Raw Revelations: Orton's Rage in a Cage
Surprising win for Kofi Kingston, who has now won the tag titles, Intercontinental title and United States Title. Wonder when his ECW title run will come, because it's unlikely he'll be competing for the other major titles at this point. On the flip side, it's looking more and more like MVP will get himself into contention for WWE Title now, especially if Orton retains, and a Cena-Batista feud starts up. I think MVP could use a change of theme music though. His interruption of Randy Orton weeks ago on Raw would have given goosebumps with a more intense or hard-hitting piece of music. Instead it was the same Silkk the Shocker slower paced rap jam. Take a look at Jericho's arrival to Raw when he interrupted The Rock in a classic promo years back for evidence of how intense it could be. Granted, MVP and Orton don't quite measure up with those guys, yet.
I was fully expecting Big Show to somehow KO Cena last night and Miz to take an easy pinfall for the win, so he could call himself 7-0 against Cena. Instead, it was a reverse situation where Show KO'd Miz (didn't count as a tag?) and Chavo covered for the easy pin. We got a standard divas match, with Kelly Kelly getting distracted and then pinned by Maryse. According to a recent report, Maryse is now the longest reigning Divas Champion, as she just bested Michelle McCool's reign. I don't consider Maryse particularly impressive in terms of in-ring skills, but she's got the look and the attitude of a top notch diva heel. Here's hoping Kelly Kelly earns the title next as she seemed to be steadily improving and putting in some decent work.
Other thoughts from last night; It's interesting how Cole and Lawler did the promo to hype up Extreme Rules from in the ring, just so they had a reason to lower the steel cage down for later. Michael Cole with a slip-up in the ring when he said Batista was challenging Orton for the World Heavyweight Title at Extreme Rules, not the WWE Title. A fan pointed out to me that one of the WWE "Did you know's" said more fans watched ECW on Sci Fi than baseball on ESPN. The fan said she doesn't believe there was any baseball games on Tuesday night for ESPN, but I haven't fact checked that. Anyone know?
Santino got covered in slop most likely to prepare fans for the big payoff as the same happens to GM Vickie Guerrero on Sunday. If no titles are moved Sunday, at least fans get to see Vickie covered in pig slop and mud, rolling with her pigs.