Dolph Zigggler and Vickie Guerrero confront Mick Foley.
Strong segment to kick off the show with Mick Foley and Dolph Ziggler. Foley's appearance was a pleasant surprise, and his announcement that he'll be apart of the traditional Royal Rumble match adds a nice hook for the match itself. I'm glad the Hardcore Legend is finally being utilized in a serious manner. With Dolph Ziggler cutting a perfect promo that contained humor as well as intensity, he too is finally being taken as a legitimate threat against the WWE Champion CM Punk.
Short and sweet tag team championship rematch with newly crowned WWE Tag Team Champions Primo and Epico successfully retaining against Air Boom. Of course, it could have gone longer, but what we got was fine for what it was worth.
Good booking with Jack Swagger capturing the United States Championship from Zack Ryder. Although I'm a bit disappointed they ended Ryder's reign as champ so quickly, he was given the excuse given the injuries he suffered last week at the hands of Kane, adding to the fact that Ryder was able to kick out of two previous Gutwrench Powerbombs. Swagger is relevant for the first time in months, not to mention the fact that his gimmick fits the strap perfectly. Keeping Ryder in chase mode for the title in the meantime is a smart move to keep his popularity growing.
Meaningless Divas tag team match that served no purpose, as the Divas Champion Beth Phoenix was once again absent for television for no apparent reason. Perez Hilton was obviously not welcome by the fans in attendance, so thankfully his on-air time was kept brief.
Decent segment featuring R-Truth, The Miz, Wade Barrett and Sheamus that managed to not only further the feuds between the four men, but also hype the Royal Rumble match in two weeks. Sure, they make a poor attempt every year by doing quick battle royals, but this particular match was nothing out of the ordinary as Truth and Sheamus were the ones left standing tall.
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