Intercontinental Championship Number One Contender Tournament
Bad News Barrett defeated Sheamus in one of my favorite pairings of superstars. Sheamus and Barrett are so good at working with one another because of how much chemistry they have. They have trained together and worked together before getting to the main roster. They know each others' strengths and weaknesses. I did not see any weaknesses during this match. Bad News Barrett continues to get a push and should easily be the new IC Champion in a few weeks. He needs this more than anyone else. His bullhammer elbow was perfect. Smooth offense mixed with physicality and intensity gave this match a high score.
Rob Van Dam defeated Cesaro by Countout
Here are a few points of Cesaro so far. First, I am not sure his new music is good for him. I need to give it some time. He needs to have an impressive theme that catches on. Second, the match with RVD was solid. You had Cesaro take control of RVD early with RVD hitting Rolling Thunder to gain the advantage. Both men exchange blows back and forth. Cesaro hit a pump handle slam for a two count. Swagger and Zeb Colter come out and distract both men. RVD picks up the win.
THANK GOD CESARO LOST! If you like Cesaro, he does not need to become Intercontinental Champion. Remember Curtis Axel being IC Champion? My point exactly. I want to see Swagger vs. Cesaro at Extreme Rules before Cesaro goes onto bigger and better things.
Next week: Bad News Barrett vs. Rob Van Dam. Who do you got? @JoshIsenberg4 on Twitter.