By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Natalya def. Divas Champion AJ Lee by Disqualification
Being two of the best in-ring workers in the WWE today, the fact AJ and Natalya worked a very good match came as no surprise. They should have worked a quicker pace toward the end, but the reversals of the submission maneuvers made for nice suspense. The non-finish protected Natalya while keeping the title on AJ, but I hope it was done to keep the feud between the two alive. I am glad this matchup took place on Main Event, as it would received as much time anywhere else (probably not even on pay-per-view) and it also made the Wednesday night program feel important.
Justin Gabriel def. Tyson Kidd
I would have liked to see the commentators play up how these two teamed on a regular basis for close to a year and make a bigger deal out of them going one-on-one, but at least they mentioned their past pairing. Gabriel and Kidd worked a fun bout, although they have had more entertaining matches before. I was shocked Gabriel went over here, if only because Kidd just recently returned and could use all the momentum he could get. I am not furious over Gabriel winning, but I think the victory could have done more to benefit Kidd than Gabriel at this stage of the game. I also hope this doesn't lead to a heel turn for Kidd given his latest losses, which would be a mistake right now.
The Union Jacks def. The Prime Time Players
I mentioned this in my Raw review, but why would 3MB dress up in the country colors if they were intended to be heels? They received a favorable reaction from the English crowd, more so than they would have if they came out as just plain 3MB. The match was decent enough, but pretty formulaic for the most part. I didn't expect at all The Union Jacks to emerge victorious, but what purpose did it serve? The Prime Time Players have lost a lot of momentum since a few months ago, so it is sad to see them relegated to jobbing to a comedy tag team in 3MB.
Although some of the ending outcomes of the matches were mind boggling, the action itself was solid as a whole. The English crowd wasn't as hot for this show as they were on Raw, but they were still a much better audience than most cities in the United States (and that is coming from an American). Showing a segment from Raw (Alberto Del Rio attacking John Cena) in its entirety wasn't necessary, but aside from that, this was an enjoyable edition of Main Event.
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