Curtis Axel defeated R-Truth to retain the Intercontinental Championship. I really do like Axel inside of the ring because his offense can carry over the course of 10-15 years. His character is completely lost outside of the ring. With a guy like R-Truth, you know what you are going to get with him. He is quick, elusive, and takes risks. Axel made every move count and made every move perfect. Axel has a great finisher that he can use on anyone. I love it. The problem is there is just a missing piece in both of these guys and is shown by the lack of interest from the live crowd. It shows by the lack of interest in me, a fan of both guys' offense techniques. Both guys are very generic outside of the wrestling moves that we saw here tonight. Axel needs a real veteran, someone who can teach him how to get over by himself. Is Heyman beginning to stunt the growth of Curtis Axel?
Los Matadores defeated Los Locales. Tyson Kidd and Ricardo Rodriguez were in masks as generic Mexican wrestlers A and B. Matadores are fun to watch because they have added a few pieces of offense that they did not have as Primo and Epico. At the end of the day, they are still meaningless until they find a tag team to work with on a consistent basis.
Funkadactyls and Natalya defeated Brie Bella, Eva Marie, and Kaitlyn. We see Kaitlyn return to the ring here. This was a typical Divas match with all 6 getting a little bit of offense in. Eva Marie tries a dropkick. Yes, she tried it. Kaitlyn looked the best overall because of her sheer strength advantage. Even if she is a little slower and not as athletic, she can use her power to really execute some impressive moves. Naomi rolls up Kaitlyn for the win.
Prime Time Players and The Great Khali defeated 3MB. Yeah, nobody really cares about this match. Khali is as useless as soaked toilet paper. I really do think Drew McIntyre still has a future in the WWE. He is constantly being wasted in 3MB who are a bunch of jokes as characters. The crazy thing is all three guys do have some talent by themselves. Slater can work and has good athleticism, Mahal is above average as a technical guy, and McIntyre has been champion before.
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