The Authority Interrupted 'The Highlight Reel' Hosted by Chris Jericho
Everyone played their roles well here, even if it got a bit convoluted by the end by the time John Cena and Roman Reigns came down toward the end. It was interesting that each of them stated their claim for why they deserve a championship match (especially Randy Orton, who has a point regarding how he never got his title rematch), potentially teasing more people being added to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at Night of Champions. They went right back to telling the story that Cena was fighting an uphill battle, which didn't ring true after dismantling The Wyatt Family the week prior. Nevertheless, it set up the main event match nicely for later on in the night.
The Miz and Cesaro def. Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler and United States Champion Sheamus
I may be in the minority on this one, but I am enjoying the hell out of Miz and his Hollywood person right now. He is so dedicated to the role and I love the addition of Damien Sandow to the act as it gives him something substantial to do. Yes, he could be used better, but I'd rather see him as Miz's sidekick than a constantly changing character. As for the match, it was very well wrestled and the action was enjoyable. It was refreshing to see the two midcard feuds joined together for this match and the pairing of the IC and US champions almost felt like a big deal because it hasn't been done often. I'm not usually high on the idea of midcard champions getting pinned, but Miz beating Ziggler will more than likely lead to a rematch between the two for the Intercontinental title at the next pay-per-view.