WWE stumbled into something special with this feud. Every match The Shield and The Rhodes have been in has been really good, and this was no exception.
Dean Ambrose was on commentary for the match, which was a nice addition. Ambrose is great on the mic and he played off of Cole and JBL really well.
The pace was kept at a manageable speed for a good portion of the match, but things really picked up when Cody got the hot tag from Goldust.
Cody Rhodes and Goldust retained the titles after Ambrose came in and caused a DQ finish. CM Punk came out to even the odds and get revenge for the attack he suffered at the hands of The Shield on Monday.
Vickie came on the Titantron and made this into a six-man tag match. The addition of Ambrose and Punk kept things fresh, and this match was as entertaining as the first.
The Wyatt Family came out to ringside during the match, but they waited until Punk tried to tag out to make their move and attack the tag champs on the apron, causing a second disqualification.
The Usos and Rey Mysterio came out to make the save, and Vickie pulled the biggest "Teddy Long" of them all and turned this into a 12-man tag match.
The Wyatts, The Usos and Mysterio kept up the pace and the excitement of the previous two matches, and they helped cap off the night with a great series.
All 12 men got a little ring time, and the ending featured a great exchange of various moves and finishers from almost everyone. Punk picked up the win with a big GTS to Erick Rowan.
The first entrance for all of this happened with almost exactly one hour left in the show. That means The Shield, Cody and Goldust were all out there for the entire final hour of the show.
This was actually a great way to fill the last half of the show. We saw some great wrestling, several feuds were addressed and WWE sent the crowd home happy with a babyface victory featuring The Usos, The Rhodes, Punk and Mysterio.
Some notes from the matches:
- Goldust must have hit his face on the floor because half his paint came off on the padding around the ring.
- Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins always seem to have the most chemistry in the ring. I hope they get to have some singles matches in the future.
- I am happy WWE did something different and devoted a whole hour to this, but cramming four matches in the first hour made things feel rushed.