WWE Main Event went LIVE on WWE Network tonight, and it was a decent show. Of course if you didn’t catch it live, you can watch the replay available now on WWE Network or catch the show in its normal timeslot tomorrow on ION Television. Main Event will be airing live on the WWE Network every Tuesday going forward at 7pm CT.
– Daniel Bryan vs. Kane: It was a smart decision on WWE’s part to make the first live Main Event on the Network feature Daniel Bryan in the first match. Bryan and Kane have a natural chemistry together where they just work really well with each other and this was no different. I was a bit surprised by how long the match lasted, almost 20 minutes. It was a solid good TV match from beginning to end, even though the finish wasn’t the most exciting thing in the world. Bryan picked up the win and looked good doing so.
– WWE Network Stream Quality: While I’m sure there wasn’t a tremendous amount of people watching Main Event live, the stream still held up great. It’d be interesting to see WWE release the numbers, which probably won’t happen, but at least the stream stayed up and didn’t suffer any quality dips as happened near the end of the NXT ArRIVAL special last Thursday.
– Nikki Bella vs. Alicia Fox: Of the two Bella’s, I think Nikki is the most annoying and the worst in the ring, so naturally she gets the singles match. Alicia Fox on the other has drastically improved and is probably the most underrated and underappreciated women’s wrestler going today. Alicia deserves much better than losing to Nikki Bella two nights in a row.
– The Uso’s vs. Los Matadores: WWE pulled the old bait and switch tonight claiming Road Dogg had an injury and thus the New Age Outlaws had to postpone their title match. I was thinking “great, a LIVE special so maybe some good heel team will come take on the hot new champs,” but instead we got Los Matadores. The match was fast paced and decent as you’d expect, but I just can’t care for anything involving Los Matadores. It’s a stupid gimmick for Primo and Epico, and El Torito is highly annoying. It’s one thing for the trio to do comedy with 3MB, but I don’t want to see them wrestling for the tag titles. Really wish WWE would drop that gimmick. On the plus side, Road Dogg and Billy Gunn were fairly entertaining on commentary.
That does it for this week’s edition of WWE Main Event: Thumbs Up & Thumbs Down. We’ll next do this Friday with the premiere edition of NXT: Thumbs Up & Thumbs Down.