Mustafa Ali def. Ricochet
These two feuded while Ali was the leader of RETRIBUTION and he was attempting to recruit Ricochet into the group. Not only was he unsuccessful, the angle never had a payoff if I remember correctly. Ricochet lost a majority of his matches against RETRIBUTION and we've barely seen Ricochet on Raw since then. How sad. Needless to say, both of these guys deserve so much more, but I'll take a fun match from them whenever we can get it. They're clearly capable of a lot more, but this was enjoyable while it lasted. I'd be down for more matches from them on Main Event if WWE has no plans to utilize them on Raw any time soon.
Drew Gulak def. Akira Tozawa
These two have history from their time on 205 Live and have collided for the Crusierweight Championship in the past. I'd say they're both heels at the moment, but it's honestly hard to tell since Tozawa has matches with both heels and faces on this show. I guess it doesn't matter, anyway. This was the usual quality contest from these two and it got even better once they picked up the pace in the second half. Both guys tend to lose more often than they win, so it helped that the outcome wasn't entirely predictable, either. The finial was also well done.
The one positive to these underutilized athletes being relegated to Main Event is that we're consistently getting good wrestling week to week. It makes my job easier having to watch it. Kidding aside, this was another rock-solid show by Main Event standards. Ricochet and Ali did their thing with the time they were allotted while Gulak and Tozawa also had a fun match. Raw was once again atrocious this week, so I don't bother wasting time watching the replays.