Raw Revelations: Seth Green runs Raw
The guest host for Raw has been something fresh so I give WWE credit for taking that idea which Trump suggested a few weeks back. Seth Green was a little shaky on the mic, but scheduling a divas bikini match is a move we need more of the hosts to make. Also, Seth decided to live every insane WWE fan's dream, and inserted himself into a main event tag match with the likes of Triple H, John Cena and Randy Orton. During the match, Seth was nearly a victim of a vicious Orton Punt kick, but luckily got the save from Cena. By the way, did you notice the ref slow up his count on Orton's pin on HHH, so Seth could do his part and break up the pin? It was almost as if the ref was giving him a "hurry up and do your part" look. We can't fault Seth though, he's not a real wrestler.
The main event wasn't anything too special. It was your typical build-up to the Night of Champions Triple Threat match, with Cena and HHH as partners and Triple H nearly clocking Cena while going on a sledgehammer rampage in the ring. Of course they reconciled their differences long enough to raise up Seth Green's arms and put him on HHH's shoulders for the victory celebration. Earlier in the night, we got some more teasing of a Ted Dibiase break away from Legacy when Rhodes made a father-son comment. Rhodes hinted that his dad might be guest host next week, but instead we found out it will be rock band ZZ Top. The graphic on screen showed only 2 of the 3 members though. ZZ Top is currently on tour with Aerosmith, who will provide the 2009 Summerslam theme song.
Also on the show, MVP versus Swagger Round 1, with the newcomer Swagger getting a clean win. Looks like MVP is being used to put the newer star over, who will probably become US Champion while on Raw, and eventually move into the ranks of a WWE or World Heavyweight champ. Chris Jericho came out to reveal the contract clause he added for Night of Champions. Jericho will get to choose his tag partner since Edge is on the shelf. Jericho said it will be someone who won't be a weak link like Edge was. I'm going to guess it's Dolph Ziggler. We saw him rush down to attack Rey Mysterio after Jericho lost to him in an Intercontinental Title match on Smackdown. That would make Ziggler a tag team champ without ever actually winning a title. He'd help Jericho defend at Night of Champions, but many have speculated Legacy will win. Now the question is will this be another piece in the split up of Rhodes and Dibiase?
The WWE Divas Summer Swimsuit Spectacular didn't disappoint, with most of the participants in bikinis throwing each other around the ring. Seeing the divas in that skimpy attire choice is rare for Raw these days with its PG format attempts. We also saw another humiliation of Chavo Guerrero by Hornswoggle; this time Chavo had one-arm behind his back. Hornswoggle got the move with a surprise "small package". Not sure where Hornswoggle's 2-0 streak is leading, but I doubt he'll be the Undertaker's next Wrestlemania opponent, unless Taker really needs to take it easy in the ring.