Little Rock, AR
1.) Santino Marella & Vladimir Koslov vs. The Usos - 2
This match up included pretty much everything you'd expect from a Marella match. Your basic template of comedy and making the other guys look like fools by losing to being poked in the neck. The Usos, however, are growing by leaps and bounds. Their resilience as a tag team is great -- no matter how many times they lose or are made to look like crap, I still enjoy seeing them on my TV. Marella and Koslov? That's a different story.
2.) Daniel Bryan vs. John Morrison - 4
In a match that you'd expect to be great, this one fell flat, but still wasn't bad. The whole point of the match was to show the neck-and-neck abilities of Morrison and Danielson, which obviously doesn't exist as Danielson is much more competent in the ring, but Morrison definitely has his strong points. Morrison's Shining Wizard-esque knee was really nice looking, and the finish wasn't too unbelievable as it seemed he made good connection with Danielson's skull.
3.) Randy Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler - 5
This match had a hell of a lot of potential. One of the biggest names in the company vs. one of the fastest rising guys on the roster has great match written all over it. This didn't disappoint. Ziggler looked amazing in this match. His selling and his great in-ring shined through. Orton did a good job working with Zig, and making his offense look killer. The finish was delicious, seeing Orton turn Ziggler into a pile of limp skin after hitting him with a sweet RKO variation. All around a really great match to get Ziggler over as a serious talent within the company
4.) Maryse vs. Natalya - 2
Nothing short of being short here. Maryse's selling was on good display, especially her selling of the sharpshooter. I was happy with her work because she remembered to sell the back after the match was over... for like a minute. She magically healed when DiBiase came out to the ring. Girl, please.
5.) Mark Henry vs. Ted DiBiase (over the top rope challenge) - 2
Pointless kind of match. Thing was, after the match a bunch of guys came out to try to throw Henry over the top rope. Nobody could. Things got better when Sheamus came out. His elimination looked great -- straight up side belly to belly over the top rope. Sheamus sold it like he fit face first. Love that dude. This match? Not so much.
6.) CM Punk vs. John Cena - 6
You can't see this and not expect something great to happen. Punk looks like he hasn't missed a step while he was out with his injury. Really good pacing throughout the match, building to a climax that seemed like it would've ended when Punk locked in the Anaconda Vice. Cena's face was priceless here -- almost a look of surprise and fear knowing that he was locked in a submission. Cena hit his sweet legdrop from the top rope, which Punk milked great, taking forever to get up while Cena was perched on top. The fin was purely angle-development, but throughout the match there was good teasing for the GTS and AA. Good match.