I sometimes have no idea what this company is doing. Nights like tonight prove that they don't either, main event wise.
Rest of the PPV was better than Wrestlemania.
Kane/Orton. Decent enough match. Not enough build up to this due to Orton's concussions going into WM. Obviously a throw together feud to get Randy involved in both PPV's. They trade wins.
Brodus/Ziggler. Ziggler deserves better than carrying a guy and selling everything he does.
Rhodes/Big Show. Good match as far as Big Show matches go. The kayfabe "botched" ending keeps Show looking strong and gives Cody back the strap. This lets Show add it to his collection and Rhodes gets a renewed push with Show hopefully out of the way after this blowoff match.
Sheamus/Bryan. Great, great match. Super-Sheamus was soundly beaten and having Bryan purposely taking a DQ keeps him from eating a pin and making one guy get over each other. The pass out loss for Sheamus protects him as well and Bryan puts over Sheamus again. Obviously Sheamus will feud with Del Rio next and Bryan possibly heading to RAW. Bryan is so over it isn't even funny even after trying to get cheap heat by dissing Chicago. This match is better than everything at WM.
Ryback/Jobbers. I'm coming around on Ryback, but the Goldberg in RVD gear has a ways to go, especially considering the jobbers are the only ones getting mic time.
Punk/Jericho. A ton better than their WM match. Great all around and Jericho REALLY put Punk over in this one.
Layla/Nikki Bella. Expected Kharma at first and then thought of a Bella vs. Bella swerve. Layla coming back from injury makes sense. Bella's are reportedly leaving so it makes sense to use Nikki as a transition champ to get the belt from Beth to Layla setting up a Beth/Layla feud going forward. It also gives Nikki and Brie a championship run before departing.
Cena/Brock. Stiff work at the beginning to sell the fight as legit. Really liked the pacing and Brock's dominance. Blood is always a seller in a match like this. Here's where things get crazy.. two ref bumps in a no DQ match? Okay, make Brock look strong when the ref is down only to have Cena win? Cena is leaving for awhile anyway, putting over Brock would have Brock just be an unstoppable monster with Cena coming back later to try to avenge his defeat. Sell it as a kayfabe injury at the hands of Brock that sidelines Cena for awhile. It opens up so many options for Cena's character upon returning and a break from him would do wonders for his reception. This ending didn't make sense in any capacity.