Ember Moon def. Dana Brooke
I've never been the biggest supporter of Brooke and have been fairly harsh on her in the past (sometimes justifiably so), but I have to give her credit here. She had a pretty impressive performance against Moon, definitely her best in a great while. There weren't any embarrassing botches and it turned out to be a well-wrestled match. Unfortunately, the crowd sat on their hands for this and didn't seem to show any interest whatsoever.
Apollo Crews def. Zack Ryder
Similar to Moon vs. Brooke, this had a babyface vs. babyface dynamic and thus the crowd had no reason to cheer one guy over the other. That notwithstanding, neither Crews nor Ryder have mean't much in recent memory, so their lack of reaction to this match was hardly surprising. That said, it was a nice little bout with a fun final stretch. I maintain that Crews is an excellent athlete and that he can be something if WWE actually chose to push him, but I don't see that being the case any time soon.
It's interesting that the two members of Titus Worldwide looking to leave the group were both in singles action on this show, and Titus O'Neil was nowhere to be found. However, I'm not complaining because it allowed both bouts to be as enjoyable as they were, even if the crowd didn't seem to think so. I wouldn't classify this as a must-see edition of Main Event by any means, but it isn't too terrible to sit through (if only for the two featured Main Event matches, not the recaps).
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