Liv Morgan def. Tamina
Despite suffering several (unnecessary) losses lately, Morgan is still very much over with a good chunk of the audience. She's always been pretty popular, but I'm in full favor of her being pushed toward title contention now that she's improved her in-ring work. She just needs to rack up a few wins on TV so she can be taken seriously against Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch. At any rate, I didn't have high hopes for this being Tamina is abysmal, but Morgan did a nice job of working around her limitations and fighting from underneath. Plus, the crowd was very much behind Morgan throughout. This was a pleasant surprise with the right result.
Cedric Alexander def. Jaxson Ryker
These two have collided on Main Event before and I can't say I was clamoring for a rematch. There was such a stark difference between this and the previous match in terms of the crowd reaction. This wasn't bad necessarily, but the fans in attendance couldn't have cared less and I don't blame them whatsoever. Alexander and Shelton Benjamin have largely been booked like losers since reuniting and Ryker is, well, Ryker. Benjamin carried Ryker to a competent match and thankfully picked up the win, but that's about it.
Props to the Providence crowd for being way more into Morgan vs. Tamina than I thought they would be. If you need an indicator of how over Morgan is at the moment, there you go. Alexander vs. Ryker was the definition of a match you'd expect to see on Main Event (and I don't mean that as a positive thing), but at least it wasn't awful. All in all, it was a solid show. This week's Raw emanating from the same venue was one of the better ones in a while, so some of the Raw recaps may be of interest to you.