WWE Super Show-Down headed to the land down under for the first time in 16 years.
WWE went to Australia for a major event for the first time since 2002 in the city of Melbourne. The WWE Network exclusive event was live here in the states this past Saturday at 5 a.m. If you woke up early to watch it you might have wished you slept a little later and watched it during the day.
It's not that Super Show-Down was a bad show, it just felt like a 4-hour house show. Something that you would see at an untelevised event with the exception of a big main event. I like the idea of major events being on the network as a way to promote is and get subscribers, but we need something worth watching.
There have been several network exclusives and they were all good, just not great. At WWE Super Show-Down gave us 10 matches, one title change, and the last time ever showdown between two legends. Here is my rundown of the Show-Down:
Buddy Murphy defeated Cedric Alexander to win the Cruiserweight championship. The cruiserweights were on display and once again stole the show. The two superstars put on an exciting match that proves that people should be watching 205 Live every week on the network. Buddy Murphy gets the win in his hometown and begins what should be a good run as champ.
The Shield defeated Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, and Drew McIntyre. The Shield gets the win in a rivalry that I'm sure is not over. The real story here is the seed that continues to be planted for Dean Ambrose to turn on his brothers in arms. They keep teasing it but expect to happen soon.
A.J. Styles beat Samoa Joe to retain the WWE title. This is probably the end of what was a weird but good feud. I wasn't into the storyline but anytime these two match up it's a good time. Styles continues his historic run as champ and is hopefully Joe will remain in the picture somehow.
Triple H defeated The Undertaker. In the match that was billed as 'last time ever' for these two legends, it seemed like the crowd was just burnt out. Or maybe the match just wasn't that good. I think Triple H can still put on a good match but The Undertaker needs to step away. The injuries and wear 'n' tear on his body shows more every time we see him. This match just seemed to drag to me. Shawn Michaels and Kane were ringside for this one and of course, got involved which will probably set up a big tag match at Crown Jewel.
Charlotte got the DQ win over Becky Lynch.
John Cena and Bobby Lashley defeated Elias and Kevin Owens. What is with Cena's new ridiculous finishing move?
The New Day retained their tag titles with a win over Sheamus and Cesaro.
Daniel Bryan beat The Miz in a weird 3-minute match that felt like a mistake was made with the finish. Bryan is now the number one contender and will face Styles for the belt. The Miz is certainly not out of the picture with this one.
All in all, it was a decent show with solid matches but nothing stood out about WWE Super Show-Down. I think WWE needs to go big with their next network special, Crown Jewel if they want fans to continue to tune in to these special events.