Welcome to this week's edition of Raw Afterthoughts, where we break last night's show down in a little more detail than we can during a show recap.  Feel free to give thoughts and opinions of your own here, or on Facebook or Twitter!

This week's edition is the "Hit and Miss" version!

The Hits…

A “Peep” Streak…

I was entertained by Christian’s match with Alberto Del Rio, and surprised by the outcome as I avoided spoilers going into the show.  Del Rio continues to do some good work in the ring and this match was no exception.  I would like to see Christian cut a promo though, and hopefully he’s made use of the time off to get some new material going.

Get the Tables!

John Cena and Ryback had a good main event match but WWE didn’t do enough to make it feel important.  WWE depended on their lead-in and lead-out graphics into commercial and the announcers to sell the match, as they do with most main events.  It would be nice for WWE to let each man cut a promo about the match.  Instead, we watched Ryback beat up an unnamed stage hand and Cena talk on the phone before bickering with Daniel Bryan.  The match would have felt bigger had they put more emphasis on it throughout the show.

Summer…sputter?

I really thought we would see Mark Henry and The Usos take on the Shield at SummerSlam this year.  It seems like they may be moving the Usos away from that match.  To me, that’s a shame because The Usos really could stand a consistent push, and I think that would get them over.  Henry looked strong even in the loss.

Along those lines, I thought they would also save Dolph Ziggler and Big E. Langston for SummerSlam.  With the DQ finish, I guess they still can get there.  The match they had was fine and it told the story of AJ continuing to melt down after the break-up with Dolph.  The one thing they need to do is get heat on Big E and AJ to make this story work.  I think they need to come up with something that will make fans want to see Ziggler get some payback.

Smackdown Stardom Quelled…

I thought Cody Rhodes and Wade Barrett had a good match and it was logical for Rhodes to go over, despite my hopes that Barrett will someday get properly used and pushed.  On the “B” show, Smackdown, Rhodes comes across like a star.  However, like Christian, Rhodes needs mic time in order to establish himself with the Raw audience.  The recaps help, but he’s not being presented in the same way on Raw.

Team Hell No Fights It Out…

We all got a treat last week when Daniel Bryan and Antonio Cesaro wrestled an absolute gem of a match in the main event.  Bryan got a good match out of Kane last night, even though it didn’t live up to what he did with Cesaro.  The right guy (Bryan) won to keep his momentum going.  Also, the Wyatt beatdown of Kane was unexpected and violent.  All in all, a good segment of television.

The Misses…

Duck Dynasty Invades Raw…

Before you get your hopes up that one of the more popular cable television shows made an appearance, this is more about sound effects.  Just when we thought we’ve seen everything, Nikki Bella brought a duck caller out to distract Natalya so that Brie Bella could win a match.  Natalya was called an “Ugly Duckling” earlier in the evening….get it now?  Please, make it stop.

Also, WWE needs some babyface Divas with some self confidence.  Lame insults turn these women into blubbering idiots.  It’s just not good right now.

Vince Wants a Corporate Champion…

This is a minor miss for focus of the segments.  Vince and Daniel Bryan actually had some good exchanges and aren’t bad television.  My issue is that Vince is really focused on his taste in champions.  Out of nowhere, he doesn’t like John Cena and wants him to lose, but Daniel Bryan doesn’t look the part.  It feels like they’re telegraphing a Randy Orton cash-in at some point so that Vince gets his way.   It also seems like they’re once again attaching Orton to Vince to get him booed.   While I don’t mind that Orton as the MITB winner is linked to this title match, I would rather they get the focus off of “the look of a champion” and keep it on the wrestlers involved.

Fandangoing Out of Yet Another Match

I, among other writers, have given Fandango a pass for walking out on matches.  It seems like his character was catching the heat from fans rather than WWE taking heat for another lousy finish.  I think we’ve reached the point now with Fandango that fans are getting on WWE for the lousy finish.  His walking out has been pretty over-used, and it hasn’t been presented well at all.  If the story were heading to a cage match or if he were catching heat from the authority figure, I might buy it but nothing feels as if it’s heading that way with Fandango.

That's all for this week.  Be sure to join Drew Koscelek next week for the live Raw Recap as I take a vacation week.  In the meantime, follow us on Twitter and on Facebook for more on pro wrestling, MMA and boxing.