- Why did The Miz have to be Ryback's sacrificial lamb less than a week before getting his rematch for the Intercontinental Championship? How am I supposed to take The Miz seriously now? In the past week, he's been legit knocked out by Kingston, dropped his belt to Kingston and been destroyed by Ryback. What happened to keeping both champion and challenger looking strong?
- Justin Gabriel pinned United States Champion Antonio Cesaro in a non-title match. The contest was short, but what they did was really good. Hopefully they are given significantly more time in the inevitable rematch with the title on the line. I could see Gabriel making a really good foil for Cesaro, but I don't see the title changing hands.
- How many times does WWE think fans want to watch Alberto Del Rio make Zack Ryder tap out? This match has happened so much, and there's never any doubt about the result. Their match was actually quite good for the time it was given, but it's a case of being tired of seeing the same thing repeatedly in WWE.
- Big Show defeated Kane in a decent match when Rhodes Scholars distracted both Kane and Bryan, who was at ringside. This match didn't do much, but I am excited to see the tag title match, as alluded to above.
- I'm normally a fan of the wacky Kane and Bryan humor, but tonight, it just didn't click with me. The entire game show segment with Team Hell No and Rhodes Scholars just seemed contrived and pointless.
- So the proof was in the iPad for who attacked Kaitlyn. It was apparently Aksana, wearing a wig at the orders of Eve. That's it?
Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes d. Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara
Kofi Kingston d. Michael McGullicutty
Justin Gabriel d. Antonio Cesaro
Ryback d. The Miz
Dolph Ziggler d. Daniel Bryan
Alberto Del Rio d. Zack Ryder
CM Punk d. Sheamus in a lumberjack match
It may have been me, but I wasn't buying most of what WWE was offering tonight. The Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler and CM Punk vs, Sheamus matches delivered, but nothing else really stood out. I may be burnt out from a big All American Pro Wrestling show this weekend, but I found myself disinterested in most of the show. Hell in a Cell is shaping up to be an interesting pay-per-view, as nothing on the card (bar the Tag Team Championship match) screams "must see." Ryback vs. Punk will be interesting to see what route WWE goes, and Antonio Cesaro vs. Justin Gabriel may be a late addition, but little else grabs me. Hopefully I'm surprised.
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