WWE had a lot of quick segments on this week's show, so it made sense to put them all on one slide again.
Curtis Axel and Ryback/R-Truth and Prime Time Players
Ryback made it clear to Curtis Axel that he is no longer a Paul Heyman guy, and surprisingly, Axel said he is no longer a Heyman guy either.
This little segment was short and to the point. It didn't have anything special about it, but it worked to set up the tag match we would see later in the show.
The second half of the backstage antics we saw at this point in the show featured R-Truth rapping and dancing with Darren Young and Titus O'Neil.
This segment was random and funny, and that is the kind of thing WWE doesn't seem to do much of anymore.
These quick, goofy segments help connect fans to the personalities of these Superstars. Truth and PTP seem like a natural fit, and this segment highlighted the comedy skills of all three men.
William Regal and Khali plugging WWEShop.com
This segment did two things. It made me realize how much I want to see William Regal on WWE television more often. And it also made me realize that WWE has no idea what to do with Khali.
Regal got a huge pop from the U.K. crowd, but the decision to cut him short and replace him with Khali in front of his own country was confusing.
Regal is someone who has earned a special place in the hearts of WWE fans. He is someone who has done just about everything you could do for WWE, from embarrassing himself to jobbing to being a general manager.
Hopefully Regal either finds his way behind a commentary table or he ends up as someone's manager, because he is just too valuable to keep on the sidelines.
Brad Maddox and Vickie
Maddox was shown backstage with Vickie Guerrero, and he was trying to scare her by saying she would be in trouble when Triple H and Stephanie McMahon return because she put Randy Orton in a handicap match on Raw.
Guerrero said Maddox and Kane are just as responsible because they did not veto the match. Somehow this seemed to make her think she wouldn't be on the hook for it.
This was another short segment that pushed a storyline forward another week but did not stick out as memorable.
John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio Arm-Wrestling Match
This segment was better than I expected it to be. I thought WWE would try to make us think Del Rio could put up a fight against Cena in a test of strength, but it did the right thing by having Cena win decisively, twice.
Del Rio was the one who was standing tall at the end, though. He put Cena through the table they arm-wrestled on to end the segment, making him look very strong heading into Survivor Series.
Cena's arm was still covered up, and Del Rio nearly got Cena's good arm into the Cross Armbreaker, but he settled for a spinebuster through a table.
CM Punk and Daniel Bryan Interview
Renee Young had a quick interview with Punk and Bryan that spawned a new name for the duo, The Beard and The Best.
Punk and Bryan are like a dream team for many WWE fans, and seeing them deliver a promo together is fun no matter how long it is.
They mostly talked about The Wyatt Family, and they made sure to use Bryan's "Yes" catchphrase plenty of times.
Overall this was a quick, solid segment that reminded us of the upcoming tag match.