Submitted by James Girouard
From Sioux Falls, SD (Denny Sanford Premier Center)
R-Truth vs. King Barrett
Both guys got decent reactions coming out. Truth won clean with lie detector in a match that was mostly comedy.
Sasha (w/Naomi & Tamina Snuka) vs. Bayley
Crowd didn’t really know who Bayley was, but a light NXT chant did break out at one point. Work was fine, but nowhere near the level of an NXT women’s match. Naomi and Tamina interfered liberally throughout the match and Sasha ended up winning by reversing a rollup and holding the tights.
Bray Wyatt did a taped promo on the jumbotron. Got mostly booed with a few light cheers. Didn’t say anything of note.
Jack Swagger vs. Adam Rose
Swagger got a shockingly huge reaction for someone who’s rarely on TV. Crowd didn’t care about Rose at all. I know this will come as a shock, but Jack Swagger is a very good worker and this was a solid match. Swagger won clean with the ankle lock.
Ryback vs. Big Show vs. The Miz for the Intercontinental Title
Miz got the biggest heel reaction of the show to this point. Show got cheered initially, but worked the match as a heel. Ryback was cheered and got some “Feed Me More” chants, but it wasn’t an overwhelming reaction. Match was mostly built around Show and Ryback working power spots and Miz running in to break up pins. Ryback ended up spearing Big Show and hitting shellshock on the Miz to retain. Match was just ok.
Roman Reigns got a big babyface pop while the ring announcer was shilling merchandise.
Jimmy Uso vs. Heath Slater
This was the first match after intermission and neither got much reaction. Slater worked hard as a heel to get the fans into it, but it really was nothing special. Jimmy ended up winning after a superkick.
Lucha Dragons vs. The Ascension
Fans were into chanting “Lucha”, but did not care at all about the Ascension. Match went nearly 15 minutes and was mostly Konnor and Viktor beating on Sin Cara and it wasn’t particularly good. Things picked up when Kalisto got the hot tag and he ran through his offense. Sin Cara ended up getting the pin with a swanton after Kalisto hit Viktor with the Salida del Sol.
Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt in a street fight
Wyatt got a mixed reaction, while Reigns was about 98 percent cheered. Match was typical WWE streetfight fare – there was brawling outside the ring, numerous weapons shots and each guy got put through a table for a nearfall. Finish came when Luke Harper interfered but Reigns was able to fight him off, run Wyatt into a chair and then spear him for the pin. Good match, easily the best thing on the show.
Biggest face pops: Reigns, Swagger, Lucha Dragons
Biggest heel heat: The Miz, Wyatt, Barrett