By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Adam Rose def. WWE Tag Team Champion Stardust
I'm fine with Rose portraying a face for the meantime as his heel turn is slowly burning which I'm a fan of. The match was decent for what it was, but there wasn't much of a point to it. Rose didn't even attack The Bunny afterward; he just beat one-half of the tag champs! I know some say Stardust's loses make him look like a vulnerable title holder, but this is ridiculous. He loses to everyone and because of that, he and Goldust don't have any credibility as champions.
Alicia Fox def. Cameron
I was confused as to whether Fox is supposed to be a face or a heel, and based off the crowd reaction to this match, I wasn't alone. I figured Fox was going face after Paige turned on her a few weeks ago, but then I second guessed myself after Paige received the reaction she did on Monday's Raw. I didn't have any problem in this match, but it was difficult to care since viewers didn't have any incentive to cheer for either of them.
Tyson Kidd def. Sami Zayn
While their match wasn't as fast-paced as last week, the action was entertaining down the stretch and the two continue to work well together. The live crowd wasn't as invested as I expected them to be, but they showed both guys a little love in the final few minutes with the "This is awesome" chants. Once again, I have no problem with Kidd picking up the victory since it came by way of heel tactics and Zayn's underdog persona protects him in defeat.
Dean Ambrose def. Justin Gabriel
Gabriel is about as marginalized as one can get, which is a shame considering how talented he is. That said, the crowd didn't care much for him, but Ambrose is over enough that his involvement held the audience's interest. The match was decent for what it was, but it was merely designed to further Ambrose's momentum as he heads into his Survivor Series match with Bray Wyatt. I'm still waiting on for more storyline profession when it comes to his feud with Wyatt since we haven't seen much from either of them at this point so far.
There wasn't anything all that noteworthy about this week's episode outside of Ambrose's appearance and the enjoyable Kidd vs. Zayn match. Rose vs. Stardust felt like a waste of time, Cameron vs. Fox was pointless and there wasn't any storyline progression at all. Even the usual energetic England crowd seemed disinterested at times. Needless to say, this is a show worth missing if you didn't tune in live.
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