. He says he is going to the PPV this Sunday and will be on RAW the week after and every week. He says Nexus is fired but he calls them out and says he won’t press charges. He says he is not a target as the Nexus comes through the crowd. Jerry Lawler, R Truth, William Regal, Evan Bourne & Santino Marella come out to the ring to help Cena and then a brawl starts. Edge, Sheamus, Randy Orton & Mark Henry then come out to help Cena fight the Nexus. The Nexus then runs off and leave through the crowd as the Roster follows.
Match 3: Evan Bourne vs. Chris Jericho – Raw 6/14/2010:
Before the match Jericho says he requested this rematch to make a statement and that if he loses this match he will leave WWE forever.
They lockup and Jericho is in control with punches and kicks in the corner. Bourne connects with backslide for a near fall. Bourne goes for a spin kick but Y2J rolls to the outside as we go to break.
Back from break and Y2J has Bourne in a sleeper hold but Bourne fights out but Jericho dropkicks Bourne in the head and then baseball slides Bourne out of the ring. Y2J goes for a suplex but Bourne counters into a near fall and then they trade punches and kicks until Bourne rocks Y2J with a spin kick. Bourne then hits a running dropkick in the near fall. Bourne goes for a hurricanrana but Jericho counters into the Walls of Jericho. Bourne fights out with a rollup but Jericho picks him up but Bourne hits a tornado DDT. Jericho stands on the middle rope but Bourne hops up and hits a hurricanrana for a near fall. Bourne runs the ropes but gets caught but gets caught by Jericho and he locks him in the Walls of Jericho but Bourne grabs the ropes. Bourne is on the apron and kicks Y2J in the face as Bourne goes to the top rope. He goes for the SSP but Y2J gets the knees up and hits a Code breaker after to win the match after 7 minutes.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Match Rating: *** ½ out of 5
We then get a video package highlight everything from July 2010.
Match 4: Edge vs. “The Viper” Randy Orton – RAW 7/12/2010:
They lock up & they walk around the ring locked up until the ref breaks it up & the lock up and Edge pushed Orton to the corner where he levels him with punches but he then walks into a kick from Orton and Orton throws Edge in the corner and levels him with punches. Edge throws Orton in the corner but Orton pops out with a clothesline and then stomps on the body of Edge and is in control as his slingshots Edge under the bottom rope and Edge rolls to the outside. Orton throws Edge back in the ring but gets a big boot to the face when he hops on the apron. Back in the ring Edge is in control with a kick to the head. Edge goes for another kick but Orton moves and then hits Edge with a scoop slam. Orton levels Edge with punches and an uppercut. Edge throws Orton to the outside as we go to break.
Back from break and both men are on the apron but Edge is in the ring and Orton is on the outside. Orton then drops and hangs Edge up. Orton goes in the ring where Edge trips him and puts him in a sleeper hold but Orton fights out with a back suplex. Orton hits Edge with multiple clotheslines and then a scoop slam. He then goes for the hanging DDT but Edge counters and hits an Impaler DDT. Edge goes for the spear but runs into a kick and Orton goes for the RKO but Edge counters and goes for the Spear but Orton counters and rolls up Edge for a near fall. Orton hit the backbreaker and was going for the RKO but Jericho came out and distracted Orton and Edge drops Orton for the win.
After the match Jericho hit Edge with a code breaker but then gets hut with an RKO. Evan Bourne then runs out and kicks Orton down. He then goes for SSP but when he jumps Orton catches him with an RKO after 8 minutes.
Match Rating: *** out of 5
Match 5: Edge vs. Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton – RAW 7/19/2010:
The match starts with Rated Y2J doubling team Orton but he takes control until Jericho knocks him down with a punch. They then attack him in the corner but Orton fights back and sends Edge to the outside and is in control of Y2J until Edge trips Orton and Rated Y2J takes control. Both men level Orton with punches and kicks & then throw Orton into the ropes but he hits double DDT. Jericho rolls out of the ring as Orton drops a knee on the face of Edge. Orton then works on Edge in the corner and sets up for RKO but Edge counters and Y2J hits Orton with a code breaker. Edge & Jericho then start brawling on the outside as we go to break.
Back from break and Jericho is in control over Edge on the outside then Jericho hops on the apron but Orton knocks him off and he lands on Edge on the outside. Orton then hits Jericho with the hanging DDT for a near fall. Edge pulls Orton to the outside and throws him into the barricade. Edge throws Orton in the ring & is in control over Orton/ Jericho trips Edge and pulls him to the outside and throws him into the Announcer’s table. Y2J then kicks Orton in the head & locks in a sleeper hold but Orton fights out and hits multiple clotheslines and a scoop slam for a near fall. Orton then goes for the hanging DDT on Y2J but Edge runs in and Orton takes it to Edge and hits a back breaker and Edge rolls to the outside. Orton goes for the hanging DDT on Jericho but Y2J counters and locks Orton in the Walls of Jericho. Edge hits Orton with the Impaler DDT for a near fall. Edge goes to spear Y2J but Jericho counters and locks Edge in the Walls of Jericho. Edge grabs the ropes and sends Y2J to the outside. Orton comes in and goes for the RKO but Edge counters. Edge goes for spear but Jericho stops it & then they all clothesline each other and they are all down. Jericho sends Edge to the outside and Orton goes for the RKO but Y2J counters and goes for the Lionsault but Orton moves and hits both men with RKOS to win the match after 12 minutes.
