Zema Ion def. Austin Aries via DQ:
What I Liked:
A quick, athletic, and effective match between the two. I really liked the transitions from a basic elbow drop to Ion's corkscrew elbow smash. It really shows the speed and intensity between two smaller opponents. I was interested in seeing how the match would end throughout, and it was well done to see Ion get more chances to shine against the best. I love the work of Aries, think he is the complete package, and so do the writers. His arrogance is similar to Ziggler's, but he is packaged a way that is hard to imitate.
What I Disliked:
The DQ was the right way to go, but they could have had Ion with a cheap roll up for the victory. It would not have hurt Aries and made us believe that Ion could become the champion. This would have had to be a non title match of course, but that is a good way to switch things up.
James Park reveals that he is Abyss's brother. He asks where he is, but Velvet Sky says he has been missing for months.
Bully Ray comes to the ring to talk about James Storm and how he gave him a concussion. He calls out Sting and says he deserves to be the number one contender. He says Bully Ray can face Roode, and after the commercial we see that Sting says it is NOT for the World Title.
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