By Graham "GSM" Matthews
The Wyatt Family def. Sin Cara and Los Matadores
Man, The Wyatt Family entrance gives me chills. I can't wait for their entrance theme to be performed live at WrestleMania 30 if the rumors are indeed true. The match itself was basically an extended squash, which has been the norm for The Wyatt Family since they started feuding with The Shield. Los Matadores and Sin Cara essentially mean nothing at the moment, so they were the right people to take the loss. It had a very fun finish with every competitor being given time to shine. The Wyatt Family sold well for their opponents' offense at the end and there was one point in the match where I thought they might actually loss (call me gullible). Even in defeat Los Matadores and Sin Cara looked good, which I didn't think was possible.
Natalya def. Aksana
Cameron on Monday, Natalya on Wednesday. WWE really does want to punish Aksana for injuring Naomi, huh? The match went longer than your typical Divas match and was actually better than one would think it would be. Sure, Natalya may have carried most of the match, but Aksana held her own as well. Aksana still may not be the best wrestler on the roster, but at least she has improved quite a bit since her NXT days. I don't see Natalya going after the Divas Championship any time soon, so this win didn't mean much in the long run.
Intercontinental Champion Big E def. Drew McIntyre (Non-title)
Anyone know exactly why Big E's last name was dropped? I don't see what difference it makes, and Big E on its own just sounds strange. Also, this is the third consecutive week that he has appeared on Main Event. Does WWE Creative really have nothing else for him? I know I often rant about how Big E needs fresh competition, and while he never faced McIntyre prior to this show, it was still nothing more than a glorified squash for the Intercontinental champion. At least the finish was cool with McIntyre spinning right into the Big Ending.
Intercontinental Champion Big E def. Jinder Mahal (Non-title)
Please tell me: what in the hell was the point of this match? Seriously, what was the pure purpose of this? It was a mere minute long and accomplished practically nothing. Perhaps it was done to get Big E's dominance over, but a win over Mahal of all people hardly means anything. Plus, since Mahal said, "You mess with one member of 3MB, you mess with them all," where was Heath Slater for all this? Shouldn't he have faced Big E, too?
Outside of that asinine ending, this was pretty decent show. No matches were extremely entertaining, but they were all solid enough to the point that it was an hour of wrestling that I didn't dread sitting through. If nothing else, it was nice to get an array of stars on the show for a change with Big E, Natayla and even The Wyatt Family making appearances.
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