By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Team B.A.D. def. Team Bella
After a good Divas Championship match at Night of Champions and a great heel turn from Paige on Raw, we were back to the tired "faction wars" on this show. Ugh. Don't get me wrong, the match was well-wrestled and everyone played their part well, but I'd be lying if I said I cared about who won. Worse yet, it was a match pitting two heel factions against each other! Who the hell was the crowd supposed to cheer for? It's the little things like that, that bother me the most and I'm hoping both of these trios are on the verge of splitting up because the exchanging of victories does nothing for me.
Stardust def. R-Truth
I'm not sure if I'm in the minority in saying this, but I don't mind the trio of Stardust and The Ascension at all. They make for a cool unit and it definitely adds something to each of the acts involved. Truth is a glorified enhancement wrestler at this point, so the ending outcome was never in doubt, but it was a nice win for Stardust and I liked how he used The Ascension to his advantage by distracting Truth before picking up the win.
Sheamus def. Jack Swagger
We've seen Sheamus and Swagger face off countless times in past years, but the quality of their matches never fall below average, so I can't complain. I had to laugh at the pre-match backstage segment for a few reasons. First of all, Sheamus asking Swagger if he still worked for WWE was a question everyone that doesn't regularly watch Main Event probably had on their minds. Secondly, Swagger calling out Sheamus for his haircut was comical given how bad his own hair looks. Anyway, the match was decent while it lasted and although beating Swagger doesn't mean remotely anything nowadays, it was refreshing to see Sheamus win a match for a change.
I'm always an advocate for change when it comes to Main Event and not featuring the same matches and cast of competitors (i.e. Heath Slater, Adam Rose, Fandango, etc) every week. Thus, this show switched up the formula a bit with appearances from Sheamus, Team Bella and Stardust, but none of the matches particularly stood out, so you aren't missing anything if you don't tune in.