WWE Main Event is, in a sense, for entertainment purposes only.
That's not to say any of the other weekly shows aren't full of entertainment. But Main Event is usually more about showcasing enthralling in-ring talent than it is about storyline development.
With Money in the Bank quickly approaching, there was certainly the need to address some of the storylines, but once again, it was the actual wrestling that stood out.
Let's take a look at the complete results.
Christian Defeats Damien Sandow
It's becoming a near guarantee at this point. Week in and week out, the first match of Main Event is always fantastic.
This week was no exception:
Man, that Christian/Sandow match was really enjoyable, & it was only made better by Cody's superb commentary. #MainEvent— thechrishaley (@thechrishaley) July 4, 2013
The match lasted a solid 20 minutes, and it didn't come close to feeling drawn out. Both Christian and Damien Sandow showcased a lot of offense as the hasty pace moved back and forth between each wrestler.
As the action heated up, there were several near-falls and impressive technical moves before Christian eventually landed the Killswitch to end the very good match:
That match was basically perfect. @Christian4Peeps killed it, Sandow gave a great showing. Loved it! Great first half of the show.— I'm4EverAPeep (@RavenMW) July 4, 2013
Throw in Cody Rhodes' commentary building up Sandow's new aggressive personality—which is apparently a result of last week's Dublin Street Fight loss—and this was a tremendous way to kick off the show while also building some momentum for Money in the Bank.
Jack Swagger Defeats Sin Cara
This wasn't a result that shocked anyone. Jack Swagger needs some wins before his upcoming ladder match at Money in the Bank, so this result was quite predictable.
Nevertheless, it was still a solid match:
Jack Swagger vs Sin Cara. 3 out of 5. It was, again, 50-50, but Jack got the Patriot Lock in and got the win.— WWE/TNA Review (@strauser16) July 4, 2013
The action moved back and forth, Sin Cara got in some exciting, high-flying action and Swagger was able to exhibit his impressive size and strength.
In the end, Zeb Colter's (who drew a lot of heat with another pre-match promo) first client forced Cara to tap out when he secured the Patriot Lock.
Big E Langston Defeats Curt Hawkins
Curt Hawkins came out with a new biker gimmick, but Big E Langston still scored the quick win.
Although AJ Lee being on commentary added a little bit of intrigue, there wasn't really enough time for much to happen.