By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Damien Miz-dow (Damien Sandow) Hosted 'Miz TV' with Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler
This segment did its best to hype up the Intercontinental Championship rematch between The Miz and Ziggler, but it wasn't all that successful. I don't particularly put the blame on either guy but more so the material they were given to work with. It was doomed to fail from the moment it started, unfortunately. If nothing else, it effectively set up the subsequent match between Ziggler and Sandow.
Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler def. Damien Miz-dow (Non-title)
Even though their verbal exchange bombed, Ziggler and Sandow had a good match in spite of it. Similar to many others, I believe Sandow is capable of much more, but I've enjoyed him in his role as Miz's lackey more than anything else he's done in recent months. You'd think the matches between Ziggler and Sandow would grow tiresome given that they've faced off countless times in the last year, but they always work well together and the crowd was into the action. It was a nice win for Ziggler, but I surprised to see Miz not make any appearance whatsoever.
Summer Rae and Layla def. Natalya and Rosa Mendes
Like the atrocious multi-Diva match on Raw this week, this tag team match was nothing more than a glorified plug for the return of Total Divas on Sunday. It wasn't offensively bad, surprisingly, given Rosa's involvement, but thankfully the three other Divas carried her to a passable bout. How has it been six years and Rosa still hasn't improved a lick? I still couldn't care less about Rosa despite her new storyline with Natalya, who deserves better.
Stardust and Goldust def. Los Matadores
Did we not just see this same exact match last week? There wasn't anything remotely different about it, and the worst part of all was that we weren't even given a reason why were we getting it again. Don't get wrong, both teams are talented, but it comes across as a circus to non-wrestling fans when you have two masked matadors and two golden painted men wrestling each other. It gave Stardust and Goldust an extra edge, sure, but I could have done without seeing a repeat from last week. It's almost insulting.
This was easily one of the flattest editions of Main Event in some time. Granted, it wasn't a bad show, but I hardly cared about anything that was featured. The action as a whole was mediocre at best and the hour consisted more of Raw recaps than actual wrestling. Don't bother going out of your way to watch this episode, as you aren't missing much if anything at all if don't you check it out.
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