The Authors of Pain def. Titus Worldiwde
There has been a lot of talk lately among fans regarding why WWE bothered to call up Authors of Pain if they had no real plans for them on Raw, and I agree to an extent. They had done everything possible in NXT and I assume they'll be fighting for the Raw Tag Team Championship eventually, but it's just not their time, so they're forced to miss most Raws and possibly compete on Main Event instead. This was a perfectly fine match from them and Titus Worldwide that had the right result with Authors of Pain going over.
Mojo Rawley def. Chad Gable
The fans in attendance was fairly quiet for this contest, and I can't say I'm surprised if only because they're rarely on Raw and have been established as undercard acts. Then again, both recently had solid showings on Raw against Jinder Mahal and Seth Rollins, respectively, so the crowd reaction to this should have been better. It was a well-wrestled little match with Gable once again looking great in defeat, but WWE is high on Rawley for whatever reason (even though they won't push him), so he won. Whatever.
Neither of this week's featured matches were particularly exciting and the crowd largely sat on their hands for both bouts, but if nothing else, they were fresh and we hadn't seen either of them before. Main Event was long overdue for some new blood, so at least this episode had that going for it. The Raw and SmackDown Live recaps were decent, making this an average edition of Main Event on the whole.
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