By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Alicia Fox def. Dana Brooke
I think it's more apparent now than ever before that Brooke is just not main roster ready. I assumed her being among the elite on Raw would further her progress quicker, but she's just as bad now as she was six months ago. Fox is a natural in the ring compared to her, but that didn't make this match any more bearable. It wasn't absolutely atrocious, but it was exactly what you would expect given who was involved. Fox winning surprised me more than anything else considering the mini push Brooke has been receiving lately, but perhaps they want to build up Fox a bit more now that we have a heel Raw Women's Champion again.
Curtis Axel def. Jinder Mahal
I guess wrestling in front of his hometown last week cemented Axel as a babyface. Okay then. Not to say that's a bad thing because he might as well undergo a change in character, but it just kind of came out of nowhere. I enjoyed this match more than Fox vs. Brooke, but not by much. Axel is good in the ring, but Mahal bores me to tears. The crowd did cheer for Axel after he won, so that's a step in the right direction.
While the wrestling this week was nothing special, we were treated to two fresh matches, so that's a plus over what we usually get (Neville vs. Axel, Darren Young vs. Mahal, etc). This might have actually marked Brooke's WWE Superstars debut, so that was something newsworthy I suppose. That said, neither match is worth going out of your way to see whatsoever.
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