By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Apollo Crews and The Golden Truth def. Baron Corbin and The Dudley Boyz
No, none of these six Superstars are currently feuding, but I expected nothing less given this was taped prior to the WWE Draft on SmackDown Live on Tuesday night, so WWE threw a bunch of meaningless matches together on Main Event to fill out an episode. Prior to last week, it was rare that we had multi-man matches on this program, so this was a refreshing change of pace from the norm even if it felt like it got cut short by several minutes. Other than last year's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, I can't recall a single time Corbin was involved in tag team action, so I liked how he left his partners hanging and dry due to being The Lone Wolf.
Kalisto def. Viktor
If you weren't already aware, The Ascension are every bit as boring as singles competitors as they are tag team competitors. Kalisto tried his best to get as good of a match as he could out of Viktor, but it just fell flat. It didn't help that Kalisto is in need of some major character development himself. If nothing else, this was kept short and sweet and it allowed Kalisto to score a decent win.
Mark Henry and Jack Swagger def. Breezango
Both of these tandems ended up on separate brands, so this will thankfully be the final time we see them face off. Speaking of such, the commentators noted that this could have been the start of a real partnership between Henry and Swagger, though they must have forgotten that these two have been teaming on-and-off for over a year by this point. This was virtually a standard squash in favor of the faces, which was weird considering Breezango are more prominent in the tag team division than Swagger and Henry are.
Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio and The Shining Stars def. Titus O'Neil, Dolph Ziggler and The Usos
Similar to the opener, this match was merely a way of getting the midcarders on the show and thus had no storyline significance. Sheamus and O'Neil clashed on a recent episode of Main Event, but that was about it. I actually enjoyed this more than the other mulit-man match, likely because it was given more time, despite how I wasn't invested in anyone involved. This was a good match with solid wrestling and I ended up paying more attention toward it than I thought I would.
Storylines aren't typically furthered on Main Event, and while this edition was no different, the three tag team matches were a result of WWE getting everyone on the show before the Draft was held later in the day and the Superstars were split up. This was a rather forgettable show, so I would hold off until next week to see if anything changes about Main Event once it's exclusive to SmackDown Live.
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