R-Truth def. Cal Bloom
I believe this is the first time we've seen Truth since he lost the 24/7 Championship at WrestleMania 36 a month ago. I'm sure there's a role for him on the show that doesn't involve that pointless title. Nonetheless, this was a pretty basic bout. Bloom is one of the Performance Center recruits who has been used during the empty arena shows. The only amusing thing about this match was how Truth emulated his "childhood hero" John Cena throughout and ended up winning with the Attitude Adjustment.
Kairi Sane def. Ruby Riott
I was starting to worry that Sane was legitimately hurt following her Raw match against Nia Jax because of how we hadn't seen her since. Thankfully, she resurfaced here and had a quality contest with Riott. I'd like to see more of these ladies on Raw over Jax, but they'll likely continue to be relegated to Main Event for the foreseeable future. Both Sane and Riott need wins right now, so while I'm glad Sane picked up the victory, it's sucks that Riott has largely been portrayed as an enhancement talent since returning back in February.
It's been cool seeing so many fresh faces on Main Event in recent months, but this wasn't one of the better episodes. Truth vs. Bloom was fun yet completely pointless. As for Sane vs. Riott, it was well-wrestled, but it was one of those matches where the lack of live crowd was noticeable. On the bright side, I continue to enjoy MVP's commentary and hope he's a mainstay behind the booth on this show going forward.
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