Championship’s roll call: WWE Champion: CM Punk… World Champion: Sheamus… Intercontinental Champion: The Miz… United States Champion: Antonio Cesaro… Tag Team Champions: Kofi Kingston & R-Truth… NXT Champion: Seth Rollins… Diva’s Champion: Layla
Ryback vs. Johnny Curtis: FEEDING TIME! I’ll say it now, I like Ryback. Does anyone think Curtis has a chance here? Fans are already chanting “feed me more”. Matt Striker informs me that Ryback’s fans are called “Feeders”. Ryback backs Curtis into the corner and tries to give a clean break but Curtis SLAPS him. Well, that’s just dumb on many levels. Curtis runs around the ring and drops an elbow upon Ryback’s reentry. Ryback sells (I don’t think he should sell for anyone yet) but then quickly steamrolls Curtis with a shoulderblock. Ryback calls Curtis stupid and then biels him across the ring; Curtis counters a cross corner whip with a pair of boots and floors the big guy with a diving Hart Attack clothesline. Curtis applies a front facelock, which he maintains for a decent amount of time before Ryback gets up and presses him off. The fans now chant “Goldberg” because no one is allowed to receive a monster push without being compared to Goldberg. Why don’t they chant “Ultimate Warrior”? Ryback ragdolls Curtis in the corner and hits shoulderblocks; he clobbers him with a running boot and leads a “feed me more” chant. The Sheffield Lariat connects and Shell Shocked follows for the three count. 3.5/10 Feed him more… yeah, that’s my brilliant analysis.
Here is your winner… Ryback @ about 6:30 via Shell Shocked pinfall.
On Raw, Triple H retired; for my full Raw review click here.
The Usos vs. Primo & Epico (w/Rosa Mendes): Epico and (looks like) Jimmy start off; they go through a series of head scissors holds on the mat. Jimmy is able to nip up to escape; Epico is not (which is different). He grabs the ropes with his legs to break the hold. Jimmy pops Epico right in the face, tags in Jey, and they hit double elbow drops. Jey whips Epico and he slides through his legs and tries a dropkick but gets swatted out of the sky. Jey leads an “Us” (pronounced “ooos”) chant. Primo tags and he and Jey start some athletic reversals; he gets backdropped in the corner but holds onto the top rope and does a handstand. Primo tries to head scissors him but gets tossed right onto his face. The Usos exchange and hit double head-butts; Jimmy keeps the advantage until he blind charges into a pair of boots. Primo hits a nice snap-suplex for a one count; he lassos Jimmy into a chinlock. He misses a springboard corkscrew senton and Jey tags in. He hits some forearms, a superkick and a twisting reverse elbow. Epico charges but gets tossed to the floor where Jimmy wipes him with a shoulderblock off the apron. Jey then takes Primo out with a pescado. Back from commercial, Epico stupidly tries to head-butt Jey a few times but all that does is inspire a dance. The Colóns finally take over when they shove Jey off the top to the floor. Jimmy runs in and distracts the referee which allows Epico to rough him up on the floor. Primo Hilos in and applies a chinlock; Jey begins to fight back but Primo drop toeholds him right onto his face. Epico tags in and hits rolling back suplexes; he applies another chinlock. Jey tries a desperate sunset flip but a blind tag and a low dropkick cuts it off. Primo nails Jimmy on the apron and then he beats Jey in the corner; he whips him cross-corner but Jey moves and Primo splats. Jimmy gets the hot tag and he beats him with a shoulderblock and clotheslines; he nails a Samoan drop and Samoan avalanche. Primo breaks up the pinfall and he and Jey cancel each other out. In the ring, Epico tries the Backstabber but Jimmy counters into a superkick. Jimmy hits a Superfly Splash but Rosa and her ass have the referee distracted; Primo rushes in and sneaks in a Backstabber (making the name make sense) and Epico rolls atop and the Colóns get the three. 6/10 Good match; the Usos are the Dolph Zigglers of the tag division, extremely talented but jobs all of the time. The Colóns trend in a positive direction in the suddenly hot tag division.
Here are your winners… Primo and Epico @ about 9:10 (broadcast) via Backstabber pinfall.
Elsewhere on Raw… CM Punk is a heel, please boo him.
Alex Riley vs. Jinder Mahal: Riley backs Mahal into the corner and gets a clean break. He works the arm and then applies a chinlock. Jinder comes back with a shoulderblock. Riley comes back with a Cement Mixer and grabs another chinlock. Mahal backs him into the ropes and takes over while he attempts a clean break. A-Ry nails him in the gut and hits a low dropkick. Mahal counters a charge hiptossing Riley into the buckles. That was different. Mahal takes over with stomps and kicks Riley to the floor. Jinder tosses him about ringside for a little while and then back in the ring, gets two. Jinder slaps on a chinlock. Riley tries to come back but Mahal backdrop suplexes him. Back to the chinlock goes Jinder, and then into a half nelson; Riley counters the second backdrop suplex with the ol’ “shifts his weight” move, and gets two. Riley hits a nice dropkick and thinks comeback. He builds momentum with clotheslines and a spinebuster. He plants Mahal with Riley Elevation but it merely gets two. A-Ry heads up the ropes but Mahal knocks him off and Riley takes a nasty spill on the top rope. Jinder hits the high knee and immediately slaps on the Camel Clutch to get the submission. 5.5/10 Jinder Mahal: Crown Prince of the Jobbers. He gets another win on WWE television after getting stomped by Ryback last week on SmackDown. Mahal has talent and if you watch him on NXT, he’s not too bad in the ring actually; he can talk and I think the WWE is priming him for the future.
Here is your winner… Jinder Mahal @ about 7:25 via Camel Clutch submission.
OVERALL 5/10 Pretty average show; there was a squash, a decent main event and a fun entertaining tag match; not bad but there have been much better shows in the past.
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