Right now I’m kind of having the same feeling I had after WM30. I don’t know why that is in particular – this show wasn’t on that level of good or anything – but it was good. One of few good shows this year. WM30, Extreme Rules maybe, SummerSlam, and NOC were the only good shows before this from this year. This could be the third best show of the year. Maybe second. Nothing’s going to be able to beat WM30 at this point, so yea.
The opener saw Dolph Ziggler retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Cesaro in a 2 out of 3 Falls match. This is one of my only few disappointments with the show – the fact that this wasn’t as long as it should have been. What it was was great. It could have still been better. I’m not a fan of it not going three falls. But that Superplex spot was amazing. I also appreciate the Swing being back. Anyways, great, could’ve been even better.
Nikki Bella defeated Brie Bella in about as good a match as they could’ve had. I would complain about them being able to kick out of each other’s finishers as if they’re superwomen bu their finishers are weak as fuck so I buy it.
Little Gold Star defeated The Usos to retain the WWE World Tag Team Championship in a nice match, although it wasn’t as good as their first one. I don’t have much to say about it, though.
Next, WWE was smart and had John Cena vs. Randy Orton in their Hell in a Cell Match, and in doing so, I was able to enjoy it. And it actually was a decent to good match. Probably one of their better matches, although the finish was kind of anticlimactic because it was not a surprise. (And I don’t mean who won, I mean how it happened.)
Next, Sheamus defeated The Miz to retain the WWE U.S. Championship in a decent match, but the true entertainment came from Damien Mizdow. Other than that there wasn’t much to it.
Rusev then defeated Big Show in about the best match they could have. Nothing more can be said.
A.J. Lee defeated Paige to retain the WWE Second Rate Women’s Championship in a decent match that could have been better, and now I’m unsure if the feud will continue.
And finally, the match of the night, Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins inside Hell in a Cell. This match started on top of the cell, with, after Ambrose took out Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury, Rollins and Ambrose started to climb down until both fell off the side and through the announce tables. It was awesome. And then Ambrose finally got Rollins inside the Cell, it only got better. Tables, chairs, briefcases, and so on. And just when you think Ambrose is going to put Rollins face through some cinder blocks, the light goes out, and Bray Wyatt’s lantern is in the middle of the ring. Wyatt attacks Ambrose and Rollins wins, and Wyatt hits a Sister Abigail on Ambrose to end the show. It was awesome. If Rollins had to win, this was the way to do it. I had a gut feeling the whole time Rollins would win but I wanted to believe Ambrose would get his revenge here – and he basically did – and this is a great way to bring Wyatt back.
Overall, this show was really good. Some things were a little disappointing, but overall I’m very pleased.
Overall Rating: ***1/2
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