By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Dolph Ziggler Interrupted Triple H and Seth Rollins
I thought Rollins' promo from this week's Raw was stronger than the one he cut here, bu it was still good. It might have dragged on for a bit too long, but it still got the point across and was by no means terrible. Ziggler interrupting felt like a rehash from SmackDown last week and his mic work wasn't particularly memorable, either. The talking done in this segment needed work, but if nothing else, the segment hyped the main event match for the night and Triple H's first appearance on the program felt meaningful.
WWE Tag Team Champion Jimmy Uso def. Luke Harper
Despite not having any interaction on Raw, I suppose the feud between The Wyatt Family and The Usos is continuing after all. I figured this would be a glorified squash match for Harper, but it ended up being quite the opposite. It was a competitive, fun match while it lasted and I was pleasantly surprised to see Jimmy pick up the victory. It could foreshadow a title win for The Wyatts, but only time will tell.
Rusev def. Kofi Kingston
The trend of Rusev targeting African-Americans continues! In all seriousness, it was a standard squash matches only enhanced by Kingston's pre-match promo. It was nothing special, but at least it separated him from every other enhancement talent Rusev has squashed so far. Lana continues to shine in her role, but I fear that all the mic time and heat she's generating is not translating over to Rusev. Rusev should be the star of the act and not Lana, but for now, he's pulling his weight well with impressive showings in the ring.
Seth Rollins def. Dolph Ziggler
Despite being treated as an enhancement talent at the moment, Ziggler continues to shine whenever he's put in the ring with a top star. He and Rollins, similar to on SmackDown, had a great match by keeping the pace consistent throughout. Viewers didn't have much of an incentive to believe Ziggler had any chance of winning given his current place on the card, but they delivered an entertaining final few minutes with the right person going over. Ziggler has awesome matches with top-tier stars, yet doesn't get put in the Money in the Bank Ladder match. How does that make any sense whatsoever?
Rollins vs. Ziggler is definitely worth going out of your way to see and Triple H making his premiere appearance on the show made this episode above average. Uso vs. Harper furthered their feud while the Rusev squash match served a purpose. Therefore, aside from the awkward Layla and Summer Rae backstage segment, this was a solid edition of Main Event as a of whole that was easy to digest for an hour-long program.
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