I have to admit that I have been a big R-Truth fan since he turned heel about a month ago. His mic work has been awesome, and his crazy delusional character has been the best part of WWE programming in awhile.
So imagine how happy I was that Raw Monday night opened with R-Truth standing amongst the WWE Universe in attendance at a souvenier stand.
Problem was that the audio was not audible for a whole 15 minutes and all you could see was Truth going bezerk and throwing merchandise that included t-shirts, programs, and even souvenier cups that had John Cena images on them. Truth proceeded to make his way to the arena after verbally jousting with a father and his son who wearing Cena merchandise. Cena came to the ring and asked what was wrong with R-Truth, and Truth played the conspiracy card about being held down by Cena and management and not getting a WWE Championship match.
The anonymous Raw GM made the main event Cena/Truth and Truth won by countout after goading Cena into the audience and making it into the ring by the count of 10. After the match Truth went into the audience, took a cup of water from the father from earlier in the show, and embarrassed him in front of his son. That got great heat from the crowd.
I imagine based on Truth's countout victory over Cena that the main event at Capitol Punishment will be Cena vs Truth for the WWE Championship. I would personally wait and continue to build Truth as a threat and have Cena/Truth at Summerslam and instead have Cena vs CM Punk at Capitol Punishment. It would be more money if Truth was built more as a threat, but hey I don't book for WWE.
Other thoughts on Monday's show:
Punk and Rey Mysterio had an great match that concluded with Punk avoiding a hurricarana with a kick to the back of Mysterio's head. Based on the victory Punk would be credibe right now to challenge Cena for the championship if they could build him up more these next few weeks leading up to the ppv.
In a follow-up from her breakdown last week, Kharma annoucned to the crowd that she was pregnant and would be gone for one year. She said she had two dreams. To be a WWE Superstar, and like most girls and women dream, to be a mother. The Bellas came down and made derogative fat jokes towards her. After Kharma proceeded to scare them, she announced that if they are there one year from now, she would come after them. I liked that WWE built a ready made feud for her upon her return, but did not like that they kinda destroyed the mystique she had of not talking and kicking butt. She came off too big (no pun intended) a sympathetic figure, but we will see how it plays out.
Alex Riley showed fire in his interview with Michael Cole. Cole was back to his usual heel self and was trying to make Riley apologize to Miz for being ungrateful. Riley was ready to beat Cole up when Miz came from behind and ambushed him. Riley made a comeback but Miz ran away. I thought Riley had star qualities about him, but we will see how he steps his game up in a feud with Miz.
The Evan Bourne-Jack Swagger match was good, but Swagger losing was a bad idea. I think he has potential as a bad monster heel if WWE can go all the way with him.
The Kofi Kingston-Dolph Ziggler match was good, but I felt i've seen this feud too many times already when they both were on Smackdown.
Alberto Del Rio cut a great heel promo saying that the Big Show getting run over last week was an accident, and Del Rio had a funny line when he said that he would bill Show the damages to his car.
I guess i'm not the only one who think those Obama satire interviews promoting Capitol Punishment are lame.
Can they please give Zack Ryder a push already?