Air Date: 1/3/16
Paige, Natalya, and Brie Bella vs. Summer Rae and Team BAD (Naomi and Tamina)
There was a nice little moment before this match started with Summer trying to fit in with Team BAD and being denied. That was maybe the highlight of this match which was generally okay but a little awkward at times. Lana came out halfway through this match to watch from ringside. Brie Bella makes Naomi tap to the Yes Lock ** ¼
The Social Outcasts are out next and banter a little bit before Ryback comes out for his match.
Ryback vs. Heath Slater (w/Adam Rose, Bo Dallas, and Curtis Axel)
Heath got in some offence and then was absolutely murdered by Ryback. Ryback squash matches were a lot of fun when he first debuted, this wasn’t. Ryback pins Heath Slater with Shellshock DUD
The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) vs. Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara (II) and Kalisto)
These two teams have had what feels like a million matches over the years and will probably have a million more. The heels worked over Cara until Kalisto made the hot tag and flies all over the place, he was diving around so much it was insane. Solid short match. Sin Cara pins Viktor with the Swanton Bomb ** ¾
Stardust is backstage cutting a promo on Zack Ryder as this awesome feud continues.
Zack Ryder vs. Stardust
These two men have had a series of really good matches on this show and Superstars, and this was no different. In the early portions of this match Stardust seemed to be avoiding Zack at all costs, after which things quickly developed into one hell of a sprint. Admittedly a lot of the spots in this have been used in their previous matches, but I still loved them all including a diving elbow from Zack that was so great I was positive the match was over. Stardust pins Zack Ryder with the Queen’s Crossbow ***
Other than a super fun main event there wasn’t a lot to this show, which is to be expected.