By Graham "GSM" Matthews
The New Day def. The Miz and Damien Mizdow
Most of this match consisted of comedy with a lot of the focus being on Mizdow, but everything else about it was inconsequential. The New Day shtick just isn't clicking and fans, while they get a kick out of Mizdow's entertaining antics, are waiting for Miz and Mizdow to finally split. It wasn't a bad match per se, but it dragged on a lot longer than it needed to. I was really hoping we'd see the split at Royal Rumble, but is it possible they're waiting until Fast Lane instead?
Erick Rowan def. Curtis Axel
I really liked how they actually acknowledged the angle from the Royal Rumble match where Rowan took out Axel to replace him in the Rumble. Usually, something like that would've been forgotten, but it served as a nice back story to this otherwise mediocre. Unfortunately, the live crowd didn't really seem to care. They gave Rowan a generous reaction, but they know he won't amount to anything, whereas Axel is already damaged goods, so incentive was there to care about it? Again, it was another case of the match not being bad but the lack of reaction from the crowd spoke volumes.
Dolph Ziggler def. Luke Harper
These two have always worked really well together and this was no exception. Ziggler and Harper put together a really nice match with some good spots, even if a few of them were recycled from past encounters. It's hard for them to not do that since they've had so many matches together, but they tried their best. It wasn't their best match, but it was definitely enjoyable. Harper looked strong in defeat and Ziggler picked up a nice win, but I'm left wondering what's next for both guys.
It's obvious WWE stop putting effort into making this show matter since it got booted from the WWE Network. Now, they're just throwing matches together to fulfill their commitments to other countries still carrying the show, though one may argue they've been doing that for a while. The first two matches were beyond boring, but Ziggler vs. Harper saved this show from being a complete waste of time.
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