RETRIBUTION (T-Bar and Mace) def. The Lucha House Party
I'm honestly shocked we haven't already seen these teams face each other in a standard two-on-two tag team match given how thin Raw's tag team division is at the moment. Also, weren't RETRIBUTION teasing tension for a few weeks, and now they're back to being on the same page? Or is this technically not cannon because it's Main Event? I'm so confused. On the bright side, this was actually a decent match and the size dynamic made things more interesting. I still couldn't care less about RETRIBUTION, but they weren't totally terrible here.
Mansoor and Ricochet def. Akira Tozawa and Drew Gulak
I believe it was last week that Mansoor beat Gulak and Ricochet beat Tozawa, so this was a logical follow-up to that. Ricochet is easily the most underutilized athlete of these four, but they're all great and unsurprisingly had a very fun match here with everyone working well together. It was especially cool to see Mansoor pin Tozawa for the win. With this being his third straight appearance on Main Event, I'm curious if he's only around to gain more experience and exposure or if WWE is actually grooming him for the main roster at some point. It's too soon for that, but then again, he's been undefeated for almost two years, so maybe not.
Byron Saxton and newcomer Kevin Patrick debuted as the commentary team on this show, replacing Tom Phillips and Samoa Joe. He did pretty well and I'm a fan of the guy after seeing him on Raw as a backstage correspondent, on Raw Talk as the new host, and now here. The show itself was once again above-average by Main Event standards. Both bouts felt fresh and were well-wrestled, so I have no complaints. They aren't must-see by any means, but the enjoyable in-ring action we've been getting lately has been appreciated.