Winner: Randy Orton
Match Rating: **** ¼ out of 5
We then get a video package highlight everything from August 2010.
Match 6: Edge & Chris Jericho vs. John Cena & Bret Hart in a Tag Team Lumberjack Match (Nexus was Lumberjacks) – RAW 8/9/2010:
Edge & Cena start with Edge in control with a punch and then kicks in the corner. Cena throws Edge in the corner and hits a bulldog. Edge then walks into a punch from Hart and Cena hits a headlock takedown into a headlock. Edge fights out & throws Cena to the outside where Nexus attacks Cena and throws him back in the ring. Edge tags in Jericho throws Cena to Nexus and they attack him again and throw him back in the ring after a huge punch from Wade Barrett. Jericho then throws Cena to the outside again and Nexus attacks Cena again and Heath Slater lays in a big punch before Nexus throws Cena back in the ring. Jericho goes to throw Cena to the outside but Cena counters and throws Y2J to the outside but Nexus does not touch Y2J. Jericho goes for a punch but Cena counters & goes for the AA but Jericho counters and goes for the Walls of Jericho but Cena counters and levels Y2J with punches. Cena goes for a shoulder block and misses & rolls to the outside but levels Barrett with a punch and goes back in the ring. Jericho charges Cena but he moves and Y2J knocks Barrett off the apron and Cena clotheslines Jericho to the outside. Nexus then attacks Jericho and Edge goes to save his partner but Nexus attacks him. In the ring Bret Hart attacks Justin Gabriel. Nexus then goes in the ring where it is just Bret Hart & John Cena but R Truth & John Morrison come out. Edge & Jericho watch from the ramp before they decide to join Cena’s team also and it is 7 on 6 but a huge brawl breaks out and Nexus runs away and into the crowd.
Match Result: No Contest
Match Rating: * ½ out of 5
Match 7: Chris Jericho vs. Wade Barrett – RAW 8/16/2010:
Jericho takes in to Barrett as soon as the bell rings with kicks, punches, chops and then a suplex as we see Nexus watching backstage. Barrett then hit Jericho with a knee to the gut but runs into a dropkick. Barrett rolls on the apron but Jericho hits him with a springboard dropkick. Y2J goes to the outside and kicks Wade in the head. Y2J throws Wade in the ring & goes to the top rope but Wade knocks him down and he falls to the outside. Barrett rams Jericho into the apron and levels him with punches before throwing him back in the ring. Barrett throws Jericho into the corner and he falls. Y2J fight back with punches and chops but Wade kicks Jericho in the gut and chokes him on the rope. Wade is in control but Y2J fights out and hits a missile dropkick for a near fall. They trade punches & then Y2J takes control and hits a bulldog. He goes for the Walls of Jericho but Wade counters & goes for Wasteland but Y2J counters and locks in the Walls of Jericho. Wade grabs the ropes and then levels Y2J with a kick for a near fall. Wade goes for back suplex but Y2J counters & hits an enziguiri. He then goes for Code breaker but Wade counters & hits Wasteland for the win after 5 minutes as Nexus is happy backstage.
Winner: Wade Barrett
Match Rating: ** out of 5
Match 8: John Cena vs. Miz – RAW 8/23/2010:
Sheamus is watching from on the stage & the match starts with Miz kicking Cena and leveling him with kicks & punches. Miz attacks Cena in the corner but Cena fights back with a sidewalk slam and then throws Miz in the corner and charges but Miz moves and Cena goes shoulder first into the ring post. Miz hits a back suplex & then locks in a sleeper hold. Cena fights out & they trade punches but Cena gains control with a fisherman suplex. Cena throws Miz but Miz kicks him in the face & is back in control. Miz hits a leg drop on Cena for a near fall & Cena comes back with a kick & then the flipping neck breaker he does. Cena goes to the top rope and Miz pushes him to the outside as we go to break.
Back from break & Miz has Cena in a sleeper hold but Cena fights out by ramming Miz back first into the corner. Cena then throws Miz into another corner & goes for the bulldog but Miz counters & kicks Cena in the face. Miz lays Cena on the apron and delivers a running knee to the face. He then puts Cena under the bottom rope & slingshots him. Miz hits the running clothesline in the corner on Cena for a near fall & then Miz runs and gets crotched on the turnbuckle. Cena then hits a shoulder block & a spinout slam followed by the 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Cena then goes for the AA but Miz counters and goes for the SCF but Cena counters and locks Miz in the STFU but Miz grabs the ropes. Cena runs the ropes but runs into a kick. Miz goes for SCF but Cena counters and goes for AA but Miz counters and is on the apron until Cena knocks him down. Miz goes to leave but is attacked by Daniel Bryan. Bryan throws Miz back in the ring & Cena hits him with an AA. Bryan then comes in and locks in the YES Lock.
