Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose promo
Rollins started by congratulating Roman Reigns for outsmarting Vickie Guerrero, then earning a spot in the Money in the Bank Match. Rollins promised that Reigns would see repercussions for his actions on Raw. He said that he is the only one who knows how to control Reigns’ anger and Ambrose’s insanity. He said that they will both spiral out of control without him.
Rollins then announced a second Money in the Bank Match for the traditional Money in the Bank Contract. He also announced that he would be participating in that match. Ambrose’s music hit and he told Rollins that he needed to survive the next 10 minutes and he attacked him.
Ambrose had the upper-hand, until Kane’s music hit. Before Kane could hit the ring, Rollins gained control over Ambrose, but lost it, and Ambrose escaped before letting the numbers game get to him.
This promo was good, not great. However, this storyline is amazing, and doesn’t necessarily need great work. The crowd chanted “you sold out” at Rollins multiple times, and that takes a lot and has a lasting impression.
Lana and Rusev promo/Rusev vs. Santino Marella
Lana showed the “new” Mount Rushmore, of Russian leaders, and Rusev. Then, Rusev told the audience that resistance is futile.
Rusev squashed Santino with The Accolade.
This is where talents like Rusev lose steam. All these segments are exactly the same as the last. Just one night after going toe-to-toe with Roman Reigns, he is back to wrestling 30 second matches against Santino.
The Wyatt Family backstage
Luke Harper talked about The Usos. He said that The Usos have what the Wyatts want, and The Uso’s time is ticking down. Bray Wyatt then said that Money in the Bank will end with The Wyatt Family standing tall over the world. Really good promo that covered all The Wyatt Family’s bases, as the three men are in two very important matches at the upcoming pay-per-view.
Naomi vs. Paige
The beginning of this match was poor. The two Divas went back and forth, exchanging the same moves with each other. It was actually pretty well executed, but should have never been booked that way, they don’t wrestle the same style.
Naomi got the win with after countering the Paige Turner.
After the match, Paige went to give Naomi a handshake, but Cameron pushed her and Paige beat her down while Naomi watched. Naomi and Paige then shook hands and Cameron stormed off.
I will never understand why champions lose matches that mean nothing. No champion should lose a match that means nothing. When Randy Orton was champion and he lost to Daniel Bryan on Raw in February, it meant something. When Orton lost to Kofi Kingston a few weeks later, at least it was supposed to mean something. This match had no build and it means absolutely nothing. When Paige doesn’t get over, it’s because of nonsense losses like this.
Sheamus and The Usos w/ Renee Young
Sheamus talked about watching The Wyatt Family while he was at home with an injury. He said that they are crazy, but he looked at The Usos and said that they have a little crazy on their side as well. The Usos said they are “Uso Crazy”.
The Usos said that Luke Harper and Erick Rowan can try and take their titles, but it won’t happen.
Sheamus wished Bray Wyatt and the rest of the Money in the Bank competitors good luck in that match, but said he is bringing the “Luck of the Irish and a few Brogue Kicks”. The Usos then did their “Us-O” chant, with Sheamus throwing in a “Brogue” while pounding his chest. The three of them then ran away excitedly.
This was a lot of fun, and this is how characters get developed. The more chances The Usos get to show their personality, the more over they will be.
The Wyatt Family vs. Sheamus and The Usos
Jimmy Uso was going for a suicide dive on Luke Harper, but Bray Wyatt hit him with a blind tag before Haper left the ring, then entered the ring and caught Jimmy with a surprise Sister Abigail for the win. Solid main event match.
Another good show from Main Event. Paige continues to be booked extremely poorly, but everything else about this show was perfect. Good matches, and plenty of good promo work. It still boggles my mind how this show continues to be so good every week, with plenty of action, without it feeling too packed.
Sidenote: I don’t pick on the team of Michael Cole, JBL and Jerry “The King” Lawler. In fact, I actually enjoy them. However, I must point out that they never know which Uso is which. Tom Phillips is always on top of that when The Usos wrestle on Main Event. I really like the team of Phillips and Byron Saxton on this show. They give it a different feel from Raw and SmackDown.