Stooge and Stalemate
This was just another run-of-the-mill segment to advance the US Championship feud. Roode and Orton were so-so. Jinder went back to using keyword India in his promo, but that was not too bad. When confronted by Orton and Roode, Jinder decided to sacrifice Sunil, the little stooge without whom he would absolutely suck, as per Randy Orton. Well, in all honesty, Jinder sucks, with or without his stooges. In this feud, he is being outclassed by both Randy and Bobby on the mic and in the ring. Jinder has some potential (see Jinder Mahal vs AJ Styles in Manchester last year), but at this point, he really is just a rough diamond, and WrestleMania only has room for the brightest jewellery.
Aaaaand it was your 2-on-2 women tag match with absolutely no implications whatsoever! Yay!
Another week, another authority figure got beaten up. Sami and Kevin were in their best heel form yet, transforming from being sycophant to the General Manager, WHO HAD BEEN CLEARED TO RETURN TO THE RING (WOOHOO! …Sorry, we were a bit carried away there), to being downright ruthless upon learning of their being fired. As of writing this article, Zayn and Owens are still technically out of the company (lol), so we will have to see what is going to happen next week. But for now, we are ecstatic, because DANIEL BRYAN IS BACK!
The show was saved by Daniel Bryan. Seriously, if you took out all segments involving Daniel Bryan, the show would have no highlights. The quality of everything else ranged from “hmm, decent enough” to “god, why are we even watching this?”, so that tells you something. Obviously, the best thing to take out of the show is The American Dragon had officially announced his being cleared for in-ring action by WWE doctors, and his interactions with Owens and Zayn will be something worth watching out for come next week.
Daniel Bryan really is back. *tears of joy* YES! YES! YES! YES!