1.[US TITLE]DOLPH ZIGGLER VS ZACH RYDER-the opening match of the night would see the US title on the line with Ryder getting another chance. Like every other opening match with Dolph this one was really good. I really believe that he is a future champion since he delivers in these matches all of the time. This match is really good with a lot of back and forth action with Dolph looking a bit stronger. But that only helps set up the comeback for Ryder. After Vickie helps Dolph get his foot on the rope she is forced to leave. Not too long after Ryder makes his big comeback and takes the title, and celebrates with his father.
2.[TAG TEAM TITLE]AIR BOOM VS PRIMO & EPICO-next up we have the tag title match in which Air Boom would continue their reign. This would end up being a good match but a typical one, which isn't bad. Like other reviews of this event have said it follows the usual formula. It starts out fast paced and back and forth only to have the heels take it to Evan. That of course leads to Kofi eventually getting that big tag that Evan was trying forever to get. From there it is not to long until the face's win.
3.[TABLES MATCH]WADE BARRETT VS RANDY ORTON-now I was looking forward to this match since I am a Barrett fan. For the majority of this match it looked as if it were going to go my way. Barrett really took it to Randy here. Randy would get in some offense at points but for the most part Wade really brings it here. Still in the end a predictable RKO happens and Randy wins, the wrong guy won in my opinion.
4.[DIVAS TITLE]BETH PHOENIX VS KELLY KELLY-here we have another match between these two ladies, it seems it is always these two. Thankfully Beth is in these matches but I will admit Kelly has been getting better. This plays out like some of their other matches and ends up being another good one. Beth ends up keeping the belt thankfully.
5.[LADDER MATCH]KEVIN NASH VS TRIPLE H-I was all about this match since I am a fan of both guys and knew I would enjoy it. Still I have to say that this match was much better than I thought it would be. The no DQ style match really helped these guys out here. The action is more of a brawling style with both guys just throwing down the whole time. Tables and everything else come into play here with Nash seeming like the aggressor for most of the match. Triple H eventually would get the sledgehammer and use it to help get the win.
6.SHEAMUS VS JACK SWAGGER-this was a much better match then it gets credit for in my opinion. It is not a classic but it is a good match. The match features more high impact moves with Swagger getting the advantage with Vickie at his side. Still Sheamus is a beast and comes back to administer his own punishment. In the end a big kick seals the deal and Sheamus goes home with the W.
7.[WORLD TITLE CHAIRS MATCH]MARK HENRY VS BIG SHOW-these two have had some interesting match-ups and this would prove to be the same. Although it is a short match it was still entertaining. Show takes it to Henry early only to injure his hand. This of course all happens after an interesting beginning. Henry seems to be the more violent of the two when using the chairs but he still gets laid out by Show. Show wins the world title after something like 9 years, but it is short lived thanks to Henry. Afterwards Daniel Bryan cashes in his MITB briefcase and wins the title, I personally thought he was going to wait for Mania.
8.[I-C TITLE]CODY RHODES VS BOOKER T-of course we all know what happened here, Booker was wanting Cody to show him respect so he came back on this night for another match. Earlier that night Cody attacked Booker and it would show in the match later on. Booker starts out really strong taking it to Cody early and looks good doing it. Cody of course still finds ways to turn the tide in his favor as it looks as if the earlier attacks are taking their toll on Booker. Eventually Booker succumbs to his injuries and looses in a pretty good contest.
9.[WWE TITLE TLC MATCH]CM PUNK VS ALBERTO DEL RIO VS THE MIZ-the match of the night without a doubt. Three of my favorites go at it in this match and they put on a great show. This match was full of all kinds of high spots from people going through tables to chair shots galore. The ladders being used for all kinds of punishment which only adds to the excitement. The way these three play off each other is great and Ricardo takes a huge spill. In the end CM Punk keeps the belt but it was a hard fought and entertaining main event.
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