Yes, R-Truth and 3 Man Band are actually featured in this installment and were part of a good match. This six-man tag was not too long, and it was action-packed- with all six superstars having good moments. At this point, they should break up the band and see where those three can go in singles competition. In Alberto Del Rio’s first match back from his World Heavyweight Championship loss, he was able to record a victory over Kofi Kingston. These two work well together, but we cannot help but notice this matchup has happened too often this year and it is becoming recycled over and over again. It has been a while since Hunico & Camacho were seen on television, but they resurfaced just in time to put The Usos over. It remains to be seen if Hunico & Camacho will be used more in the upcoming weeks, or if they will serve as jobbers to the greater tag teams in the division. It is crazy to think that Big E Langston is getting a bigger push that Dolph Ziggler recently, yet Langston deserves to be noticed for his natural ability, and the fact that we have not seen anywhere close to his full potential yet. Langston and Orton had a good match on Raw, with the champion prevailing. This was a good match between two incredibly gifted superstars, with Axel getting the nod. Ziggler has been overlooked and misused for a while now, so this will come as no surprise that the company has no direction for him – and that is sad, because he is capable of excelling in the main attractions. Maybe money means more than deserving talent getting their chance to shine. SmackDown’s main event featured a match between longtime rivals John Cena and Ryback, and it was actually quite good. Cena’s win was never put in jeopardy in our minds, but he did show this week that his work ethic could not be matched and that love him or hate him, he deserves respect from everyone. Curtis Axel is becoming one of the best heels on the roster right now, and credit CM Punk for bringing the best out of the third generation superstar. Hopefully the main event spotlight will shine down on these two wrestlers for years to come, and most wrestling fans would be alright with that. Daniel Bryan was on his way to victory but Erick Rowan interfered and before the Wyatt Family could pummel Bryan, CM Punk came down and cleared house. This may be a good feud for Survivor Series, however we cannot help but notice Bryan and Punk’s main event inactivity as of late. In a rematch from their previous encounter on SmackDown one week before, all six competitors had a decent outing with nothing to brag about in comparison to their prior encounter. The highlight was definitely Zeb Colter being thrown out of his chair at the announce table, which took him plenty of time to recover from. The faces won this one again.
In a week where baffling decisions concerning storylines and pushes overshadowed the action in the ring, wrestling pundits could not help but notice certain individuals have been pegged down in order for larger athletes to obtain main event status. Nevertheless, here are last week’s strongest matches, including Luke Harper coming into his own.