Originally written on Between The Ropes  |  Last updated 11/15/14
The opening segment was a mixed bag. On the one hand, I thought Triple H was very entertaining, and liked the “town meeting” set-up for a televised wrestling show. It’s the exact kind of thing a narcissistic heel would do. Also, having Hunter describe himself as the COO of WWE and, therefore, “the WWE itself,” was a great way to draw heat. Unfortunately, some of the booking just didn’t make sense. Why would he give Kofi Kingston a (non-title) match against Curtis Axel? Was that punishment? And how is making Dolph Ziggler fight Ryback a bad thing, exactly? Illogical booking. On that note, Ryback and Ziggler was a waste of my time. Not that these two aren’t fun to watch, but there wasn’t much to this match, and it made zero storyline sense. Apparently Ryback has had a change of heart and is glad to wrestle again – even though he was just walking out on matches a month or so ago. Plus, he’s a bully… in which case, why can he only win a match if Dean Ambrose interferes? Heels were booke...
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