WWE Main Event got off to a good start in 2014.
In terms of storyline development, the weekly show certainly isn't the most important of WWE's programming. But it's usually good for some solid entertainment, and that was once again true on Wednesday night from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Kofi Kingston battled Damien Sandow in a matchup we've seen plenty of times before but is usually good for in-ring work, while Cameron and Naomi took on Alicia Fox and Rosa Mendes and we got a look at the new Brodus Clay.
This week's show can be seen on WWE.com.
Let's get to it.
Damien Sandow defeats Kofi Kingston
Again, this probably wasn't a matchup that invoked a whole lot of excitement. These two have met many times before and a feud has never really come of it. In that sense, it certainly felt like a time-filler and nothing else.
Still, both of these wrestlers are tremendous inside the ring and this turned into a terrific match. There were some great spots, solid offense from each side, exciting back-and-forth action and it was rightfully given a good amount of time.
Eventually, Sandow got the win when he hit the You're Welcome.
It's probably unlikely, but hopefully this means better things are ahead for the Intellectual Savior. He has the potential to be one of the more entertaining heels in the business, but a Money in the Bank victory turned into absolutely nothing and now he has no direction.
Cameron and Naomi defeat Alicia Fox and Rosa Mendes
Most won't give this matchup much of a second thought, but Naomi is easily one of the best female wrestlers in the company, while Cameron and Alicia Fox are solid.
Although this one (unsurprisingly) didn't get much air time, it was a decent performance and eventually came to an end when Naomi landed the Rear View.
If Naomi finds her way into the Divas championship picture in the near future, it certainly wouldn't be a bad thing.
Brodus Clay and Tensai Brawl
This isn't so much about Brodus and Tensai brawling or about MizTV, but it was about "Big Time's" repackaging. He came out wearing a suit and a big chain with new theme music.
Brodus Clay has some really impressive power, and if he has the right gimmick, he has the potential to be a very solid mid- or lower-card heel. The WWE needs to just keep it simple with him, and it would appear as though that's exactly what's happening.
A feud with Tensai won't do much for him, but it will be compelling to see if this new look takes him anywhere.
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