Mace def. Austin Crane
Crane was referred to as a local athlete from Cincinnati, which is where Raw and Main Event emanated from this week. It's rare we get local athletes on Main Event, and although I enjoy and prefer the competitive matches, I think some Superstars can benefit from beating local athletes on Main Event every once in a while. The interesting thing is that it was Mace who was showcased as opposed to him and T-Bar as as team. Was this designed to be a test to see how he'd fare on his own if they get split up in the WWE Draft? Personally, I couldn't care less about them as a unit, so I'd rather see T-Bar back on his own so he can go back to being Dominik Dijakovic. This was a solid squash with Mace getting a chance to shine as a singles for a change.
John Morrison def. Drew Gulak
I can't imagine Morrison re-signed with WWE in 2019 wanting to wrestle on Main Event. I know it's only one week, but it can't exactly be a great indicator of WWE's plans (or lack thereof) for him at the moment. For his sake, I hope he ends up on SmackDown in the WWE Draft. As for Gulak, I'm sure he'll be positioned as an enhancement guy wherever he goes, but at least he always puts over his opponents in grand fashion. Plus, that Technical Terminator nickname is badass. This was a well-wrestled affair and the crowd was very much behind Morrison throughout.
This edition of Main Event was a bit of a break from the norm as far as what we typically get. Mace's squash against the local athlete was well done and left me curious what his immediate future will hold. Meanwhile, Morrison vs. Gulak was a fun use of time with both guys looking good and working well together. This was an efficient episode. If you don't want to sit through three hours of Raw (and I don't blame you whatsoever), then Main Event might be the best place for you to get caught up on everything in a reasonable amount of time.