By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Alberto Del Rio Interrupted Dean Ambrose
It was odd to not see Ambrose featured on Raw this week, but his appearance here more than made up for it. He cut another excellent promo as usual hyping his feud with Seth Rollins and Del Rio's promo was logical as well. He may be boring as all heck on the mic, but at least he got one over on Ambrose by kicking his injured shoulder and then scurrying off. It built some tension for their advertised match even if they have no prior issues together.
WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos def. Rybaxel (Non-title)
As always, The Usos and Rybaxel delivered another quality matchup, but it felt like nothing we haven't seen before. At least the never-ending matches between The Wyatt Family and The Usos stayed interesting. Rybaxel, despite the fact they may win here and there, are no threat to the tag titles and therefore fans don't buy into any of their nearfalls. Ryback really needs to branch off on his own again and transition back into the fan favorite role that got him over in the first place. On a side, Xavier Woods was great on commentary in explaining his faction with Kofi Kingston and Big E but not giving away too much. The stable still holds my interest and them challenging for the straps at SummerSlam would be great.
Slater Gator def. Zack Ryder and Tyson Kidd
It really pains me to write that tag team name as it feels like the only reason why they were paired together to begin with, because they had a catchy team name. Hasn't O'Neil said various times in the past that he wants nothing to do with Slater after all the other times they've lost? Even if they are on the same page, the two have little to no chemistry together. I'm high on both guys as singles stars and if they are going to be put back in the tag team division, at least reunite The Prime Time Players with O'Neil and Darren Young (which isn't possible right now with Young out with an injury). O'Neil seemed like such a perfect fit for the new Nation of Domination stable, but maybe that's still possible. If nothing else, it was cool to see Ryder and especially Kidd get some television time for once (if you can even call it that since this airs on the WWE Network).
Dean Ambrose def. Alberto Del Rio by Disqualification
This marked the first ever one-on-one outing between the two and with that said, I thought this was a pretty good match. The action may not have been as exciting as past matches we've seen Ambrose in against the likes of Cesaro and others, but it was still very well wrestled. Del Rio may lack charisma, but the guy can flat-out go in the ring. I didn't mind the DQ finish, but Ambrose could have easily won via pinfall since Del Rio has nothing left to lose at this point. It was a basic brawl between Ambrose and Rollins that felt tame competed to their most recent run-ins, but it still effectively furthered their feud going into their rumored rematch at SummerSlam.
This may not have been groundbreaking or must-see edition of Main Event in terms of in-ring action, but similar to Raw, it was noteworthy in the official debut of a new tag team, Woods (somewhat) explaining his motives and Ambrose and Rollins engaging in a brief brawl. Cap off the hour with a solid match between Ambrose and Del Rio and you have yourself a slightly above-average episode.
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