By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Cody Rhodes and Goldust def. The Real Americans
As much as we've seen these two teams work together in the last few months, they never cease to entertain with their great chemistry and in-ring work. It was given very good time and their were several spots that made this match stand out from all the other encounters the two tandems have had in the past. Since The Real Americans defeated The Usos and now the Rhodes brothers have defeated The Real Americans, one would assume that this sets up a multi-team tag team title match for WrestleMania 30. However, the commentators made mention of a No. 1 contender's Fatal 4-Way on SmackDown, so perhaps that isn't the plan after all. Either, I hope they find a meaningful place on the card for both The Real Americans and the Rhodes brothers.
The Funkadactlys def. Layla and Alicia Fox
As good as it has been to see Naomi back in action, it was also good to see Layla (who looks as gorgeous as ever) back on television. She missed several months of action, and she didn't appear to miss a beat in this match, either. At least she isn't using that terrible theme song again (the one Tiffany once used). The match itself was fine for what it was and wasn't a train wreck given that Cameron was the only true green wrestler involved, and even she has improved. It was a logical win for Naomi and I hope to see her contend for the Divas Championship at WrestleMania.
Big Show def. Titus O'Neil
Both Big Show and O'Neil have been announced as participants in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, but aside from that, this match felt meaningless. O'Neil hitting his finisher on Show was impressive, but it was otherwise a complete squash for Show. It's a shame, too, since O'Neil has tons of untapped potential and has had his talent underutilized in recent weeks, though I can't say I'm surprised since I saw this happening coming out of the premature Prime Time Players breakup. If anything, this served as a filler bout before Undertaker's appearance.
Undertaker Confronted Paul Heyman
It was nice to see WWE hype this up as a major happening given that this was Undertaker's premiere appearance on Main Event. I grew worried as soon as I saw Paul Heyman in the ring, as I thought this would be another verbal exchange between him and Taker, but thankfully that wasn't the case. I appreciated how they switched things up a bit by having 'Taker gets his hands on Heyman but not fully decimating him, as that should be saved for WrestleMania. I would have liked to see 'Taker say a bit more than just hype his appearance for next week's Raw, but both him and Heyman cut good promos here and furthered the feud nicely.
WWE has definitely delivered consistently enjoyable episodes of Main Event for the first time in a long time since its move to the WWE Network, and the latest edition was no exception. I could have done without the squash match, but it was relatively harmless and take away from the good opener, passable Divas match and great closer. In other words, this was a solid show and I hope keeps up the good work with Main Event in weeks ahead.
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