Cody Rhodes vs. Big Show
Big Show finally earned his WrestleMania moment, winning the Intercontinental Championship in a good but short match.
The Intercontinental title was Big Show's final active title to add to his resume, so this gesture of good will works in that regard. Now Big Show has accomplished all he could do.
Rhodes was allowed to keep the match competitive, which was good for his progression. It will be interesting to see if Rhodes moves up the card and who Big Show will feud with.
After three matches, though, this show felt as if it was lacking the WrestleMania feel. The three matches preceding matches wouldn't have seemed out of place on any given episode of Raw or Smackdown.
Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos vs. Beth Phoenix and Eve
The WrestleMania tradition of celebrities winning continued, as Menounos pinned Divas Champion Phoenix to score the win for her team.
The match honestly wasn't bad for a divas match, and Menounos played her role well. I defended her appearance on the show based on her being a fan of the product and having past history with Phoenix, so it was nice to see her fit in well.
Kelly also had the move of the show to this point with her somersault flip off the top rope onto Phoenix.
It was also a little odd to see the heel team come out to Eve's music, when Phoenix is the champion.
But perhaps the most baffling part of the whole ordeal was that less than one hour into a four-hour show, four out of eight matches for the show were completed. I'm all for the big matches getting ample time, but the pacing of the show at this point seemed a little rushed.
Hell in a Cell
Triple H vs. The Undertaker with Shawn Michaels as guest referee
Anyone who has followed Ring Posts for the past few months knows I was not excited for this match. The end result didn't do anything to change my perception.
Did they put on a good match? Most definitely. Was it an epic encounter that will be remembered 10 years from now? Probably not.
First, the Hell in a Cell stipulation was unnecessary, as it hardly came into play during the match. The same end result could have been accomplished with a falls-count-anywhere match.
Second, Michaels as referee added a lot to the story of the match, but in my opinion, it came too early. Undertaker locked Michaels in Hell's Gate; Michaels superkicked Undertaker, allowing Triple H a nearfall.
But what happened after that? Michaels went back to being an unbiased referee and Undertaker didn't worry much about Michaels' presence.
This was a match of big spots, mostly involving weapons, and long periods of rest in between them, much like their bout last year.
Both men are legends, and I respect what they've done for their whole careers. But Sunday night's match to me showed that both men are in, if not past, the twilights of their careers.