Heath Slater def. Dash Wilder
There was actually some storyline consistency here considering Wilder faced Slater's tag team partner Rhyno last week and lost, so Wilder was looking to avenge that loss here. Even on his own, he's a great heel, as early on, he put Slater's shirt on and said, "See! I have kids, too!" This was a fun little match while it lasted and people shouldn't look too into Wilder losing to Slater. It's Main Event, so it hardly matters. It actually helps Wilder to maintain a presence while Scott Dawson recovers from injury.
Mustafa Ali and Lince Dorado def. Ariya Daivari and Tony Nese
Per usual, the "leftovers" of the Cruiserweight division were in action on Main Event, so although it lacked meaning, it was fun for what it was and everyone was given time to shine. The crowd didn't completely sit on their hands, either, so that was a plus. All four of these guys are talented, so it's a shame they're being wasted at the moment, but at least they can provide Main Event with good matches whenever they appear.
My biggest criticism of Main Event tends to be how many matches we see a million times over, so I appreciate it when fresh matches are featured and that was the case this week. I doubt I'll remember either of them tomorrow, granted, but they were well-wrestled and kept the crowd engaged by and large. As for the Raw replays, they did their job in building toward No Mercy, so I'd say this was a decent edition of Main Event on the whole.
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