Decent enough tag match. I’m not a fan of these “let’s put all the wrestlers that aren’t in other matches onto one big match type matches but it was decent enough. I’d rather have seen AA vs Vaudvillians or Ascension tbh.
World Championship Triple Threat. Bizarre that this was first match. I hear it was due to the presidential debate. It seemed very odd. The match was pretty good, but I was left a tad confused by the booking. When the bell rang I didn’t know if it had become a singles match or what. Some great wrestling on show from all 3 superstars. There seems to be a lot of focus on Cena’s strength these days, the commentary team spent a lot of time talking about it and Big Show picked Cena out as the strongest wwe superstar on a recent table for 3 episode. This makes me wonder if they might be building for Cena to do something incredible with a feat of strength. Not sure what yet. Maybe beat Brock? This is certainly something I could see them do, but not something I would do! I’d rather an up and coming superstar was the one to do it.
Nikki vs Carmella
Great match. Short and sharp. I felt it managed to get Carmella over as a serious player in the woman’s division despite the finish. Some great wrestling from both women. It’s amazing how good Nikki Bella is now considering how she was when she first showed up. The women’s division is looking healthy on both shows.
I loved this match. I think heath slater is performing better in the ring than he ever has before and he finally has a gimmick that is working for him. His style complements Rhyno perfectly and I think they have bridged the gap between comedy tag team and in ring performers really well. I hope they keep hold of the belts a while longer. I had become bored by the Usos, but I feel the heel turn has reinvigorated them in and out of the ring.
Corbin vs Swagger – neither of these are particular favourites of mine. I do however see Corbin as someone who could fulfill the mid card heel role Kane has held for a long time. As it is, I wasn’t particularly excited by this match, but I have to admit that when it came to it I did enjoy the match a bit more than I thought it would. Built the story from where it was an made me like both guys a little more.
Miz vs Ziggler. What an awesome match. And boy did the WWE play a blinder in the build up. All sorts of rumours were leaked about Dolph not wanting to re sign, WWE eyeing a backstage role for him, Dolph prefering his other jobs, not liking the schedule etc etc and I kinda believed he was gone. These two are phenomenal wrestlers and they put on something special. I had heard false rumours that this would main event, and it would have been a worth main event match. I’m sad Miz won’t hold the title longer, but glad Dolph isn’t leaving. I’d like to see Miz pushed into the world title picture now. I really like that he’s added Daniel Bryans moves to his move set, nd loved all the references – even the hat tip to Bryan’s indie days when Dolph git to the ropes and he shouted “I have til 5” at the ref. This was the match of the night for me, and I’d certainly agree with Dolph on talking smack when he said it should have main evented!
Alexa vs Naomi. Both these ladies are talented wrestlers. Naomi has shown so for a while and I feel Alexa has really come into her own since joining the main roster. I thought this was a great match, and the fact we had 2 good quality women’s matches on a smack down only pay per view really shows how much of a revolution there has been within the WWE. I was a little disappointed with the result though. It seems strange to have the number 1 contender lose in such a soft finish.
Bray vs Orton – this match has had an awesome build up. Bray has revitalised himself recently which was needed as the wyatt family were growing stale. I thought the match was ok. It could have been much better and i was disappointed with the ending. I had hoped Harper would go to raw, not because smack down didn’t need him – it does – but because I would like to see him have a chance at a singles run.