The Good, The Bad And The Dirty From Last Night’s WWE Monday Night Raw

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Last night’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw took place in Washington D.C. and was the final Raw before WrestleMania 30 on Sunday in New Orleans. We give you what was the good, the bad and the dirty from last night’s show.

The Good

1) John Cena Promo: It was a good night for Cena. The first time we seen him out was when he stood in the ring with the Wyatt’s in Duke “The Dumpster” Droese garb and a sheep’s mask after Bray Wyatt’s match with R-Truth. Cena then cut an emotional backstage interview with Renee Young telling her that,”You will see fire, you will see hell, and you will see rage and John Cena will be a monster.” Behind the nonsensical Jimmy Buffet reference a few weeks back, Cena has cut some very good promos heading into Wrestlemania. Wish we would see more consistent promos from Cena in every program.

2) Opening Segment: I was very down on what WWE did last week making Brock Lesnar look weak again with The Undertaker. It was a very smart move by WWE opening with Taker and Lesnar to combat the series finale of “How I Met Your Mother”. Liked when Taker used the line, “there are three things that can’t be beat: Death, Taxes, and The Streak. That line made it seem how important The Streak is to everyday life. Paul Heyman was his usual spot on self comparing Lesnar winning this Sunday to Hulk Hogan defeating Andre the Giant at Wrestlemania 3. Liked how Lesnar walked around the ring and thinking about whether to get into the ring with Taker. Was smart for Heyman to distract Taker with Lesnar giving a vicious clothesline and the F5. Only bad thing was I wish Lesnar would have done another F5, but this segment left fans with some doubt of whether The Streak will continue on after Wrestlemania.

The Bad

3) Piper’s Pit: Roddy Piper felt that he should be on Wrestlemania 30 and do a Piper’s Pit with Hulk Hogan due to the happenings at Wrestlemania 1. Well, thankfully we got this last night. Piper looked lost a couple times in promoting the Andre the Giant Battle Royal. The eye gouge was awful and unnecessary. This was a waste of time and their could have been a better way to promote the Battle Royal.

4) Big E vs Alberto Del Rio: This doesn’t get a bad due to the match, as it wasn’t horrible. This was bad to the finish. The logic behind the Intercontinental champion losing a non-title match to a guy who hasn’t won a lot of matches in awhile. Big E should be defending the title instead of being in the Battle Royal. All titles should be defended at Wrestlemania as you can always throw guys in the Battle Royal to fill the ring.

The Dirty

5) Closing Segment: This a good dirty. Behind a few things, this was looking like a dreadful show heading into the final segment of the show. The Batista vs Randy Orton match was a good match considering what we have seen from Batista since his return in January. Liked how Bryan came out through the crowd and attacked Triple H. It was good to see Bryan get the better of Batista and Orton as well as it gives the fans hope that he will walk out of Wrestlemania with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Thought it was a smart move by WWE to keep Bryan off of last week’s Raw as it meant more last night as Bryan got the biggest pop of the show. Will Bryan win the title on Sunday? We will find out.

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Official List Of Legends Who Will Be On Tonight’s Old School WWE Raw

WWE Monday Night Raw returns tonight starting at 8 p.m. ET with the show being “Old School”. The WWE today sent BetweenTheRopes.com the following press release of the WWE legends that will be on the show tonight.

WWE Legends and Hall of Famers reunite for “Old School” Monday Night Raw, tonight at 8/7C on USA Network. Returning WWE alumni include “The Million Dollar Man™” Ted DiBiase®, Bob Backlund™, Rowdy Piper™, Ric Flair®, The New Age Outlaws™, IRS™, Ron Simmons™, Scotty 2 Hotty™ and Diamond Dallas Page™.

Historic WWE theme music, graphics, entrance ramp, ring posts and colors will be part of the same exciting Monday Night Raw that’s been a staple on television for more than 20 years.

Monday Night Raw is the longest-running, weekly episodic program in U.S. primetime TV history and is the most-watched, regularly scheduled, year-round program on cable, airing live every Monday night, 52 weeks a year. Each week, Monday Night Raw is rated as one of the most socially active shows on cable television.

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“Rowdy” Roddy Piper Talks Klondike Bars, Wrestling Bears and Being Hated

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Ever wonder what you would do for a Klondike Bar?  How about what a celebrity would do for one?

That”s the question posed in the Klondike Celebrity Challenge where fan could decide what three different celebs would do to get their hands on that delicious ice cream wrapped in creamy chocolate.  All summer long, fans have given their ideas for the celebrities.

Take of example Alfonso Ribeiro, aka Carlton on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and him showing off some sweet dancing moves to get his hands on one.  Or even for teen pop-star Tiffany singing to strangers in the mall.  Sure, why not?

But then one fan decided how about facing WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper?  Easier said than done, even if for a yummy Klondike bar.

Fans have been able to take part on the Klondike Celebrity Challenge on its Facebook Page and this Sunday, September 22, Joel McHale will be hosting the Klondys which will announce the winner.

BetweenTheRopes.com caught up with the “Hot Rod” to talk about the challenge, wrestling bears and being hated over a wrestling career that has now spanned more than four decades.

(You can go to the bottom of the podcast to hear the entire interview.)

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