It has been one of the best story lines in WWE, and the payoff at HIAC wasn’t bad either.
As things got personal between AJ and Joe in recent weeks, the heat going into this was very real.
The match itself was an up and down affair with both men trading offence without ever really captivating the audience, before it ended in controversy.
With a Coquina Clutch locked in, Joe thought he was on for a title win – falling onto his back to lock the hold in further.
AJ was able to roll though and pin Joe’s shoulders down long enough to get the three-count – but only as he was tapping.
This was out of the ref’s sight and AJ was able to hold on to his crown.
A furious Joe would later confront Smackdown general manager Paige who set a no count-out, no DQ match for Super Show-Down
Some highs, some lows, some mehs.
There is something utterly electric about Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker in the same ring together.
We will always have *those* Wrestlemania moments, but last night on RAW we were treated again.
Michaels was on TV for the first time in a while, bigging up the chances of his good buddy Tripple H when he meets Taker at the Super Show-Down in Melbourne, Australia next month.
Queue gongs, lights out, smoke, and lightning bolts. The Deadman commeth.
Promising to end The Game, like he had with the Heartbreak Kid, Taker was in no mood for pleasantries.
Michaels however was full of praise, saying it was his respect for The Deadman that had kept him to his word when it came to retirement, and halted a return to the WWE.
Not convinced, Taker suggested respect, may well have been fear.
The door is ajar for something to play out with the three men.
This could get good. Very, very good.
Last week the WWE universe was stunned to see Kevin Owens apparently quit.
He’s gone tooth and nail with Seth Rollins before coming up short, and apparently wracked with frustration decided to call it a day.
We were just as shocked this week, to see his return.
Attacking Bobby Lashley midway through his ‘meditation’ session with Jinder Mahal seemed more than a little odd.
You can’t help but think this one could have played out a little longer, with Owens return making much more of an impact.
Another stint on the mid-card is almost certain.