Notes In Observance – WWE Main Event 1/6/15: New, But So Not Improved

WWE Main Event“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis of recent television shows. You can find quick results at the bottom of the post.







(Aired 1/6/15)

New, But Not Improved

– Guess we needed to relive the glory that was Raw last night according to the opening video. Better in 3 minutes than 3 hours, huh?

– The Paige (w/Natalya) and Nikki Bella (w/Brie Bella) match followed up their Raw drama with more drama. Who do we root for anyway? They both acted heelish. Brie was also the worst motivational speaker. The spot with Nikki flipping Paige off the apron into the mat was different, but the match was overall kinda sloppy and plodding in spots. That near fall exchange wasn’t pretty. Anticlimactically, Paige pinned Bella with the Rampaige. Longer than the Diva match on Raw, but that says little about quality.

– The Lana/Rusev promo or “special message for Ryback” was okay, but the “hopeless” Ryback exclusive interview was contradictory of his recent Raw “Turning negatives into positives” promo. Way to go, guys. Rusev is in the Rumble basically was what came out of it.

– Erick Rowan was understandably awkward of his release, but Dolph Ziggler was strangely accepting of his fate. Where’s the fight? Gosh, even when the nWo dominated WCW, WCW didn’t once give up. This was when that feud was in its prime, though of course.

– The “New and Improved” Fandango just looked like an angry tailor, even with Rosa Mendes at his side. R-Truth was definitely not winning this from the start, but it wasn’t going to be a straight-up squash either. Exactly what it was. Same character, different valet.

– A three-way tag match between Stardust/Goldust, The Usos and Damien Mizdow/The Miz announced for the final Friday Smackdown.

– The Titus O’Neil pre-match promo was just an excuse to bark like a seal.

– The O’Neil-Jack Swagger match went the way of the other two matches; glorified squash matches, though this outcome was a little less predictable, though it seemed Swagger was favored from the get-go, but that changed towards the end. Boring match though. Swagger’s cabbage patch kid hairstyle also doesn’t help his look, though he had an out with the “botched” call, but at least O’Neil is still relevant these days.






Quick Results

– Paige (w/Natalya) def. Nikki Bella (w/Brie Bella) via pinfall

– Fandango (w/Rosa Mendes) def. R-Truth via pinfall

– Titus O’Neil def. Jack Swagger via pinfall

About Nicholas Jason Lopez

Just a 29-year-old Brooklynite. Nothing more, nothing less. Currently a freelance journalist with two websites - Pro Wrestling Opinion and The Music Bugle - he has also been published on sites such as The Bensonhurst Bean, Sheepshead Bites, Review Fix, College University of New York Athletic Conference, Dying Scene, Brooklyn News Service, All Media NY, and Yahoo Voices. He has also interned for The Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator based out of Brooklyn, NY.

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