Titus O'Neil def. Curtis Axel
Essentially, this was the same match we saw from them a few weeks ago on Main Event, except a little less enjoyable because the crowd couldn't have cared less about either guy. At least last time, Axel had the hometown advantage, but without that element, this was just another match that meant nothing. Once again, O'Neil scored the victory, and for what? It looks like he might be put in a program with Apollo Crews soon, but I have zero interest in that. If nothing else, O'Neil hitting his finisher on Axel while Axel was propped on the top rope was cool.
Ariya Daivari and Tony Nese def. Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik
I know for a fact we saw some incarnation of this match recently, maybe with Drew Gulak replacing Daivari. Nevertheless, I liked this match a lot more than I thought I would. Not because I didn't think they had it in them, but because the Cruiserweights aren't typically allowed to go all out, especially on Main Event. However, the crowd rallied for the babyfaces down the stretch and their aerial maneuvers, though Daivari botching his finisher on Dorado ended the match on a bad note.
If you're a regular viewer of Main Event like I am, you might have been asking yourself whether this was a re-run episode considering I swear I've seen both bouts before in the past two or three weeks. As expected, Axel vs. O'Neil was pretty mediocre, but the Cruiserweight tag team match was fun while it lasted. I still question why they aren't doing more with Metalik considering he was in the damn finals of the Cruiserweight Classic last summer. Regardless, this was a fine edition of Main Event.
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