By Graham "GSM" Matthews
The Ascension Interrupted Mark Henry
Mark this day down: Both Henry and The Ascension received mic time on a WWE show. Granted, it's not Raw or SmackDown, but I couldn't tell you the last time they talked. What was more surprising was that WWE actually gave us a reason to care about the main event on Main Event with this segment for the second straight week. I hope it's something they bring back going forward because it really worked effectively in the early days of the program. Bonus points go to The Ascension for bringing up that they eliminated Henry in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 31. I didn't even recall that!
Stardust def. Fandango
After all the losses he's taken at the hands of Titus O'Neil recently, Stardust was in desperate need of a win, so this accomplished that. Additionally, it was a short and sweet bout to boot with Fandango scoring a decent amount of offense. His gimmick may be awful, but at least you can always expect a quality performance from him and he and Stardust work well together.
Alicia Fox def. Tamina
Tamina isn't the strongest in-ring worker on her own, so putting her with the ever-dangerous Alicia Fox (in my opinion, anyway) is never a good idea. This was just about as sloppy as I figured it would be, but thankfully it didn't last long. Neither of them have anything going at the moment, so it essentially didn't matter who won, but having Fox win only to be attacked by Tamina afterward was something different, so I appreciated that. On a side note, the new Team B.A.D. music is absolutely awful. Worse yet, it gives me the sense that WWE doesn't plan on breaking them up anytime soon.
Mark Henry and Jack Swagger def. The Ascension
Although the match wasn't anything special, Henry and Swagger had decent chemistry together and the crowd bought into them as a tandem. I wouldn't expect them to be a permanent pairing going forward, however, seeing as how The Ascension have been losing to makeshift tag teams for the past year or so. Henry deserves one last meaningful run before he retires (presumably around WrestleMania time), so I hope he gets his just due on the grand stage after 20 years with the company.
Similar to last week, this edition of Main Event was a refreshing change of pace. The opening segment was a great touch and at least made me care about the main event tag team match to an extent. The women's match was throwaway, but the post-match attack made it stand out. Even Stardust and Fandango made good use of the time they were allotted, making this a solid show on the whole.
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