- Many people will likely rail the segment with Cyndi Lauper, Wendi Richter, Layla, Heath Slater and Roddy Piper to no end - and they may not be wrong in doing so. The segment had some nostalgic purposes and was likely a nice throwback for long-time fans, but for newer, younger viewers, the significance of the segment was likely lost. Slater seems to be the new fall guy for all the veterans who are returning to promote the 1,000th Raw. But, hey, he's getting weekly television time, and that's more than many of his colleagues.
Sheamus and CM Punk d. Daniel Bryan and Kane
Dolph Ziggler d. Jack Swagger
Alberto Del Rio d. Santino Marella
Primo and Epico d. Prime Time Players by countout
John Cena d. John Laurinaitis and David Otunga
Fans looking for a lot of in-ring action from tonight's show were surely disappointed. That said, luckily I wasn't one of those fans. I wanted to see good follow-up to No Way Out and logical advancements in stories moving forward. We seemed to get a good balance of that on this show. The matches that happened were all good or served a purpose - though I disagree with the booking of the tag team match - and the promos and backstage segments made sense. Again, some people will gripe about the Lauper bit, but I'm not going to let that ruin a solid show. The next few months could be quite interesting.
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