WWE Monday Night RAW

Season 17 Episode 47

Revolutionary Raw

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 23, 2009 on USA
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Episode Summary

Revolutionary Raw
Match #1: Breakthrough Battle Royal Qualifying Match: Kofi Kingston vs Dolph Ziggler Match #2: Breakthrough Battle Royal Qualifying Match: Finlay vs Sheamus Match #3: John Cena vs CM Punk Match #4: Breakthrough Battle Royal Qualifying Match: R-Truth, MVP & Mark Henry vs Chavo Guerrero, Chris Masters & Jack Swagger Match #5: Breakthrough Battle Royal Qualifying Match: Evan Bourne vs Randy Orton Match #6: Mayflower Melee Match: Mickie James, Melina & Kelly Kelly vs Michelle McCool, Layla & Jillian Hall Match #7: DX vs The Hart Dynasty Match #8: Breakthrough Battle Royal Qualifying Match: Cryme Tyme vs Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Match #9: Breakthrough Battle Royalmoreless

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  • Jesse Ventura guest hosts a special three hour RAW.

    I haven't written reviews for RAW in a while, but I had to with Jesse "The Body" Ventura as guest host.

    Ventura was a significant choice for a variety of reasons. Ventura is one of a few individuals outside of Bruno Sammartino and Wendi Richter who have trashed Vince publicly and have never come back to ask Vince for favors, work, and overall sucking up -See Sable, Hulk Hogan, Ted Dibiase Sr. and many others.

    If you didn't know this, the conversation with Vince and Jesse didn't make any sense. However, if you know it this was a great moment where Jesse told off Vince as basically as the rich loser he. The Ventura night continued. RAW has been in the tank lately. However, we saw possibly a different horizon in the future. No more Cena and Orton feuding? No HHH hogging up the spotlight? Well they are starting to change things a bit though we still have Cena as champ on RAW.

    Instead, of that we are getting Sheamus, Kofi, and other stars getting a push. How far is their push is another story.

    The wrestlers competed in a group of qualifying matches where the winner went to a Breakthrough Battle Royal where the winner was the Number One contender for the title.

    We all saw Cena vs. Punk in a great match. Punk has been underused ever since he lost the title on SD, so this was a nice way to show that he isn't being totally ignored. HART Dynasty vs. DX was a bit of a wasted opportunity to over the harts.

    We also see Sheamus beating up on Finlay.

    Orton's Legacy beats up Cryme Tyme.

    Then finally the Battle Royal called by Vince and Jesse just like they would in the 80s.

    Again to really appreciate the commentary, you'd have to watch the WWF during the 80s. Jesse Ventura is and was one of the premier heel color commentators in all of wrestling better than Jerry Lawler or anyone else who'd come after him.

    The commentary was hilarious. Jesse make it well known he doesn't respect Vince as he always has including Jesse making Vince wear a tuxedo with a stupid bow tie:

    "Looks like a moron, and the moron who'd wear it."-Jesse

    "Won't have to change that headset since there's no hair up there."-Vince

    "That's a rich moron to you by the way."-Vince

    "You've broken every rule in the entertainment business"-Jesse

    "I've never broken a rule in my life"-Vince

    "You know sometimes you make no sense at all"-Jesse

    The Battle Royal was decent. A strong performance by everyone involved as always Randy Orton looked strong. However, Sheamus gets the win here. It's debatable after this what will happen to RAW. At least for this episode, it was a memorable RAW.moreless
  • Jesse Ventura hosts.

    Jesse "The Body" Ventura guest hosted Raw tonight giving the show a 1985 feel. Was it truly the best person they could get though? Sure, he knows wrestling (although he did butcher a number of lines) but I doubt he pulls in the kind of ratings he would have if this was 1999.

    Sheamus winning the battle royal was shocking and I am actually excited for the prospect of Sheamus vs. John Cena for the strap. Finally, a new wrestler is getting a shot at the title and it could definitely be a very stellar match between the two if they get time.

    As for some of the comedy skits throughout, no. Please stop doing these.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • On Jesse Ventura's TitanTron entrance, they misspelled Governor as "Governer."

    • With multiple trades and a new theme song, Burn it to the Ground by Nickelback, the superstars in the opening now are: DX, Randy Orton, John Cena, The Miz, Kally Kelly, Jack Swagger, Evan Bourne, Mark Henry, Melina, MVP, Cena, Gail Kim, Triple H, Alicia Fox, Swagger, Santino Marella, Henry, Miz, The Bella Twins, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Kofi Kingston, Sheamus, Chris Jericho & The Big Show, Orton, Kingston, Miz, Maryse, Shawn Michaels, MVP, Eve, Big Show, DX, Orton, Kingston, Kelly, Cena, Melina, Orton, DX, & Cena.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Jesse Ventura: The Body is back and as you can see, I ain't dressed like no governor tonight, I'm dressed like pro-wrestling!

    • Jesse Ventura: I am a governor. I don't belong to the Republicans, I don't belong to the Democrats, I am the Independent and I am the governor that stands for revolution in this country, demanding a revolution!

    • The Miz: What do I have to be thankful for? I'm thankful for the love, respect, and adoration all of you show me each Monday night, for being the only person on Raw who actually won at Bragging Rights. I'm thankful for my team, Team Miz, the team that I was Captain of, winning at Survivor Series. I'm thankful for being the most successful and dominant United States Champion of all time. Actually, I'm not thankful for any of those things, because I expect them! I expect greatness. If anything, you people should be thankful, that you get the privilege of watching me.

    • CM Punk: John Cena, what I want you to know is, through these sober eyes, I can see you!

    • Jesse Ventura: I'm one of the few people here in this building that remembers when your father was in charge, and your father had so little confidence in you. Did you make matches? No. Did you run the operation in any manner? No. Your father didn't believe in you, Vince McMahon, it was so obvious because why? He made you an announcer. That's where he knew you couldn't get in any trouble. So he was protecting his business from his son who had virtually no talent!

    • Triple H: We know about Big Show not being here tonight, but we know the truth. This is Hershey. Big Show's over at the chocolate factory. He's eaten so much they can't get him out the door they brought him in!

    • Kane: (to Batista) What exactly constitutes disrespecting you? Is interrupting you as you stand in this ring, making empty threats, does that embarrass you? I hope it does, 'cause I want to see what you're going to do about it! Please, Dave, please, make an example out of me.

    • Jesse Ventura: You know, not too many wrestlers are that smart.
      Vince McMahon: You were, Jesse, right?
      Jesse Ventura: Absolutely, I became a governor.

    • Jesse Ventura: Money don't buy everything.
      Vince McMahon: No, but it buys good grammar on occasion!

    • John Cena: Now standing before me is Sheamus, demanding that I take him seriously. Why's that, Sheamus, because you crippled a harmless announcer? Or is it because you retired a guy that's half your size? What's next, you gonna beat up Michael Cole? Maybe have some sort of match with one of the cameramen?

  • NOTES (2)