With WrestleMania 30 fast approaching, watching Main Event can make for appointment viewing. Wrestling fans can watch some solid matches interspersed with the most important things that happened on Raw. It's the best of both worlds.
This week's episode was headlined by Damien Sandow and Sin Cara. The more important aspect, though, was the video packages, one featuring Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker's confrontation, another summarizing the leg injury to John Cena.
Before the show started, WWE paid tribute to Nelson Frazier Jr., who rose to prominence as Mabel during the mid-1990s and returned as Big Daddy V. He died earlier in the week:
Here are the results from the Feb. 26 episode.
The Brotherhood, Los Matadores and El Torito defeated 3MB and Rybaxel
This was played more for comedy than anything else. El Torito got the pinfall victory over Heath Slater after hitting him with a hurricanrana.
He and Slater spent a lot of time in the ring relative to the other guys, which makes sense because the two have history. Cody Rhodes and Goldust helped to take Curtis Axel and Ryback out of the equation, leaving El Torito to finish off Slater.
The match was good for what it was. Nobody takes 3MB seriously, so it's not like Slater is hurt by losing to El Torito. If anything, it's Sheamus who may have to watch his back, per Bleacher Report's Graham Matthews:
Heath Slater has pinned Sheamus in the past... and El Torito just pinned Slater. So, El Torito > Sheamus? #MainEvent— Graham Matthews (@WrestleRant) February 27, 2014
One thing that can't be overlooked in this match is that four participants—Goldust, Curtis Axel, Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre—had been intercontinental champions:
Too bad nobody cares about the Intercontinental Championship anymore.
Alicia Fox and Aksana defeated Eva Marie and Natalya
Quick question here. Maybe I haven't been paying enough attention to the Divas division, but wasn't Eva Marie a heel not that long ago? Whatever. It's not like it matters.
She may not be teaming with Natalya for long, as she helped to cost them the match. Natalya tried to lock the Sharpshooter on Aksana. She escaped and kicked Natalya to the apron, where she hit Eva Marie.
That allowed Aksana to hit the Divo Drop for the victory.
The match was what you've come to expect from the Divas division. There were plenty of blown spots and little in the way of technical wrestling.
Darren Young defeated Titus O'Neil
I really hope that this isn't the end of the feud between these two. Titus O'Neil and Darren Young weren't able to grab the crowd at Elimination Chamber, but that doesn't mean that they're incapable of making their split a captivating storyline.
If this was the blow-off match, it sends a major statement to both wrestlers. Instead of building toward WrestleMania 30 or Extreme Rules, their rivalry ended on Main Event. Not a sign of confidence for either guy.
Matthews noted that this scenario has happened before:
The way the match ended would lead you to believe that more is to come, though. O'Neil went for the Clash of the Titus. Young wriggled out and rolled up his former tag partner for the victory. Surely this feud will have a more decisive conclusion.
Still, you can tell that the company has lost whatever faith it had in both Young and O'Neil.
Sin Cara defeated Damien Sandow
Sin Cara won, but the bigger surprise was that these two guys are still employed. The Sin Cara character seems to be around for marketing reasons, while Sandow is just kinda existing in that same plane of existence as Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins, JTG and Alex Riley, where they show up every six months to get a televised loss and take advantage of catering.
Sandow's stock has completely bottomed out since winning Money in the Bank, and losing to John Cena after cashing in the briefcase killed whatever credibility he had left.
That's perhaps what was more frustrating about this match.
You see Sandow having a good performance, but you ultimately know that he's going nowhere. He can talk, and his in-ring work is good enough to think that he could become not a main event star, instead in the level right below that.
Caleb Baumgartner has a nice theory about the situation:
Sandow needs a repackaging or something, because it isn't working at the moment.