WWE RAW delivered an ending right out of the old NWA World Wide Wrestling playbook. Ironically enough it involved former NWA champion “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. Dusty did something he had only done once in thirty-five years. The Dream turned heel. Rhodes was rewarded for his efforts with an RKO from Randy Orton.
I haven’t seen and ending like this in years. It was reminiscent of the old-school Four Horsemen attacks on Dusty and the NWA heroes. For as much as I bash the current WWE product, this was a heck of a moment. It is moments like these that remind me why I once became a huge pro wrestling fan.
Once Cena, Triple H, and Shawn Michaels were beaten down, the four men celebrated. Randy Orton wasn’t finished yet. Orton then nailed an RKO on Dusty out of nowhere. Cody was visibly upset and almost in tears. The show ended with a confused Cody looking at Randy and looking at his fallen dad. This was one of the best WWE RAW finishes of the decade.
Dusty really didn’t do much throughout the night as G.M. Dusty cut a promo and had a faceoff with Orton to start the show and setup the finale. The rest of the show saw Dusty and DX take shots at WCW as they watched the Rise and Fall of WCW DVD. The highlight of the night prior to the final segment was a re-enactment of the classic Shockmaster WCW entrance. Shockmaster was played tonight by Santino Marella.
The original WCW Shockmaster video.
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