While this was not on the level of their crowd-pleasing throwdown two nights later, this was still a very fun match between two of the best guys on the WWE roster. Both guys were constantly looking for openings and picking their spots to throw in some bigger stuff.
They did have some pacing issues though that held this one down. There were far too many lulls for such a short match to get all that much praise. It was still a very solid showing overall at least and set the stage for their great match two nights later. Ohno won cleanly via elbow. (***)