Air Date: 9/2/16
Heath Slater (w/Adam Rose and Curtis Axel) vs. Zack Ryder
Zack Ryder has really been tearing it up on these C-shows, with his short series with Stardust on Superstars being surprisingly great. It’s even rarer that Heath Slater gets time to have a long match, to the point that people forget he’s actually a semi decent wrestler. These two put on a pretty damn fine pro wrestling match, Slater worked well as the heel keeping Ryder down which made Zack’s comebacks all the sweeter. I often call Jack Swagger the C-show ace but Zack Ryder may be quickly moving into that role. Heath Slater wins with an Impaler DDT after Social Outcast distraction *** ¼
After a cool video package of Brock Lesnar attacking Dean Ambrose from RAW we head to the next match.
Natalya vs. Alicia Fox
This was a pretty basic, and at times pretty sloppy looking match. I’ve never been a huge fan of Alicia Fox, yes she is athletic and has a very nice looking Northern Lights Suplex but she has been in the WWE for a long time now and has never really had anything better than a fine match. Alicia is very much the last vestige of the “Divas” generation and, in the nicest way possible, the sooner she leaves the better. Natalya submits Alicia Fox to the Sharpshooter * ¼
We get a phenomenal video package of Daniel Bryan’s retirement before heading to the main event.
Mark Henry and Darren Young vs. Fandango and Damien Sandow
Two incredibly weird teams here, with a fun dynamic between the still very over Damien Sandow teaming with the heel Fandango. While not a very well worked match, this was still kind of fun I guess. The highlight was of course Mark Henry doing a body roll in response to Fandango’s dancing. Mark Henry pins Fandango with a World’s Strongest Man **
This was pretty much your standard nothing WWE C-show with one above average match in the opener making it worth checking out.