WWE Main Event: 5 Things to Watch for
Tonight marks the debut of WWE's newest weekly television show called Main Event on Ion Television, and to be honest, I'm kind of looking forward to it.
WWE is constantly trying to add new ways to get their product shown more, whether it is online or through a new show, such as Main Event.
WWE has had many television shows throughout the years that have failed, but that doesn't guarantee that this one will too.
Instead of looking at the future of the show, lets just enjoy tonight's debut by checking out the five things to watch for from episode number one of WWE Main Event.
Will This Become Just Another "Superstars"?
"WWE Superstars" has aired on television, and now it airs on WWE.com, as well as on their YouTube page. It features anywhere from two to four matches of the guys that aren't getting TV time on Raw or Smackdown.
I enjoy checking out "Superstars" every week, but what is the point of having two of them?
Right now, it appears that Main Event is going to be a weekly show featuring a dark match that will kind of break away from the storyline, but as we all know, the WWE is likely to totally change the dynamic of the show after a month or so.
Who Will Do Commentary for the Show?
I'm thinking will see the Smackdown commentators come over and do this show as well, but the WWE could use this as another way to present the WWE Universe with a new lineup of commentators.
How about Byron Sexton and Christian? Maybe William Regal and Jim Ross get to cover this show or who knows, maybe the whole idea of a new guest commentator each week will surface on Main Event.
I'm anxious to see who will be paired together to cover the new show.
Continuation of Tag Team Tournament
On Raw, it was announced that the Tag Team Championship tournament will continue on Main Event with the team of Zack Ryder and Santino Marella taking on the team of Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd.
The team of Ryder and Marella are relatively new, and I thought they were just thrown together for the sake of that one match, but it appears the WWE likes the combination. It would have been nice to see maybe a team from NXT get promoted to the tournament, but I understand the popularity of both Ryder and Santino Marella.
When it comes to exciting teams who need more air time, look no further than Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd. Both men have tag team experience already as Gabriel with Nexus and Kidd with the Hart Foundation, but both men are also very talented singles competitors. With their combination of tag team skills, as well as their exciting in-ring presence, I would love to see them continue on in the tournament.
Either way, I love that the WWE is focusing on the division with this tournament, and it'll be exciting to see which team will advance tonight on Main Event.
More Raw Recaps/Smackdown Previews or More Matches?
WWE.com is only promoting the tag team tournament match and the Sheamus-Punk super match, so I wonder if the rest of the day will be recaps and fillers, or if we'll get maybe one or two more matches.
They have an hour time slot to fill, and even with commercials, two matches likely won't fill the entire slot, but knowing the WWE, we will likely see at least two Raw recaps and a Smackdown preview.
Will We Get a Clean Match Between Sheamus and CM Punk?
The WWE has tried a few times now to do this Sheamus-CM Punk match, and tonight could be the night we finally see it.
The first time, Punk took one of his personal days, and the match didn't happen. Other times, we've seen the idea turned into a tag contest with other competitors. Could the WWE decide to feature the first real match between the two on this new show?
Oh, yeah! Of course they will, so that you will watch Main Event and then next week, whatever the new main event will be, you'll say to yourself, "Hey, they actually have real matches. I'm going to check out episode number two."
Now, it is highly doubtful we will have a clean finish with one superstar going over another one, but I'm sure there will be no shenanigans that involve the match not happening.
WWE Main Event is airing tonight at 8/7 PM C.T. on Ion Television.
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