By Graham "GSM" Matthews
The Usos def. Big E Langston and Fandango
So, was this a match a determine who gets the first spot as DLC in WWE 2K14? In all seriousness, this was a good match with entertaining action throughout. It isn't worth going out of your way to see, but it made for a fun opener. Fandango and Langston are an extremely odd pairing, but they worked well together here. That is not to say I want to see them teaming on a regular basis going forward, though. If anything, I would like to see Langston embark on a face turn where he is most comfortable. What was the point of giving Fandango two clean wins on Raw only to have him loss a random match on Main Event?
Big Show def. Damien Sandow
The ending outcome was predictable from the get-go, so I don't really understand what the point of this match was supposed to be. Yes, we get it, WWE: Big Show is a conflicted giant with a lot of emotional issues at the moment. Sandow, on the other hand, is Mr. Money in the Bank and shouldn't be losing meaningless matches. I didn't at all expect Sandow to go over here, but at least he scored some offense on Show before going down for the count. I would rant about Sandow losing yet another match when he shouldn't be, but I feel like I would come off as a broken record at this point.
Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel def. Justin Gabriel (Non-title)
I honestly can't remember the last time Gabriel was ever relevant (no, his appearance in the main event of this week's Raw doesn't count), so it was hard to believe that he could beat Axel here. Nonetheless, it was a good match and both Superstars were able to hit their signature spots at the end. I wish Gabriel meant more, but apparently Creative doesn't feel the same way. It was a nice win for Axel, but as previously stated, it was over Gabriel, who hasn't mean much in ages, so it wasn't anything noteworthy for the Intercontinental champion.
Unlike last week's edition of Main Event, this episode didn't feature anything out of the ordinary. The opening and closing matches were rather solid, but there were nothing all that memorable. All in all, it was a decent show with a fair amount of action that didn't do much to further any storylines occurring on Raw or SmackDown right now.