Just days before Tables, Ladders & Chairs—the last pay-per-view event of the year—gets underway, we were treated to a solid warm-up show with WWE Main Event.
Ryback, who is set to take on The Shield with the help of Team Hell No at TLC's main event, was looking to grab some momentum against Alberto Del Rio, who was just looking for any win whatsoever.
Following them up was 3MB against Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd.
Let's take a look at the action.
Ryback vs. Alberto Del Rio
The show started, of course, with Ricardo Rodriguez asking for everyone's attention and proceeding to show what would be a 17-minute video detailing Alberto Del Rio's biography.
About halfway through, the video was suddenly interrupted by none other than Ryback. After some bickering by Del Rio, the match was underway.
It's hard to create much interest in a one-on-one match when one side is supposed to be an unbeatable beast, but Del Rio and Ryback did a solid job of delivering some exciting, back-and-forth wrestling. The match lasted just under 16 minutes, and it didn't feel too drawn out.
After some large, ring-rattling slams by Ryback, Del Rio moved back in control, hitting the big man with several strikes from the top rope along with some other impressive moves.
Eventually, however, Ryback was able to get the crowd into it before landing a big Meathook Clothesline and then the Shell Shocked for the win.
3MB vs. Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel
Jinder Mahal, Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre came out with their own little music show before Kidd and Gabriel appeared to challenge them to a 3-on-2 handicap match.
This one lasted about 12 minutes, which felt good considering the names involved.
While Kidd and Gabriel were the far more impressive team from a pure wrestling perspective, it was 3MB that came out on top after McIntyre landed a cheap shot on Kidd and Slater landed the Smash Hit for the win.
Unsurprisingly, they gave another little air-guitar show to celebrate the win.
WWE Creative gave us his feelings towards the WWE's newest weekly show:
My favorite part about WWE #MainEvent is that there is no main event quality match on the card.— WWE Creative (@CreativeWWE) December 12, 2012
The Gaz wasn't too happy when Ryback interrupted Albert Del Rio's tribute video:
I'm not so sure anyone else felt the same way.
While they lost in what was the lesser-hyped of the night's two matches, Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel might have been the stars of the night. First this from Stefanie Mizanin:
Jonathan Eisner is also hoping for more of Kidd in a larger role in the future:
Tyson Kidd deserves a push. He should become U.S or I.C champion.— Jonathan Eisner (@Jeisner2) December 13, 2012