Title This: WWE Night of Champions Reaction

Josh Isenberg

Title This: Night of Champions Reaction

Air Boom vs. The Miz and R Truth for the Tag Team Championship

What I liked:

First off, I enjoyed seeing Kofi and Bourne with matching gear. With the lack of tag teams and actual teams together, it was something little that I enjoyed to show a sign of unity. I also enjoyed R Truth rapping and dissing on Buffalo, because it gains him immediate heat, which is never a bad thing. Throughout the match, you had Miz and Kofi working very well together, who are the two guys you can lean on to carry a match. These guys are the "stars" of their respected tag teams. Kofi and Evan made quick tags and worked on their opponents quickly and efficiently. When Truth and Bourne came in, the pace picked up with athleticism. The Miz hit a nice modified DDT in the match, and Kofi and Evan mixed it up with great tag team moves, similar to The Hardy Boy's from the 90's.

What I disliked:

I did not like how the match ended, even though it continues the "conspiracy" angle for Truth and Miz. I felt the ending was rushed and the match was only given less than ten minutes. They could have spent more time into building the story in the ring, as well as letting all four of these guys work and give us a great tag team title match, which is something we have not seen in a while.

Length of Match: 9 Minutes

Grade of Match: C

Cody Rhodes vs Ted DiBiase for the Intercontinental Championship

What I liked:

I enjoyed seeing Cody Rhodes in the ring because his offensive moves are so smooth. He rarely misses a spot, and continues to impress me with his combination of speed and power. For a skinnier build, Rhodes can still hit powerful moves, like we saw here. Also, Ted and Cody have very similar sets of moves. They both are an Orton type offensive wrestler, as they focus on every part of the body. Cody mixed it up with a few kicks from the top rope, and DiBiase focused on his ground and pound game. You can tell these guys are familiar with one another. This was not a show stealer type match, but a solid second contest.

What I disliked:

Usage of the mask is beginning to become too repetitive. Rhodes should be built up to win clean, not having to cheat. It seems like every heel cheats these days, and Rhodes is a different type of heel. I wish they actually announced this match weeks ago, because they only really had one instance on Smackdown to remind everyone that they are feuding.  They were not given enough time, and with the history of these two guys, they should have been given a month, not a week to build this title match up.

Length of Match: 10 minutes

Grade of Match: B-

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