By Graham "GSM" Matthews
The Prime Time Players def. The Ascension
You would never know these two teams existed (aside from the short Prime Time Players promos that air on Raw mocking other tandems) because they're never on TV, or at least anymore. The Ascension have flopped hard since losing their first match several months ago and WWE hasn't seen anything in them since. Meanwhile, The Prime Time Players have yet to be given a chance to shine because they've sparingly been on TV since they reformed. It's a shame because I think both teams have something to offer. They worked a decent match, but it was hardly anything out of the ordinary. I know this is wishful thinking, but I would love to see The Prime Time Players build up momentum and enter the chase for the WWE Tag Team Championship.
Stardust def. Jack Swagger
On a show filled with recaps and replays, why wasn't this match allowed to go longer? It was taped either before or after a long night of matches including SmackDown and the King of the Ring tournament, so that might be the reason. Still, it didn't help the match any and it felt rushed down the stretch, but they made the most of it and contested an average match. They could go out there and really rip it up with enough time, but that sadly wasn't in the cards on this show. Also, how could Stardust lose to R-Truth on Raw yet beat Swagger on Main Event? WWE logic, I suppose.
As noted, the King of the Ring tournament was also taped on Tuesday night, which is why there weren't as many matches as usual. Most of the episode consisted of full replays of the John Cena-Rusev segment from Raw and Bad News Barrett vs. Neville in the tournament finals, and the remaining two matches were forgettable at best. Needless to say, you're better off waiting until next week to tune into Main Event as this edition is Superstars-tier.
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