Dean Ambrose defeated Cesaro
Smackdown Reaction starts off with this singles match between former US Champions.
Cesaro begins to work away at Dean in the corner with multiple kicks and punches to the face. Cesaro throws him into the ring post as we head to a commercial break. Cesaro hits a superplex and gets a two count. Ambrose gets hit with a boot and a clothesline. Ambrose is able to reverse a move and hit Dirty Deeds for the win.
Another solid match with Cesaro and Dean Ambrose. It was about 10-12 minutes total and Cesaro controlled most of the match. I like how they are building Ambrose in the match. He yells a story and is the guy who you cannot keep down. He keeps coming back for more punishment and is excellent when overcoming the odds. Lumberjacks around the ring will be another telling story in the development of this “Anti-Authority” figure.
Dolph Ziggler defeated Titus O’Neil
Ziggler starts off the match with a dropkick, but Titus hits a clothesline and a backbreaker to get going offensively. Dolph Ziggler counters and hits a Zig Zag for the win. The match was too quick and did not build anything.
They should’ve had a tag team match to feature Ziggler and possibly The Miz. Even though The Miz is in the main event, Orton/Miz vs. Reigns/Ziggler would have been more entertaining and more logical to build the stories.
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