By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Neville def. Curtis Axel
I won't lie, I was slightly disappointed Neville was relegated back to Superstars following his two fantastic matches with Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho in recent weeks. I really thought those strong showings (even though he lost both times) would propel him into a solid storyline of some sort, but instead, he returned to Superstars to face a familiar foe in Axel. For shame. The match was more of the same from them in that it was nice and brief, but it was funny when Axel made his entrance and his graphics weren't up on the Titantron yet so he flipped out.
Titus O'Neil def. Jack Swagger
I'm still not buying into O'Neil as a credible heel. I think he could get away with his limited moveset as a babyface, but it doesn't work for him as a heel. That was evident when the early goings of this match were simply sloppy and awkward, but as is usually the case with most Swagger matches, the pace picked up down the stretch and led to a good final few minutes. No interaction was made with Darren Young, so that was a plus.
People have often argued which show has been better between Raw and SmackDown Live since the start of the Brand Split, and the same debate can be made for Superstars and Main Event. Superstars beat Main Event this week with a fun opener and a better-than-expected O'Neil vs. Swagger match, though not by much. And you can't go wrong with a few of the Raw replays from Monday night, either.
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