Christopher Daniels and Kazarian Defeats Sting and Bully Ray
What I Liked:
From the very beginning, I was curious as to see how this was going to be booked. The champions cannot lose, but neither can Sting or Ray. It was obvious that there was going to be some sort of DQ. Bully Ray really controlled a great part of the match, with his overpowering skills. He can make a simple clothesline or elbow strike look really good. Sting came in and did not seem to miss a beat. The biggest thing we needed to see here was Bully Ray backing Sting, and he did. He got a chair and chased off the double team, as well as breaking up a pinfall attempt. I thought the brilliance was when Sting told Bully to get the tables. This was a great pop and an excellent way to show how much chemistry they have, even though they have not teamed before. Bully Ray Powerbombs Daniels through the table and gets a DQ. The end result did so much more for Ray and Sting than the champions. This was really intelligent, and a logical way to build up two different characters. I really enjoyed the action, the intensity, and the flow of the match. It started slow, progressed without a rushed feeling, and finished with the way it needed to.
–Magnus says Bound For Glory, he and Samoa Joe will have a match. I could care less. Another thrown together match, but at least they have some sort of history.
Miss Tessmacher Defeats Gail Kim
What I Liked:
Gail Kim controls early, choking the champion in the ropes. She hits a pretty solid backbreaker and gets a quick two count. The pace was much to the advantage of Kim. She strategically focused on grounding Tessmacher, so she was unable to pick up steam. We all knew that Tessmacher would win, and she did with a facebuster. Tara comes out, but Tessmacher hits her finisher on Tara.
What I Disliked:
I was not really a fan of this segment. Tara has continuously taken the upper hand over the past 4 weeks, so why change the course now? I would let the face champion have some adversity, and let the fans think that she will not beat Tara. Now, it is just a simple toss up, and really died over the past two weeks. I just expected more, and felt that this was illogical in some senses.
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