Guest Author - Donna Johnson
Monday Night Raw started off on a great note for me. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper was guest hosting, and I love him. "Piper's Pit" was a super way to start the show. Luiz Guzman, the actor who played the club owner in "Boogie Nights" was there to promote his new movie "Old Dogs". Piper was supposed to bring out Bobby Flay, the Iron Chef, to meet Guzman, but instead out came the Iron Sheik. Guzman made the mistake of mentioning Hulk Hogan, sending the Iron Sheik into a rage that he released by using his WWE action figure to beat up Hulk's action figure. I'm sure the timing of this move has nothing to do with the fact that the Hulkster is in TNA now, right?
I do like the new Raw theme song, by the way. The video was edited very nicely to the song. It will take a while to get used to it, though.
The Miz put his United States Champion title on the line against MVP. Guess who was in the front row? Sherri Shepherd from the TV show "The View". I'm surprised Sherri has been with MVP this long, but so she has. The Miz kept his title after the Skull Crushing Finale, which didn't surprise me-he's playing the heel too well to lose. I didn't like him on "The Real World" either.
Santino Marella beat Chavo Guerrero with a roll up. I mention this match instead of another because of Hornswoggle. He came out in the DX gear again and of course gets a pedigree from Triple H in the post match segment. Poor little guy just wants to be a part of DX.
The main event was a tag match between DX, Chris Jericho and Big Show (Jeri Show), and Undertaker and John Cena. A pretty good match with lots of signature moves. John Cena hit the Attitude Adjustment on Triple H for the win. After the match, The Undertaker came into the ring and laid out Cena with the Tombstone Piledriver.
Other match results: Melina successfully defended the Women's Champion title against Alicia Fox, and Jack Swagger defeated Evan Bourne. In non-match news, Roddy Piper challenged Mr. McMahon to a street fight. Vince didn't show, but Randy Orton attacked Piper. Kofi Kingston came to Piper's rescue, finally landing a Boom Drop that put Orton through a table. Sheamus also attacked Jerry "The King" Lawler.
Next week's Raw will be three hours long for Thanksgiving. Hall of Fame Class of 2004 member, or as the younger fans may know him, the former Governor of Minnesota, Jesse “The Body” Ventura will host the show.