R-Truth delivers a kick to the gut of Wade Barrett.
By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Wade Barrett def. R-Truth
Neither of these competitors have meant anything in ages, so it was hard to care about the match early on. However, they picked up the pace down the stretch and had an enjoyable contest. It received a substantial amount of time and the right person went over. The commentators did a good job of making note of Barrett's recent losing ways, so here's hoping a solid story can be made of it. I doubt this victory is the start of something new for Barrett, but it was a good win, nonetheless.
The Usos def. The Prime Time Players
These two teams have faced off countless times in the past, so the action in this match wasn't anything out of the ordinary. They put forth a strong effort and the final few minutes were entertaining, but it wasn't as good as their past encounters. Regardless, it was another nice win for The Usos and I hope they receive another shot at the WWE Tag Team Championships at some point in the near future.
Mark Henry def. Drew McIntyre
It was refreshing to see McIntyre on his own for the first time in a great while. As JBL noted on commentary, 3MB is one of the worst things going in WWE today, but each of the members have promising careers in singles competition. This match was pure proof of that statement. It wasn't essentially a squash match, as I was impressed by just how much offense McIntyre ended up getting over Henry. Henry continues to get over as a babyface, which is also good to see. This was a fun, brief bout that highlighted both men's abilities.
There wasn't anything all that exciting about this show, but there wasn't anything truly terrible either. All three matches served a purpose and all the right people went over. Thankfully, the recaps were kept short and the three match format was actually well done for once. It was a pretty good show for what it was worth despite the fact that nothing noteworthy occurred.