The O.C. (Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson) def. Ever-Rise
Formerly known as 3.0 on the Canadian wrestling scene, Chase Parker and Matt Martel signed with WWE last year and have made a few appearances on NXT. From what I've seen and heard, they're a very talented team. Now would be a good time for them to be properly introduced on NXT considering the brand's tag team division is so depleted nowadays. Aside from a brief flurry of offense down the stretch, they were largely dominated here in what was basically an extended squash for Gallows and Anderson. Weren't they supposed to be "the best tag team in the world" at one point?
Cedric Alexander def. Fabian Aichner
Both of these guys got their start in WWE in 2016's Cruiserweight Classic but embarked on completely different paths from there. While Alexander went on to great success on 205 Live and Raw, Aichner broke out on NXT and NXT UK and is now a member of Imperium. Interestingly enough, Aichner is more relevant these days than Alexander. I had high hopes for this match with both men being exceptional athletes and they produced a fun match. I'm sure it could have been even better with more time, but it was entertaining for as long as it lasted.
The empty arena is what it is at this point as there isn't much more WWE can do about it. In a weird way, Main Event has actually benefited from the recent changes. It's forced the company to bring in some fresh faces from NXT for the Raw Superstars to face and the matches have been more enjoyable than usual. This show was slightly above average by Main Event standards and the hype for WrestleMania 36 was solid.
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