WWE Main Event continues to be underrated.
Sure, the weekly program doesn't provide much—if any—storyline development, but it's usually good for at least one or two really well-worked matches inside the ring.
That same was true again this time around, as fans in Austin, Texas, were treated to Curtis Axel vs. Miz and Divas champion AJ Lee vs. Kaitlyn. R-Truth and Xavier Woods also battled 3MB.
Oh, and as an early Christmas present, there was also an appearance from Foley Claus, which led to this line from Miz, who started the show by protecting good ol' Saint Mick from Ryback and Axel: "Nobody touches Santa's beard on my watch."
It doesn't get much better than that, folks. Let's take a look at the match results.
R-Truth and Xavier Woods defeat 3MB
There wasn't a whole lot of anticipation for this match, and the outcome was a little predictable, but it still turned into a fairly entertaining back-and-forth contest.
Woods began by showing a glimpse of his athleticism and charisma, getting off a number of different moves, but Drew McIntyre eventually took over and was able to get in a little bit of offense.
The match ended when Truth got the hot tag, much to the pleasure of the crowd, and put in some good work before hitting his finisher and getting the clean pin.
Again, there likely wasn't too much interest in this one, and it would have been nice to see the up-and-coming Woods get the pin, but it featured some nice offense and impressive technical moves from each side. It was a solid way to start the night.
AJ Lee defeats Kaitlyn
The Divas division (rightfully) gets a lot of flak, but let's not forget that AJ and Kaitlyn made for a very compelling feud earlier this year.
This match didn't get much airtime, unfortunately, but as we've see many times before, AJ and Kaitlyn, although two very different types of wrestlers, had such good chemistry and put on a very solid show inside the ring.
AJ eventually pulled out the win with the Black Widow, but she was able to get the victory because of a Tamina distraction. Hopefully that opens up a storyline for AJ vs. Kaitlyn or even Kaitlyn vs. Tamina in the future.
Miz (with Foley Claus) defeats Curtis Axel (with Ryback)
Say what you want about these two polarizing characters, but they worked well together, and each displayed some good offense.
Granted, there was unsurprisingly a discernible lack of charisma and high-wire action, so the excitement was at a minimum. But if you're into good ol' fashioned wrestling and a nice display of moves, this was a solid match to watch.
It had an entertaining ending, as well, with Foley Claus hitting Ryback with Mr. Socko (or Mandible Claus, or whatever you want to call it) on the outside and Miz landing the Skull Crushing Finale for the win.
Miz's booking continues to be somewhat random, as no one really seems to know whether he's a heel or face, and it will be compelling to see where he goes from here.