The first singles meeting between both men was not the most special bout this week yet it was great to see The Big Show can back into the ring and wrestle for once – instead of crying every week. Is it alarming that Sandow keeps losing, week after week?
A match between two questionable gimmicks that the fans cannot get enough of was decent primarily because of the amusing gestures that both competitors provided. Since his return to the squared circle, Santino is getting quite the push. Summer Rae chants were also alive and well.
The best spot in this match was Antonio Cesaro’s giant swing on Titus O’Neil, who is similar in strength with the Swiss standout. Titus was legitimately dizzy after the move, which we are seeing every time Cesaro steps into the ring and it is incredibly awesome.
Good matches are hard to come by on NXT sometimes simply because of the elite product that is brought forth from WWE but Sami Zayn can create a great match with almost anyone and brings out the best in his opponents. His feud with Bo Dallas could be very promising.
Why exactly is R-Truth facing Alberto Del Rio every week and getting beat to put the champion over? Do they not have anybody else? Is it to preserve R-Truth’s relevancy to put him on television? Whatever the case may be, this match was one of the better ones between these two individuals.
Justin Gabriel is an entertaining wrestler and although he has not been seen on Raw or SmackDown regularly, he is a lower-card talent that is best kept on shows like Superstars and Main Event to job while showcasing some brilliant spots at the same time. He had a really good match with the Intercontinental Champion, Curtis Axel.
Stemming off a title match for Dean Ambrose’s United States Championship with Dolph Ziggler, those two men had their match cut short when outside interference from the other four guys involved created this six-man tag match. The Shield continues to feud with the same wrestlers and that will soon be exhaustive. Hopefully Ambrose and Ziggler’s feud continues, with the possibility of a new champion.
The first match that kicked off Raw this week was a doozy between the World Heavyweight Champion, Alberto Del Rio, and the enigmatic Kofi Kingston. The length of the match was perfect, since we are accustomed to seeing very short ones on the flagship show as of late. Del Rio shines best in the ring, with a hard-nosed work ethic we see from him weekly.
Before last week’s episode of SmackDown, Randy Orton has been finishing matches by getting disqualified and this one was no different. He pummeled Rob Van Dam (who hopefully will not be a whipping boy for much longer) with the ECW alumni unable to continue. Before the end though, we were treated to these two working a good match together.
The first- and probably last – 11 on 3 handicap match was made by Triple H and Stephanie McMahon to show the crowd they have their best interests in mind. To get the crowd hot before hand, there was interference by Goldust and Cody Rhodes in hopes to avenge their father’s treatment. After The Shield eliminated Rob Van Dam, one wrestler followed by another was eliminated, with Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler and The Usos surrounding Seth Rollins and eventually eliminated the remaining member of The Shield.
Wrestling fans were treated to a couple of fantastic matches last week, which were seen on Raw, SmackDown, Main Event, NXT and Superstars. Familiar faces who have dominated this feature exceled once again, as we count down the best matches from these weekly programs.