Heath Slater def. Curt Hawkins
WWE was smart enough to know that Slater is super over in Brooklyn because of last year's free agent storyline, so this was more fun than you would expect it to be. Hawkins didn't receive too much heat when he entered, probably because he's a heel yet he's from New York, but he sold well for Slater and made him look great. It's a shame WWE isn't doing more with Slater and Rhyno, but they are good for stuff like this to get the crowd amped up before a show.
The Brian Kendrick def. Lince Dorado
You would think that this was the better bout of the two on Main Event this week, and although it was well-wrestled, the fans in attendance couldn't have cared less about it. Kendrick is a wonderful heel and always plays his part well, but unless Dorado is teaming with someone like Cedric Alexander or Gran Metalik, crowds sit on their hands for him because he's been firmly established as an enhancement talent. Again, this was a fine enough match, but it felt like it dragged because there was no sense of urgency from either guy.
The Brooklyn crowd definitely was more energetic for this edition of Main Event than most other audiences are, at least for Slater vs. Hawkins. That wasn't a technical masterpiece, but it was enjoyable while it lasted. However, they were completely apathetic toward Kendrick vs. Dorado despite it being a decent match. Thus, Main Event isn't exactly worth watching this week, not even for most of the Raw recaps.
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