By Graham "GSM" Matthews
WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos Issued an Open Challenge
It's mind boggling to me as to why The Usos, arguably one of the hottest acts in the company right now, have been left of Raw the last two weeks. I guess this was supposed to make up for that, but it goes to show WWE still has no idea how to handle its tag team division. The Usos cut a decent promo by their standards and Rybaxel and the duo of Rob Van Dam and Sheamus were fine here as well. RVD and Sheamus are the most random pairing ever and, once again, proves that the tag team division has fallen far over the last year.
Seth Rollins def. Kofi Kingston
Seeing Kingston on WWE TV made me mad before (because he hasn't evolved at all over the years), but now I'm even angrier knowing WWE (presumably) nixed the New Nation of Domination angle. Why wasn't that ever explained? That aside, this was a very fun match with good work from both men. Kingston had some nice near-falls even though there was never any doubt he'd be on the losing end. Rollins' rival Dean Ambrose didn't make an appearance at all, but this was still a solid victory for Mr. Money in the Bank.
WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos def. Rybaxel and United States Champion Sheamus & Rob Van Dam in a Triple Threat Tag Team Match
As noted before, RVD and Sheamus are an extremely odd pairing, but there's no doubt they have good chemistry together and added more star power to this match. No, I don't want to see them become a permanent unit going forward, but they were a welcome addition to this contest. Besides, how many times have we seen Rybaxel lose to The Usos? The match was much more entertaining than I anticipated it'd be and the final few minutes were well done and suspenseful. I'm glad to see the belts remain on The Usos, but they're definitely in need of a new set of challengers to rival against.
This show consisted more of SummerSlam video packages and other commercials than it did in-ring action, which was kind of a shame. Even still, the matches we did get were very good, though I wouldn't say they were worth going out of your way to see. I could have done without the constant commercials, but the two enjoyable matches saved this from being a completely throwaway episode.