Kalisto retained his United States Championship with a 2-1 victory over Alberto Del Rio in the pre-show 2/3 Falls match, a match that was more than decent. It was a definite step up from their mistake-infested Royal Rumble bout, and hopefully the beef between the two can come to an end now. This is a good moment to end it on. So where is the problem? The landscape of WWE might be changing with regards to the number of smaller competitors featured on the show, but in many ways the booking of them is still terrible. Remember when Rey Mysterio won the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 22, and proceeded to be booked as though his entire career had been a fluke? Despite winning numerous titles, the Royal Rumble and then defeating Randy Orton and Kurt Angle, the response continued to be 'I can't believe it!' as opposed to attempting to give any credibility to the man. WWE is now seemingly heading down the same path with Kalisto. He has defeated Alberto Del Rio three times in their feud, and all three have come either through assistance or luck. When Del Rio has defeated Kalisto, he has looked dominant while doing it. Sure, those are old school heel/face dynamics, but is it too much to ask WWE to book a smaller guy like they belong there, as opposed to seemingly having all the luck in the world?
Born in the middle of Wales in the middle of the 1980's, John can't quite remember when he started watching wrestling but he has a terrible feeling that Dino Bravo was involved. Now living in Prague, John spends most of his time trying to work out how Tomohiro Ishii still stands upright. His favourite wrestler of all time is Dean Malenko, but really it is Repo Man. He is the author of 'An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery', the best book about the Slavic people that you haven't yet read. You can get that and others from www.poshlostbooks.com.