WWE Championship: Tables Match – John Cena (c) vs. Sheamus
We are shown a promo depicting the arrival of Sheamus in the WWE and his quick ascension to the title picture before Cena appears to attempt to belittle him a bit but this is overcome when Sheamus attacks him and gains the upper hand. Not a bad promo, to be honest it perfectly did the job of showing what Sheamus is capable of before we go back to the arena and Sheamus makes his way out first, before we cut to Lawler reading the “Irish Voice” with an article about Sheamus, it is simple but effective I suppose before Cena makes his way out next to the usual mixed reaction. As long as it is structured in a good way and not rushed through with a couple of decent spots then this should be a decent match but only time will tell. The action starts of very brawlish with Cena taking it to Sheamus really quickly before he is quickly overcome and taken down before the first attempt with a table is made. The action remains very back and forth and visits various parts of the arena before eventually returning to the ring when another table is setup at ringside by Cena but this allows enough time for Sheamus to recover and nail him with a Brogue Kick. After Cena goes for a top rope suplex, he is pushed off through a table by Sheamus allowing to pick up the win and capture his first WWE Championship. Disappointingly, this match didn’t really have anything about it and was painfully mediocre.
Match Rating: 2.5 out of 5.0 Stars
We then go to our commentators who are really putting over what has just happened with Sheamus winning the title before showing a recap of what occurred, leaving the WWE Universe stunned before moving onto talk about the next match.
World Heavyweight Championship: Chairs Match – The Undertaker (c) vs. Batista
We are first shown the heel turn of Batista on Rey Mysterio back at Bragging Rights and the events of Survivor Series before going on to relive his 2007 feud with The Undertaker, which seen The Undertaker taken down with a Steel Chair, which included chair shots to the head which are of course now banned before we go back to the arena with an assortment of chairs scattered around the ring, now Batista comes out to an average reaction before the gongs soon hit and out walks The Undertaker, this entrance still gives me goosebumps, but even the reaction for Taker is pretty poor, this San Antonio crowd aren’t overly fussed at all. The bell hits, and Batista quickly goes for a chair but is soon take down by Taker with his striker style. After several minutes of Taker domination, he soon makes a mistake which allows the first chair to be utilized but Batista is quickly overcome again and taken down by Taker. After a few more minutes, Batista picks up the win following a low blow and chair shot to seemingly win the title, but not for long as Theodore Long comes out and rules this match will restart due to Batista’s cheating. Batista heads back to the ring, but is quickly taken down with a chair shot followed by a Tombstone to allow Taker to win the match and retain the title, in sadly what was another pretty mediocre effort. These two guys styles really don’t go well with one another, for my own personal taste they clash in styles far to much.
Match Rating: 2.0 out of 5.0 Stars
Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton
We are them taken to the next match between Kofi and Orton, which was intensified through the usage of a personal car of Orton’s but Kofi is made out in some ways to be the underdog in this match to make fans think he isn’t to likely to win. The buildup feud for these two from the promo is seen to be quite short before we go backstage to Kofi who is approached by Ted and Cody trying to intimidate him, to which he appears unfazed and not bothered and goes to say what he thinks to Orton in his locker room before sauntering off. We then go back to the arena, where Orton makes his way out first to yet another dire reaction before Kofi then comes out to an even worst reaction. Now this match should be pretty good, but both men are a little bit dull to be honest but as I said, the action itself should be good. The match seems pretty one-sided with Orton remaining dominant pretty much all the way through, only a couple of small comebacks are mounted by Kofi but they quickly fail…in some ways, Kofi looks a bit like a glorified jobber in this match, he didn’t look good at all and did nothing to help him grow. The match itself, disappointingly was painfully average.
Match Rating: 2.0 out of 5.0 Stars