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on 28 October 2013
An event that could've been so much better,but did have some impressive moments,it's just the bad was so much so,it tainted the whole thing.
It starts of great with a chaotic HARDCORE match with ALBERTO DEL RIO defending the heavyweight title against ROB VAN DAM,a great showing. You have to forgive this is PG era hardcore,but it's still proof hardcore doesn't have to be bloody to be entertaining. I enjoyed it very much but felt let down by the end.
GREAT KHALI and SANTINO MORELLA face THE REAL AMERICANS (ANTONIO CESARO and JACK SWAGGER).The match is very much a dull filler,but the end is impressive,CESARO is surely going on to bigger things,this move of his is getting a lot of cheers.
R-TRUTH takes on CURTIS AXEL for the i.c. title. It's fine,but nothing about this excites.
BRIE BELLA tries her luck against the very odd AJ LEE,for the diva's title. It's back to the not very impressive women's matches it seems,shame because AJ is a top talent. The match isn't rubbish,it's just nothing much.
CODY RHODES and GOLDUST fight for their jobs against SETH ROLLINS and ROMAN REIGNS. What a match! The crowd were loving it,it had that tension there,great wrestling and worked the angle really well. It's great to see the RHODES brothers team up and they look great together. I really hope they have another few matches after this impressive encounter.
KOFI KINGSTON vs BRAY WYATT next. I tried to get into this,KOFI has some great moments,but it just seemed to fall flat. BRAY enhances his creepy character with an EXORCIST type move,but the match itself has nothing to really offer.
C.M. PUNK vs RYBACK sounds great and some of the match is fairly impressive,but the end doesn't really work and the whole thing left many unfulfilled.
A nice longish main event now,with DANIEL BRYAN and RANDY ORTON fighting it out for the vacant wwe title. Some great moments in here,with BRYAN really coming alive in some of it,ORTON also looks revived with his recent heel turn. A great match is really going well and then...oh boy! I won't say what happens,but it is a stupid end to a great match,leaving many viewers feeling confused or just cheated.
So by all means,go for the event if you can forgive bad moments,there's some impressive stuff on here,but so much of it didn't work,leaving the good stuff tainted. I'd go as far as to say I quite enjoyed the event,but feel too frustrated at the off moments to give it another star.