John Cena def. Seth Rollins via Pinfall
Fandango def. Jack Swagger via Pinfall
R-Truth def. Adam Rose via Pinfall
Roman Reigns def. The Big Show via Count out
Natalya def. Brie Bella via Pinfall
Los Matadores def. Goldust and Stardust via Pinfall
Dolph Ziggler def. Luke Harper via Pinfall
Emma, Naomi, and Alicia Fox def. Paige, Summer Rae, and Cameron via Pinfall
The Miz def. Jay Uso via Pinfall
Bray Wyatt def. Dean Ambrose via Pinfall
The show started off with a great match between Seth Rollins and John Cena. Rollins has the ability to be the biggest heel in the company at the moment. His in ring ability shined and proved why he should be considered a top star. But he has to evolve past complaining about the Authority missing every night. He should grow more aggressive over time and attack Cena mercilessly with his crew in an attempt to force Cena’s hand in bringing them back. And can we please stop referring to Sting as The Vigilante? The Icon or a man called Sting has worked just fine so far. WWE creative seem to come up with names that sound unnatural and created in a meeting. I’ll take a name like Big Red over The Lunatic Fringe, The Demon Kane, and The Vigilante Sting any day.
Roman Reigns had his first taste of how indifferent the WWE crowd could be towards him tonight. The NXT crowd was very vocal with how they felt about the performer being groomed to be the next champion. But for the first time since his return, he didn’t receive as big of a pop as hoped. In fact, the crowd seemed not as interested in the match at all. The “boring” chants by the crowd were the biggest reaction the match drew before ending in a disappointing count out. As much as I try not to criticize Reigns, the wrestling fan boy in me can only see this sort of thing catching on a little more in the future. WWE is hell bent on pushing him until we hate him.
With Dolph Ziggler and Luke Harper having another awesome match, to Dean Ambrose being put in another brutal match with Bray Wyatt, this episode was pretty fun at times. It was also a little goofy at moments. I love the ridiculousness of Ryback in a bow, but I feel like Piper was completely wasted for a cheap joke. Adam Rose and the whole Bunny storyline just screams for Rose to be repackaged in order to use his talents. And I feel like Dean Ambrose is starting to build up a nice losing record for someone who is as over as he is. He entered a feud with Rollins that ended with him never scoring a win, and now he’s lost entirely too much to Bray Wyatt. Wyatt deserves a decent winning streak considering how much his character was weakened by Cena and other feuds that didn’t pay off, but the WWE is only weakening Ambrose at this moment. Other than some questionable moments like those, the show was pretty decent for what it was. Not mind blowing, but pretty decent.