The first bout was not a long match, but the pace was kept quick to make it seem like there was more happening.
The biggest surprise here was that this wasn't a six-man tag match. You have two teams of three. Why not have them all face off?
The match was good in terms of the action. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose were firing on all cylinders against Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre, and they got a decisive win with Ambrose hitting what is now called Dirty Deeds.
Kane and The Outlaws came out after the match and addressed The Shield. Kane ended up putting them in another match right away against Rybaxel.
After the break, we saw Ambrose taking control of the match against Curtis Axel, but it didn't last long. Ambrose took a lot of punishment until making the hot tag to Rollins.
Rollins hit just about every move in his bag of tricks before picking up the win with the Curb Stomp. The Shield sent a message after the match by hitting Ryback with a suicide dive, Superman punch and a Triple Powerbomb while looking at Kane and The Outlaws, who were standing on the ramp.
The crowd was really into The Shield. The trio's match at WrestleMania is going to be awesome.
Some notes from the match:
- I'm not a fan of anyone associated with The Authority automatically having the word "Corporate" put in front of their name. Corporate Kane was funny at first, but The Corporate Outlaws sounds dumb.
- The Curb Stomp is one of the more realistic-looking finishers in WWE.
- Rollins is like a human Swiss Army knife. He can talk, wrestle, fly and work a crowd. It's going to be fun watching him rise to the top of the WWE over the next few years.