• Titus O'Neil and Darren Young got back on track in the tag team division with a win over Team CoBro of Zack Ryder and Santino Marella. The match was short, as most of the first-hour bouts were, but the Prime Time Players looked good. Hopefully they continue to improve and get back into title contention soon. 3MB, Heath Slater's stable, jumped Marella after the match. They need to do something of significance in the near future, as their relevance is waning by the day.

 

  • Wade Barrett and World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus had another really good match marred by a disqualification finish. These two work really well together, and hopefully Barrett gets a pay-per-view title match or two. Big Show interfered in the finish of the match, drawing the disqualification. This kind of reminds me of when Punk and Bryan had numerous TV matches before going on a PPV tear. Hopefully Sheamus and Barrett can capture the same type of magic.

 

  • It was interesting to watch Brodus Clay face Alberto Del Rio, as Clay was originally called up to the main WWE roster as Del Rio's muscle. The match was really quick and Clay had very limited offense. It really seems that once Clay's undefeated streak ended, he's quickly become nothing but a plus-size jobber. This did help Del Rio look strong heading into his newly announced Hell in a Cell match with Randy Orton.

 

  • Layla finally received her rematch against Eve for the Divas Championship, and the match was something unique for modern-day WWE. They were given a decent amount of time, and the crowd actually responded to the action with a "This is awesome" chant. Layla lost when the referee didn't see her foot on the ropes during a pin, which is becoming an overplayed finish, but it leaves things open for a rematch.

 

  • I was glad to see Dolph Ziggler flee from the handicap match he was forced into with David Otunga and Ryback. Otunga is still technically a step up the ladder from Ryback's recent opponents, and he didn't need to take someone like Ziggler out quite yet. It would have been quite sad seeing Ziggler pinned by Ryback, so this outcome makes sense and keeps the right people looking strong (and cowardly).

 

  • Antonio Cesaro had a glorified squash match against Justin Gabriel. While matches like this certainly make the United States Champion look dominant, I imagine how great of contests Cesaro could have with guys like Gabriel and Tyson Kidd in an environment where they were given 20 minutes and told to be competitive.

 

  • What was the point of Kane beating up backstage interviewer Matt Striker? Is he on his way out of the company and this is their way of getting rid of him? Is he trying to make a comeback? Was this just a waste of time?