19/08/2013 RAW Review – Daniel Bryan Faces The Wrath Of The New Corporation

Wrestling fans, I’m Bad News Bobson here with the RAW review. I’m sorry that

The new heel regime has arrived in WWE with the COO Triple H, his wife Stephanie McMahon and the Chairman of the Board Vince McMahon running the ship, with the corporate champion Randy Orton. Randy Orton cashed in his Money In The Bank briefcase at Summerslam in on the Daniel Bryan with the assistance of Triple H, who had just won the WWE Championship from John Cena at the PPV. Daniel Bryan was looking for revenge and answers as to why Triple H screwed him out of the belt. But first John Cena started off the show to announce that he would be out indefinitely due to an injury which made his elbow look like this…



John Cena put Daniel Bryan over and effectively “passed the torch” too him on his way out of the ring as D-Bry came out. It’s a good way for Cena to say “Bryan’s the top guy now” and for Cena to take a step back. And Bryan was all business. The exchange between him and Stephanie McMahon that followed was really well done. Sure, Daniel did whip out the same old “Stephanie’s-a-slut” insults like every other person that’s done a promo with Stephanie has done. However, Daniel showed real emotion and and it seemed at times that he was actually pissed at not being WWE Champion. This led to Daniel Bryan being kicked out of the building. Awwwww.

Another new development in the New Corporation with HHH, Vince, Steph and Orton, is the apparent alignment with The Shield. It looked cool seeing The Shield being the regime’s hit-men if you will. It’s becoming like a really cool mafia with a great structure. Think, you’ve got the boss Triple H. He’s the top dog with Vince as his adviser if you will. You’ve got Steph, the manipulator of the group. The Corporate Champion Randy Orton that is the Ace in the Whole. XD And you’ve got the hard-hitters The Shield that enforces the Corporation’s will. It’s awesome. Anyway, Dolph Ziggler and Big Show were both punished for “speaking out against the regime” being put in separate 3 on 1 handicap matches with The Shield. Both looked strong in their matches against The Shield, but both lost.

The Tag Divas Match between the Funkadactayls and “LayJay” Layla and AJ Lee looked awkward as hell. The ending looked really sloppy and Layla trying to go AJ-Crazy was really NOT going well. I’m not saying she can’t act, I’m just saying she can’t act CRAZY. She can be aligned with AJ sure, but leave the craziness to AJ love.

Alberto Del Rio defeated Sin Cara via referee stoppage when Sin Cara apparently dislocated his finger 30 seconds into the match doing a dive to the outside. Damn it Sin Cara. You’re good in the ring, but STOP getting injured. Really becoming undependable nowadays. After the match was done, Ricardo Rodriguez (who Del Rio turned on a week or two before) came out and announced himself as representing “Mr Monday Night” ROB VAN DAM! An RVD vs Del Rio while inevitable is really cool sounding. RVD could bring the best out of Del Rio, if he faces him at Night Of Champions.

Also, Bray Wyatt defeated R-Truth and The Miz defeated Wade Barrett by disqualification when Fandango attacked Miz. Nothing much.

Also, The “Prime Time Players” Darren Young and Titus O’Neil defeated “The Real Americans” Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro in a decent tag match. With Young and O’Neil getting TV Time and picking up the win, it very much seems like WWE are going to take advantage of Darren Young announcing he’s gay to TMZ and the publicity around it. It’s a shame that it took Young coming out to get the Players this newly-found push. They should have had a run with the tag titles about a year ago. They’re a dynamic duo with a lot of charisma and a very entertaining. It also seems they’ll be faces for now on as well, which might be the right direction for these two to go into.

CM Punk and Curtis Axel got into a phenomenal scrap after a class verbal exchange from CM Punk and Axel’s manager and Punk’s former manager Paul Heyman. This really makes Curtis looks good when he can hold his own in a fight against CM Punk. Yeah, he didn’t win the fight, but Axel is starting to look less of a bit-player in this feud between Heyman and Punk. With Brock Lesnar out of the way, Axel could be a great feud for Punk. By the way, CM Punk going off on a fan booing him during his promo beforehand was a little uncalled for. Sure, if the fan started chanting “Punk’s mom is a whore” or something like that I’d understand. But all he was doing was booing. If Punk is supposed to be a face, he should have just shrugged off the boos rather than calling out this “fat guy” who booed him.

And finally, Randy Orton’s “Coronation” as WWE Champion. Triple H explained that he had no choice but to screw Daniel Bryan at Summerslam because he needed to do what was right for the future of the WWE. I thought Triple H did an OK promo, but it didn’t help that the fans weren’t really into it. Plus, Triple H over-shadowed WWE Champion Randy Orton quite a bit, with Orton only talking for about a couple of minutes or so. I think the new corporation should have Orton put on the mic a bit more, but with Triple H, Vince and Stephanie flying the same boat, that’s gonna be easier said then done.

Daniel Bryan came back in the building and confronted the regime, but was beat down by The Shield and Orton for his troubles. This segment was a really good way to establish the new regime. It was a good way to send out the message that you shouldn’t speak out against the new order. I’m really looking forward to the next couple of months of WWE programming as you all should too. Can’t beat a Heel dictatorship. 🙂

Great show overall. A good PPV-Reaction RAW that reacts to the events of the PPV the previous night. I like how the new corporation is setting up. The Shield, Orton, Triple H, Vince and Steph all in cahoots together. Daniel Bryan leading the resistance. This should be a great couple of months lined up with the big stars like Brock Lesnar and John Cena out the equation for a bit!

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