If you had nothing to do last night, I’m sure spending your time with the WWE Network was worth while. At first I thought this show would be completely pointless, but the WWE proved me wrong. Instead, the stars went out their and put on an entertaining show.
Dolph Ziggler & Randy Orton vs Rusev & Sheamus
I remember hearing that this was supposed to be Randy vs Sheamus, but I think we can count ourselves lucky that it wasn’t. The second Orton and Rusev were in the ring I realized that’s one feud that hasn’t happened yet. Assuming they build the Bulgarian native, this would be a great option. If you didn’t notice, the babyfaces were still treating this as a house show, and by that I mean small mannerisms we wouldn’t see on TV. For some reason though, I started to lose interest towards the end. I can see this being fun in person, but I just didn’t think it translates well on TV. What didn’t seem to make any sense was how Sheamus was practically babyfaced at the end.
Neville vs Stardust
I wasn’t big on seeing this match, but I did enjoy watching both men shake, rattle, and roll. These are the small benefits of them wrestling in a house show environment. The two definitely found a way to hook my interest. I also realized that it’s been a while since they’ve allowed these two to wrestle a full length match. This probably makes a huge difference. Did anybody else hope Stardust would attempt the red arrow when he was mocking Neville on the top ropes?
Team Bella vs Team PCB
At first I was very upset with this match being booked. How could I believe that Paige would want to tag with her former team once again after what she did on Raw? So for the entire match I had lost complete interest. I even zoned out, and was looking for funny crowd signs. With this being said, I really did enjoy the finish, because it shows Charlotte and Becky used it as revenge. Paige’s post match promo was also on point.
Kevin Owens vs Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho looks good with a beard, and I think it’s quite refreshing in terms of keeping a look fresh. Although the final result was predictable, the night felt special because it meant something to Y2J. Even though KO wasn’t given a chance to cut a promo to garner some heat, he made up for it with shouting at his opponent throughout the match. The two didn’t really have that much time, but what this entertaining was how they made the most of it. I know they’ve had a few matches on the house show circuit, but I didn’t their chemistry was this great.
The New Day vs The Dudley Boyz
I can see the New Day has caught up with the latest season of Game of Thrones. My only strife with this match was how it was the only one that will be on the Hell in a Cell card, so at times I found it tough to take it seriously. That may have been the case, but my eyes can’t leave the screen when Xavier Woods is shouting insults. I feel a cheap win would have been better, just because we’ve seen Woods interfere all the time.
Big Show vs Brock Lesnar
Big Show has been given a huge push, and I actually thought it made sense to have him dominate the first half of the match. Oddly enough, I didn’t care to see Brock F5 Show, but instead I wanted to see him land a few German suplexes. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t mark out when he finally landed one of them. If that didn’t impress you, his belly-to-belly suplex looked just as good. Once it was all said and done, it was a short but extremely entertaining contest. I personally believe it lived up to the hype.
Seth Rollins vs John Cena
Going into this show I wasn’t very pumped for this match. By the time this match started, I was a few beers deep, and very excited. Cage matches can be tough to fulfill, and I thought it was wise of them to use the environment right away. While I enjoyed Cena being tossed into the cage, the bull dog from the top of the cage was even more impressive. I’ve criticized the WWE for over exposing this match up, but the two found a way to captivate me. I now understand why this is their go to match for every live event, because it leaves the fans happy. Of course Cena was going to win, but they worked the match well enough for me to think other wise. Their exchange on top of the cage was a close was definitely the spot of the match, mainly because of how it ended. I also thought the low blow from Seth was a nice touch, its effective for creating drama.
I actually loved the finish to this match. A lot of the time, fans complain about Seth losing clean, but in this case he had Cena beat until Kane came out. Not only do both John and Seth look strong, but the WWE Championship feud has now been progressed. Overall, I loved this main event and I’m glad I set my expectations low, because I was completely blown away.
For a show that I complained about on the Wednesday Wrap Around, I’m not afraid to admit I was wrong it. I was thoroughly entertained for the entire two hours of action that was presented. The low point of the show was definitely the opening tag match, while the high point was the main event. Overall, I give this show a 7.8/10.