I’m going to go through this review as quickly as possible – I really don’t have many good things to say, I’m tired, and I don’t want to spend too much time on it.
After a long an unnecessary Triple H segment, Curtis Axel was forced to defend the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Kofi Kingston. Outside of a decent last couple of minutes before the finish, this was a boring match. I would say I enjoyed everything after Axel dropkicking Kofi out of midair, but that about it. Axel retains. Joy.
Next, A.J. Lee defended her WWE Third Rate Women’s Championship against Natalya, Brie Bella, and Naomi. This match, had there not been multiple botches, probably could’ve turned out alright. Unfortunately, the botches happened and kind of ruined it. But, AJ RETAINED AND ALL IS RIGHT IN THE WORLD.
Next was Rob Van Dam defeating Alberto Del Rio via DQ to not win the World Heavyweight Championship. I didn’t really care about this match – didn’t like it, didn’t hate it. It just didn’t matter because the feud is terrible. And now it’s going to continue because Del Rio got himself DQ’ed. RVD hits a Van Terminator on Del Rio, no Sandow cash in.
The Miz defeated Fandango in a match I gave zero fucks about.
C.M. Punk vs. Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman in a No DQ Elimination Handicap Match was next. Really nothing special here – sorry Punk. Punk gets beat down by Axel for a while before defeating him rather easily, then gets Heyman handcuffed, only for Ryback to help Heyman win. Because that’s all we needed, C.M. Punk to waste even more of his time with Ryback. Because he didn’t waste three months of it with Ryback last year.
Dean Ambrose defeated Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE U.S. Championship in a nice little match, but it was short. This should’ve gotten a lot more time. #BelieveInTheShield
The Shield defended the WWE World Tag Team Championship next against the Prime Time Players in a meh match considering PTP is awful, and thankfully they retained. #BelieveInTheShield #FireTitus
And finally, in the best match on the show by a country mile, Daniel Bryan defeated Randy Orton to win the WWE Championship. Expected it to get cut short due to time. I don’t have much else to say other than Bryan will be stripped of the belt tomorrow because the pinfall was definitely a fast count – even though Orton didn’t kick out at what would’ve been three so it won’t make sense. But they won’t care.
Overall, this show just wasn’t good. I wasn’t really angry about anything, though, until Ryback showed up and ruined that feud. Most of the show was either done well and wrestle poorly, or wrestled well and done wrong. Well, except for the main event.
Overall Rating: **
#LaterMarks #ButImNotWrong #BelieveInTheShield #StraightEdgeMeansImBetterThanYou #FollowTheBuzzards #IsItOctoberYet?