A useless, unfunny opening promo from John Cena. As you can tell, he didn't show his serious side here, and it didn't real start the show off on a good note. I'm glad Barrett interrupted, as he made some pretty good points himself.
I expected so much better from Barrett and Cena when they went one-on-one, and this match was an absolute throwaway. Barrett only got in about one offensive move within the three minutes, and erased all momentum he's had for the past few weeks. Why schedule such a match when it accomplishes nothing?
Good match from Sin Cara and Daniel Bryan, but it wasn't as awesome as their premiere bout a few months ago, mostly because Hunico was portraying Sin Cara this time around. Wasn't the whole point of keeping the Sin Cara character around was to to keep his hot merchandise? How will he do it now that he's heel? Hopefully, Hunico reveals himself as the masked man and feuds with the real Sin Cara, Mistico, but this creates much confusion. In other news, Daniel Bryan loses yet again.
Not a horrible Divas tag team match, but a throwaway. It was barely two minutes, but showed how dominant the Divas of Doom truly are when they get their hands on Kelly Kelly and Eve soon. I'm not liking the idea of turning Alicia Fox face, but I guess it makes sense given the excessive amount of heel Divas at the moment.
A very strong segment from CM Punk and Triple H that showed raw emotion and furthered intrigued me for their upcoming match at Night of Champions. I do admit the contract signings in recent months are played out, but they come up with new ways to make them interesting. I'm glad they didn't leave out the forgotten Nash, and hopefully he continues to play a part in the ongoing story.
An okay match with Sheamus and The Great Khali, but I'm beyond happy Khali has brought back his old, intimating music in his entrance. Anyways, it was a bit short, but the disqualification protected Khali somewhat before being destroyed thereafter. Sure, it makes Khali and Mahal look like weaklings, but Sheamus comes off as an absolute monster.
Another awesome, exciting confrontation between Randy Orton and Christian that looks to be the conclusion when it comes to this rivalry. There were some points when I actually thought Christian might surprisingly emerge victorious, but that RKO was a great way to end it. The Mark Henry beat-down was logical, but it served its purpose in making me doubt Orton's chances as retaining his World Heavyweight Championship at Night of Champions.
Overall, not as great as show as I originally hoped and expected, but nothing too bad. The action was lackluster as a whole, but the only real highlight of this show was the contract signing between CM Punk and Triple H. Let's hope SmackDown can recover next week with a bit less star power that is unnecessary and continue their hot streak going into Night of Champions.
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