By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Tyler Breeze def. Goldust
As I mentioned in my SmackDown review from last week, I both like and dislike the idea of a Breeze vs. Goldust feud. On one hand, it should make for some hilarious backstage segments as seen last week. On the other hand, I highly doubt it will get Breeze where he needs to be. It would have been one thing if they had a program when Breeze first arrived on the scene, but coming off his various losses to Dolph Ziggler, this feud likely won't do him many favors. At any rate, they contested a fun little match with some entertaining antics from both men mixed in, so at least the bout was enjoyable.
Bo Dallas def. Fandango
You could tell solely from the crowd reaction to this match how little the fans care about both of these guys right now. Fandango is just toiling away and phoning it in with every performance while Dallas is... well, there. It wasn't a bad match by any means and it had its moments, but when Dallas hit his finisher to crickets, that's when it became apparent this match was a dud.
Jack Swagger def. The Miz
Similar to Fandango and Dallas, Swagger and Miz aren't in the midst of anything meaningful at the moment, but at least they're far more relevant. To my knowledge, they haven't had many matches in recent years, so this match felt freah and they found great chemistry with each other. The final few minutes were especially entertaining with a nice flow to the match and I was surprised to see Swagger score the win. He has more momentum now than he has had in years fresh off his program with Alberto Del Rio, but I would have had Miz win if only because he's currently in a rivalry with Neville.
For a holiday week, this was a surprisingly pleasant show with two above-average matches by Main Event standards. Breeze vs. Goldust had storyline significance albeit not much, Dallas vs. Fandango was a waste of time though not terrible, and Miz and Swagger finished off the night on a high note. It's not a must-see show, but Miz vs. Swagger was a treat while it lasted.
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