on 5 March 2013
This one may've disappointed some,but upon watching it again,i'd say it's plenty entertaining enough.
Starting the event,we have a traditional 5 0n 5 elmimation match,the team of REY MYSTERIO,SIN CARA,BRODUS CLAY,JUSTIN GABRIEL and TYSON KIDD go up against the team consisting of TENSAI,TITUS O NEAL,DARREN YOUNG,EPICO and PRIMO. It's a great opener with nice moves,great eliminations and a really nice ending,i really got into this. Next is the diva's title match with EVE defending against KAITLYN,in all fairness,it's several minutes long and it's pretty good.
Then R-TRUTH takes on ANTONIO CESARO for the u.s. title,not long enough to be anything great,but it's good filler.
SHEAMUS takes on the BIG SHOW,hoping to win back that world heavyweight title. I'd say it's not as impressive as their last ppv match,but it has it's moments,a little disappointing perhaps,but plenty watchable.
Then it's TEAM FOLEY,consisting of RANDY ORTON,MIZ,KANE,DANIEL BRYAN and KOFI KINGSTON in another elimination match against TEAM ZIGGLER,that being DOLPH ZIGGLER,DAVID OTUNGA,DAMIEN SANDOW,CODY RHODES and ALBERTO DEL RIO. It's what i'd hope for as a big traditional elimination match,great action,nice eliminations,confrontations,plenty long enough and a decent end. Now the main event for the wwe title,asking the question of can C.M PUNK survive both JOHN CENA and RYBACK. It's a solid enough tripole threat with each man shining at various times and RYBACK looking alright for his 2nd ppv main event. We have some nice pounding moves,good wrestling from PUNK and a stroy well told. My few gripes would be the length isn't even 20 minutes,some more big moments would have been nice and the end was a little frustrating,but saying that,it did what it had to do to move on with the story. So all in all it's an impressive event,just not one of the year's best in my opinion. I'm glad they've kept this event going as it almost got scrapped not too long ago,but i think it should go back to having more elimination matches to go with it's original idea. As an event however,it entertained me,job done.
The bonus bits on the Blu-ray are entertaining enough with a few passable matches and CENA and AJ supposedly being exposed as having a relationship.