By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Seth Rollins def. Fandango
This was an odd match on paper and I'm still struggling to figure out why it even happened outside of giving Fandango a quick and easy win. I've been saying for weeks that Fandango was being portrayed as the babyface in his feud with Summer Rae and Layla, so could this have solidified his turn? Then again, this wouldn't have been the first time WWE has done a heel vs. heel match, so Fandango might not be turning at all. Either way, the crowd was surprisingly into the action despite not taking sides. If nothing else, I was extremely glad that Summer and Layla didn't make an appearance here. After losing to Zack Ryder on Raw, did anyone honestly expect Fandango to win against Rollins?
Ryback def. WWE Tag Team Champion Jey Uso
The Usos are ten times more exciting in tag team action than they are in singles competition, so I knew from the get-go that I wouldn't care about this match from the moment it started. There wasn't anything necessarily wrong with it, but it failed to spark my interest. Does this set up Rybaxel for another shot at the WWE Tag Team Championships? The most intriguing aspect of Ryback's matches continues to be the return of his "Feed Me More" chant. Is it making an official comeback? I, for one, surely hope so.
Kofi Kingston and Big E def. Heath Slater and Titus O'Neil
I took the segment on Raw as a heel turn for Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods, but perhaps that's coming down the line as they appeared to be babyfaces here. I was glad to not see them smiling per usual and instead much more aggressive. Slater and O'Neil were good fall guys because they basically have nothing left to lose. I would have liked to hear more from Woods on why he formed the stable, but establishing Kingston and Big E was a logical follow-up. I'm intrigued by the angle and am anxious to see if anyone else will eventually join them.
Jack Swagger def. Rusev by Disqualification
I was deathly afraid that they'd blow this feud off on this show without any prior hype and be done with it, so I'm glad that wasn't ultimately the case. I'm still disappointed and shocked this rematch wasn't built up after Rusev vs. Sheamus was heavily hyped on Raw, but at least the finish once again left open the possibility of another encounter between them. We didn't see much from them in their brief bout, but the live crowd was still very much behind Swagger throughout.
It may not have looked like it on paper, but this was an enjoyable edition of Main Event. The opener was fun, Ryback vs. Jey Usos was fine for what it was, Kingston and Big E vs. Slater and O'Neil continued their storyline, and the main event furthered the feud between Rusev and Swagger. No reasoning was given as to why Rusev vs. Sheamus was pulled, but despite that, this was a quick hour of wrestling and one of the better episodes in recent memory.
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