State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA – Thursday, February 28, 2019
Byron Saxton, Percy Watson, and Renee Young are on commentary.
Rezar (w/ Drake Maverick) defeats No Way Jose. This is just Rezar’s fourth singles match in WWE, following victories over Titus O’Neil on the August 6, 2018 episode of Monday Night RAW, a victory over Tyler Breeze a few weeks ago on this show, and a win over Jose just last week. I wonder if I can just recycle my match review from that show. Rezar uses his size and power to take the early advantage. That advantage carries through most of the match. Jose fights back harder this week, and tries a bodyslam – failing twice but successfully slamming the big man on the third try. Rezar blocks a tornado DDT and then hits a vicious chokeslam to get the pin. Less of a squash this week. It’d be nice if these Rezar singles wins were leading to something, but I imagine it’s just killing time until Akam comes back.
Apollo Crews defeats EC3. Good thing they took EC3 off NXT for this. I mean, I like Crews too, but they so clearly have no idea what to do with either of these guys. Crews controls early on and we go into a commercial. When we come back, EC3 has taken control. Is EC3 supposed to be a heel or a babyface? It’s really unclear. Stuff happens. Crews makes a comeback and gets the crowd fired up. He takes EC3 down and hits a standing moonsault to get the pin. Fine and competent, but sad to see both guys floundering with no direction like this.
This show featured guys I like in the main event but the match was kind of nothing, and the other match was a slightly better version of a match they ran last week. Not much to see here, unfortunately.
Tags: apollo crews, EC3, Main Event, rezar, WWE