Competition was surprisingly fierce for the best match on WWE television this week—perhaps WrestleMania season has talent going the extra mile to guarantee a good place on the card.
To tease the now very real possibility of Daniel Bryan being part of the main event of WrestleMania 30, the bearded wonder faced Randy Orton in a good non-title match on Raw. Whilst their series last year received some criticism, it was mostly due to the non-finishes rather than the ring work, and once again, the pair showed this week that they have some real chemistry.
Quite where Batista fits in is still unclear, but the main event of WrestleMania is certainly looking a lot more promising than it did a few weeks back.
Similarly, the Main Event opener between the Real Americans and the Rhodes Brothers was a great showcase of four men who deserve a good spot on the WrestleMania card but perhaps won't all get one.
Once again, Cody Rhodes seems to have lost his steam, which is a real shame. He's been given several opportunities over the past few years and has made the best of whatever he's been given but seems to have something preventing him from reaching main event status. Perhaps he'll get to try again post-WrestleMania.
Match of the Week for the Week of Mar. 14: The Usos vs. The Real Americans on Monday Night Raw
It's a shame that it's taken so long for The Usos to be given a run with the Tag Team titles, because they're certainly making the most of their time now. Whilst the tag division might not be quite as deep as it looked to be shaping up to be a few months back, The Usos have proven time and again that they can have a good match with just about anyone. So when they're paired up with the excellent Real Americans, they're liable to come up with something very entertaining.
Being a non-title match to open Raw, this match did a great job an invigorating the crowd and keeping both teams looking strong. A match for the Tag titles hasn't been formally announced for WrestleMania as of yet, but based off this performance, it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to think that these two teams will be fighting for the gold.
Whilst multiteam matches are always good fun, seeing these four men (and, of course, Zeb) on Raw sold me completely on seeing a slightly longer, slightly more polished match on the grandest stage of them all.
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