Welcome to Bleacher Report's recap of WWE Main Event. Here is where we take a look at what happened on the show, examining the winners, reactions to matches and any possible ramifications coming out of the program.
We are still fresh off WrestleMania XXX, and fans are still trying to come to grips with everything that happened. The Undertaker's streak has been broken, but fans were brought back to life by the epic title win from Daniel Bryan.
Raw featured a lot of surprises like returns and debuts, but the post-WrestleMania high is starting to wear off and things will begin to get back to normal.
Main Event featured the usual three matches this week, with one match in particular making the whole show worth watching. Let's take a look at what went down on Main Event.
The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family
You would naturally think that a rematch on Main Event would be less exciting than the pay-per-view match that preceded it. In this case, you would be wrong.
These six guys don't care what show they appear on. They all put 100 percent into this match to make it extremely entertaining and fun to watch.
Not only did Dean Ambrose take the majority of the offense dealt out by The Wyatt Family, but he was able to pick up the win for his team after it took back control.
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns had their moments, but Ambrose really stood out in this match. There's no wasted movement or time with Ambrose. Everything he does in the ring is done for a reason.
All three matches these two teams have had together have been instant classics, and this will not be the last time we see the six of them lock horns if the fans get their way.
WWE gave them the entire first half of the show, and what the fans got in that 30 minutes alone was worth the price of admission.
Winners: The Shield
Notes and Highlights:
- The Shield look like they are going to keep the skull masks. I think it's a cool little addition to their image, and hopefully this change means they will be together for a little while.
- Bray has slimmed down a little since he debuted. Not by much, but enough to notice. He still has better conditioning than a lot of guys with six-packs.
- Rollins is brilliant. Rowan couldn't quite get him up for a crucifix, so Rollins just held on and turned it into what looked like a modified triangle choke or Hell's Gate submission. That is how you turn a botch into something that looked intentional.
- Ambrose has proven that he can sell offense just as well as anyone in the company. What he did to make The Wyatt Family's moves look real was really creative.
- Ambrose is either really committed to selling an injury or really has a busted rib after this match.
- Harper is really coming into his own. Some of the things he does in the ring would never be expected from a character like him, and it makes him very unique.
Jack Swagger vs. Dolph Ziggler
This was a quick match. They did what they could with the time they had, but following the previous match would have been impossible for anyone.
Swagger picked up the win with the Patriot Lock, and he looked good doing it. Swagger has made vast improvements in his wrestling ability since teaming with Cesaro, and we can see those changes firsthand now that he is on his own.
Swagger picking up the win shouldn't be a shock to anyone. WWE will want to build him up before whatever match he ends up having with Cesaro, but it still stinks that Dolph Ziggler had to take the loss.
Ziggler has had a lot more wins as of late, which gave many fans hope that he would get a push following WrestleMania, but those plans do not seem to be in motion any longer.
This match was not bad by any means, but it could have been really good with more time.
Winner: Jack Swagger
Notes and Highlights:
- The way Swagger caught Ziggler by his ankle in mid-air to put him in the Patriot Lock was pretty cool.
- Ziggler never looks like he is frustrated in the ring. He always puts his best effort forward, even if he is going to lose in three minutes.
- Zeb's promo before the match seems to indicate that Swagger and Cesaro are nowhere near done with each other.
- Seeing Paul Heyman and Zeb Colter battle on the mic should be very interesting to watch in the coming weeks.
Sin Cara vs. Alexander Rusev
The Bulgarian Brute made his Main Event debut against Sin Cara, and he won the match in almost no time at all.
While a squash match can be an effective way to get over a brand-new talent, it is not what this guy needs. Rusev needs to be put in matches where he can really show off his power.
Winner: Alexander Rusev
Notes and Highlights:
- Lana doesn't have to say anything to be effective. Just the sinister look on her face makes her a believable heel manager.
- Rusev is so much more agile than anyone else his size. If he can keep his agility in line with his power, he will be a very valuable talent in the coming years.
Main Event has been on top of its game lately. Each week we are getting at least one match worthy of the show's name, and the rematch between The Shield and The Wyatt Family made this must-see television, or must-see streaming content, or whatever we're calling this now.
Having the show air live really seems to make a difference. The pre-taped show fell flat after a few months, so let's hope WWE keeps the live broadcast going and that they keep delivering high-quality matches.
What did you think of Main Event this week?
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