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‘WWE MAIN EVENT’ 02.03.2021 Recap + Thoughts – Ricochet vs. Garza, Carrillo vs. Gulak

COMMENTATORS: Tom Phillips & Samoa Joe

Drew Gulak tries to earn a win this week as he takes on Humberto Carrillo, and Angel Garza goes one-on-one with Ricochet.

LINEUP

  • Humberto Carrillo vs. Drew Gulak
  • Ricochet vs. Angel Garza

*****

Humberto Carrillo vs. Drew Gulak

Carrillo beat Gulak two weeks ago on Main Event, might as well do it again! Gulak and Carrillo trade holds to start, the latter with an armbar and the former with a headscissors before a reset. Gulak takes Carrillo to the mat with a side headlock, Carrillo counters into a headscissors, Gulak bridges out and turns it into a leglock. Carrillo tries to escape a rear-naked choke, Gulak turns it into an armbar but Carrillo quickly gets to the ropes to force a break. Gulak drops an elbow across the spine and ties up the legs, Carrillo counters out into a side headlock but it quickly gets countered into a belly-to-back suplex and a two-count. Gulak grabs a sort-of Rings of Saturn and digs his elbow into the ribs, stopping to pose for a moment to add insult to injury. Carrillo drops Gulak to his knees and connects with a spin kick to the “face” (he almost got there) followed by a moonsault for the 1…2…3!

Humberto Carrillo defeated Drew Gulak via pinfall (5:54)

  • Gulak put on an exhibition of wrestling holds here which was kinda fun to watch. Still couldn’t put it together to beat Carrillo though so ultimately it was for nothing. Poor Drew Gulak.

Ricochet vs. Angel Garza

Neither one bothered to wear their full entrance gear; Garza has the pants but that’s for GIMMICK purposes. They know what show they’re on this week.

Garza charges Ricochet in the corner, then begs off when it almost happens to him. Ricochet goes on the offensive, connecting with a bodyslam and a Muta elbow for a two-count. Garza tries to hide in the corner, pays for it with a knife-edged chop. Ricochet sends Garza off the apron with a springboard dropkick and fakes him out with a backflip as the show goes to commercial.

Garza is in control as the show returns, putting Ricochet in a tree of woe and connecting with a running PK/knee strike/some sort of hit. PANTS ARE OFF, Garza works the right knee over. Ricochet sort-of kind-of stops a charging Garza with a double stomp then hits an actual double stomp to make up for it. Ricochet comes charging off the ropes with a forearm strike and rolls into a spinning brainbuster for the 1…2…not yet. That was cool. Ricochet rolls through a 630 attempt, Garza connects with a pop-up kick followed by a springboard moonsault for the 1…2…Ricochet kicks out. Garza escapes a fireman’s carry, Ricochet connects with a knee strike and Garza responds with a straight right hook for the 1…2…Ricochet kicks out! Ricochet escapes a Wing Clipper and goes for the Recoil but Garza blocks and rolls him up, feet on the ropes, for the 1…2…3!

Angel Garza defeated Ricochet via pinfall (7:38 shown)

  • Couple of awkward spots but that aside I really dug this one. Fun match that had enough energy to lift above the usual Main Event matches. 

Garza celebrates by laying about on the ramp. TRANQUILO. Angel Garza is a wrestling treasure.

*****

FINAL THOUGHTS: Ricochet/Garza is really fun and if you like watching a good wrestler do wrestling stuff the Gulak match is pretty good as well. Main Event ain’t bad.

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