Shelton Benjamin def. Akira Tozawa
Welp. Main Event was exactly where I feared Tozawa would end up following his move to Raw in the 2019 WWE Draft, and here he was. Benjamin on Main Event was hardly a surprise, but I'm slightly surprised he didn't put over Tozawa, simply because Tozawa has more untapped potential than Benjamin does at this point. Other than that, this was a well wrestled match that the crowd could not have cared less about because these guys are rarely on WWE TV.
Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder def. Eric Young and Mojo Rawley
Few makeshift tag teams bore me more than Rawley and Young. They aren't a regular tandem and I hope they never are. In their defense, they're far from terrible, but they are terribly uninteresting, both individually and collectively. They were put together here just so they could be beaten by Hawkins and Ryder. The match itself was perfectly fine and Hawkins and Ryder brought some good energy, but this was basically a battle of the losers ahead of Hawkins and Ryder's participation in the WWE World Cup at Crown Jewel.
Main Event will remain a completely missable show until it's eventually cancelled (which may be never), but in the meantime, at least Raw has an updated roster of wrestlers to work with thanks to the Draft. Granted, we still have Rawley, Young, Ryder and Hawkins on these shows (among others), but Tozawa (even though he deserves better) and Benjamin are fresh additions. Per usual, both bouts were decent yet nothing worth going out of your way to see.
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