Well, that was a show. I’m not sure I would call it good, but I wouldn’t call it bad, either.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler opened – and I’m not sure a ppv based on Nakamura’s first match should have opened with it. And it was longer than I wanted it to be – Dolph got too much offense and had closer calls than I’d have liked. But Nakamura won and that was that.
The Usos vs. Breezango for the WWE Blue World Tag Team Titles was….interesting. It was a comedy match to begin with, and while it was funny with Breeze being undercover, it was a little much. But, it was still fun, despite awkward spots. JBL getting hit in the face with the robe was hilarious though – it got one of the four “Fire Bradshaw” chants of the night.
Sami Zayn defeated Baron Corbin in a good match, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Corbin should have won.
Jobber Heel Team defeated Becky Lynch and her burden. It’s all Charlotte’s and Naomi’s fault – they could’ve easily gotten in and broken up the sharpshooter but they didn’t, so they suck.
The best match of the night, as we knew it would be, was Kevin Owens, the face of America, defeating AJ Styles via countout to retain the US Championship. The match was great, and him keeping the title by countout is smart. But while it was the best match, it somehow drew the FIRST CM Punk chant of the night even though it was for two seconds before they got booed for doing it. Go watch this match if nothing else.
Luke Harper defeated Erick Rowan in a decent cool down match. It was a little long and Harper deserves better.
And then for some reason Jinder Mahal defeated Randy Orton to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and no one cared. It’s Orton’s fault – he paid too much attention to beating up the jobbers so Mahal could capitalize, so he has himself to blame. My section got a solid India chant going though, so at least we countered the racists chanting USA.
Again, not bad, but not great either. Only the US Title match is worth searching.
Overall Grade: C+
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