By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Seth Rollins, Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett and Jack Swagger def. Rob Van Dam, Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston
Ziggler's pre-match promo atop the ladder was well done and it was nice to see him get a lengthy promo for the first time in a while. It (attempted to) give fans an incentive that Ziggler has a chance of winning on Sunday, but we all know he doesn't, sadly. Nevertheless, it was a good six-man tag team match, but I was hoping for something a little bit more from those involved. There wasn't anything necessarily wrong with it, but it was pretty formulaic and nothing notable for the most part, which was a shame. At least it did its job in hyping up the Money in the Bank Ladder match and giving the heels an extra edge going into the match. I was surprised Dean Ambrose didn't make an appearance given how he's in the match and his rival Rollins picked up the victory here.
Bo Dallas def. Fandango
It's well-documented that I couldn't care less for the love triangle involving Fandango, Layla and Summer Rae and I don't see why anyone else should care for it. It's between three heels that no one cared about to begin with and to top it all off, one of the heel's matches was against a heel! Talk about confusing. To make matters worse, this was the same exact thing we got on SmackDown last week, so I fail to see what purpose this was supposed to serve. I doubt Dallas got much out of this either aside from continuing his winning streak.
Rybaxel def. R-Truth and Xavier Woods
Wait, Truth and Woods are still a tag team? That's news to me, honestly. A match pitting two teams that have zero momentum against each other is never a good idea. It was a decent enough bout, but fans had zero incentive to care. All it did was set up the post-match promo from Rybaxel challenging Goldust and Stardust (it pains me to type that) to a match at Money in the Bank. Ryback's part of the promo was fine, but for lord's sake, keep a mic out of Axel's hand. That was terrible.
Renee Young Interviewed Roman Reigns
Reigns was protected when he was a part of The Shield because it allowed Dean Ambrose to cut a promo for him, but now that he's on his own, he needs to work on his longer promos. The content of what he said was intriguing, but his mic work was shaky at some points. Triple H's interruption once again planted the seeds for their inevitable SummerSlam match and also set up a match for SmackDown against Kane.
The last few editions of Main Event have been very good, so it was a shame that this one fell flat. Not everything of what was featured was bad, however. Matches were announced for Money in the Bank and SmackDown, so at least it was newsworthy in that respect. Otherwise, this was a mediocre show and I don't suggest going back to watch it if you happened to miss it.
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