Mansoor def. Drew Gulak
If you only know Mansoor from the appearances he's made on WWE's Saudi Arabia pay-per-views, he's been making strides on 205 Live over the last year. It makes no sense to me why he isn't featured at all on NXT and hasn't been given a shot at the NXT Cruiserweight Championship yet despite being undefeated in singles competition. He definitely isn't main roster ready, but it was cool to see him in action on Main Event. Gulak was the perfect opponent for him and this was a nice little match. My only complaint is that it should have lasted longer.
Elias and Jaxson Ryker def. Akira Tozawa and Humberto Carrillo
Raw's tag team division is so depleted at the moment that I'm honestly surprised we haven't already seen Elias and Ryker challenge for the Raw Tag Team Championship or at least throw their name in the hat. I'm not saying I want to see it, just surprised it hasn't happened yet. Instead, the duo has been relegated to Main Event lately. This was a better bout than we've come to expect from them, likely due to Tozawa and Carrillo being good as they are. Tozawa (thankfully) hasn't come out with the other ninjas in a few months, but can he please ditch the dumb ninja outfit already?
Seeing Mansoor on Main Event was a pleasant surprise. It reminded me of when the pandemic era first started and we were seeing NXT talent on the show almost every week against the Superstars of Raw. I'd be all for that considering everyone is in Tampa at the moment, anyway. This was a fine show by Main Event standards with two well-wrestled matches and a recap of Bobby Lashley's domination on Raw.