Well, that was about as uninspiring as I thought it would be. God – you know, I don’t really have anything negative to say about this show really – there was nothing on it that was exceptionally terrible – but there was absolutely nothing on it that needed to be watched, either. It just kind of exists. It’s not bad, but there are far better things you could’ve done for three hours than watch this show.
The Miz defeated Dean Ambrose to win the Intercontinental Championship in a decent match. Can we just agree to never do these “Lose the title by DQ” matches ever again? Because all it did was create a bunch of contrived spots in this match where Dean is about to be DQ’ed but then doesn’t that would NOT happen in a normal match. The first time Ambrose had the chair – he just had a damn chair for no reason. Miz pulled the turnbuckle pad off while Dean wasn’t looking at that turnbuckle because….He knows Dean is going to turn around and try to ram him face first into that turnbuckle immediately?? Ambrose could’ve followed pulling him off the turnbuckle with ANYTHING and the first thing is to try to ram Miz face first into that turnbuckle. There are FOUR turnbuckles. It would have been easier to go to the one he was already walking towards!!! But he chooses to turn around completely to go for the one Miz took the pad off to conveniently make this spot happen for the match even though Ambrose didn’t even know it happened and shouldn’t be DQ’ed even if he followed through because he doesn’t know the pad is gone! SIGH. But I’m glad Miz won even though the stip was stupid and the match wasn’t something to write home about.
Sasha Banks and Rich Swann beat Noam Dar and Alicia Fox because they could and they did!
Alexa Bliss defeated Bayley to retain the WWE Women’s Championship in a rather fast match and honestly, after that, they basically buried Bayley. So fuck them. I mean, I wanted Alexa to retain, but do better. Also, let’s recall that WWE is pushing the Women’s Revolution which is great in theory because at the root of it, it’s super necessary, but you know they’re really just doing it to make themselves look good – but when you see Bayley say she saw Wonder Woman and that she felt empowered and then she gets destroyed really quickly in that match – there you have it – that’s what Vince McMahon actually thinks about women. Which isn’t a surprise given who he’s friends with.
Cesaro and Sheamus defeated the Hardys to win the WWE World Tag Team Championship in a decent cage match, although again, it was nothing to write home about. It was escape only, and my only real annoyance about this match was after Jeff escaped and Matt was fighting both Cesaro and Sheamus alone – when Matt was trying to stop the one from leaving at one point – just, why??? I mean, I get that letting that guy go gets Cesaro and Sheamus closer to winning, but why would you want to keep him in there so you can keep being double teamed? Certainly it’s also easier for you to win if it’s one on one instead of being at a man disadvantage. Just let that guy go!
Neville defeated Austin Aries in to retain the WWE Cruiswerweight Championship in a good submission match – probably the best on the show.
And finally, Samoa Joe won the Fatal 5 Way to become the #1 Contender for the WWE Universal Championship. It was fine, I guess, but I’m not that crazy about it.
Overall Grade: C
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