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Battle Royal: Christian Wins
What I Liked:
It was great seeing Christian getting the victory here. He returns in a lackluster way a few months ago only to get thrown back down because of his health. Christian is not a World Champion who can carry a brand, but he is a damn good wrestler who deserves the opportunity to hold the IC or US Title. Even though he left as a heel, the crowd loved the victory here for Captain Charisma. He eliminates Miz, which may mean a face turn for Christian. Bravo for Tyson Kidd, who shined in this Battle Royal. He hit some great moves and was able to get the crowd behind me, even though he did not have a chance to actually win.
What I Disliked:
This was a lackluster battle royal with many guys who rarely see time on WWE Superstars. I felt there needed to be guys like Gabriel, Clay, Sandow, and other younger guys who need the time in front of a live PPV crowd. Darren Young's elimination was a complete joke, as well as guys like Reks and Hawkins being involved. This shows you that mid card talent is very weak. This is not because of a lack of talent, but a lack of character development.
R-Truth and Kofi Kingston def. Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler
What I Liked:
This may be one of the best tag team matches in a very long time on WWE television. Dolph is the best performer in the company because of his ability to sell a move and really speed up a match at any time. Truth took a great beating tonight which was the right call. Swagger utilized his ground and pound technique to stabilize Truth and avoid him from tagging in Kofi for a good duration of the match. When Kofi comes in, you see the difference in attitude and intensity. His athleticism is unbelievable. Kofi flies around the ring and gets fantastic air time. I really thought this match came off great for a few reasons. The timing and pace of the match was fast and slow when needed. Furthermore, they are four great athletes who had TIME to work in the ring. They told their story in the ring and it payed off. Great spots and even better chemistry from beginning to end.