I wouldn’t say that the show was boring. It had its moments, but you have to start wondering if Triple H is really building an angle to create a new star or to make it all about himself.
The Big Show shows up via satellite.
The show started with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in the ring, as per usual. The Big Show cut in via satellite and irritated them. Stephanie couldn’t figure out how he was able to tap in and be shown on the Titan Tron. Big Show is suing Triple H for his contract and for other things that he was general about.
This is only a big deal because of how the show ended. And it definitely looks like Triple H vs. The Big Show is the big match for Survivor Series even though once they hit the ring, no one will care at all.
Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton contract signing…
The main event angle was a contract signing between Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan. Shawn Michaels (who was on the show earlier in a segment with Triple H and Stephanie talking about how they have changed), Triple H, and Stephanie were in the ring for the signing.
Triple H blasted Bryan for not being “the one” and then said that Chris Jericho and RVD were spoiled and whiney and were not the one. And if they were the one, WWE would be run by Ted Turner, which is not really true from a time perspective.
I’m not sure if Chris Jericho was really bothered or even saw the angle, but it caused him to tweet, “Thing is @tripleh despite ur major push,u never were either. Good luck in ur future endeavours.” I’m not sure if that means he doesn’t want to work there or not, but everything he’s said recently was that he gets along with Triple H. Maybe he’s building for business down the line.
When Bryan wanted to face Triple H, Triple H says he only faces stars and not a B+ like Bryan. Michaels jumped in and chastised Triple H a bit but said he would make sure there’s a new champ and HHH said that Shawn would do what’s best for business.
The Big Show brought a big rig into the arena solely to distract Orton so that Bryan could give him the flying knee. Bryan then left to celebrate with Show to end the show.
John Cena’s return is being handled well.
It’s just too bad he wasn’t gone longer. They did another really good video to hype his return. Oddly, Alberto Del Rio wasn’t on the show.
And the rest…
- Daniel Bryan beat Dean Ambrose to start the show after the opening interview. The show would’ve started with a better bang if it started in the ring with a match and then did the interview.
- Punk did a quick interview saying the goal was to put Ryback to sleep so that he could get to Paul Heyman.
- Santino beat Heath Slater. Santino was dressed as Elvis.
- Randy Orton beat Dolph in an athletic match, but it wasn’t super competitive.
- Brie and Nikki Bella beat AJ and Tamina in a fun match. Brie pinned AJ to set up their match this weekend.
- Heyman did a crazy man interview that Big E interrupted. Curtis Axel said he had no manners.
- Luke Harper and Rowan beat the Miz and Kofi. Filler stuff.
- Big E was set to face Axel, but he was jumped by Ryback. Punk came out with his kendo stick and Vickie Guerrero made it a tag match, which the faces won when Big E pinned Axel.
- The Real Americans beat Tons Of Funk. Antonio Cesaro did the big swing on Brodus Clay.
- The Shield vs. The Usos ended when Cody Rhodes and Goldust got involved. There will now be a three-way for the tag straps at Hell In A Cell.
Not quite the build for Hell In A Cell many were hoping, but also not a boring TV show.