How did you do with your predictions? Did you beat your friends on how many you got right? If you didn’t compare your answers and debate on the matches with your friends, you’re ‘being a wrestling’ fan wrong. So let’s recap!
- 2 out of 3 falls for the Intercontinental Championship-
Thanks to WWE’s cracker jack timing with announcing PPV matches, two matches got past the goalie (E on me everyone, E me). Dolph Ziggler vs Cesaro was made to be a classic 2 out of three falls match. Cesaro has lost so many t.v matches, it is really confusing how creative gave him a big push only to sit on it and have him lose all of his momentum, especially since he is ready for the main event. Ziggler is a great talent, but his style leaves me on edge because he looks like he is going to hurt someone when he is jumping high on their back.
- Nikki Bella vs Brie Bella–
This match was probably the best match that these two could have put on with the limited set of skills they have. There was a stipulation that the loser has to be the personal assistant of the winner, and since Nikki won, it didn’t take long for her to start in on her twin. Brie was already feeling the effects of this during the PPV as she packed Nikki’s car and then got a smoothie dumped over her head. I do find it humorous that Nikki is using a finisher called ‘the rack attack’, which I would have loved if she just kept her in the torture rack, but I digress. I will try to be an optimist with this storyline as it continues, but don’t hold me to that!
- Rusev vs The Big Show–
My pick to win this match: Rusev.
You have to give a lot of respect to Rusev for putting the Big Show in his camal clutch/steiner recliner or whatever he is calling his finisher. Rusev continues his rise up the roster with never being pinned or submitted so the good question is who is next for the Bulgarian Brute to run through?
- WWE Tag Titles–
My pick: Gold//lame dust retain.
The Uso’s looked strong in this match (just like in all of their matches) but the Rhodes brothers worked together to steal the win. The tag team division is pretty depeleted so who knows what is next for Dustin and Lame Rhodes (I do not think there is anything interesting about Cody Rhodes, if you have not been paying attention). As far as tag team matches go,
- US Title– Sheamus vs Miz
My pick: Sheamus.
Damien Mizdow was fantastic during this match as this gimmick is getting more and more over. This match went as expected as Sheamus was dominant but you have to give it to the Miz as he is not really great by himself but with someone, he can really deliver. I don’t think I can say enough how I like how Sheamus has taken this “mid-card” title and ran with it full speed.
- Divas Title— A.J Lee vs Paige
My Pick: Paige (I love her)
I was a little shocked that Paige didn’t pull through to regain her title, but that may be a good thing in the long run with them cutting down on championship turnover. Both Lee and Paige are really good workers in the ring, so the Diva’s division are the winners here. I hope the other ladies are watching and wanting to improve in that area if they are going to be featured in matches on t.v.
- Hell in a Cell— Randy Orton Vs John Cena
I’m picking the safe choice: John Cena
Say what you want about how many times you have seen this match, they put on one heck of a show! John Cena and Randy Orton are on top of the mountain, and until someone goes up there and knocks them down, that is where they will stay. My friend Jason Jones was on the Randy Orton bandwagon when he was giving us his injury updates after he first came to WWE, and he convinced me that I was missing out on something. Randy Orton is kind of like Lebron James in a way that his average match and skills are above everyone else’s, but we just got used to seeing it. No one has been better in the last decade than Randy Orton. Cena get’s the win and a shot at WWE champion Brock Lesnar (whenever that is). John Cena gets a bad rep, but you must give him some credit for being in a lot of great matches!
- Hell in a Cell— Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins
My pick to win: Dean Ambrose!
I thought this would be match of the night, and I was at least right about that! Rollins and Ambrose are so good, this match alone was worth the subscription to the WWE Network. I was very nervous for Joey Mercury on top of the cage (MNM was so great) and I thought these two would do something to seperate theirselves from all the other Hell in a Cell matches. It was a very entertaining match and then the ending blew my mind. I was wondering while watching all of the “you’re free” promo’s from the Wyatt Family when are they going to have a big splash for Bray. Wyatt is the best character, and along with Rollins and Ambrose, I am really excited about the future of WWE (I just really hope creative doens’t drop the ball). I could never get mad at Bray for interfering in a match and costing the SHOULD BE WrestleMania 31 winner Dean Ambrose a match. This feud is going to be fantastic and it lets us know that the door isn’t shut just yet on Rollins and Ambrose.
I do not get what they are doing, I do not know what they are going to do next, but…I…loved this ending! I thought this was a really solid pay per view leading into Survivor Series as I am hoping for something big at the one of the ‘original four’ shows going on from here. This show is worth the subscription to the WWE network and it moves all the current storylines to the next big mark, and really that is all we can ask for! (Inset whatever Bray Wyatt was repeating here as a close out, it was pretty sweet!)