Gregory Davis sent along the following:
The venue was only about half full. Your ring announcer was Tony Chimmel. There was no diva "guest hostess", as I’ll get into in a minute.
Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero with the Air Bourne. Fun opener, which was mostly dominated by Chavo. He is very underrated, getting under the crowd’s skin with ease. Of course, Hornswoggle appeared from under the ring as a distraction, leading to an Air Bourne for the win. Afterward, little Horny put Evan on his shoulders. Again, what does that say about Evan?
Chris Masters defeated Alex Riley with the Masterlock. Dull match. Unlike the last few weeks where he had been portraying a college athlete, Riley was simply a high-fiving generic babyface, and there was simply no reason to care about him. Heck I lost track of who was who at times. By the end, the crowd was somewhat cheering for the Masterlock, just so the match would end.
Sheamus defeated Santino Marella with a Rock Bottom backbreaker. These two played off each other well. Santino thought he saw a ghost, and encouraged the crowd to chant something along the lines of "get some sun!" By the way, Sheamus arrived with Arn Anderson before the show, just so you know.
Kelly Kelly and Gail Kim defeated Beth Phoenix and Rosa Mendes with a K2 (a jumping famouser). Mickie James wasn’t here tonight, despite being advertised, and appearing on the tour’s other shows, so Kelly was removed from her guest hostess role and placed in the match. Ironically, the same thing happened in Madison earlier this year, when Beth disappeared off the road mid-tour, and was replaced by Candice Michelle. Anyway, it was a decent match, with the match being good or bad depending on when the veterans and young guns were in the ring.
Kofi Kingston defeated The Miz and MVP with Trouble in Paradise to retain the United States Championship. The Miz came out first, and Tony Chimel, while not having Lillian’s legs, is still a great ring announcer, announced Miz’s name in a quick "THA MIZ" manner that he had done on the Dirt Sheet, which I really enjoyed. Miz noted that they booed him, despite all the charity work he’s done, name dropping each charity, including one in Madison. I’m not sure what point he was trying to make there. This was the usual solid work from all involved. One fun sequence saw one roll up the other in some manner, while the third would break it up, roll him up, and the process repeated about ten times. The TIP was hit on Miz for the win. Afterward, Kofi and MVP raised each other’s hand, which I found odd.
Final half of the show recapped on page two …