Slapjack def. Akira Tozawa
Tozawa is featured on Main Event more often than not facing both babyfaces and heels, so I assume WWE sees him as a tweener enhancement guy they can put in the ring with anyone and make them look good. The former Shane Thorne is talented, but the RETRIBUTION and his new name make it impossible to take him seriously. This was a well-wrestled match and the final few minutes were fun once they picked up the pace.
Ricochet def. Drew Gulak
I'm digging Gulak's new look. I'm not convinced it will get him a higher spot on the card (where he belongs), but it's a nice change for the new year. Needless to say, both he and Ricochet are vastly underutilized. I'm glad that if nothing else, they were able to have a fun match here. Ricochet can never seem to win on his own unless it's on Main Event, which is sad. This could have been better with more time, but I enjoyed it while it lasted.
I appreciated that we were treated to two quality matches this week. Slapjack vs. Tozawa wasn't overly exciting, but they made good use of the time they had. The same can be said for Ricochet vs. Gulak, though that was a much more entertaining outing and those guys kicked ass. As always, the Raw and SmackDown replays can and should be skipped over, but the two featured matches get a thumbs-up on the whole from me this week.