WWE Main Event Review: Did the Second Show Live Up to the First?
This week marked the second broadcast of WWE Main Event, and the new show had a lot to live up to after the first show's impressive performance.
This week, we saw two matches that both kept up the trend of high-quality matches on WWE's fledgling show.
The show opened with Cole and The Miz in the ring giving us a rundown of the upcoming action.
The way WWE has been using clips from superstars DVDs as video packages has been great, because they showcase the superstar and not the match itself.
Orton and Big Show both had great documentaries on their recent DVD releases, and using that footage was a great way to highlight their strongest attributes.
In the first match, Randy Orton took on Big Show in a rematch from their encounter two weeks ago on SmackDown, which saw Big Show clinch the win to become the No. 1 contender to Sheamus' title.
This week saw Big Show get the win again in another impressive match between two of WWE's veteran performers.
These two have clashed many times throughout their WWE careers in numerous match types, but every time they go one on one it is always entertaining.
Orton is one of the few people tall enough to make Big Show take a few steps back every time he takes a hit, and that allows them to have a better back-and-forth than someone like Rey Mysterio can have with Show.
Orton has not had a major run at the title since returning a few months ago, and it shows that he is not using his political power to keep himself at the top.
Orton is at a point in his career when he doesn't need the title to be known as one of the top guys, and because of that he has allowed himself to take a back seat in a way.
Big Show is underrated in many ways, and this new-and-improved heel persona might just be what he needed to finally get back on top.
Orton and Show have a long history, and it is one that is not often touched upon by WWE in the way that Orton and John Cena's history might be.
The second match of the night saw Kofi Kingston defeat a surprisingly still-employed Michael McGillicutty.
The son of Mr. Perfect is not often seen on a major WWE show, so this was a nice surprise to see him facing someone like Kofi Kingston.
Their match was high-energy and very entertaining. Kofi got the win after an S.O.S. to McGillicutty.
Kofi ended up having an exchange with Miz following the match which saw them agree to meet next week in this very ring for an IC title match.
Kofi is on the verge of finally breaking through in the WWE, and an IC title win over Miz might actually keep him back.
McGillicutty is a great hand in the ring, and he made Kofi look good in his win, but unfortunately, being good at making other people look good won't get McGillicutty his own push.
I hope Jr. Perfect is given the chance he deserves someday, because he has never shown himself to be anything but a talented wrestler.
Kofi gave us a look at something we have not seen from him in the final moments of the night—a devious side.
WWE Main Event featured two entertaining matches for the second week in a row, and the end segment served to give us our big match for next week's show.
Miz on commentary is interesting because he is still a full-time wrestler. WWE is smart to use him in this way, though.
Miz is a student of the game, and that allows him to be a great color commentator when he is focusing on the match in the ring and not on himself.
As time goes on, we will see if this is a permanent move or if WWE will eventually put one of their other resident announcers in the seat next to Cole.
Overall, this was an impressive second outing for WWE Main Event, and it gives me hope that the trend will continue.
I will end this review with the line of the night from The Miz.
Do you know how I became a WrestleMania hall of famer? It wasn't by being a care-free hippie on a drum line!
What did you think of WWE's second episode of Main Event?
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