Kofi Kingston lands the Boom Drop on Dean Ambrose.
By Graham "GSM" Matthews
The Shield def. Kofi Kingston and The Usos
Man, I never get tired of seeing The Shield in six-man tag team matches. Their act might not mean as much as it used to, but there's no denying that their matches are still as entertaining as ever. Their style meshed perfectly with those of Kingston and The Usos, thus making for a match filled with exciting action. It was pretty predictable that The Shield would emerge victorious, but the final few minutes were very well done. I've said this before, but it's a shame to see Kingston back to where he was before he got injured: jobber status.
Divas Champion AJ Lee def. Naomi (Non-title)
If you can recall, these two had arguably one of the best Divas matches of 2010 during the third season of NXT. Although they've both come a long way since then, Naomi is still quite green in the ring. However, her moves are flashy and help cover up her weaknesses, which worked well in this match. It was a nice win for AJ, who seems to be in need of a title challenger for Night of Champions. In all honesty, I'd rather see Naomi contend for the title than Kaitlyn for the millionth time, but that's merely personal preference.
The Great Khali def. Jack Swagger
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. The match was fine for what it was, but it was obviously directed towards the younger members of the audience than it was at the majority of viewers. It was thankfully kept short and sweet, but it was still a meaningless match that served zero purpose. Anyone remember when Swagger headlined WrestleMania 29 for the World Heavyweight Championship? Me neither.
Bray Wyatt def. Justin Gabriel
It was nice to see the commentators actually acknowledge the fact that Gabriel was a victim of one of The Wyatt Family's attacks last month, thus providing explanation as to why this match was taking place. As for the bout itself, it was nothing more than a squash match for Wyatt and another opportunity for him to showcase his tremendous talents in the ring. Mr. Main Event... er, I mean Gabriel sold well for Wyatt's offense and made it look believable. In short, it was basically a rehash of what we saw on Raw during Wyatt's match with R-Truth and what I assume we'll be seeing for the next few weeks.
Outside of the opening match, there wasn't anything particularly special about this episode of WWE Main Event. As expected, The Shield six-man tag team match was worth watching, but the other three matches were too short to mean much. It wasn't a horrible show at all, but nothing out of the ordinary was featured, either.
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