Tony Nese def. Akira Tozawa
It's a shame to see how far Tozawa has fallen from where he was a year ago, but at least he remains a treat to watch in the ring. As I've noted time and time again, Nese largely does nothing for me by this point, but he too can always be counted on for a quality contest, and thus this was a nice little match while it lasted. The crowd was into Tozawa's offense, but all it took was one moment for Nese to capitalize and score the victory.
Mojo Rawley def. No Way Jose
I loved the consistency with Rawley from last week when he attacked Apollo Crews following his loss and then here he laid out Jose before the bell. You rarely see that sort of attention to detail on Main Event these days, so I appreciated that. Wrestling isn't either one of these guys' strong suit, but they worked well enough together and produced a good match. Rawley just isn't a big time player in my eyes, but this new intense gimmick of his is better than whatever the hell he was doing before.
Per usual, the obligatory Cruiserweight match was well-wrestled yet inferior to most of what you'd normally see on 205 Live. Meanwhile, Jose vs. Rawley was a fresh match with a smart layout even if it didn't light the world on fire. Finally, don't bother rewatching the Raw and SmackDown Live recap videos because neither of those shows were must-see this past week. All in all, this was an average edition of Main Event.
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