By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Neville def. Heath Slater
This wasn't much more than a showcase for Neville, though I was slightly surprised Slater scored as much offense as he did. It would have been more effective to have Neville control most of the match, but it was still a nice win for him, regardless. My fear continues to be that WWE hasn't nothing for him at the moment, which would be a shame given how talented he is. While I'm glad he isn't being utilized as an enhancement talent like some others (i.e. King Barrett), they could be involved in a meaningful program right now. Why not Neville vs. Sheamus? I'd certainly take that over Sheamus vs. Randy Orton for the millionth time any day of the week.
The Ascension def. The Mega Powers
The 2015 version of the Mega Powers was fun at first with Curtis Axel and Macho Mandow, but it's grown to be a tired gimmick because they continue to lose. The crowds get a kick out of it, but it's a glorified house show gimmick and a waste of Sandow's talents. And how does The Ascension benefit from the victory? It's not like they're going to be entering WWE Tag Team Championship contention any time soon, so I didn't see the harm in allowing the babyfaces to go over here.
R-Truth def. Adam Rose
I couldn't have cared less for this match on paper, so I'm glad it barely went a minute. In fact, the pre-match promos from Rose and Rosa went longer than the match did. I feel for King Barrett right now, who is being marginalized in this lame feud with Truth. Seeing him get laid out by Truth afterward erased the little good his squash win over Zack Ryder did on Monday's Raw.
Luke Harper def. Cesaro
While I enjoyed their Superstars match from this week a bit more (perhaps of the novelty of it being the first time I've seen them do battle), this was still very good for a match on Main Event. Both Harper and Cesaro are highly underrated in terms of their in-ring ability and I truly hope their matches can turn some heads in the back and make them realize what they have at their disposal. On a side note, Harper's pre-match promo about being stronger without Erick Rowan (who is out with an injury for right now) as his partner. Hopefully that was just a red herring and they'll be back to teaming upon Rowan's return.
Other than the main event match between Cesaro and Harper, this was a rather mediocre edition of Main Event. The Neville showcase was fine, but ultimately forgettable. The tag team match was decent but unless you enjoy the Mega Powers shtick, it felt like filler. Truth vs. Rose was a total waste, and although Harper vs. Cesaro was above average, I'd recommend checking out their match from Superstars first.
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