The WWE vs The Nexus (Elimination Tag Team Match)
Match Result: John Cena lastly eliminates Wade Barrett with the STF.
Match Length: 35:19
Firstly, DANIEL FRIGGING BRYAN! That is all.
Oh the match? It was great, on the whole, it delivered. The Pros? Daniel Bryan looked outstanding, and was booking fantastically well, and some of The Nexus looked really good (Skip Sheffield and Justin Gabriel in particular), and the Eliminations made sense, with multiple guys getting double eliminations (John Cena, Heath Slater, Skip Sheffield and Daniel Bryan).The cons The WWE dropped the ball huge by not letting The Nexus win, or at least giving Daniel Bryan the moment of glory, rather than setting up a Miz feud for the US Title and putting John Cena over. Now look, I’m a big Cena fan, but they need to stop booking him like Superman. Frigging creative. He pretty much no-selled a concrete DDT to win. Not good, and if you’re not a Cena fan, you were probably fuming over that finish.
On the whole, a very enjoyable match, I’m glad Nexus got a chance to shine in a Pay-Per-View Main Event, they did look good (besides Darren Young, who lasted about 40 Seconds) and like legimate threats, against Cena, Jericho and Edge, who are arguably the three top guys in the company. Hence why I didn’t mind the finish, but it could have been so much more significant. But on the plus side, Daniel Bryan’s return was outstanding, and for the first time in a VERY LONG time as a Wrestling fan, I was genuinely surprised by his return. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the Internet Wrestling Community’s mark-out moment of the year. On the whole, great stuff, with some minor reservations.
Harrison Match Rating: 4 Stars out of 5