Winner: Miz by DQ
Match Rating: *** out of 5
Segment 5: CM Punk looks back at 900 Episodes of RAW – RAW 8/30/2010:
Punk comes out to the ring with Joey Mercury & Luke Gallows following him. Punk starts by saying he is better than The Rock & that he doesn’t drink, smoke or make crappy movies like the Tooth Fairy. Punk asks the crowd if they like & miss the Rock and they cheer both times. He says he doesn’t miss Rock and that for 900 shows RAW has been promoting bad family values and he has two words for you as the crowd says suck it but he says no Katie Vick. Punk says if you don’t get look it up on YouTube and it will cause you to drink and then he will save you. He says he has 4 RAW video clips of bad values. He says the first is property damage and says HHH attacking Orton in his house from 2009. Punk says people act like animals but #2 is irresponsible & reckless behavior & shows Cena throwing Edge in a body of water from 2006. Punk says he never would throw a competitor in a body of water (but he did 2 years before this promo on ECW). He says #3 is trespassing & shows DX invading WCW in 1998. He shows #4 which is excessive use of alcohol from a fire house & shows Austin of the Beer Truck in 1999 & then Austin with the Beer Truck in 2007. He says he feels shame for the crowd & that they would all pay to see Stone Cold come out & spray him with beer & then the music of Stone Colds hits & Punk looks scared as the crowd pops big but then Punks starting laughing & says they all feel for it. He then says he has a clip from a really good show called SmackDown & shows the superplex from 2003 with Lesnar & Big Show. He says he can watch the clip again because it shows how obese someone can be & that he does not know the other guy but Big Show is so fat he broke the ring & then Big Show comes out & Punk yells “Why do I always get interrupted?” Show says he lost weight but then he found it & that if he wants to embarrass him he should mention when he got caught kissing Vickie Guerrero, Eddie Guerrero gave him a bad burrito or his Sumo Match but a fat joke is not embarrassing. He says he likes entertaining people and then mocks SES in a Hulk Hogan voice & asks for a high five. Punk says that was boring and you’re not funny & that nobody likes him. Shows says that was mean but Punk says he asked for a high 5 but there is nothing high about the SES & that makes them better than him. Show says he is not high but he is tall & then chops Punk. Punk & Mercury run away but Show takes it to Gallows & then sends him out of the ring.
RAW 2010 was building up to be better as the year went along and you can tell based on how Part 1 was even thought Part 2 felt like more matches then segments. You can see how Part 2 has less DX, Cena & Batista and more Nexus, Sheamus, Jericho, Edge & Orton. The Cutting Edge Segment was okay as I did not like the whole Wayne Brady Part but having Orton RKO Edge was cool. Also having Edge mention Rated RKO was cool. The first match in this part Edge vs. Christian was a great match & should definitely be checked out if you never saw it plus it is the 3rd best match on the set. Batista quitting WWE was actually kind of funny but I do miss Batista and would like to see him in WWE again one day. The Sheamus/Edge vs. Bourne/Cena tag match was good & it was cool as Bourne got to hit the SSP for the win. Cena vs. Miz was a good match and one of the best in the career of Miz. You could see new faces like Bourne and the Nexus getting pushes. The Chris Jericho vs. Evan Bourne Match was good but when has Chris Jericho ever had a bad match. I was disappointed that we only got a video package and not the full debut of the Nexus but I understand it was not shown because of the Tie Incident. The Cena/ Hart vs. Rated Y2J match was not good at all but it was understandable because it was more of an angle then a match plus Hart didn’t really do anything in the match. The triple threat match was the best match on the set even though it was not too long. Edge vs. Randy Orton was good but the best part happened after the match where Orton hits the RKO on Bourne as he went for a SSP. It was one of the most amazing things I ever saw to this day. Wade Barrett vs. Chris Jericho felt like a 5 minute TV match but it was good for the time they got. The CM Punk promo was great and his comments to the Big Show were also great. Punk played the crowd great and had them excited for Austin and plus he delivered a good promo & Show was average.
Videos from the Article:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjnanNliUe0 – Nexus Debut
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbHuN37xJtE – Evan Bourne vs. Chris Jericho
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkrhRcgNMCA – RKO to Evan Bourne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAQK8nL6nuA – Wade Barrett vs. Jericho
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8YcMY8ubdA – CM Punk Promo
Well that’s all for this week but I will be back soon with Part 3 covering September – December and I will give a final grade then but until next time remember Straight Edge Means I’m Better Then You.