R-Truth def. Curt Hawkins
R-Truth has gone from being a part of an undercard tag team to being an undercard singles competitor. I honestly couldn't care less about him either way, but crowds seem to like him and his singing shtick still (even in 2017), so the fans in attendance were more alive for this than I thought they would be. Granted, it wasn't much more than a fine match, but at least the crowd wasn't sitting on their hands the whole time. Not to mention Hawkins always does a great job of eliciting heat.
Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows def. Heath Slater and Rhyno
With The Golden Truth and Enzo Amore and Big Cass gone, these two tandems are at the bottom of Raw's tag team division, but at least this was a good match while it lasted. Slater and Rhyno are popular as babyfaces and can be counted on for fun little matches such as this one. I'm as frustrated as anyone that Gallows and Anderson aren't doing anything of note right now, but I hope they find solid direction soon. How they're not already aligned with Finn Balor is beyond me.
By Main Event standards, this was a better show than usual, and as I've said before, Main Event is likely benefiting from the fact that Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas and Titus O'Neil are regulars on Raw now. That means we're getting fresh matches on the program for a change and this episode was no exception. Neither of the two bouts are exactly enthralling, but the tag team match in particular is enjoyable for what it's worth.
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