This week’s WWE Main Event was taped at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, before Monday’s Raw.
Veer Mahaan defeated Savion Truitt (4:53)
Another week and another squash for Mahaan that again went much longer than it needed to.
Truitt was this week’s victim, making his WWE debut. Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, he has worked for APW and LSC in the past.
They mentioned that Mahaan is still not yet on the main roster despite the continual adverts promoting him coming "soon." Saxton reckons Mahaan is keeping the roster on its toes. Yeah, that's it.
Although Truitt got some offense in toward the end, Mahaan finished him with what is becoming a familiar combination: a running splash, the Million Dollar Arm, and a ddt.
Veer is now 11-0 since October last year when they added the ‘Mahaan’ to his name.
Street Profits defeated Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin (7:56)
This was a lot of fun: a good, solid tag match that the pre-Raw crowd could get behind that built to a neat finish.
This was the Street Profits' Main Event debut. While Angelo Dawkins has worked this show before in a singles capacity, this was Montez Ford’s first outing on the show. Dawkins worked with Buddy Murphy when they were filming shows without crowds at the Performance Center during the pandemic.
They went back and forth in this one and worked through a commercial break. Lots of pace and creativity meant that there was a lot to like here.
The finish was a typical WWE tag finish where one member from the heel team ends up incapacitated on the outside, allowing the other to take the finisher in the middle of the ring without any shenanigans.
With Benjamin and Alexander on the floor, Dawkins nailed them with a diving senton and rolled Benjamin back in so that Ford could end it with the top rope frog splash.
The show featured a fun tag team match and an unnecessarily slow squash, but it was a better show than last week. I’d like to know what the over/under is on Mahaan debuting before WrestleMania, but I’m guessing he’s coming in afterward. Street Profits being on Main Event isn’t a great sign, but they’re good enough to overcome it.