Jinder Mahal def. Denzel Dejournette
As cool as it's been to see Dejournette all over WWE TV lately, I fear that the more jobs he does, the harder it's going to be for fans to take him seriously on NXT eventually. Then again, it might be a while before he's focused on, so hopefully all of these losses will be forgotten about by then. At any rate, this was way longer than it needed to be. I'm glad Dejournette scored some offense, but I was bored by the end. It was reported that WWE might be considering making Mahal a top face on the brand, and if that's the direction they're headed in, you would never know based off how he came across here. I don't see that working, but that's just my opinion.
Bianca Belair def. Ruby Riott
This marked Belair's second appearance on Main Event in recent weeks, having beaten Catalina last month. I hope that doesn't mean she's being already being relegated to Main Event purgatory despite being called up to the main roster in early April. At a time when more women in Raw's women's division need to step up in the absence of Becky Lynch, Belair should be spotlighted. This was one of the longest matches I've seen on this show in a great while and it was very entertaining. Riott can't win a match to save her life, but at least she works well with a variety of opponents and Belair was no exception.
If WWE intends to devote more time to the matches on Main Event, then I'm all for it. Granted, I had no desire to see Mahal for more than a few minutes, especially in a squash match, but Belair and Riott getting as much time as they did was appreciated. I didn't love Monday's Raw, so I didn't think the replays were anything must-see, but Belair vs. Riott is worth checking out in my opinion.
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