Ricochet def. Shane Thorne
These two previously squared off a few weeks ago on Main Event. Ricochet and Cedric Alexander have been feuding with Thorne and Brendan Vink for a little over a month now and I can safely say it has benefited nobody. Not even MVP is associating himself with Thorne and Vink anymore. Thankfully, they worked well together here and were given plenty of time. Thorne is super talented, but I unfortunately don't see him being positioned any higher on the card than where he is right now.
Cedric Alexander def. Shelton Benjamin
Unlike Ricochet, Alexander has been pulling Main Event duty for over six months, so I've come to expect it at this point. The same be said about Benjamin, but at least he continues to put in an excellent effort. Much like Ricochet vs. Thorne, this was a terrific display of athleticism and the action was enjoyable. These are exactly the type of matches I want to see on Main Event if these guys aren't going to be featured on Raw more prominently.
It's disappointing to see Alexander and Ricochet relegated to being regulars on Main Event, but I can't say I'm surprised based off how they've been booked on Raw in 2020. On the bright side, both of their bouts this week were very fun while they lasted. We've seen Ricochet vs. Thorne before, but it was still solid. The same can be said for Alexander vs. Benjamin, but that too was a treat. As always, I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to watch Main Event, but it's been producing some quality in-ring action these past few months and isn't as much of a waste of time as it used to be.
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