Moda Center – Portland, OR – Thursday, February 7, 2019
Byron Saxton, Percy Watson, and Renee Young are on commentary.
Natalya defeats Lacey Evans. They chain wrestle to start, and this is a big opportunity for Evans to prove herself against the veteran Natalya. Everything comes up Natalya in the opening minutes, and she tries for a Sharpshooter, but Evans avoids it and seeks respite on the floor. Natalya won’t have it though and brings the rookie back to the ring. That gives Evans the opening to attack Natalya’s left arm, and you can see the confidence building. Evans hits a standing moonsault and adds pushups off Natalya’s chest for a cool visual. She continues to impress by jumping from the second rope up to the top rope to deliver a beautiful moonsault, but it only gets two. Moments later, Natalya locks in the Sharpshooter from out of nowhere and Evans quickly taps out. A few awkward moments aside, Evans impressed here, and letting her work matches with Natalya is probably a good idea for her development. Once Evans puts it all together, I can see her being a force in the division.
No Way Jose defeats Tyler Breeze. I believe these two have teamed recently on this very program, so they look to have a nice friendly contest here. Jose shows a little too much sportsmanship though, and Breeze tries to make him pay for it. Breeze dumps Jose to the floor and it’s tie for a commercial break. When we come back, Breeze is still in control, but Jose quickly fights up. Momentum swings back and forth, with multiple signature moves leading to near-falls but not a finish. In the end, Jose hits the pop-up punch to get the pin. I hate that finisher, but the match was good clean fun.
Main Event presented two enjoyable matches this week, so check it out if you’ve got 45 minutes to spare.
Tags: Main Event, Natalya, No Way Jose, Tyler Breeze, WWE