Paul Heyman Interrupted The Authority
We went a few weeks without The Authority opening the show. It was fun while it lasted. The segment didn't accomplish much outside of serving as a logical followup to Dean Ambrose stealing Seth Rollins' Money in the Bank briefcase on SmackDown. Rollins also explained why he chose to cash in on Brock Lesnar, but aside from that, Paul Heyman's involvement here wasn't needed. A match wasn't even announced for later in the night. It was a fine segment, but it didn't need to go as long as it did.
Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler def. Cesaro and The Miz in a Triple Threat Match
The match had a lot of potential on paper to be great and it ultimately delivered. Ziggler and Miz have been having awesome (no pun intended) matches in recent months and throwing Cesaro into the mix only made it better. The action was entertaining and fast-paced and all three guys held their own against each other. The finish was also well done in that it protects Cesaro and keeps his feud with Ziggler over the title alive.