-Seemed kind of like a throwaway show tonight to be honest. Not throwaway in a bad way, just a show with no significant angle development whatsoever. I imagine they'll kick back into gear next week.
-I liked Punk vs Jericho obviously, and thought Punk might win going in just to balance the match next week with faces and heels.
-I liked Morrison/Miz backstage with Kelly, though the show needed them on it more. I think those guys are going to be huge, or at least can be. I would love to see a Morrison/Cena feud down the road to be honest.
-I like Kofi Kingston more and more each week but the match with Manu was odd as it seemed to be out there for no real reason, which they've been doing less of lately (aside from random squashes to put somebody over). So I guess this was a babyface version of a squash, but I figured Manu would be winning as he's a part of this new heel stable and all. At least they played off it later with the tension with Orton, but people are already going to be seeing these guys as losers. I figure they'll protect Rhodes a lot more than Manu though to be honest. I can already see them teaming up Snuka/Manu because they aren't ultra-high on either guy so they can do the designated jobs for the stable, while they keep Orton and Rhodes strong.
-If the company knew Batista was going to have to take a lot of time off, why the hell did he win at Armageddon?
-Santino making Cena crack up was funny.
-Still wondering where the hell the whole Kelly thing is going.
-I liked the finish of the HBK/JBL match, and I expect more stuff next week with HBK helping JBL win and then being forced to lie down for him at the end, if they choose to go with JBL in that match. I really hope they do that instead of waste the Orton/Cena match already.
-No Mike Knox makes me sad.
-Trish was a nice surprise, Santino/Beth great as always.
-Regal sure defends that IC title a lot, huh?
-Seems like they're waiting to start that feud until at least next week, if not after the Rumble?
-I thought they'd send of Sgt. Slaughter as a former champ to face Orton instead of giving him a walk.
Also, as I posted in the Batista injury thread, they must not have known about this until recently, other wise Big Dave winning at Armageddon doesn't make much sense. Also with three heels in next week's fourway match, it seems odd, so it makes me think that Batista was originally going to be in Orton's spot.
With three heels in next week's match, I think the original plan was Batista to win over Orton somehow with Cena's help. That would lead to Jericho being eliminated first when everyone gangs up on him, so he can say the world is against him. Then HBK/JBL work together to take out Bats, then HBK is forced to let JBL pin him. So I'm going to guess we get Cena vs JBL at the RR and Cena vs Orton at WM.
Even if the original plan was Orton to face Cena at the RR, it seems at this point that Cena doesn't have many other options for Wrestlemania that make much sense, unless somebody like Morrison comes out of nowhere and wins the Rumble, which would be awesome but won't happen. So that's my predictions/logic behind what we'll see in weeks to come.