• Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara and R-Truth opened the show with a win over the Primetime Players and United States Champion Antonio Cesaro. The match picked up a bit in the final few minutes, but it still never seemed to hit full gear. What they did was good, but I would expect more out of the men involved. The feud between the Players and the masked luchadors would be more interesting if it wasn't so lopsided. R-Truth now holds a pinfall over Cesaro, which advances their rivalry and should set Truth up for a title shot. Overall not a bad way to start the show.

 

  • At this point, it's almost hard to believe that Brodus Clay had an undefeated streak not all that long ago and that he dominated everyone he was in the ring with. Now he's a big jobber who puts guys over, much like Tensai does for the babyfaces. I seriously can't remember the last time Clay picked up a win on Raw or Smackdown. Tonight, he was used to put over Wade Barrett, whose appearance breathed new life into a crowd that had died by that point. Barrett looks strong heading into Main Event on Wednesday, where he meets Sheamus.

 

  • Ryback once again stood tall over the WWE Champion as the show went off the air. Much like at Hell in a Cell, where Ryback hit Shellshocked atop the cell, the superstar hit his signature move on Punk to earn the pinfall for him and Cena's team. Punk had teamed with Ziggler for the contest. The match itself wasn't bad, as Cena worked the majority of it for his team before making the hot tag to Ryback. On the night when these four men's Survivor Series paths were altered, it was a fitting main event.

 

  • Kofi Kingston and Alberto Del Rio had a good little match. The ending, though, brought it down a notch for me, as Orton's music distracted Del Rio and allowed Kingston to pick up the victory with a roll-up. Orton then appeared out of nowhere and hit an RKO. If Orton beats Del Rio on tomorrow's Smackdown, their rivalry will reach near ridiculous levels of one-sidedness. This seems to be Orton's thing, as it's reminiscent of his feud with Christian.

 

  • The match between Daniel Bryan and Cody Rhodes was a major disappointment. The crowd was hot as Hades for this match, firmly behind Bryan. The atmosphere made the first few minutes a lot of fun, but then almost out of nowhere, the match was over as quickly as it began. Rhodes' Beautiful Disaster off the apron was a cool spot, but this match was far too short to mean anything.

 

  • Kane and Damien Sandow immediately followed their respective partners' match, and this one was just as odd. While they were given more time to work with, it was a very one-sided match with Kane in control. I love all four men involved in this Rhodes Scholars-Team Hell No rivalry right now, but the way it's being booked is baffling at times.

 

  • Sheamus and The Miz had a good contest that received plenty of time for a television match. They went back-and-forth, which allowed Miz to look strong with the former World Heavyweight Champion, but the result was never in question. Hopefully with Miz leaving the Survivor Series team, it doesn't mean there's not anything for him.