- Taped from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, with Tom Phillips and David Otunga calling the action, unless otherwise noted.
- Monday Night Raw Flashback, Part I... WWE made a big deal about pulling advertisements for the Clash of Champions match between Sasha Banks and Charlotte because it wasn't officially set in stone. So on Raw, they do a long segment where Sasha and Bayley both stake a claim for a title opportunity, as well as the continued WCW levels of incompetent story-telling between Charlotte and Dana Brooke. The end result is a three-way match to determine a #1 contender. No, Dana Brooke didn't win, nor did she take the loss. Sasha actually pinned Bayley during a pin attempt, and in the process, screwed it up and also appeared to have pinned herself, too. How you do that, I don't know. So OFFICIALLY set for Clash of Champions... Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks. All that hoopla for nothing. - Monday Night Raw Flashback, Part II... Chris Jericho hosted the Highlight Reel, with his guest and former best-friend of Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn. This was done to set up a match for Clash of Champions between the two, with Zayn warning Jericho of Owens' selfish attitude and Jericho ignoring it and acting like a teenage girl who doesn't want to listen to the truth about her boyfriend being a scumbag. I don't know if I care too much for mid-life crisis Jericho, but I guess it's better than Zayn rotting in Superstars Hell (as in being featured every week on Superstars).
- Monday Night Raw Flashback, Part III... The New Day and The Club are still feuding, and it still doesn't feel like I should give a crap. I guess in a form of damage control, the New Day were scripted to bury the awful "Old Day" segment from the week before that officially killed the reanimated corpse of this rivalry. The New Day and The Club are scheduled for a Tag Team Title Match at Clash of Champions, but we'll get a sneak preview with the New Day vs. The Club in a SummerSlam Rematch. If you're wondering, that means Kofi and Xavier representing the New Day. The Club won, who cares. Next...
- Monday Night Raw Flashback, Part IV: The Final Chapter... Seriously, FOUR flashbacks of Monday Night Raw in one episode of Main Event. I guess this helps for when I recap Clash of Champions, but I clearly have no interest in recapping Monday Night Raw and yet I'm practically doing it anyway through the weekly episodes of Main Event. The Main Event of Raw was a Non-Title Match between Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens, with the stipulation being Reigns is added to the Championship Match at Clash of Champions if he is victorious. Reigns was in the driver's seat, but wouldn't you know it, Rusev happened to be back from his Bulgarian wedding and honeymoon in time to screw him over, and no doubt setting up our U.S. Title defense for Clash of Champions. Once again, Raw gives away a PPV-level Main Event for the sake of it.
Final Thoughts: I'm still not a fan of Main Event having a run-time of 48-minutes and dedicating 40 of those minutes to recapping Monday Night Raw. Seriously, I just sat through half of the Hulu edition of the show without even thinking about it. The exclusive content was very bleh this week when it came to the in-ring performances. Jordan vs. English I figured would get more time with what was obviously going to be a quickie squash for Kane to open the show, but that match was rushed through as well, giving us less than 5-minutes of bell-to-bell action. Combine that with the 22-minutes of bell-to-bell wrestling on Smackdown Live, and Tuesday Night definitely wasn't the night go to Smackdown if you really care about the in-ring product and not storyline development.