By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Dean Ambrose Attacked Seth Rollins
While Rollins' mic skills are increasing a rapid rate, there is still room for improvement. His promo felt like it went on a bit too long, but his delivery was still solid. A lot of fans (myself included) have been petitioning for a second Money in the Bank Ladder match at the pending pay-per-view for a few weeks and I'm glad it was finally announced. Ambrose once again looked like a star for getting the better of both Rollins and Kane. By the way, could the new entrance themes of Rollins and Ambrose sound any more generic? Hopefully they're only temporary.
Rusev def. Santino Marella
Rusev has seemingly squashed every enhancement talent on the roster from Xavier Woods to Zack Ryder, so it was only a matter of time before Santino was next. The match literally consisted of two moves, which was probably for the better. The result of the bout was never in doubt and Santino is nothing more than comedic relief anyway, so the quick loss doesn't damage him.
Naomi def. Divas Champion Paige (Non-title)
See? This is what happens when you actually allow the Divas to go more than a few minutes: a very good match. Granted, they weren't given a ton of time, but an ample amount that Paige and Naomi made the most of. Both ladies are great workers and it was fun to see them mix it up for the first time ever. There was a lot of back-and-forth enjoyable action and Naomi's win set up a future title match between the two, probably at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view. More important, Cameron's post-match brawl with Paige further hinted at a heel turn for her and dissension within The Funkadactyls. I'm officially intrigued by the Divas division for the first time in a while.
The Wyatt Family def. United States Champion Sheamus and WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos
The match was given great time and everyone involved had a chance to shine. The action was slow early on, but they quickened the pace nicely to where the delivered a fun final few minutes. The Usos have always worked well with The Wyatt Family and throwing Bray Wyatt and Sheamus in the mix made for an entertaining six-man tag bout. It also effectively built toward the tag team title match and WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder match at Money in the Bank.
I found it hard to believe that the show was almost over by the time the tag team match started as WWE did a great job of making the hour fly by. That's something they need to learn how to do with Raw. I realize this is a one hour show as opposed to three, but the Raw writers can take notes from this program. Everything on this episode was entertaining and served a purpose, so I definitely give this week's Main Event a thumbs-up.
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