COMMENTATORS: Tom Phillips & Byron Saxton
A couple of first-time matchups this week on Main Event as Humberto Carrillo takes on Tucker and Ricochet and Angel Garza finally go head-to-head in a singles match.
- Humberto Carrillo vs. Tucker (*1/2)
- Ricochet vs. Angel Garza (**1/4)
Humberto Carrillo vs. Tucker
Tucker is freshly-turned heel, having turned on his longtime best friend/former tag team partner Otis at Hell in a Cell the previous Sunday. His reward? A match on Main Event. You might have made a poor decision, sir.
Tucker tries to impose his size advantage to start with clubberin’, Carrillo rebounds with both a springboard headbutt and headscissors. Tucker powers back with a slam and a falling headbutt, followed by some crawling headbutts a la Junkyard Dog. Carrillo dodges a second falling headbutt and connects with a missile dropkick from the middle buckle. Tucker goes for a superplex, Carrillo escapes and goes for a sunset bomb but Tucker counters with a series of rights; however Carrillo rebounds and hits a regular ol’ sunset flip for the 1…2…3.
Humberto Carrillo defeated Tucker via pinfall (6:02)
- Match was fine, Tucker already getting the Main Event treatment and LOSING is pretty funny. I do hope we get a Titus/Tucker match on here though, low-card hoss fights are my jam. (*1/2)
Ricochet vs. Angel Garza
Ricochet and Garza have met many times in tag team action but according to the commentary this is the first time they’ve ever wrestled one-on-one. That it happened on Main Event is either cool or unfortunate depending on your point of view.
Both men counter one another to start, Garza blocks an O’ Connor Roll and connects with a superkick. Ricochet fights back with a backflip into a headscissors and a dropkick that sends Garza to the floor. Garza catches a baseball slide, spins Ricochet around, and slams his face into the LED board. PANTS ARE OFF as the show goes to commercial.
Ricochet fights back with elbows, Garza regains control and continues working the legs in hopes of grounding his opponent. Ricochet mounts a comeback, including a leaping forearm and a rana off the buckles followed by a standing shooting star press but Garza kicks out of the lateral press. Garza snaps off a slingshot inverted suplex and a superkick for the 1…2…Ricochet kicks out. Garza connects with a right, Ricochet responds with a kick, Garza tags back with a pop-up knee, Ricochet bounces (OR RICOCHETS LOL) off the ropes with a lariat and finishes Garza off with the Kickback for the 1…2…3.
Ricochet defeated Angel Garza via pinfall (7:00 shown)
- This match had the potential to really slap but they knew the position they were in so we didn’t exactly get that. It was still good though, Ricochet’s hops are unreal. (**1/4)
FINAL THOUGHTS: Main Event is worth watching to see some fresh matchups, but also not worth watching because neither one is particularly good. Watch it or don’t. God I’m so good at reviewing wrestling.