By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Adam Rose def. Fandango
The match was more of the same between the two as we've seen time and time again this year, but the ending was interesting. The Bunny returned after a near-year long absence wearing dark clothing and while he didn't do anything, his presence at ringside alone was enough to distract Fandango and cost him the win. This might be the first time in many months that Rose has scored a win, but I don't know how long it will last. I have zero idea where this bunny thing is headed, but finally something about Rose has sparked my interest.
Zack Ryder def. Heath Slater
Similar to Rose and Fandango, this is a match we've seen a million times over, so basically it was nothing new. The only story they told throughout the match was that Slater showed more aggression than usual. The crowd came alive for Ryder's victory, but they were dead otherwise. They worked a different style of match this time, but the crowd didn't seem too intrigued.
Jack Swagger def. Stardust
Any other week, I would have picked Stardust to go over, but because Swagger is in the midst of a mini-push at the moment, he was the right choice to win here. They worked a rather enjoyable match by picking up the pace down the stretch. The crowd was into the action more than I thought they would be and it helps that Stardust can easily elicit heat with the "Cody" chants. The chants for Goldust were worth noting and left me wondering whether they'll be feuding again upon Goldust's return from injury.
As soon as I saw the line-up for this week's episode, I knew it was going to drag and feel like a rendition of WWE Superstars. Ultimately, it did, but it wasn't a total lost cause. There wasn't too much that was redeemable about Ryder vs. Slater, but the angle with The Bunny during the opener was at least somewhat interesting and left me wondering what's next for Rose. Swagger vs. Stardust was well-wrestled and a nice way of ending the night, so if anything, check that match out.
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