By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Los Matadores def. Curtis Axel and Ryback
This same exact match was held on last week's "WWE Superstars" and it wasn't any different this time around. It was a decent enough matchup, but didn't pack a punch at all. Los Matadores can be fun in the ring when they have the right opponents (such as The Usos last week), but Ryback and Axel just aren't those guys. It doesn't help that neither team is all that over at the moment, thus no one had any reason to care about the bout. I still laugh whenever Ryback and Axel lose to Los Matadores considering Ryback was headlining pay-per-views for the WWE Championship less than a year ago.
Divas Champion AJ Lee def. Natalya
As expected, AJ and Natalya had a great match together in what was easily the best bout in the Divas division in recent memory. Had it not happened on Main Event, it probably wouldn't have gotten as much time as it did, so I was glad it didn't occur anywhere else. Both ladies worked hard and the finish was nicely built toward, especially since there was some doubt in AJ retaining in the title. In the end, I'm happy she did because as the longest reigning Divas champ in history, if her reign is to come to an end, it should be at WrestleMania.
United States Champion Dean Ambrose def. Mark Henry
I like how they have turned Ambrose's lack of title defenses into a storyline since it fits perfectly with his character. His match with Henry was nothing special, as it mostly consisted of Ambrose dominating Henry only for The World Strongest Man to have a brief comeback at the end before Ambrose pulled out the victory. It wasn't a terrible match by any means, but I got bored while watching it and almost fell asleep, so that says something about the excitement level (or lack thereof) of this contest. Regardless, I'm glad Ambrose retained via pinfall this time as opposed to disqualification or count-out, even if it came after interference from The Shield at ringside. The best option at this point would be to have Ambrose defend the star-spangled prize against Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns in a Triple Threat at WrestleMania, so having him drop it any time before then would be pointless.
Similar to last week, this was a stacked show featuring two anticipated title matches. The filler bout did nothing for this viewer, and the U.S. Championship match wasn't anything worth going out of your way to see, but the Divas Championship match was very good and worth watching. Once again, it's great that WWE is taking Main Event more seriously now that it is airing on the WWE Network. Speaking of such, I, personally, didn't have any issues with the live stream and thought it went quite well.
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