By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Curtis Axel def. Dolph Ziggler
While he may not have much charisma, make no mistake about it: Axel is a very good worker in the ring. He had an enjoyable bout with Ziggler, who he had nice chemistry with. The match was given good time and Ryback's distraction at ringside gave Ziggler an out for losing. It is sad to see Ziggler reduced to losing to Axel on Main Event, but the right person went over considering Axel will be contending for the tag titles on Sunday.
Natalya def. Alicia Fox
It is a rare occurrence in today's WWE for Divas matches to go longer than only a few minutes, so the fact this match lasted as long as it did was pleasantly surprising. Then again, this happened on Main Event, so I guess I shouldn't be too shocked. Fox isn't the best in-ring worker, but she held her own against Natalya, who brought her to an exceptional contest. Furthermore, it effectively hyped towards the Divas Championship match at TLC, despite the fact AJ Lee didn't appear at all.
R-Truth and Xavier Woods def. Tons of Funk
Oh, now I get it: by calling himself a "main event player", Brodus Clay meant that he headlines Main Event! Now it all makes sense. In all seriousness, the match was decent for what it was, but the action was uninspiring at best and didn't need to drag out for as long as it did. I would have rather seen Woods pick up the pinfall victory for his team, but having Truth score the win allowed Clay to attack him and garner even more heat than he did on Monday's Raw. I have been liking the slow build to Clay's slow burning heel turn, but the sooner the goes full-fledged monster, the better.
With TLC in five days, you would think that this show would have done a better job of promoting the pay-per-view, but apparently not. There were some hype for it throughout the show (especially with that excellent video package for the unification match), but none of the matches seemed to matter all that much. Regardless, they were all well wrestled and made for a harmless albeit forgettable hour of television.
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