Jaxson Ryker def. Drew Gulak
Ryker receiving a flat reaction during his entrance hardly surprised me, but to his credit, the crowd seemed to warm up to him by the end. Personally, I find him to be completely bland as a babyface and just in general, so he's right where he should be on Main Event. Gulak has always deserved better, but he's settled into his role as an enhancement guy and I've lost all hope that he'll ever be pushed at a level higher than where he is right now. This was a perfectly serviceable match, but most of Ryker's matches do nothing for me.
Angel Garza def. Humberto Carrillo
These two can always be counted on for a quality contest and this was no exception. They've had so many matches over the last two years that their chemistry just comes naturally at this point. This was the usual fun match from them and the crowd was into the action for the most part. I'm glad Garza wins a majority of his matches on Main Event, but that won't mean anything until he's back on Raw in a regular role.
I didn't have the highest expectations for this episode when Ryker was the first person who came out, but his match with Gulak was basically what it needed to be, unfortunately with an undesirable (albeit predictable) result. Garza vs. Carrillo was much better, and although it wasn't anything new from them and not their best bout together, it made this a solid show on the whole. Needless to say, having fans back in attendance makes Main Event an easier show to sit through.