WWE Main Event returned last night (April 10, 2013) on ION Television from Boston, Ma with The Shield taking on Tons of Funk & Kofi Kingston in a six-man tag team match. Additionally, Big E Langston faced Zack Ryder, and Jack Swagger went up against Yoshi Tatsu.
Although, it was nothing earth shattering, it's nice to see a real attempt at putting on a good show.
If you missed the show, or just want to go back and read the live blog again, click here.
To the reactions!
- This was exactly what a Shield match should be. Quick, efficient, and ends with everyone laid out. I can't say it was a great match by any stretch, especially when comparing it to the few matches The Shield has had. There is an argument facing Tons of Funk & Kofi Kingston -- which, who thought to put these three together? -- is diluting The Shield's appearances. The group has only had a few matches, and they've all been pay-per-view (PPV) quality events. Mostly because they've all occurred on PPV, but you get the point. It's nice it has been special when they enter the ring. That being said, they do have to do something besides running to and from to the ring all the time. It's nice to actually see them work. I'm not too upset if they are going to be lined up against jobbers. Especially if I get to see Roman Reigns spear the crap out of everyone.
- Remember when Big E Langston first came up and sucked on the mic? I haven't seen much -- read: any -- of his NXT work, so all I knew was what I saw in the big leagues. And it wasn't necessarily all that good. However! Mr. E had a fun exchange with Matt Striker. Hopefully with Dolph Ziggler as World Heavyweight Champion, we get to see more of Big E's personality shine through. There is certainly potential there.
- We also got to see Big E squash Zack Ryder, which is always deserving of a C.J. thumbs up.
- Jack Swagger continues with the Real American gimmick, and Zeb Colter continues to act as his mouthpiece. Their latest victim was Yoshi Tatsu, which...yeah, that's a step down from Alberto Del Rio. It's a shame, because the gimmick could actually work if there were some tweaks to it. If anything, being paired up against Del Rio for so long might have limited the range of motion. As it stands, though, Swagger has been de-pushed to squashing the Superstars Champion, and it's unlikely he'll bounce back anytime soon.
It's nice we actually closed the show on a real -- okay, "real" -- match, and the recaps were kept to a minimum. The match quality wasn't as good as it was during Main Event's prime, which tends to happen when everything is a squash. However, there is hope we may be seeing a bounce back.
What say you, Cagesiders? How did you enjoy the post WrestleMania offering? Let me know how right -- or how wrong -- I am in the comments.