By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Daniel Bryan def. Kane
Despite no longer being an active competitor (or at least for now), Kane can still go in the ring and he proved that here. Sure, Bryan carried most of the match, but Kane more than held his own, leading to a solid outing between the two. It was a good follow-up from this week's Raw considering Kane had a hand in taking Bryan out at the conclusion of the show. So, this match gave Bryan a measure of revenge over his former tag team partner and member of The Authority. It was nice to see Kane get some mic time afterward backstage, something that hasn't been seen on Main Event in quite some time.
Nikki Bella def. Alicia Fox
It surely wasn't the most exciting match on paper, but at least it was logical in that they met in tag team action on Raw this week. Aside from that, I have no idea what purpose this match was supposed to serve aside from being filler between the two advertised matches. It wasn't a bad match by any means (though I expected it to be), but I couldn't have cared less, to be honest. Why not put AJ Lee in action after not making an appearance on Monday night?
WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos def. Los Matadores
The Usos aren't known for their mic skills, but they cut a decent promo prior to their tag team title defense. What I liked most about that pre-match segment is that it put some spotlight on the wrestlers before their match for once, something that hasn't been on Main Event since its start in late 2012. I'm glad they didn't give away the title rematch between The New Age Outlaws so early, as it lets the rivalry build more and allows it to culminate at WrestleMania if possible. Some people may not be high on The New Age Outlaws sticking around for right now, but hey, at least we have a feud in the tag team division. As for the match, it was fun for what it was and the styles of both tandems meshed nicely. There were quite a few cool spots throughout that stood out and the finishing sequence was also well done. Quick question, though: Did beating 3MB a million times over earn Los Matadores a shot at the straps?
Anyone with a brain knows that the only reason Main Event is going live on the WWE Network on a weekly basis from this point on (or at least until WrestleMania) is because WWE is trying to work out the kinks of the live stream so there won't be any issue with the 'Mania live stream. I think it's a smart approach, especially since NXT Arrival had some issues last week. I think Main Event as a program can benefit from the move to the Network as well, as this was the first show in at least a year that featured two big matches that were hyped out in advance. I don't know how long WWE will continue to promote Main Event for and what it means for WWE's deal with ION Television, but I like it. This show in particular was an enjoyable hour of wrestling with a solid opener, passable Divas filler match and a fun closer, so I give it a thumbs up.
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