WWE doesn't run MSG nearly as often as they once did, so whenever the company does make an appearance they tend to go all out and turn it into something more than just a run-of-the-mill show. This time around they hit up "the world's most famous arena" for a house show - or "live event" in WWE jargon - and the card was stacked with a mixture of Raw and SmackDown superstars.
Headlining the event was a bout between WrestleMania 33 main eventer Brock Lesnar and the man who recently dropped the Universal title to his opponent, Kevin Owens. KO has been lobbying for a match with Lesnar for some time now, and a program between the two would be a real treat for fans. For now we'll have to settle for this non-televised scrap between the two Raw talents.
For those in attendance or able to find footage online who were expecting a epic clash, you were certainly disappointed with what amounted to a glorified squash match. Owens attacked Brock while he was removing his shirt, and managed to work in some offense, hitting his running cannonball and a swanton bomb before "The Beast" awoke and took over.
Three german suplexes and an F-5 later Brock had his hand raised, while a "Goldberg" chant permeated the crowd. The atmosphere for the match was electric, and while obviously WWE wants Lesnar looking as strong as possible going into Mania - especially considering how bad Goldberg has jobbed him out - it would have been nicer to have a more fleshed out match between the two. There's potential for a great feud here if the two are ever booked together.
Here are the results for the rest of the card:
Nikki Bella, Tamina, Becky Lynch, and Asuka beat Alexa Bliss, Natalia, Carmella, and Mickie James.
American Alpha defeated The Usos to retain the SmackDown tag team titles.
Dolph Ziggler over Apollo Crews.
Heath Slater, Rhyno and Kalisto beat Breezango and Curt Hawkins.
Dean Ambrose defended his Intercontinental championship in a fatal four-way against The Miz, Baron Corbin and Luke Harper.
Randy Orton pinned AJ Styles in yet another match to determine who faces Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 33.
Bray Wyatt defeated John Cena in defense of the WWE World championship.