Nia Jax def. Dana Brooke
I won't take this opportunity to call Brooke awful like I usually do because I thought she looked fine here all things considered. Rather, I will rant on her lack of character development and how fans can't buy into her as a babyface as a result. There really isn't anything to admire about her other than the fact she severed ties with her abusive mentor Charlotte Flair, but that was months ago. Meanwhile, Jax looked dominant as ever here, though admittedly I forgot she was a part of the roster due to not being a part of Raw in recent weeks.
Rich Swann def. Ariya Daivari
This was actually significant;y better than the standard matches we tend to see from the Cruiserweights each week, as this was fun and energetic and the crowd was engaged in the action. Swann is always entertaining, but Daivari had a stronger showing than I would expect from him. Swann rolling up Daivari for the victory was interesting considering that could indicate that officials plan on doing more of note with Daivari in the future, and although he recently received an upgraded character, he has been largely absent from 205 Live and Main Event lately.
Jax vs. Brooke was far from an instant classic, but it lasted long enough to give Jax a decisive victory and not allow Brooke to stink up the joint. Then, Swann and Daivari had an enjoyable affair and I was surprised by how it was an improvement over most matches we see on 205 Live. As for the Raw recaps, Main Event thankfully featured the more memorable highlights from Monday night, and aren't entirely terrible to sit through, either.
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