If the main event tonight was any sort of glimpse into the future, then we're looking at an overbooked, shenanigan-filled WWE Title match on Sunday. Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett in a no DQ match was interrupted by a rare Friday appearance from Vince McMahon, who did everything in his power to cheat in Barrett's favour, until Triple H came in to save the day (Did he spend ten minutes looking for his own referee shirt? Why didn't he come out right after seeing Vince do so?). Bryan thus got the win with the flying headbutt, to Vince's chagrin.
In other matches, the torch being passed from Kaitlyn to Natalya continued, as Kaitlyn ate the pin in a Divas tag match while Nattie got to look strong in defeat. Christian beat Damien Sandow to continue the MitB holder's losing streak. In matches involving people who don't have matches at Summerslam, The Miz beat Jack Swagger and Curtis Axel beat Zack Ryder. Hey, Zack Ryder is still alive!
Kane took a page out of CM Punk's book and attacked the Wyatt Family from the crowd while his entrance theme got their attention on the stage, but he still went down to the 3 on 1 in the end. Ryback continued to bully stagehands backstage. And the Shield lost in a six man tag to Mark Henry, Big Show and RVD. It doesn't seem as if there'll be a tag title match, as Van Dam said that Henry and Show would instead have his back for his pre-show match against Ambrose. So what are the odds that Big Show turns on everyone just for kicks?
SD was a surprisingly solid show minus the unwanted presence of Mr. McMahon & Triple H. The Wyatt segment to start was great, Diva's match was fun, Zeb's promo was excellente & the other matches were decent enough. Said stagehand was my buddy Drake Younger ( who indy fans will recognize from his work in CZW among other places ).
Well... The anticipation is certainly there. Whether or not Rock and Hogan will be able to capitalize on the anticipation with a solid match remains to be seen. Me, I think the match will end up being solid, but not outstanding.