WWE Fatal 4-Way just ended last night. Overall, I don't think the pay-per-view was very good. It had a lot of shocking moments, but I think most will agree it wasn't the shocking moments they wanted. The best match was a last minute add on. Other then that, this was nothing more then a glorified, three hour edition of Monday Night Raw. I'd give it two and a half, maybe three stars out of five. This event should have been named WWE Underdogs.
The first match was scheduled for one fall and it was for the WWE Intercontinental Championship, Kofi Kingston (c) defeated Drew McIntyre:
This match was pretty good, but it was just like any regular match you would see on SmackDown. A very predictable end in my opinion. Matt Hardy interferes when the ref is knocked out and lays out Drew for Kofi to take advantage. Teddy Long acts as the official when the ref is down. Kofi retains. It also advances the Matt Hardy vs. Drew McIntyre feud. Not a great match but not a bad one either.
The second match of the night was a Fatal 4-Way match for the WWE Divas Championship, Alicia Fox defeated Eve (c), Maryse, and Gail Kim:
This match was a typical all ass (and hot ass I might add) and no skill Divas match. I was almost certain that if this title were to change hands, although I believed Eve would retain the belt, Maryse would win. Instead, they went with the underdog in the match (and the underdog was the winner in almost every match this night), Alicia Fox. I don't get it nor do I care.
The third match was scheduled for one fall and was the best match of the night. A suprising crowd favorite comes out and proclaims that he has not been performing well lately. He wants to challenge Evan Bourne to a match. Bourne obviously excepts. Evan Bourne defeats Chris Jericho:
This was a nice surprise and had a lot of back and forth action. It was also nice to see that the WWE fans were actually cheering for Jericho. For weeks the WWE have been giving Evan Bourne a tremendous push. This was a good move for WWE to let him defeat Y2J to further boost is status.
The match ended with Evan's Air Bourne on the back of Jericho. I was rooting for Jericho because I don't like what they have been doing with him lately. I was also happy to see Bourne win. This match is definitely worth checking out. Look for Bourne to slowly get into contention for some singles titles.
The fourth match of the night was a Fatal 4-Way match for the World Heavyweight Championship, Rey Mysterio defeated Jack Swagger (c), Big Show, and CM Punk:
This match was a huge shocker. Never did I expect WWE to give Rey the title or have Swagger lose it. I am not happy about this at all because I'm not the biggest Rey Mysterio fan. I like him, but I feel he is overrated. I do not think he is world heavyweight championship material, especially when the title is bigger than he is. I know I'll get bashed for that, but it's just my opinion.
We also learned in this match that S.E.S. is responsible for The Undertaker's "vegetative state". The match itself was ok. Big Show didn't slow down the match and I enjoyed him displaying his dominance in the beginning. Swagger was good in this too. and Mysterio and Punk are always excellent.
The quality of this match was hurt by its ending. It didn't make sense to me why, if Rey was supposed to take time off for surgery, he would be given the title. Look for the master of the 61botch to hold it for a very short amount of time.
The fifth match of the night was scheduled for one fall and it was for the WWE United States Championship, The Miz (c) defeated R-Truth:
This match wasn't that good and I found it a little boring. I'm a big fan of The Miz and his jackass antics. Watching him talk before this match was the best part. I was surprised when Truth lost the title on Raw last week, because I thought WWE was giving Truth a push. As usual, they dropped him. This match was television quality, not pay-per-view. There were no finishers and it ended with a roll up. I hate that. It wasn't the worst match, but it wasn't good either.
The sixth match was a six-person mixed tag team match scheduled for one fall, The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, and Natalya) defeated the Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso and Tamina):
This match was also television quality and boring. I would have prefer ed a tag match for the titles. Still, this match with the girls wasn't that bad. The Usos didn't look as though they belonged in the ring. WWE's idea for the Usos to contend must have been dropped, because they didn't look like contenders to me. This was a television worthy match.
The seventh and final match on the card was a Fatal 4-Way match for the WWE Championship, Sheamus defeated John Cena (c), Randy Orton, and Edge:
This match was good and had a chance to be match of the night if it didn't end the way it did. Although I was estatic to see John Cena drop the title, I was not happy with who they picked to take it in his place. Still, it's better then Cena. Sheamus picked up the win when the NXT rookies invaded again and beat the holy hell out of Cena. An opportunistic Sheamus pins Cena. Look for Sheamus to hold the title till Summerslam and a match with the returning HHH.
I was expecting Randy Orton to win this match because he was the crowd favorite and his face is on the poster, or Edge, who in this type of match is probably the favorite. Tonight on Raw look for an angry John Cena to call out Sheamus for a rematch (like always) and for the rookies to get their contracts from Mr. McMahon or something like that.
Like I said, this was nothing more then a glorified special edition of Raw. The best match was Bourne/Jericho and the worst was the Divas Fatal 4-Way. However, I will say that this event makes you wanna watch Raw and SmackDown to see what happens next.
Thanks for reading.