Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday Night Network Report 8-26-14

It's episode 100 of Main Event. I'm surprised they didn't make more a big deal out of this actually. I love that Main Event still opens with the actual opening video package while Raw has seemingly abandoned that. The show opens with the biggest match as Mr. Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins goes head to head with Mr. Tuesday Night (for tonight at least) Rob Van Dam. While RVD may no longer be the "Whole Fucking Show", he can still be counted on for good matches, and Seth Rollins is on absolute fire lately. In the end, RVD picked up the countout victory which surprised me. According to reports, this is RVD's last match during this run with the company and I would've expected him to lose to Seth here. 

Next up, Curtis Axel would be facing Adam Rose. This came about because Axel refused to hop aboard the Exotic Express. Axel will be flying solo for a bit according to reports because Ryback seems to be taking some time off. Anyway, Axel can usually go in the ring and there were actually "Let's Go Axel" chants. Not good for Rose. Rose would win with the Party Foul but this wasn't great. It was a decent little match and that's never a bad thing. If only I got to hear Axel's theme completely. Sigh, he came out during a commercial. 

Because it's WWE television that's not named NXT we have to get the obligatory 96 recaps. Brock Lesnar is shown dominating John Cena at SummerSlam before we see the stupid Hall of Fame forum again. The final match of Main Event airs next as the newly turned Goldust and Stardust took on Los Matadores. Despite being heels now, The Dust Brothers haven't changed much up. Their offense seems to be the same style and their characters haven't changed. That's an interesting choice but maybe I would have them be more aggressive like they were after the Usos match on Raw. They could've beaten up Los Matadores. Instead, we got a solid little tag team match that the Dust Brothers won.

The only other new thing premiering on the WWE Network last night would be the second episode of the Monday Night War show. Now, I didn't discuss the first episode here and I apologize for that. It was very good and it focused on the early stages. Hulk Hogan signing with WCW, Eric Bischoff taking over, Nitro's debut and Lex Luger jumping ship. This second episode was all about the Scott Hall and Kevin Nash leaving, Hulk Hogan turning, the nWo and Fake Razor and Fake Diesel. It was a cool look as it wasn't one sided like a lot of things are. I appreciated that. I'd heard before that because of Fake Razor and Fake Diesel, Nash and Hall got even more money from dumbass WCW but it's always fun to see Nash's reaction when telling the story. 

Both shows were good tonight. Main Event earns a 7/10 and I recommend checking out the Monday Night War. Until next time, follow me on Twitter @the_kevstaaa.