Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Main Event Report 12-23-14

Back to the old business of pre-taped episodes of Main Event due to the WWE having a few days off for Christmas. We kick things off with Los Matadores taking on Uppercats! Tyson Kidd and Cesaro for those unaware. These four guys put on a damn good match on Superstars last week that you should go out of your way to see. On Main Event though, the rematch wasn't better but it was still enjoyable. Kidd and Cesaro were completely thrown together but have some great chemistry and make this combination work. They won with their awesome powerbomb/blockbuster finisher. I'd love to see them move up the tag ranks if they're staying together.
The New Day is interviewed by Renee Young, when it is interrupted on the big screen by Goldust and Stardust. This was a pretty intriguing promo that once again shows how Cody Rhodes can turn anything into gold. He does very well with this gimmick. Brie Bella and her BEYOND awful theme music was out next to face Summer Rae. Maybe Summer is pissed that she was kicked off of Total Divas for no real reason. The opener went about five minutes and this got just about three. There were some botches, and it wasn't very good but it was short so that kept it inoffensive.
Up next, Big E faced off against Stardust to continue the feud between the New Day and the Dust Brothers. Not much of note here though. It was a decent match that ended when Goldust mistakenly cost Stardust the match. I'm not sure if they're going the route of a split or not and I doubt creative knows either. Our main event saw what I believe to be a first time ever match, so that's a treat. Luke Harper took on the Real American Jack Swagger. This was the longest match of the night, clocking in around 14 minutes, but it was great. Really good performances from both guys and Harper wins with his clothesline. JBL dubbed it the Clothesline from Smell. Something tells me this will end up sticking.
Well, despite not being live, Main Event delivered tonight. The opening tag match was a lot o fun and Harper/Swagger was damn good. Throw in his match with Dolph Ziggler from Raw and Harper has stolen the show this week. The other two matches were decent at best, making this a very enjoyable episode. 7/10.