What I Liked:
This was an excellent match to start off the night. It lacked a backstory because of the quick change from Del Rio to Ziggler, but the match itself was fantastic. When you look at the future of the WWE, these are two guys who can be relied on to put on a great match at any time. The match started fast and never let down. You saw the strength from Sheamus really ground Ziggler from the beginning, but Ziggler was able use his speed and intelligence to hit some nice moves. Ziggler is athletic, unique, and relaly creative. I absolutely loved the X"-Factor" from the top rope. This is something that we have not seen before from him, so it was made special for the championship match. Also, you could tell Sheamus was on his A game as well. No Way Ourt needed something to start, and this set the bar very high for the rest of the night. I also think that Dolph Ziggler solidifed himself in the main event scene. The intensity he shows, the show off mentality, and the close attention to detail he has in the ring will pay off. Expect Ziggler to be in consideration for the World Heavyweight Championship in the coming months. He should be an easy pick for Money in the Bank. The ending of the match was excellent because it teased Ziggler winning, but it also did not make the champion look extremely weak. Sheamus continues to roll, but time is ticking. You can feel it.
Santino Marella def. Ricardo Rodriguez in a Tuxedo Match
What I Liked:
I will easily go with the crowd on this one. they chanted boring throughout, and that is exactly what this was.
What I Disliked:
Everything about this match annoyed me. First off, you have Ricardo face the US Champion, so that makes a joke out of the championship. Santino is funny, but only in doses. Furthermore, this was a complete waste of time, especially after such a great match between Sheamus and Ziggler. There is no feud for the third or fourth most important title in the company, but a comedy act fighting an announcer. Absolutely ridiculous match, and I hope Santino drops the strap soon. He does not need it.
- AJ interrupts CM Punk's interview. She wishes him luck, and he said "Luck is for losers."
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