Angle getting Willow to go back to Jeff Hardy was welcomed. Wolves Vs Bram and Magnus was solid been impressed by Bram and wonder why the WWE dumped him? Sananda vs Aries was the best X division match since Joe vs Aries at Slamiversary . Sanada showing frustration was good with a world title shot slipping away and he showed that maybe being the protege of Muta was getting to good after Storm got in his ear. Four way Knockouts match was alright. Rhino and Bully summit had too much WWE talk. Love Roode as a face. Hogan was right back in 2011 Roode was not ready to be the man baby face wise now he is. Battle royal got good when it was the final four. Looking forward to Hardy vs Lashley and how the Ny crowd reacts to Hardy.
Abyss walking around a week after getting janiced was weird.
My favorite parts of the battle royale were how happy Knux was to see his former Aces & Eights comrade Ray again, The Freak immediately charging at Brutus Magnus, and MVP helping King stay in the ring at one point. The first two were good continuity nods while the third was a nice way to show that MVP really does have King's back despite the past tension between them. Sanada knocking down Magnus was cool as well.
It was too easy to take Rhino's side during the argument with Ray. Calfzilla just isn't that sympathetic what with everything he's pulled over the past few years: Jesse Neal, D-Von, Immortal, Aces & Eights, and the Emo Pyro-phase.
I hope Aries doesn't cash in his new X-title this time around. If MVP had been the champ, then it would have been worth it as part of the Everyone is Gunning for MVP plotline, but Lashley hasn't been established enough for it to feel worthwhile to give up a title just for a shot at him. Aries feels out of place in the heavyweight division, and a long title reign would be great for both him and the X-Division.
Was out of town so I missed the show, but did catch Aries vs Sanada on you tube and while it wasn't the best X division match since Joe-Aries it's pretty high up there. I liked Tha reversals and all he hear falls and the kicking out of each other's finishers and both men pulling out moves they don't use often. Santana getting frustrating is a nice bit of foreshadowing and also a show of pressure with Muta as his mentor. I like Sanada pulling out the dragon duplex too. Very good match. With TNA bringing back Low Ki and Homicide maybe just maybe they'll do something with the X a Division for the first time in years.
I suppose not being able to see the smackdown brand has probably influenced my opinion here, but i am not looking forward to backlash at all.
The title match is always a big PPV seller with me. Triple H vs. Hogan does nothing for me.