The Big Takeaway: A run-of-the-mill show this week saw Brian Kendrick & Jack Gallagher get a win in the all-cruiserweight opener and a furious Mojo Rawley attack both Apollo Crews and Titus O’Neil after he lost in the main event.
Brian Kendrick & Jack Gallagher defeated Kalisto & Lince Dorado (w/ Gran Metalik) (4:46)
These two teams have been trading wins across WWE programming over the last few weeks, with the Lucha House Party subbing out Metalik for Dorado here. It was interesting to hear Rey Mysterio’s comments regarding the strong Latino talent in WWE right now with his longterm status still in the balance.
There wasn’t much to this one in the end. And after last week’s tapings in London, this was inevitably going to feel a little tame, but you can see that the teams have worked together a lot as there was a smoothness to their routines here.
Dorado helped Kalisto springboard into a senton on Kendrick to the outside. Dorado rolled Kendrick up, with Kendrick not being the legal man. Gallagher then headbutted Dorado and covered him for the win.
Apollo Crews (w/ Titus O'Neil and Dana Brooke) defeated Mojo Rawley (6:01)
Rawley was fired up when he came out here and, although the match was nothing special, the newsworthy note was his attack on both Crews and his manager, Titus O’Neil, after the match.
Crews got the better of Rawley and overcame a fight back to get the win. He hit Rawley with an enzuigiri and followed it up with a clothesline. After fighting off Rawley’s attempts to get back into the match, he hit his standing moonsault for the win.
Normally on Main Event they cut away from the celebrations and go straight to recapping Raw, often without a replay of the finish, so here it was clear something was going to happen. Rawley attacked O’Neil with several double axe handles to the shoulders, taking him to the mat, before sending him shoulder-first into the post.
He then leapt on Crews, hitting aggressive clubbing forearms to the back of the head. Rawley made it look incredibly intense as he screamed at both men the whole time. The angle easily garnered the most heat of anything on the show.