Wrestling Review: WWE Main Event, January 31 2019

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We’re now officially on the Road To WrestleMania 35, and that includes Main Event, albeit to a far lesser extent than Raw and SmackDown.

Lucha House Party vs. Jinder Mahal & The Singh Brothers

Mind you, Kalisto had just participated in a four-way Cruiserweight Championship match on the Royal Rumble Kick-Off Show, so perhaps he has a slight chance of having a Mania moment. This six-man tag followed the usual formula, with The Luchas’ high-flying offence book-ending the slower middle portion controlled by Jinder and The Singh. A Salida Del Sol/senton bomb combo ended the match, and Lince Dorado celebrated with a forward flip out of his cover.

The highlights this week included Becky Lynch’s appearances on Raw and SmackDown, along with the big angle that ended SD which included Daniel Bryan introducing an environmentally-friendly WWE Championship belt and the announcement of an Elimination Chamber match for said title. Byron Saxton also discussed the Chamber match that will crown Women’s Tag Team Champions.

The B-Team vs. The Ascension

I’m not sure what is harder to believe: that Konnor and Viktor were once a hugely dominant team on NXT, that The Ascension received a mini-push not too long ago, or the possibility that they’ll ever have a half-decent spot on Raw again. As more versatile in-ring technicians, Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel always have a chance to receive creative attention again. This doubles match didn’t last too long and was exactly what you would have expected. Axel pinned Viktor to earn the win for The B-Team.

Highlights from Royal Rumble aired throughout this show, and it ended with footage of Brock Lesnar defeating Finn Balor, along with the Lesnar/Seth Rollins angle that closed out Raw.

This was far from a vintage episode of Main Event. Other than some nice high-spots from Kalisto and friends, there wasn’t much to remember at all, making this a missable edition.