Bianca Belair def. Billie Kay
I'm still stunned that Zelina Vega is seemingly getting the next shot at the Raw Women's Championship and not Belair, who has gone undefeated in singles competition since arriving on Raw in April. What gives? I can understand them wanting to build to Asuka vs. Belair, but if Vega as an option at a pay-per-view, then I'd rather they get to Asuka vs. Belair now, even if Belair doesn't win. Nonetheless, this was a perfectly fine match that I honestly expected to be worse because Kay isn't typically great on her own. To her credit, though, she held her own here and Belair was impressive as always.
Mustafa Ali def. Humberto Carrillo
I was expecting a fun battle of babyfaces here, but what we got instead was an aggressive, heel-ish side of Ali. Not only am I not complaining, I thought it was awesome and refreshing to see. Hey, if I was relegated to Main Event after being away for seven months, I'd be frustrated, too. Ali dominated a majority of this match and I thought the story they told with Carrillo having to fight back was really good. This wasn't what I thought it would be when I saw it advertised and I enjoyed it even more as a result because of the direction they went in.
While I wouldn't go so far as to say this show was "must-see" by any means (especially by Main Event standards), it certainly exceeded my expectations. I feared for how abysmal Belair vs. Kay might be (just because Kay doesn't have a strong track record on her own), but they put together a fairly decent match. Additionally, Ali vs. Carrillo saw Ali develop more of an edge and Carrillo work from underneath in what was an enjoyable encounter. It was a solid show this week, but as always, the replays from Raw and SmackDown can easily be skipped over.