After Kane and Daniel Bryan retained the tag team championships via disqualification earlier in the night, fans would later be treated to another impromptu tag match as a filler for the evening. The bout pitted The Prime Time Players, Darren Young and Titus O’Neil, against the team of Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio in a rematch from round two of the recent tag tournament.
Considering a mere few months ago the WWE was criticized for rarely having tag title matches on pay-per-view cards, to have that and another featured tag match is quite a progression.
The Prime Time Players and the luchadores put on some excellent back-and-forth in-ring action, showing a range of power moves, high-flying offense, counter wrestling and excellent team work. The crowd was also really into the matchup, with a thundering Sin Cara chant following O’Neil’s taunting of Sin Cara’s limited English vocabulary.
Another moment caught O’Neil telling some fans to “sit down and watch the show,” in a match that superbly involved the fans in the fast-paced action. In the final moments, Mysterio countered Darren Young’s Gut Check finisher into a 619, then hit a splash from the top turnbuckle to earn the three-count and another victory over The Prime Time Players.
Tonight’s unexpected second tag matchup more than made up for any disappointment fans may have had for the earlier tag title match’s disqualification ending. While the Rhodes Scholars are likely in line for another shot at the titles after being cheated out of the belts tonight, Mysterio and Sin Cara are likely right behind them after their victory at Hell in a Cell.