By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Heath Slater def. Adam Rose
When I initially saw this match was scheduled to take place, I got my hopes up that it meant Rose was headed for a face turn and possibly ditching the dead Rose character all together. As it turned out, it was actually the other way around. I won't assume Slater is a full-fledged babyface until we see more of them because this has happened before with him, but the altered "one man band" entrance theme was a welcome change. The match was fine for what it was and both guys put forth a good effort, but the crowd didn't have any incentive to cheer for either guy, so the match was awkward more than anything else.
Luke Harper and Erick Rowan def. Curtis Axel and Macho Mandow
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Harper and Rowan are slowly working their way back into the WWE Tag Team Championship picture and Axel will never got beyond a certain level, but I'm more with disappointed with Sandow's involvement in this match than the others. Think about this for a second: he was the hottest act on WWE TV not too long ago. Now, he's an enhancement talent on Superstars. Very depressing indeed. That aside, this match was more than I ever thought it would be. They were given good time, the Axel and Mandow gimmick still has some life, and Harper and Rowan were able to incorporate a handful of nice spots, so this was a solid outing all around.
Both featured matches were rather enjoyable this week. Slater vs. Rose was random to be quite honest, but it wasn't completely terrible as it was well wrestled. The tag team match was much more than just the simple squash I figured it would be and I was thoroughly entertained by it. Granted, neither match are worth seeking out, but the show wasn't completely throwaway this week.
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