We've finally reached the last pay-per-view to what's been a very tough year for WWE. The company seems to have hit an all time creative low, as the main feud features two guys that either the crowd doesn't care for or about. While the matchups on paper look fine, haven't we seen all these matches before?
The main event stemmed from Sheamus stealing Roman Reigns' big moment at Survivor Series after he won the tournament to crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The WWE has done nothing special to build up to this event, with Reigns talking about Sheamus smuggling in tater tots from Ireland instead of potatoes. Oh man, we definitely have to see that bad blood boil over!
This is the WWE's last stop of 2015 and December pay-per-views have always proven difficult for WWE. This was a chance for them to generate some momentum going into the Royal Rumble, which kicks off the road to WrestleMania 32. The time to steer the ship in the right direction leading up to that event is running out.
Event Card (in no particular order):
- ECW Originals vs. The Wyatt Family - Tables Match
- Ryback vs. Rusev
- Jack Swagger vs. Alberto Del Rio - Steel Chairs Match for United States Championship
- Charlotte (c) vs. Paige for the Divas Championship
- Kevin Owens (c) vs. Dean Ambrose for Intercontinental Championship
- The New Day vs. The Lucha Dragons vs. The Usos - Triple Threat Ladder Match for WWE Tag Team Championship
- Sheamus (c) vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Spoilers lie ahead. Be warned!!
Triple Threat Ladder Match - Tag Team Championship
In a match sure to feature exciting in-ring action, the WWE chose to start the night with a high-tempo match. The multiple ladders were used well as weapons and as props for high spots. Xavier Woods was a great addition to the commentary team and even threw in a trumpet solo mid match. Big E and the Lucha Dragons did a great spot with Big E bench pressing the ladder from underneath forcing the Luchas off the ladder. Kalisto stole the show with a Salida del Sol off the top of the ladder, through a propped ladder between the ropes. With Kalisto set to climb the ladder to retrieve the belts, Xavier interfered, allowing Kofi to climb up for the win... Winner: The New Day (c) Match Rating: 8.5/10