The opening promo was similar to the one we got three weeks ago on SmackDown, but it established the four top faces of the blue brand. Everyone's involvement was well done and set up the main event contender's match nicely for later in the night.
Chavo Guerrero vs. Sin Cara was the right choice to start the action for the night. Another exciting match with Cara pulling off most of the spots, and the unique finish also got the crowd hot.
The Cody Rhodes promo prior to the match did nothing for me, as it seems like he is in repeat mode each week. Nonetheless, he and Daniel Bryan had an excellent match that lived up to my expectations. I'm glad to see Bryan get the hometown win, and judging by the post-match attack, I wish to see the feud continue.
Heath Slater vs. Ezekiel Jackson was a throwaway match, and only used to prove Big Zeke's dominance. The run-in was predictable, which makes me care less and less about this feud.
This angle with The Great Khali and Jinder Mahal has gotten me more intrigued by the week. Sure, the match itself was lackluster, but the real focus goes on Khali's heel turn, and where they go from here.
Booking T mocking Michael Cole seemed filler and served no purpose. Why not just limit it to commentary? Is this leading to something big for Cole, such as taking on the role of the RAW General Manager?
The Divas match was as bad as it gets, but I'm happy it included in the debut of AJ. But why have her debut against two wrestlers that are barely on television as it is? Make her look strong and have her chase the Divas title.
The main event was without a doubt match of the night, serving a logical purpose and continuing an awesome story-line so far. Sheamus earning the victory is a bit shocking, but I'm glad Christian lost at the expense of Randy Orton at ring-side, building more tension towards his imminent heel turn.
Overall, this was a very entertaining show. Three great matches, and three lackluster matches. Most of the segments served a purpose, and the promos were limited. I find it humorous the wrestling has increased on SmackDown in recent weeks at the same time as TNA's new "Wrestling Matters" campaign.
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