Last night (Oct. 17) brought us another episode of WWE Main Event. For the first time ever on the show, a title was up for grabs as WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz took on Ghana's own Kofi Kingston. Also, "Mr. Money in the Bank" Dolph Ziggler took on the "Long Island Iced Z" Zack Ryder.
Let's end this preview and get right into it!
- Now, even if you didn't view this show, I am sure you heard Kofi Kingston's new title is 'WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston'. The problem with that is you shouldn't know about it. WWE really dropped the ball here in reporting spoilers for this event last night. While it is to be expected with SmackDown, people will actually still tune-in to see guys like Sheamus, Randy Orton, etc. When your main event is Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz and people already know what happened, you pretty much spoil the minimal care people have for this match in the first place.
- That being said, it is a shame that WWE went that route because this was a fantastic outing. Both men looked really good here. While it is understandable that they blend in with a lot of the mid-card talent which is in the WWE at this point, both men are very talented and underrated. This especially applies to The Miz, who seems to have his flubs more noticed than his great moments.
- By the way, Zack Ryder faced Dolph Ziggler. Dolph Ziggler won. After the show, he called out any wrestler, as he felt he was way past the Zack Ryders of the world. Of course, the hungriest wrestler known to man took on the challenge, as next week's main event will be Ryback vs. Ziggler. I'll make a bold prediction here with Ziggler doing a whole lot of selling as Ryback unleashes his two moves of doom...maybe three if he is feeling frisky.
- Oh, the pacing is still pretty awful here, but I see that it is the format they're sticking with, so I guess fans will just have to roll with it.
Overall, not a bad outing if you went out of your way to watch it. It earns a "B" on my report card. Going out of your way to catch WWE's smaller shows seems to be the route to go, while you can watch Raw on fast forward.
What have you Cagesiders made of WWE Main Event thus far? Thumbs up or thumbs down?