Angel Garza def. Akira Tozawa
Garza has been doing this "romantic lover" gimmick for over a month now and there hasn't been any progression. It honestly reminds me of what WWE was doing a year ago with Erick Rowan and his cage, and we all remember how that turned out. Garza is too talented to be underutilized, so if this is leading to Eva Marie being reintroduced as his love interest, can we just get to that already please? I'm fine with him having good matches with guys like Tozawa in the meantime on Main Event, but Tozawa gets beaten so often that a win over him doesn't mean much. This was well-wrestled, but I'm ready for what's next for Garza.
Slapjack def. Humberto Carrillo
I felt like we hadn't seen Carrillo in a while, so after looking it up, I discovered he hadn't appeared on Main Event since early December. I'm not sure if he was hurt or sick or if WWE simply didn't have anything for him, but at least he's back now, albeit with a loss to Slapjack of all people. Both Carrillo and Shane Thorne are very good, but this wasn't the best showcase of their skills. Despite getting an ample amount of time, it just sort of dragged until the finish. Part of that is probably due to the RETRIBUTION crap limiting what these guys can do.
There was a brief period late last year where WWE was switching up the format of Main Event by featuring bigger names, developing some storylines and even doing the occasional promo, but we're already back to the status quo with two matches that have no storyline significance. That isn't to say they aren't enjoyable, and although this week's two featured matches were just that, it isn't an episode I would strongly recommend you go out of your way to see. Plus, it's difficult to recommend anything involving RETRIBUTION.