By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel def. Dolph Ziggler (Non-title)
This was the first ever one-on-one match between these two, and it definitely didn't disappoint. While he is still lacking in the charisma department, Axel is a solid wrestler inside the ring, so pairing him up with Ziggler for a great matchup. Axel didn't receive much heat throughout the match, but the presence of Ryback and Paul Heyman at ringside was enough to get the crowd against Axel. Speaking of Ryback, his clothlesline to Ziggler on the outside was vicious and provided Ziggler with an out to lose the match. I hate to see Ziggler back to his losing ways, but it is important that Axel wins non-title matches more often than not. Ziggler and Axel have very good chemistry together and I hope this isn't the last we see of these two in the ring.
Kofi Kingston def. Fandango
While this match may not have had much meaning, it was certainly fun to watch. I have never been a fan of Fandango or his absurd gimmick (which needs an overhaul, by the way), but there is simply no denying that he can flat-out go in the squared circle. He and Kingston worked a very well wrestled match with several cool spots from the Ghana native. Kingston controlled most of the offense throughout the bout before picking up the victory. It was a nice win for Kingston, but both competitors desperately need direction at the moment to avoid becoming completely irrelevant.
Damien Sandow def. Justin Gabriel
It was hard for this match to follow two back-to-back entertaining matches, but they made the most of it. Gabriel looked good on defense, and Sandow was aggressive on offense. It was essentially a glorified squash in Sandow's favor, but it was certainly necessary. Sandow has lost a substantial amount of momentum since winning the Money in the Bank Ladder match, and while this win might not do much for him, it is a step in the right direction. However, he will need to be built back up again if he ultimately cashes in successfully and becomes World Heavyweight Champion.
Nothing noteworthy happened on this show, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone, but that doesn't take away from the fact that this was an enjoyable edition of WWE Main Event. The first two matches were given great time and featured some entertaining action. Sandow vs. Gabriel could have been better, but it was practically harmless. The Raw recaps were kept brief and served their purpose as well. All in all, if you have an hour to kill, then watching this episode of Main Event is strongly suggested.
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