Rather than capitalising on the two hottest feuds on the brand by placing one as the main event (despite the Presidential Debate going to affect its viewership), WWE decided to have Randy Orton vs Bray Wyatt, a lacklustre feud in many fans’ eyes, main event the show.
As expected, The Miz vs Dolph Ziggler and the triple threat for the WWE World Title were both incredible, and either of the two would have been a wonderful main event. Instead, WWE gave us a weak bout to close the show, only being partially saved by the return of Luke Harper.
Despite this booking misstep, WWE still provided fans with a stellar show, although as with any WWE PPV there was good and bad throughout. Which matches were considered good or bad? Let’s find out as I Analyse and Grade Each Match from the WWE No Mercy PPV.
Nikki Bella vs Carmella:
This was a decent match for what it was meant to be, although nothing special as Carmella is still a little green in the ring. Despite her in-ring weaknesses sometimes, Carmella’s heel work was splendid, with the targeting of Bella’s neck a nice touch to a somewhat slow bout.
Nikki Bella’s babyface comeback was cut a little short due to the time restraints of the bout, and she hit her finisher out of nowhere which took some momentum out of the win. Never planned to be the match of the night, this was a good first PPV match for this rivalry.
The expected Bella win was a solid way to gain her some momentum after losing a lot in recent weeks to the Princess of Staten Island. Expect to see this feud continue over the next couple of weeks.