Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins def. Shelton Benjamin and eric Young
Benjamin and Young were a completely random tandem where the only thing they had in common was that they're two talented athletes who are underutilized. Ryder and Hawkins are former Raw Tag Team Champions, so it wouldn't have made sense for them to lose here. This was a decent albeit basic match with solid showings from all involved, but it featured nothing out of the ordinary.
Cedric Alexander def. Akira Tozawa
It's sad to see what's become of these men since their respect moves to Raw. Alexander hasn't been pushed in ages, whereas Tozawa never had a chance. They were two of 205 Live's finest, but they've since been reduced to Main Event fodder. What's worse is that they had a fun little sprint here, yet the crowd couldn't have cared less. They somewhat came alive in the final minute or so, but that was about it. For what it's worth, Alexander brought back the Lumbar Check to beat Tozawa, which he hasn't used in a few months.
As always, I appreciated that this week's two featured matches were fresh and not reruns of stuff we've seen before on this show. The tag team match wasn't anything special, but they made the most of the time they had. The same can be said for Alexander vs. Tozawa, which was enjoyable for what it was even though the crowd was largely dead for it. As for the SmackDown and Raw replays, everything but the Randy Orton and Matt Hardy segment from Monday night can be skipped over.
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