The Uso's defeated Primetime Players in a very average tag team match. Although I am not a huge fan of Jimmy and Jey, I felt like this was a good match to have to separate some of the big storylines on Raw. It builds a few teams, gives the division more focus on just The Shield and Team Hell No, and ultimately gives a face team a solid win. I am still more in favor of Primetime Players getting the win, but I understand the logic. It is time to split up Young and O'Neil. Titus is such a great athlete and has improved so much. We need more of him.
Alberto Del Rio defeated Big E Langston via pinfall. Another week, another match. There was nothing more to this match that the previous 4. Is this just simply lazy booking? We NEED to see the World Heavyweight Champion, even if it is at ringside or backstage. Hell, I would even go for him on the screen. It really is getting to a ridiculous point, where we cannot even see Ziggler. I am not sure of the logic here. Why wouldn't you want to have Ziggler on as much as possible? Langston continues to get better in the ring, by the way. He uses his strength in simplistic moves, but makes them complex. Instead of a simple body slam, he drives his opponents' back on his knee. I love seeing how far he has come in the past few months. From April to now, Langston continues to improve and that is all you can ask for. Del Rio is still struggling to get over, even though he is crafty and smooth in the ring.
Sheamus defeated Cody Rhodes in a very solid bout. I was nervous to see these two fight because we knew the outcome. I wanted to see Sheamus overcome some offense instead of putting it on autopilot. Rhodes hit a beautiful reverse neckbreaker to get Sheamus on the ropes, but Sheamus was able to hit White Noise and a Brogue Kick. The main story was Damien Sandow, who is incredible when he speaks. I loved to see Sandow on the commentary's table because his wit works so well with JBL. It was a treat to hear them talk and converse. Sheamus vs. Sandow needs a real reason to be interesting for longer than one PPV. Instead, we will get one match between the two and then Money in the Bank is right around the corner. We know what that Pay Per View is all about.
Kaitlyn, Naomi, and Cameron defeated AJ Lee and The Bellas in a borefest. There was little intensity in the match. The worst part was the fact that all Divas kept yelling in the ring. Sorry, The Bellas are not the answer to revive this division. Kaitlyn picks up the victory with a spear. She continues to improve, but whenever the WWE cares about the Divas Division is when I will do the same.
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