Curtain Jerker, 1/17/13: Main Event

12 Submitted by on Thu, 17 January 2013, 08:00



Bad things about WWE Main Event: that awful theme song (“BOOLAYBOOLAYBOOOO”), Miz on commentary

Good things about WWE Main Event: everything else

I’m surprised more people aren’t raving about this show. Except for the occasional video break in the middle, done to recap Raw, it’s just pure wrestling. 2 matches, one lengthy one with 2 pushed talents, and one shorter one that’s either a midcard battle or extended squash. Generally, there’s no BS. It’s a show for fans who love WRESTLING.

And given the cries from fans for more wrestling, like I said, I’m surprised there’s less of a commotion about Main Event.

Short and sweet, tell me: do you like Main Event? Do you dislike it? Do you even WATCH it? Tell WrestleCrap your thoughts about this unique show.

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12 Responses to "Curtain Jerker, 1/17/13: Main Event"
  1. Joseph S. Hasan says:

    Watch it every week, really like it as a forum for an actual match, and as a springboard for younger talents who need more TV time. This and Saturday Morning Slam have really improved the quality of “WWE TV”.

  2. Peter Santellan says:

    Whenever I remember that Main Event is on and remember the channel it’s on, I will take the time to watch. The big match is definitely worth watching, but having The Miz on commentary is the audio equivalent of garden shears through the eyeballs (copyright RD).

  3. Matt Soileau says:

    I have yet to check it out but I will. I’m glad WWE brought back the “B-shows.” I have fond memories of Heat, Jakked, and Velocity.

  4. Andy says:

    It’s funny, the theme was written by Shinedown for the first Expendables movie. Am I the only one who actually slightly enjoys Miz on commentary?

  5. Superstarl says:

    Wait, they do two matches now? I saw the first episode and could have sworn there was only one. That and tons of talking. Maybe I should give it another try…

  6. Christian Colde says:

    The Miz and Cole commentary team is actually the most enjoyable aspect of Miz’s new face character. Cole and Miz acting as true friends is something they both need, a way for both guys to act natural, relatable… Miz acting semi-natural is much better than his scripted new persona… Heck, even Cole becomes palatable with Miz around!

    So yeah, endorsements all around for the new Main Event show! 2 quality matches, better commentary than Cole-King by a long shot… I torrent it every week.

  7. Mr Z says:

    I always catch Main Event, I think the format is great. The way they presented Kofi beating Miz for the IC title made the belt seem more important than it has in a long time.

    This week was the first time it felt like a letdown with Orton and Cesaro having a good long match only for it to have the exact same ending we just saw on Raw two days before with the Shield running in and a DQ. Luckily the Usos getting a decent length match (and a win!) and Maddox learning how to do commentary improved the show.

  8. Down With OPC says:

    Saturday Morning Slam beats Main Event!

  9. Greg says:

    Lay off Diamond Eyes. It’s a great song about our soldiers.

  10. Nick Nutter says:

    The Main Event is, if not my favorite, than the most watchable of the three weekday shows WWE does now. It gets to the point, has two decent to good matches, then gets the hell out. Kind of the opposite of Raw nowadays.

    I don’t have a problem with Miz’s commentary, but I’m not fawning over it either. He’s okay for now.

    I agree, though. Never liked the ridiculous Shinedown song.

  11. Bobholly138 says:

    I record it every week. But am way behind on watching it. It and SMS are the only wrestling shows I bother with now. Both give me what I want some longer matches and very little gaga.

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