I thought the same re: Balor. I missed last week's live broadcast (but read results) and was so confused when I saw them walking down the hall together that I went back to the recap from last week to see if I missed anything. Nope, it was just a random pairing. Ah well. If it gets them off their STOOPIDT little "nerds!" thing, I'm all for it.
Given the awkwardness of Jason Jordan, I was sure the Reigns-Joe match was going to end with Jordan causing a DQ and costing Reigns the title. Guess not.
I thought the end of the show was pretty awkward, too, with the "pull apart the brawl" folks appearing before Lesnar and Kane even started brawling. Good cover by the announcing crew to say that Angle must have sent them down early because he was expecting something.
It's so refreshing to see Asuka dominate because she doesn't act or look like a typical WWE woman. She's neither a fitness model nor trendy cheesecake. She dresses like she's right out of the early '90s, too. She's a complete aberration. I hope all this momentum isn't just to set up Rousey's first win in a ten-second submission.
Always happy to see Goldust. I never would have thought Dustin would be around this long.
Jason Jordan is working, by God.
Did they sweeten the crowd noise for Roman or was the crowd truly that loud for his win? That sounded like a title victory, not a successful defense.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
Most important: Cesaro gets to talk without the mouth guard!! Yea!! (Evidently, it takes 3 months to get from that badly messed up, back to being suitable for public viewing. And I'm sure it's part of the deal with his oral surgeon that he wears the mouth guard while he wrestles. Fair enough.)
Carlito d. Chris Masters via backcracker and feet on the ropes. Okay match, with some really bad spots. At one point, Masters forgot to kick out even though he was supposed to. It looked horrible, and Ross buried him on commentary. Umaga d. Ric Flair.