By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Neville def. King Barrett
Of all the matches these two have contested against each other over the last several months, this easily among the best. I don't know what caused their previous encounters to be less than stellar, but they clicked on this night and delivered a very fun match. Even the audience managed to invest in the action despite how Barrett means next to nothing right now, though I'm sure Neville's exciting offense can be credited for that. They work very well together and it's a shame neither of them are higher on the card right now so this contest could have meant more.
Bo Dallas def. Zack Ryder
After an entertaining opener, it was logical to bring the crowd down with this quick squash match. It wasn't much of note, but I always get a kick out of Ryder and he sold well for Dallas. It was encouraging to see Dallas score another win (in addition to winning on Superstars this week as well), but he'll continue to flounder until WWE can find something worthwhile for him to do.
Becky Lynch def. Brie Bella
Wasn't Lynch originally scheduled to face Nikki Bella on this week's SmackDown at one point? I assume John Cena's injury might have had something to do with that getting switched, but I guess we'll never know. Anyway, this was a decent substitute and while it wasn't as good as some of the other women's matches we've been seeing on WWE TV as of late (nor was it as long), they put together a fine match that successfully showcased Lynch's skill-set and gave her a nice win.
Although a majority of the show consisted of Raw recaps this week, I didn't mind it much since Monday's Raw was above average and the replays were tolerable. The opener between Neville and Barrett was highly enjoyable and most definitely the highlight of the episode, but the subsequent two matches served a purpose and I appreciated the freshness of the women's match, making this a solid edition of Main Event on the whole.
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