Match 4: Kofi Kingston vs. The Bar
Background: Kofi Kingston was told to visit the McMahon office during the kickoff show because they had news for him about the WWE Championship. Over one hour later, all three New Day members entered the office and demanded to know what the McMahons wanted. Vince McMahon agreed to add Kingston to the WWE Championship match, making it a Triple Threat which will start immediately.
Summary: The ring announcer introduced Kingston and then, following a change of plan, The Bar were brought out as his opponents in a 2-on-1 tornado handicap match. Sheamus & Cesaro proceeded to double-team the New Day member for several minutes. With the fans chanting “This is boring!”, Xavier Woods & Big E (barred from ringside) ran down the ramp but they were attacked by Rusev & Shinsuke Nakamura. The Bar then pinned Kingston at the same time after a double White Noise.
Verdict: I’m all for impromptu surprises on pay-per-views, but this was exactly what the fans said it was: boring. The beatdown from The Bar went on far too long. Does every underdog have to jump through hoop after hoop after hoop to get to WrestleMania this year?!
Elias dissed Kingston and Miz with another derogatory song. He also reminded everyone that he is from Pittsburgh, where Raw takes place on Monday.