Daniel Bryan Interrupted Batista
As much as I hate Batista's fashion sense, his stupid skinny jeans fit (no pun intended) his heel persona perfectly. He seems much more comfortable as a hated heel and this promo was pure proof of that. The live crowd was hot for Bryan, who had an enjoyable exchange with Batista on the mic. Both of their promos made sense and hinted at a potential rivalry between the two sooner rather than later. Kane helping Batista beat down Bryan and Big Show (who the crowd was surprisingly hot for) making the save help set up the tag team match for later in the night.
Christian def. Dolph Ziggler
I had higher hopes for this matchup, as it had the potential to be great on paper. These two have sparingly faced off in one-on-one action in recent years, so it felt fresh, but there was no heat on the match at all, sadly. As soon as they started to take it up a notch, it abruptly ended when Alberto Del Rio distracted Ziggler and allowed Ziggler to pick up the victory. It was a nice win for Christian seeing how he hasn't won many matches in recent weeks, and Ziggler was protected via the distraction. Sheamus coming out and brawling with Christian furthered that feud as well.