Riley’s Corner: WWE Raw Review for 12-10-12


Riley’s Corner

With Riley Ross

Welcome back to Riley’s Corner where I give my snarky opinions and take on Raw tonight. We are live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Tonight on commentary we have Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole. The Muppets are tonight’s social ambassadors. Hmm I hope that goes the way of the guest GM. No offense to the Muppets but this is the go home show for the TLC PPV. If you were in charge for one night only of RAW; what are some matches you would make?

Opening up the show is Dolph Ziggler on the ladder underneath the hanging Money In The Bank briefcase. He is telling Cena that this will not be a Merry Christmas for him as he will beat Cena at TLC. He says that if he does win he will cash in the briefcase and take Big Show’s title away from the current champion. Here comes Sheamus to say that Sheamus will beat the Big Show and become the champion. The Big Show comes out to run his mouth. After a verbal exchange between Show and Sheamus, the Irishman pushes the ladder with Ziggler still on it into the ropes. Poor Ziggler, he landed kind of hard onto the floor.

Vince McMahon is in the building and on his way to the ring. Wooooooo he has a pep in his step. Vickie G. comes out and announces a second main event. He prompts her into making a match between Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler. A third main event is made between AJ and Vickie Guerrero for later tonight.

R-Truth vs. Wade Barrett—Kofi Kingston and Antonio Cesaro are on commentary. Barrett so far is in charge of Kingston during the match. Kofi and Cesaro are sparring verbally. R-Truth gets the win and Kofi attacks Barrett after the victory.

AJ is shown backstage being happy that Vince made a match between her and Vickie. She goes to the men’s locker room to celebrate her match. Uh-oh is there trouble in paradise between Superman Cena and the crazy chick?

Cody Rhodes/Damien Sandow vs. The Usos vs. Prime Time Players vs. Epico and Primo— This is a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match. Two men in at one time and you can tag in whomever you want. Hello commentators please focus on calling the match instead of gabbing about AJ. Epico and Primo have been eliminated by the Usos.  Back from commercial and we learn that the Uso’s eliminated the PTP. The Uso’s are taking it to Sandow. The winners will face Sin Cara/Rey Mysterio to determine who the number one contenders for the tag team titles. Rhodes with the Cross Rhodes for the win. Team Rhodes Scholars are heading to TLC.

The Slammy Awards are next Monday.

Alicia Fox vs. Eve—I am impressed that Alicia hasn’t botched any moves so far. This was a solid divas match in my opinion. No botches from either diva. Eve wins.

CM Punk is shown crutching his way to the ring. He is addressing the people who think his injury is fake and trying to get out of his match with Ryback. Heyman scolds the crowd for chanting ‘feed me more’. Paul Heyman is pure magic on the microphone. Put him in charge of Raw or better yet put him in charge of creative. I hope your knee feels better CM Punk. Knee surgeries aren’t fun. Punk is saying come and get the title if you want to strip him of the title. He lists many superstars who have failed to take the title from him.

Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler—Sheamus is going after Ziggler’s injured leg. Ziggler gets thrown out of the ring and goes after the poor Ziggler. We are back from commercial and Ziggler is in charge of the match.  The Celtic Warrior is pissed as he tries to get back into the match. Sheamus did land kind of hard on his head during the match. He attempted the Cloverleaf but Ziggler gets to the ropes.  Ziggler gets disqualified by belting Sheamus with a chair. Sheamus delivers a Brogue Kick thru the chair.

Vickie is shown backstage stretching when the Great Khali and Hornswoggle are shown helping her stretch. Vince comes in and mutters ‘this is supposed to be a family show’. Hilarious as hell.

ADR vs. Zack Ryder—Really? Really? Really? This is what creative came up with? I would rather endure back to back family functions without the aid of Xanax instead of watching these two go at it. Ryder taps out to the Cross Arm Breaker. Del Rio looked sloppy as hell with his moves.

AJ vs. Vickie Guerrero—I hope Vickie beats the shit out of her.  Brad Maddox is the referee. While AJ is arguing with the referee, Vickie pushes her down. Here comes crazy AJ as she goes on the attack.  She gets the pin but Brad Maddox is refusing to count. Vickie gets the rollup and the win. She skips up the ramp. AJ is having a temper tantrum that rivals any two year old that hasn’t gotten a nap in. Shut up AJ the only one who could scream was Melina. She slapped the shit out of Justin Roberts  and I hope she gets fired. AJ is shown backstage still having her tantrum and John Cena tries to calm her down.

Kofi Kingston vs. Antonio Cesaro—I am starting to enjoy Cesaro more. As long as he doesn’t speak we are good. He has talent although I am enjoying a more aggressive Kofi Kingston. This is definitely one of the best matches tonight. I hate to say it but Kofi is getting his ass whooped tonight. Kingston almost had the win with the SOS but the referee stopped it. Cesaro gets the win.

Miz Tv is back and so help me if the Shield screws this up I will throw shoes at my next show that I go to. He looks good for someone who got the shit beat out of them last week. His special guests are Team Rhodes Scholars or as he calls them the Wierdo and the Beardo.  Miz is going in on Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes. He makes a reference to the Pacquio boxing match and he is trying to cause problems between the two. Rhodes ends the interview. I love the Miz, face or heel he rocks it. He reveals his new name for Team Rhodes Scholars, the Pink and the Stink. If I wasn’t in love with him before I am certainly in love with him now.

Cena is bopping along to his match with the Big Show and AJ scares Cena. She wants to come with Cena but he says no. He says it’s for her safety but come on John just friendzone her and be done with it.

Cena vs. Big Show—Ziggler is on commentary during this bout. Some action during this farce of a match; the only thing saving this match is Ziggler on commentary. Cena is getting dominated so far by the Big Show. I really hope the Shield comes down to destroy everyone. Just knock Cena the fuck out. Oh wait I forgot the golden will not put anyone over. The Shield comes down and destroys Cena. Here comes Daniel Bryan and Kane to attack the Shield. Ziggler gets in the ring to attack Cena as does the Big Show. Here comes Sheamus to attack Ziggler. Once Ryback entered the ring, the whole thing got confusing and the show ends.

In closing, it was a very solid show. I easily give it an A. I am a little irritated that Ted DiBiase hasn’t been seen since October. He also does a lot for charity and has the talent to back up his talk. Utilize your other talents before always giving the titles to Cena. I give major props to the Miz tonight for bringing the funny back to promos. Make sure you all check out  We’ll be airing Tuesday at  10pm ET Call in at (347) 945-6363. Have a good night and a better tomorrow.

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