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By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Jack Swagger def. Jinder Mahal
Sorry to sound like a broken record, but I just can't find myself to care about Mahal being back in WWE. Is he a horrid wrestler? No, but it's like watching paint dry in the ring. He is beyond boring. Swagger was able to get a decent match out of him here, but it continues to blow my mind that WWE re-signed him simply to serve as an enhancement talent. Not that I'm advocating he be anything more than that, though. Rather, I'm not sure what the point was in bringing him back.
Sami Zayn def. Curtis Axel
Here's hoping WWE can find some direction for Zayn on Raw and he won't become a regular on Superstars going forward. But if this was merely meant to be a one-off, it was a fun little outing against the underrated Axel. Is it just me or does it look like Axel doesn't care anymore? At least he can still be counted on for a quality contest, and he and Zayn worked as well together here as they did the last time they faced off in July.
The Raw recaps from Monday night were atrocious, so if you're only tuning in for the matches, I would check out the second match. Swagger vs. Mahal wasn't anything offensive, and maybe you're more of a fan of Mahal than I am, but it was a pretty forgettable match. On the other hand, Zayn vs. Axel was a treat of a match and a nice way of ending the week in WWE.
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