24/7 Champion Dana Brooke def. Tamina (Non-Title)
Triple H has been in charge of WWE Creative for almost two months now and I am genuinely surprised that he hasn't trashed the 24/7 Championship yet. At the very least (as others have suggested), Sami Zayn should win it because it'd be a worthwhile prop in that case. Nonetheless, this match was pretty much what you'd expect given who was involved. I wasn't going to say anything too bad about it, but then it all fell apart in the final few minutes with a weird nearfall (the crowd thought the referee counted three and he technically did) and then the terrible-looking finish. Putting these two against each other is never a smart idea.
Alpha Academy def. Mustafa Ali and Shelton Benjamin
It was announced on Monday's Raw that Alpha Academy will face Johnny Gargano and Kevin Owens on next week's show, so you had to know they were winning here. Despite that, this was a very interesting matchup. Cedric Alexander obviously teamed with Benjamin for a few years and was recently teaming with Ali before they started teasing tension. That's in addition to Benjamin having history with Chad Gable as partners from a few years ago. This turned into an enjoyable affair and I liked the attention to detail with Ali and Benjamin not being able to coexist and that costing them the win in the end.
The crowd was quiet for the first three-quarters of this show and it's hard to blame them considering Brooke vs. Tamina was abysmal. The tag team match was, of course, much better and worth checking out for the time it was allotted. It was nice to get a women's match back on Main Event for the first time in several weeks, but it unfortunately didn't deliver. All in all, this was a decent show.