A RAW Opinion
Welcome to A RAW Opinion, WWE Raw is live from Montreal Quebec, Canada, and tonight, for the first time in 15 years, WWE Hall Of Famer, Bret “The Hitman” Hart returns to Montreal since the 1997 “Montreal Screwjob” Last week, CM Punk and Paul Heyman were shown to be working together, what will happen with them tonight?
We go live and Justin Roberts introduces Bret Hart to start the show. Fans go insane. Bret can’t get a word in for a good 4 minutes or so, the fans start an “ole” soccer chant. Bret eventually says that last time he was in a WWE ring in Montreal, was one of the darkest days for him and a lot has happened since then, he thanks the fans for everything when CM Punk interrupts, a ton of boos from the crowd. Punk says that we all know about Brets past because Bret wrote all about it in that huge book he wrote. Both men go back and forth, the crowd is HOT for the whole segment, I loved it.
First match of the night is an “all champions tag team match” R Truth and Kofi Kingston taking on The Miz and Antonio Cesaro. Kofi and Truth get the win, pretty good match. I’m glad Cesaro is getting more TV time.
Earlier today at WWE Headquarters Sheamus is with a lawyer giving a deposition about the Brogue Kick, pretty funny segment ending with Sheamus giving the Brogue Kick to the camera.
Layla, Kaitlyn and Eve are teaming up to take on Beth Phoenix, Natalya and Alicia Fox. Kaitlyn, Layla and Eve get the win after Eve tagged herself in the match and pinned Alicia.
Up next we find out who CM Punks opponent will be, Brodus Clay, Randy Orton and Jerry Lawler were the options. CM Punk will face Randy Orton.
CM Punk VS Randy Orton was a very good match, Dolph Ziggler ran out to attack Orton but Orton got the better of it, Punk then went to attack Orton but Orton took him out, Orton started falling victim to the numbers game until Jerry Lawler got in the ring and started attacking Punk and helping Orton clear the ring.
We come back from commercial and we have a tag team match. Randy Orton and Jerry Lawler VS CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler. Orton picks up the win after an RKO to Ziggler, Punk and Heyman were both talking, Punk not even paying attention to the match.
Heath Slater is in the ring talking about Zack Ryder, he wants a rematch right now. Ryder gets on the the big screen and says that Heath won’t be facing him tonight, but knows who Heath will be facing, out comes RyBerg. Thanks for comin Heath.
Darren Young and Titus O’Neil go to AJ’s office, she tells them there is a mistake and that they aren’t the number one contenders for the tag titles, she puts them in a match against Kane and Daniel Bryan.
The tag match between Daniel Bryan and Kane VS Prime Time Players is up next. Kane and Daniel Bryan get the win, Kane choke slammed Daniel on top of Darren after Daniel tagged himself in. Side note: Apparently Jerry Lawler collapsed at ringside during the match, I really hope he’s alright.
Tyson Kidd VS Alberto Del Rio is up next. Del Rio gets the win with the cross arm breaker. I think It’s really shitty that they haven’t given any kind of update on Lawler. Del Rio got on the mic and talked trash to Sheamus after.
After the match Cole says that Lawler collapsed at ringside and is receiving CPR in the back. Thats not a good thing… Sounds VERY bad.
Sheamus comes out next for his match with David Otunga. Silence from the announce table can’t be a good thing and I’m really scared for the worst with Lawler. Sheamus gets the win with a cloverleaf, but wrestling right now seems moot…
Looks like a bit of good news, Michael Cole saying that Jerry Lawler has been taken to a local hospital, he is receiving oxygen and that he is breathing on his own.
Rey Mysterio VS Cody Rhodes is up next. Cody wins, afterward Miz comes out and goes after Mysterio, Cody attacks Miz and picks up the IC Title.
Michael Cole saying that Jerry Lawler is reacting to lights being shined in his eyes and is awaiting a cat scan, still breathing on his own which is good.
Bret Hart comes out and introduces John Cena. CM Punk interrupts and him and Cena go back and forth, not gonna lie, Cena I think got the best of Punk here tonight. Cena even did a little trash talking in French. Bret got a shot in on Punk and sent him to the mat.
Michael Cole with the final update on Lawler, Cole said that Lawlers condition has stabilized and he’s being prepped for his cat scan.
Overall, I really don’t know what to say right now, the entire show seems like back burner material considering what happened with Jerry Lawler. Great to hear that it appears Lawler is going to pull through, but I won’t be happy until I read that Jerry Lawler has in fact pulled through and is at home.