Zack Ryder def. Mike Kanellis
Both of these guys moved over to Monday nights in the Superstar Shake-up, but it remains to be seen whether their fortunes will change now that they're on Raw. As a match, this was pretty basic, but I enjoyed it because I like both guys and the crowd was into Ryder's offense. Ryder did note on Twitter after this was taped that he suffered an injury in this match, but apparently it isn't serious enough to require surgery, which is good news. Additionally, this marked the first time I have seen Kanellis in a one-on-one match since late last year, so hopefully he gets more of a chance to shine on Raw than he did on SmackDown Live.
The Revival def. Heath Slater and Rhyno
I was sure that Slater and Rhyno would be drafted to SmackDown in the Shake-up, especially since they've faced (and lost to) virtually everyone on Raw, but whatever. We have seen them clash with The Revival multiple times in the past, but this was an enjoyable affair that the audience was shockingly somewhat hot for. St. Louis was more into the action than most Main Event crowds tend to be. Anyway, the final few minutes were fun and The Revival won as they should have.
This was the first edition of Main Event that didn't feature any Cruiserweight matches, but that was actually what I appreciated about it: the format didn't feel as predictable as usual. Featuring fresh faces (Ryder and Kanellis) in the first match of the night was smart, and then following that up with a tag team bout the crowd was alive for was wise as well. Throw in the awesome segments featuring Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn from this week's Raw and you have yourself an above-average show by Main Event standards.
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