By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Fandango def. Heath Slater
It's funny, my roommate (who is a casual wrestling fan at best) asked me recently who would lose in a "battle of the losers" and I responded by saying "the fans." That was essentially the case with this match as Dallas couldn't have cared less about either of these guys. Fandango's shtick hasn't been over in years and Slater, while he tries to elicit heat, is the epitome of an enhancement talent. The match was fine for what it was, but it was mostly flat because neither of these guys are anything close to being over with the audience.
Stardust def. Zack Ryder
Of course, the ending outcome was never in doubt, but it was a well-wrestled match while it lasted. Similar to Fandango vs. Slater, both of these guys are talented in the ring, but the crowd cared more about this match because at least Stardust and Ryder are somewhat over. The Ascension added a different dynamic at ringside and I wish WWE was more consistent with the trio (i.e. sometimes they appear on-screen together, at other times they don't). I liked how they aided Stardust in victory as although Ryder didn't need to be protected, it allowed Stardust to generate more heat.
If you couldn't already tell, this was a rather meaningless show. This week's featured matches were decent from an in-ring standpoint, but all four guys are directionless at the moment, so neither match was anything of consequence. It isn't the worst way to spend your time (if you skip over the Raw replays, that is), but there are certainly more important things you could be doing to be completely honest.
©2010 - 2017 Next Era Wrestling, Inc. All Rights Reserved.