These three women did what they could to produce a good match, and I think they delivered. Women's matches as of late have improved, and this was no different. They worked a basic match and told a simple story. In the end, Eve capitalized on an opportunity and stole a win. The drama between these three will certainly continue, and if they continue providing quality matches, that's OK with me.
Hell in a Cell
CM Punk (c) vs. Ryback
People have spent the past week contemplating how WWE could possibly end this match without ruining either Ryback's momentum or Punk's reign. No one guessed that referee Brad Maddox would interfere and cost Ryback the match. On this week's From the Rafters Radio, we talked about the controversial ref angle with Maddox going nowhere, but it now appears WWE had a plan. Ryback dominated the match with his signature offense, while the champion tried to use his ingenuity to gain an advantage. When Ryback set up for Shell Shock, Maddox low-blowed him and put Punk on top for a quick count. After the match, the outside referee couldn't get the cell unlocked, and Ryback destroyed the referee and went after Punk. The two climbed the outside of the cell, and Ryback hit his finisher on top of the structure, which was insane. I was waiting for Punk to fall through to the ring below. This wasn't a great wrestling match by any means, but it was certainly entertaining. This was probably the best solution WWE could have hoped for.
Winner: CM Punk
My Take: Going into the pay-per-view, my excitement was relatively minimal. I didn't expect much from this show, but it completely blew away all my expectations. Every match on the show delivered in the ring. WWE paced the show extremely well and each match had time to become something good. There wasn't a bad match on this show, and the booking all made sense as well. I really can't say enough good things about this show. I'm very glad I decided to watch this show, as it was a sleeper candidate for WWE pay-per-view of the year.
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