WWE Main Event
Original Air Date: January 11, 2018
Event Date: January 8, 2018
(available on the WWE Network)
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness
Ring Announcer: Mike Rome
“On My Own” by CFO$
Dana Brooke w/ Titus O’Neil, Apollo Crews vs Alicia Fox
(referee: Dan Engler)
Result: Alicia Fox wins via pinfall after an axe kick
Pretty good match. The momentum shifted a few times, and the action was fine. I particularly liked the finish. It came kind of suddenly after a lull in the action, and I think it worked great.
From RAW, a clip of the segment where Paul Heyman talks about how title matches used to be booked, then the brawl that had Strowman pull down some of the stage rigging with a grappling hook.
Clips of the match between AJ Styles and Sami Zayn from SmackDown where Daniel Bryan makes a handicap title match for the Royal Rumble.
A clip of the 3-on-2 handicap match from SmackDown.
Mustafa Ali & Akira Tozawa vs Drew Gulak & Ariya Daivari
(referee: Rod Zapata)
Result: Mustafa Ali pins Drew Gulak after an 054
Time: 3:49 (1 break)
Pretty good match. I liked it, but it was short and interrupted by a commercial break. It really felt like we missed a lot in the break, and that hurt my enjoyment of the match.
A clip of the 6-man tag match from RAW.
It’s interesting that even though there are only two short matches, they still feel the need to put a break in one. This wasn’t the best show.
Match of the Night
Dana Brooke vs Alicia Fox
The cruiserweight match was fine, but the presentation hurt it. I really liked the finish of the women’s match, so I’ll pick that one for tonight.