Fandango takes control of Justin Gabriel.
By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Fandango def. Justin Gabriel
Fandango has defeated Gabriel in several squash matches in the past, but I'm glad this was more of a back-and-forth, competitive matchup between the two. It involved entertaining action and Gabriel nearly came out on top at several points in the contest. Fandango going over was logical, but I still couldn't care less about him right now. This wasn't as great as most opening matches on WWE Main Event, but it was still enjoyable.
R-Truth def. Damien Sandow
The match was well wrestled and all, but it was hard to get invested in it for some reason. It might have been due to the fact that neither individual has meant anything for a long while. While the final few minutes were suspenseful, the ending result was mind boggling. I understand that WWE might be trying to tell a story with Sandow's lengthy losing streak, but I don't like the approach of having him come up short in every matchup so his eventual Money in the Bank cash-in feels more like a surprise. It is better to allow Sandow to gradually gain momentum instead of making him lose to undercard acts.
Luke Harper and Erik Rowan def. The Prime Time Players
Both tandems have been on a winning streak as of late, so it was a lose-lose situation, unfortunately. Despite the fact it was only mere minutes long, the bout proved to be fun while it lasted. The Prime Time Players scored enough offense against Harper and Rowan that the contest didn't come off as a complete squash. As much as I want Titus O'Neil and Darren Young to contend for the WWE Tag Team Championships at Night of Champions, it was more important for The Wyatt Family to win this match.
There was nothing necessarily wrong with the three matches on this show (aside from the outcome of the Truth vs. Sandow match), but none of them were going out of your way to see. Each episode of WWE Main Event features at least one memorable match, but that didn't prove to be the cast this week. I enjoyed the action on this show, but it felt like a mediocre hour of television to say the least.