Apollo Crews def. Curt Hawkins
I honestly thought I was watching a rerun of an episode of Main Event when Crews was introduced as Hawkins' opponent, if only because it feels like we see these two against each other every few weeks on the show. Their encounters are enjoyable and I liked how Crews was able to show off his incredible athleticism more than usual here, but you knew Crews was winning, so why even bother?
Kalisto and Gran Metalik def. Tony Nese and Ariya Daivari
The timing of this match was interesting considering news broke this week that a tag team championship might be in the works for the Cruiserweight division after WrestleMania 34. Honestly, if they add some more talent to 205 Live, it might work, and this bout was a prime example of why. Nese and Daivari team up quite a bit, while Kalisto and Metalik are basically a full-fledged tandem at this point along with Lince Dorado. They worked well together here and had a nice little matchup with Nese and Daivari, where they made the most of the few minutes they had and successfully got a portion of the crowd engaged down the stretch.
I don't know if WWE taped Main Event earlier than they normally do before Raw on Monday night because a handful of seats in camera view were still empty during this taping. That doesn't explain why the crowd was quiet for these two matches for the most part, though, but that happens almost every week because it's fairly established that Main Event solely features recaps and irrelevant filler. Anyway, the Cruiserweight tag match was fun for what it was, but Crews vs. Hawkins was no different than any other matchup they've had.
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