By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Rusev def. Fandango
Before the match, Rusev cut the same tired promo about Lana, but I appreciate the effort into making the match feel more meaningful with a verbal exchange between him and Fandango. Fandango's promo fell flat because it never seemed like he made a point with what he was saying, though I did chuckle at Rusev calling him "Fantasia." As for the bout itself, it was a glorified squash match for Rusev, which is exactly what it should have been. Fandango was able to score a few hope spots against the Bulgarian Brute here and there, but there was no need for the ballroom dancer to be on offense more than he already was.
Jack Swagger def. Adam Rose
The countless matches between these two have become borderline pointless. Swagger looks like he's phoning in his performances these days and Rose looks even more disinterested than he does. Good for him for trying to change up his look by switching to the trunks, but until he ditches the ill-fitting entrance music and terrible character, he won't have any shot at succeeding. The match was fine for what it was, but it was evident the crowd couldn't have cared less.
Stardust and King Barrett def. Mark Henry and R-Truth
Only days after forming an alliance on Raw, this match was perfect in establishing Stardust and Barrett as a formidable duo. Granted, they have two very different gimmicks, but they have natural chemistry together and that shined through in this match. I liked how it was more one-sided in favor of the heels as opposed to it being a traditional tag team affair. Besides, what do Truth and Henry have left to lose at this point? Furthermore, the finish with Barrett hitting Henry with the Bull Hammer as he was about to deliver the World's Strongest Slam to Stardust was well done.
While there wasn't anything "must-see" on this edition of Main Event, it was a solid episode on the whole. It featured less in-ring action and more Raw recaps than I would have liked, but it's hard to complain when the program has been consistently entertaining for weeks now. Rusev vs. Fandango as well as the main event tag were short and sweet and put over the heels effectively. Swagger vs. Rose was a waste of time, but if nothing else, it wasn't offensively bad, so there's that.
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