By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson def. Zack Ryder and Fandango
It was cool to see Gallows and Anderson back in action so soon after their in-ring debut on Raw. Ryder and Fandango scored some measure of offense, but Gallows and Anderson were mostly dominant throughout. Similar to their match against The Usos on Monday night, this definitely should have been shorter in order to establish the duo as threats straight from the get-go. Also, poor Ryder. When you're teaming with Fandango, that's the ultimate kiss of death. I thought his short-lived Intercontinental Championship reign would at least lead to more television time for the guy, but apparently not.
Dolph Ziggler def. Viktor
What a random, random match. At least Viktor is still being utilized despite his tag team partner Konnor getting suspended for 60 days. I figured he would be kept off programming until he returns. And we learned here that Viktor is equally as boring as a singles competitor as he is as a tag team competitor. If nothing else, Ziggler remains popular with fans (shockingly enough) and he kept the crowd's interest in this match to an extent before the abrupt ending. Plus, it was a nice win for him before he presumably loses to Baron Corbin at Payback.
Kevin Owens def. Jack Swagger
There were some rumblings on social media last weekend that Swagger was seemingly done with the company, but it looks like he's sticking around. We've seen this match several times before, but the best part about Owens on Main Event is that he is typically more off the cuff than usual. His "I hate the people!" response to the "We, the people!" chant was hilarious, as well as him yelling "Oh, Canada!" at one point. That alone made the match worth watching, because it was a pretty standard singles match otherwise until the fun final few minutes.
This wasn't the most exciting hour of wrestling and each of the matches had potential on paper, but they might have fallen flat for me because the crowd sat on their hands almost the entire time. That said, it was newsworthy for featuring Gallows and Anderson wrestling their second WWE match, Rich Brennan's final appearance (he was released later in the week), and Owens being the great heel he is, so it is worth watching for the aforementioned reasons.
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