WWE Main Event returned to the ION Television airwaves last night (June 5, 2013) from the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York, featuring Sheamus vs. Antonio Cesaro, The Usos vs. Rhodes Scholars, and Justin Gabriel vs. Curt Hawkins.
If you missed the show, or just want to go back and read the live blog again, click here. That's enough with the appetizer, let's get to the main course.
- Antonio Cesaro is stuck in purgatory and it's sometimes painful to watch/think of because there are absolutely no signs that he'll ever get out of it. Here's the issue with that: it means we don't get to see him as often. I don't mind if he loses every single match for the remainder of time he's with WWE, but if he's constantly jobbing no one will care about him and if no one cares about him top brass will do the same and that's the death knell for us ever getting the chance to watch him work. We need workers like Cesaro who can look strong against the likes of Sheamus but ultimately lose and keep coming back for more. But there has to be a balancing act. He needs a big run to keep that going, and he wasn't getting that even when he had the United States championship.
- Sheamus was being groomed for bigger and better things but have you noticed how that's kind of fizzled out? Sure, he's still winning and being made to look strong against whomever he's up against in any particular match but there was a time not long ago that WWE thought he was John Cena's successor, despite his age. Can it be any more obvious that's simply not the case anymore?
- The Miz was awful on commentary last night. Talking up Sheamus' ground-n-pound after a shoulder block off the apron? That's maybe the most acrobatic we'll ever see the big Irish bastard get and Miz is talking about his ground-n-pound. He tried to save it right after, but I can only imagine that's because Vince was back at the gorilla position screaming his head off into Miz's ears.
- While we're on commentators, Ricardo Rodriguez has a bit of charm but he's in over his head at the announce desk. He might be better down the road, though, and I suppose having him work shows like this is the best way to get him there.
- The Usos really are getting a push and it really might be because of the face paint, but I don't care. I enjoy watching them do work, and when you have the selfless Rhodes Scholars around to make them look good, it all works out extremely well.
- Zack Ryder is growing his hair out in an attempt to get more edgy and serious and Curt Hawkins went the opposite route, cutting his and working a stronger style. It doesn't mean much when you're eating a 450 Splash from Justin Gabriel after just a couple minutes in the third match on the "C" show, but, you know, baby steps.
This was your typical episode of Main Event with a relatively strong match to start leading into a still good but lesser match after and a curtain jerker to end it.
That's it from me, Cagesiders. Now it's your turn to sound off in the comments section below with all your thoughts on last night's show.