Oh, say, can you see, a 16-Man Elimination Tag Team Match featuring America’s finest taking on a regiment of international Superstars? If it’s Raw’s Fourth of July main event, then yes, yes you can. The final match of Independence Day Raw was technically divided along border-defined battle lines, but it turned quickly into a massive conflagration of alliances and rivalries forming both within and across the designated squadrons.
Cesaro and Jack Swagger engaged in a respectful battle between two former Real Americans, Mark Henry dispatched Kalisto with the World’s Strongest Slam, and Kevin Owens got disqualified for hitting Sami Zayn, his teammate, with a chair. And so it went, until it came down to Sheamus standing alone against Zack Ryder & Big Show, and a last-minute rally by the Irishman was cut short when Show shoved him throat-first into the Rough Ryder. In the end, the Fourth of July ended as it must: with the Stars and Bars descending from the rafters, a giant standing over his fallen foes, and the WWE Universe basking in the unbridled glory of the Woo-nited States of America.