Alberto Del Rio has main event potential.
Rey Mysterio, Big Show, MVP, Kofi Kingston and Chris Masters vs. Alberto Del Rio, Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes and Tyler Reks.
The most shocking thing about this match was the fact that Chris Masters lasted longer than two minutes and was not the first guy to be eliminated. While Masters was eliminated rather quickly, the dubious distinction of first man out went to MVP, the hometown guy who the fans were super nuts for.
The crowd did not care about this match once he was eliminated, and whoever had the bright idea of having him be eliminated first should not have a job. Once McMahon and company saw his crowd reaction, someone should have called an audible.
Instead, MVP is the first man to be eliminated. Almost immediately, the crowd breaks out in a huge MVP chant; to quote Randy Orton, "STUPID!!!"
The WWE has to stop not giving the hometown crowds what they want. They did the same thing with the Hart Dynasty in Calgary on an episode of Raw, and even left Bret Hart off television.
This is unacceptable when one is paying large amounts of money to go to these live shows and their hometown heroes are made to be embarrassed.
If Team Del Rio were to have one this match, I would have had no problem with MVP’s elimination. Since the faces won, however, there is no good or logical reason for MVP to not have been a survivor or, at the very least, have a good showing.
Cody Rhodes had probably the greatest spot in this match, where he threw a tantrum at Kofi Kingston smacking him in the face. It lasted for about five minutes, and it kind of got the crowd back into the match.
I am still not sure on how the company feels about Jack Swagger. It is very easy to forget that he was ever world champion.
One minute he is booked to look weak, and then the next minute he is booked to look strong. This was a show where he was made to look strong.
As for Tyler Reks, the jury is still out on him. Right now, I do not see the superstar potential in him, but he may just need time to blossom.
The booking of Del Rio was particularly weird. I guess they wanted to eliminate him without him taking a pinfall or submission, but he was still knocked out in the process.
The pre-match promo he cut about wanting to see “leeetle children cry” was priceless. This guy is a bonafide main eventer, and I hope he gets to showcase it soon.