Jinder Mahal def. Akira Tozawa
Mahal has only been back a little over one month and has already been relegated to working Main Event for the last two weeks. Hey, I'm not complaining. He faced Tozawa when he first returned to Raw, but this lasted longer and Tozawa got in a bit more offense before losing. I'm still bored out of my mind whenever Mahal is in control, but otherwise, this was a perfectly fine match designed to further Mahal's momentum.
Ricochet def. Shane Thorne
Ricochet getting Main Event duty should hardly come as a surprise at this point considering how he's been positioned on the card for the last year. I like his pairing with Cedric Alexander, but it's a shame they're stuck in a dead-end feud with Thorne and Brendan Vink (who should have not left NXT as soon as they did) at the moment. I enjoyed this outing, but of course, the outcome was never in doubt.
As I've been saying for several weeks, Main Event has benefited big time from the sudden influx of notable names and NXT stars. Not every match is must-see, but they're far more bearable than the never-ending rivalries between No Way Jose and Mojo Rawley as well as Dana Brooke and Sarah Logan that dominated Main Event last year. Mahal vs. Tozawa was hardly exciting, but I thought Ricochet vs. Thorne was a nice little matchup for what it was.
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