By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Neville def. Bo Dallas
I feared Neville would become an afterthought post-SummerSlam, and it looks like that's become the case, sadly. He's rarely on Raw nowadays and his feud with Stardust doesn't have much direction. As for Dallas, I was disappointed to see him back to his smiling self after showing a renewed aggression last week on SmackDown and he was treated like a total afterthought here. Neville switching up his arsenal by finishing off Dallas with the 450 Splash instead of the Red Arrow was a refreshing change of pace, but that was the only notable thing about this match.
Stardust def. Jack Swagger
I was surprised to see this match go a lot longer than the previous bout. It was a relatively solid albeit a boring bout that showcased the skills of both performers. I've pretty much given up on Swagger ever getting pushed again whereas there's still hope for Stardust. I firmly believe that there's more money to be made with Cody Rhodes than with Stardust, but for now, he's making due with what he has. I just wish they were doing more with him because much like Neville, he's been off TV for the most part since SummerSlam.
Although we've seen Neville vs. Dallas and Stardust vs. Swagger a handful of times before, it was nice to get some actual star power on this program for once. Plus, it was a step above getting the same old tired matches with the usual cast and crew of Superstars. That said, it didn't make this edition worth watching in any respect, especially when you consider most of the show was made up of those awful replays from Raw.
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