Well Hell in a Half is exactly what I thought it would be. One half of a decent show which is better than I expected quite honestly. Shows like this make me realize that I'm ultimately no longer a WWE fan and am just a fan of a few excellent dudes in the roster, i.e. Ambrose, Cesaro, Miz, etc. Their booking could not be any weaker than it has been for the past few months so I'll take what I can get in terms of story and character development.
IC title match was solid as expected. I don't like that Cesaro is being used like this but he is damn good as an enhancement talent. He's definitely one of the absolute best in the business at making other wrestlers look good. It almost feels like he's transcended the King of Swing and slowly but surely turned into the King of Superplexes. The like 2 minute long dead lift from Dolph's mounted sleeper hold into a suplerplex was absolutely glorious. Like I said, Cesaro did great and Dolph looks even better as IC champ.
I'm going to pretend this whole Bella thing isn't still happening and move on.
Tag Titles match was meh. I love the Dusts but I'm sick of this match up already. I don't see how anything WWE has can save their Tag Team division as it is.
Orton vs Cena was better than expected mostly thanks to Orton carrying it. He's another case of just a top tier enhancement guy being wasted for the sake of really boring Kayfabe. I still can't stand Randy's promo work but I have to give it to the man. He still has talent in the ring. I would've been far more interested in an Orton vs Lesnar main event.
US Title match was pretty fun if a bit predictable. I've gotta say both Miz and Mizdow are like two of my favorite characters at the moment. I'm going to be real sad when these two break up because they're so entertaining to watch perform.
Rusev's match felt like kind of a big nothing. I mean it was meant to make Rusev look even stronger and I guess technically it works. I'm just so done with that whole angle even though I think both Lana and Rusev are kind of amazing.
Divas titles match was decent I guess. Who cares anymore? I will say I find myself inexplicably aroused by Paige's continued feats of strength. I think @undeadpool once called her the "Cesaro of the Divas Division" and that's pretty much truth after seeing her do a giantess swing on AJ into the barricade. Also my goodness, seeing her skip while holding AJ is something else.
And the main event with Rollins vs Ambrose was good and probably the best match of the night. The problem is that I don't think it was their best match. Some of the spots felt sort of artificial and not as creative as I would expect out of these two guys. I think it's more that the build up and pay off wasn't nearly as well executed as the Lumberjack Match at Summerslam. The ending was a head scratcher. I don't know that this was the right time to bring Bray Wyatt back into the picture but I can't comment on whether I think it's good or bad until Raw I suppose.