Welcome everyone to this week’s WWE Main Event report. Filling in for Clinton Bowman this week, so if you all are ready, then let’s get on with the show!
We see the usual intro talking about seeing things through diamond eyes, then Michael Cole & The Miz welcome us to the show.
The superstars are already in the ring, ready for our #1 Contenders Battle Royal about to take place and US Champ Antonio Cesaro has joined Cole & Miz on commentary.
20-Man Over the Top Rope Battle Royal to determine who will face Antonio Cesaro for the United States Title on next week’s Main Event: The Great Khali vs. William Regal vs. Darren Young vs. Titus O’Neil vs. Jinder Mahal vs. Zack Ryder vs. Jey Uso vs. Jimmy Uso vs. Yoshi Tatsu vs. Wade Barrett vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Justin Gabriel vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow vs. Santino Marella vs. Brodus Clay vs. Ted DiBiase vs. Primo vs. Epico vs. Drew McIntyre
Since there is so much action taking place in these battle royals, I am gonna keep it concise and just relay to you all the order of elimination.
Order of Elimination:
Three Man Band & International Air-Strike brawl on the floor as we go to commercial.
Order of Elimination:
Khali-Brodus monster battle!
KHALI CHOPS TO ALL!
Back from commercial as The Prime-Time Players double team Khali. Rhodes Scholars are working over Santino while Barrett is doing the same to Ryder. Khali then eliminates both Prime-Time Players, followed by both Rhodes & Sandow, giving Rhodes a huge Khali chop in the process. Barrett goes to work on Khali, but Santino makes his comeback on Barrett. Time for the Cobra and it strikes Barrett. Santino gets Ryder set, who nails Barrett with the Broski Boot. However, its every man for himself as Santino eliminates Ryder. Then, Barrett creeps in and eliminates Santino and we are down to 2.
Barrett & Khali exchange words, then Barrett with a pair of big boots to knock down Khali. Barrett unloads with right hands from the mount, then taunts the crowd. Khali knocks Barrett aside, then creams him with a huge overhand chop to the chest.
Barrett hangs onto the ropes, but Khali drills him with a Khali chop and Barrett is eliminated!
Winner and earning a United States Title shot next week on Main Event: The Great Khali
Cesaro at the commentary table doesn’t look happy at the prospect at facing Khali next week as Khali celebrates his victory. Cesaro gets into the ring as Khali is ready to fight. Cesaro extends his hand and Khali shakes it. Cesaro leaves the ring, not taking his eyes off Khali as Khali continues his victory celebration while we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Matt Striker is backstage with the Great Khali. Khali starts to talk, but Antonio Cesaro nails him from behind with the US title belt. Cesaro talks in Swiss, but Khali comes back and nails him with a chop. Cesaro leaves as Khali picks up the US title belt and says in broken English, “Happy New Year, see you next week!”
We go to the RAW Rebound video set to Christmas music when Santa Claus got ran over by an Alberto.
We also see video of last week’s Tribute to the Troops that had an episode of Miz TV with the Muppets.
Before our next match, Three Man Band have mics as it seems Heath Slater has a case of laryngitis. Drew says for Rochester to have some respect. All the big bands perform at New Year’s Eve and no bigger than 3MB. But, Heath doesn’t have a voice so they can’t perform. Jinder says Gabriel & Kidd are jealous, which is why they attacked Heath’s larynx on RAW Monday. Drew says they are trying to halt their careers. However, Jinder says you can never stop ROCK! 3MB play air guitar as International Air-Strike is introduced for our next match.
International Air-Strike (Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd) vs. Three Man Band (Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal) w/Heath Slater
Kidd & Mahal will start things off. Cole for some reason compares Heath Slater to Adele & Neil Diamond. Kidd gets away from 3MB as the bell sounds and tags in Gabriel. McIntyre also tags in as he backs Gabriel into the corner. McIntyre with a pie-face, then yells 3MB. Gabriel with a side headlock, then both knock each other down on a shoulder tackle attempt. McIntyre with his own shoulder tackle, Gabriel with a leapfrog, then counters a hip-toss with a monkey flip, followed by an armdrag into an armbar. Tag to Kidd as he & Gabriel hit double elbows to the gut, followed by double kicks to the back for a nearfall. Gabriel with a Sunset flip off a tag for a nearfall. Drew regains control and tags in Mahal.
Mahal with right hands to Gabriel, but Gabriel comes back with a dropkick. Tag to Kidd, who kicks Mahal and Gabriel with a spin kick. Kidd with an armbar, but Mahal with a knee and a back club. Kidd with the backflip kick, then headscissors Mahal over the ropes. McIntyre gets a kick for his troubles, but 3MB catches Kidd off a dive. However, Gabriel takes everyone out with a tope dive. International Air-Strike play to the crowd as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Gabriel with an armbar on Drew. Drew comes back with back clubs, but Kidd is tagged in. Kidd with a slingshot O’Connor Roll for a nearfall. Kidd with kicks to the leg, followed by a running dropkick. Kidd goes for the Sharpshooter, but Slater distracts Kidd. This allows Drew to hit a reverse Alabama Slam of sorts for a nearfall.
Tag to Mahal as 3MB drive Kidd backfirst into the corner. Mahal chokes Kidd with his boot, then has words with the ref while Slater gets a cheapshot in. Mahal with a knee drop for a nearfall. Mahal locks in a cravate as the crowd wills on Kidd. Kidd breaks free, but Mahal with a back elbow. Tag to Drew, who hits an elbow drop on Kidd. Drew with a stomp as the crowd chants for Kidd. Kidd comes back with a roll-up for a nearfall. Drew then prevents Kidd from making a tag and tags back in Mahal, who again chokes Kidd. Slater gets another cheapshot in while the ref is with Gabriel. Mahal with another nearfall, then locks in a chinlock as the crowd again wills on Kidd. Kidd tries to break free, but Mahal drives him back down and hits another knee drop for a nearfall. Tag to Drew, but Kidd evades both Drew & Mahal, nailing them with kicks. Kidd almost has the tag, but Mahal pulls Gabriel off the apron. Then, Kidd & Drew collide with one another in mid-air and both are down.
Gabriel gets the tag and hits a crossbody, followed by a spin kick and a clothesline. Gabriel is all fired up as he hits a flying forearm in the corner, followed by a Tornado DDT for a close nearfall. Gabriel then crashes & burns off the springboard moonsault, but is just able to kick out when Drew pins him. Drew then drills Gabriel with a vicious running boot, but again Gabriel is somehow able to kick out. Drew with a cheapshot to Kidd, then tags in Mahal. Mahal with a leaping knee, but yet again, Gabriel kicks out. Mahal goes for the Full Nelson Slam, but Gabriel counters it. Gabriel hits the Blue Thunder Bomb, but Drew breaks it up. Drew is knocked off the apron, then Kidd nails him with the running apron kick.
International Air-Strike then hit an assisted Top Rope Blockbuster for the victory.
Winners: International Air-Strike by pinfall (Assisted Top Rope Blockbuster)
International Air-Strike celebrate their win as we go to credits.