By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Damien Sandow def. Santino Marella
This was essentially a comedy match, which Sandow should never be involved in. However, by this point, I guess it doesn't matter much since he has been booked so horrendously over the last few months. What is even worse is that Santino is a very good wrestler, but his goofy gimmick limits him tremendously. They wrestled a fine match with the right person going over. Regardless, I think it might be too little too late for Sandow to regain the lost heat after being treated like an enhancement talent for so long.
Luke Harper and Erik Rowan def. The Prime Time Players
These two teams wrestled a very similar match a few weeks back, and this match was much of the same. It wasn't a complete squash, but it was fairly obvious from the get-go who would be coming out of this bout victorious. The Prime Time Players seemed to be on a massive roll after SummerSlam, but they seemed to have lost some momentum in recent weeks. As for The Wyatt Family, I hate to sound like a broken record, but they need direction and a real program for their talents to be utilized to their full potential.
Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel def. Zack Ryder (Non-title)
Similar to the previous match, this was nothing more than a glorified squash match used to give Axel a boost in momentum going into his title defense at Battleground. Ryder continues to garner nice reactions from the live crowds, but I don't expect him to be pushed again any time soon (if ever again). Axel is rather good when he isn't on the mic, and this match was able to showcase his impressive abilities in the ring.
The Real Americans def. Tons of Funk
I was pleasantly surprised by just how well these two teams worked together in what was easily the best match of the night. The Real Americans have crazy chemistry together and they managed to pull an entertaining matchup out of Tons of Funk, who sold well for their offense. Obviously, the MVP of this contest was Antonio Cesaro, who not only performed his signature swing on Brodus Clay, but also hit the Neutrailizer on Tensai for the victory. Despite being heels, they are one of (if not the) most over tag teams in the WWE today, so it might be only a matter of time before they go babyface.
Personally, I enjoy the two or three match format more, as it allows the matches on the show to go a bit longer and feel more meaningless. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case on this edition of Main Event, as all of the matches were too short to truly amount to anything. However, that isn't to say the episode was bad, though, as each bout had some enjoyable aspect to it that prevented it from being boring.