Triple H and Daniel Bryan segment
I'll admit it: I, like many others, have grown tired of seeing Bryan beaten down week in and week out, but this was so excellently executed that there's no way not to love it. For the first time in as long as I can remember, HHH wasn't a shades-of-gray character on Monday night. He was a dastardly heel, and both he and Stephanie McMahon played their roles to perfection. This is the kind of fire I want to see from The Authority on a weekly basis and none of that pandering to the crowd garbage. Bryan was also great in coming off as sympathetic as well.
The Real Americans vs. The Usos
The Real Americans have too much chemistry as a team to break up at this point, and this match was proof of that. They showed no signs of dissension and were business as usual by having a fun match with The Usos and ultimately picking up the victory. Cesaro will be a breakout babyface before long, but it's matches like these that show that there is a lot of untapped potential in The Real Americans.
The Real Americans vs. Cody Rhodes and Goldust
Similar to their match with The Usos, The Real Americans had a highly enjoyable match with the Rhodes brothers on WWE Main Event. They were given great time and worked in innovative spots that separated this match from their past encounters. The fact the Rhodes brothers picked up the win gives me hope we'll see them in the Tag title match at WrestleMania after all, but I guess only time will tell.
The Undertaker and Paul Heyman segment
It was cool for Undertaker to make an appearance on Main Event for the first time this past week. It felt like a special moment and made the show must-see TV for once. Heyman was good in his usual role, and while I wish 'Taker would have spoken more on his upcoming match with Brock Lesnar, it was nice of him to even show up. I look forward to seeing him coming face-to-face with Lesnar on next week's Raw.
John Cena vs. Luke Harper
Although the match was only eight minutes long, Cena and Harper made the most of it and developed very good chemistry together. Harper looked very impressive in defeat and wasn't damaged by the loss at all. My only complaint is that the match didn't go longer, but I have a feeling we'll see them face off in a rematch on an upcoming episode of Raw anyway.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow
Both characters are in desperate need of wins at the moment, but they work well together in the ring and had a good match. The victory didn't do a lot to boost the momentum of Ziggler, but it was enough to keep his recent winning streak alive and keep on the right track going into the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania.
Sheamus vs. Aiden English
I was very glad to not see Sheamus completely destroy English in their match on NXT. Instead, WWE allowed English to get in some offense on the Celtic Warrior. They were given plenty of time to shine, and English looked credible in defeat. Bonus points to Sheamus' entertaining singing that took place before the bout.