Drew Gulak def. Lince Dorado
With Gulak being the perennial jobber of the Cruiserweight division, it was pretty obvious from the get-go who was winning this match, but it was a nice little break from the tag team matches we've been getting. Plus, Gulak and Dorado have been on the opposing teams in those tag matches in recent weeks, so this sort of made sense from a storyline standpoint. Dorado shined in his offense, but this was largely designed to be a showcase for Gulak and having him pick up the victory was logical.
Curtis Axel def. Curt Hawkins
It's interesting to note that Hawkins scored a decent amount of heat from the crowd when he was cutting his pre-match promo, yet Axel barely received a reaction when he was announced as Hawkins' opponent. It's hard to blame Axel when he's rarely on WWE TV and a reason was never given as to why he turned on the first place. On the bright side, the match was well-wrestled and the crowd came alive at the end for Axel's win.
I appreciated that we received two relatively fresh matches on Main Event this week and not the same rematches we tend to see. Gulak vs. Dorado wasn't anything too flashy, but it served its purpose in getting Gulak over. Meanwhile, Axel vs. Hawkins was a bit better of a bout in my opinion and they worked well together. Unsurprisingly, the crowd was mostly dead for this episode, but they were engaged at certain points, making this a solid show on the whole.
©2010 - 2017 Next Era Wrestling, Inc. All Rights Reserved.