By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Alicia Fox def. Emma
I, for one, hate seeing matches done to death on Superstars, but at least the commentators acknowledged the past bouts between the two and chalked it to being a rivalry. Once again, they worked well together and had their best bout to date. Fox and Emma were both more aggressive than usual and managed to make this rubber match of sorts mean something. The crowd was also surprisingly behind Emma early on, so I was a bit disappointed she didn't ultimately go over.
Sin Cara def. Justin Gabriel
Gabriel recently turned heel on NXT, so I was intrigued as to whether he'd play the face or heel role in this match. Tyson Kidd has been a heel on NXT for months, yet he's still somehow a face on the main roster. Despite that, Gabriel showed some cocky tendencies down the stretch, firmly establishing him as the heel in the bout. This wasn't the rapid pace type of contest you'd expect from these two, but it was a fun match that featured enjoyable action. Sin Cara is damaged goods by this point, but Gabriel has untapped potential as a heel on the main roster. That doesn't mean I expect WWE to push him accordingly, though.
Lord knows the Raw replays from Monday night aren't worth watching back, but the two featured matches were better than usual. Fox vs. Emma was pretty good and had a solid story behind it while Cara vs. Gabriel was well wrestled and felt fresh. They aren't must-see by any means, but if you have some time to kill, check them out and you just might be surprised by how enjoyable they were.
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