Let’s check in with the latest episode of Main Event!
Lacey Evans vs. Natalya
This was a chance for Evans to garner some attention at the expense of the veteran Natalya. Though Lacey has yet to wrestle on Raw or SmackDown, she did participate in the women’s Royal Rumble match, which was the basis of the conversation between the announcers as the match got under way. Natalya relied on what brought her to the dance, while Evans showed off her skills with a standing moonsault into a press-up cover. After escaping the Sharpshooter, Evans hit a turning moonsault off the ropes, but Nattie kicked out and ended up catching Lacey in the Sharpshooter again for the slightly surprising submission win (since a victory could have really benefited Evans). Good stuff though.
This week’s highlights included Becky Lynch’s interactions with Stephanie McMahon, Charlotte Flair and Triple H, along with the segment and resultant match with Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin. We also had a run-down of the Elimination Chamber card.
Tyler Breeze vs. No Way Jose
Two eccentric characters went one-on-one in the main event of, erm, Main Event. On commentary, Percy Watson noted how Jose wants to do something new in 2019, and suggested that he should abandon his conga line and get serious (which may work, but would totally kill his gimmick). Tyler clapping as the conga ended, and as Jose danced during the match, was amusing, though Jose’s antics would frustrate Breeze more as the match rolled on, partly because NWJ was in control at the time. Though Tyler wrestles more as a heel in an attempt to combat Jose’s tactics, it only worked for so long as NWJ regained momentum. After a slightly sloppy transition led to a Jose flapjack for two, we almost had a rare Main Event referee bump which led to a Tyler superkick for another close call. In the end, after avoiding a Killswitch, Jose caught Tyler with a big right hook for the win.
A video package on the Elimination Chamber match and highlights of Daniel Bryan vs. Jeff Hardy from SmackDown rounded off the show.
This edition of Main Event had its moments. Lacey Evans looked good against Natalya, though I still think she should have won, and Tyler vs. Jose was a decent bout too, making it an acceptable show overall.