Hello everyone, filling in for CJ Bowman this week. If you all are ready, let’s get to this week’s WWE Main Event!
We go right to the opening match.
6-Man Tag: The Shield (WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose & WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns) vs. The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) & Kofi Kingston
Ambrose & Kofi will start. Kofi with a go-behind. Ambrose works on the arm, takes Kofi down. Kofi counters with an arm drag, Ambrose with a shoulder tackle. Kofi with 2 leapfrogs and a flying back elbow. Jimmy Uso in, clothesline for a nearfall. Rollins in, stomps away at Jimmy. Rollins sidesteps a backdrop, Jimmy with a clothesline. Jey Uso in, double back elbow & elbow drop by the Usos for a nearfall. Jey works on the arm of Rollins. Rollins with right hands and stomps. Jey stops being sent into the corner, double chop. Jimmy in, running forearm in the corner. Leaping headbutt for a 1 count. Jimmy works on the arm of Rollins. Rollins with a right hand, Ambrose in. Ambrose with a gut shot & a right hand. Ambrose stomps away at Jimmy. Rollins in, gut kick to Jimmy. Snapmare into a seated double chickenwing. Jimmy fights out with toe kicks. Jey blind tags in, throat thrust to Rollins & Ambrose. Double savate kick & double clothesline to Reigns sending Ambrose & Reigns to the outside. The Usos & Kofi gorilla press Rollins, throw him onto Ambrose & Reigns on the outside. The Usos & Kofi with a head of steam, triple planchas taking out the Shield! Kofi & the Usos celebrate in the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Kofi with a double sledge to Ambrose. Koronco Buster & right hands in the corner, followed by an uppercut. Jimmy Uso in, Samoan Bulldozer Butt Smash. Reigns distracts Jimmy, Ambrose hits a dropkick. Reigns in, flying clothesline to Jimmy for a nearfall. Reigns chokes Jimmy in the ropes. Rollins in, chest clubs to Jimmy while he is draped across the apron. Slam by Rollins for a nearfall. Cobra Clutch variation by Rollins, crowd wills on Jimmy. Jimmy goes to fight out, but Rollins with a back elbow. Ambrose in, elbow drop for a nearfall. Ambrose stomps on the fingers, rakes the face of Jimmy. Jabs in the corner, Reigns in. Reigns stomps away at Jimmy, gains a nearfall. Armbar applied, crowd again wills on Jimmy. Jimmy with a headbutt, but Reigns with a knee to the ribs, followed by a kneelift for a nearfall. Right hands from the mount, followed by pulling at the face. Ambrose in, Jimmy fights out of a double team. Enziguri to Ambrose, superkick to Reigns. Jey pulls Rollins off the apron.
Kofi in, springboard crossbody to Ambrose. Reigns sent to the outside. Double chops, dropkick & the Superman clothesline to Ambrose. Kofi off the ropes, Boom Drop! Kofi sets up for Trouble in Paradise, but Ambrose avoids him. Rollins sent to the outside, but avoids a Jimmy dive & Jimmy crashes into the barricade. Kofi avoids Ambrose, hits the SOS, but Reigns breaks up the pinfall. Reigns & Jey go to the outside. Kofi with a roll-up for a nearfall. Ambrose runs into boots, but Rollins knocks Kofi off the turnbuckles off a springboard.
Headlock Driver by Ambrose! 1-2-3!
Winners: The Shield by pinfall (Headlock Driver)
The Shield celebrate their win afterwards.
Layla & AJ Lee are walking backstage as AJ is in action…………..NEXT!
Friday on Smackdown, Christian faces World Champion Alberto Del Rio in a Summerslam rematch. We go to our next match.
WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee w/Layla vs. Naomi w/Cameron
Naomi works on the arm to start. AJ reverses, but Naomi uses her agility to regain control. AJ takes Naomi down, but Naomi with a basement dropkick for a nearfall. Naomi goes back to work the arm, but is sent onto the apron. AJ runs into a kick. Naomi goes for a springboard, but AJ knocks her off the ropes. AJ gains a nearfall. Cravate applied, crowd wills on Naomi. Naomi fights out, but AJ with a knee to the ribs. Naomi slides under the legs, AJ avoids a head kick & hits a spinning kick for a nearfall. AJ leaps on Naomi’s back, applying a sleeper. AJ takes Naomi down & prances around the ring to taunt her. Spinning back to the ribs, but AJ runs into a spinning heel kick. Naomi with a dropkick, a flying back elbow & a flipping clothesline. Rear View connects, but Layla gets on the apron to pull Naomi off the pinfall. Cameron pulls Layla off the apron.
However, that distraction allows AJ to lock in the Black Widow, forcing Naomi to tap.
Winner: WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee by submission (The Black Widow)
AJ clutches onto her title belt while Cameron checks on Naomi as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, the Real Americans are in the ring for our next match. Zeb Colter gets on the mic before the match & rips on Khali. Colter calls America the king of outsourcing. If I was the king of outsourcing, I’d outsource Khali. Crowd chants for Khali. Colter asks Khali a question about America. When was the war of 1812 fought in? Khali answers by nailing Cesaro with the mic.
“The Punjabi Playboy” The Great Khali w/Natalya & Hornswoogle vs. “The All-American American” Jack Swagger w/Antonio Cesaro & Zeb Colter
Khali shoves away Swagger to start. Swagger with right hands, but Khali with a clothesline. Big overhand chops in the corner, followed by a series of back elbows. Clothesline sends Swagger to the outside. Real Americans go to re-group, but as Khali goes to grab Swagger, Swagger hot-shots him. Back in, Swagger with shoulders to the ribs & a front chop block. Swagger Bomb for a nearfall. Elbow to the leg & a Leg-DDT. Leglock applied, crowd wills on Khali. Khali kicks Swagger off, hits another overhand chop. Swagger runs into a back elbow, followed by 2 clotheslines. Swagger avoids the Khali chop & goes to the outside. Swagger hot-shots Khali’s leg across the top rope. Hornswoogle distracts Swagger, but Cesaro stalks him. Natalya slaps Cesaro, but Swagger knocks down Hornswoogle.
Back in, Swagger runs into the Khali chop for the victory.
Winner: “The Punjabi Playboy” The Great Khali by pinfall (Khali Chop)
Colter does Zeb Face afterwards while Khali, Natalya & Hornswoogle celebrate Khali’s victory.
* Raw Rebound.
The music of Fandango hits as he & Summer Rae dance their way onto the rampway. Fandango blows a kiss to the Miz at the commentary table as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Justin Gabriel is in the ring for our next match.
“The Cape Town Werewolf” Justin Gabriel vs. “The Eater of Worlds” Bray Wyatt w/The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Erick Rowan)
Wyatt screams out something as the bell sounds. Back clubs to Gabriel to start. Gabriel sent into the turnbuckle, big gut shot. Wyatt misses a clothesline, Gabriel comes back with a series of kicks. Running clothesline, but Wyatt catches Gabriel with the running crossbody. Wyatt places Gabriel in the corner & rocks backward on the opposite side, waiting for Gabriel to get up. Wyatt charges & connects with a running avalanche.
Wyatt brings Gabriel out of the corner, Sister Abigail connects for the victory.
Winner: “The Eater of Worlds” Bray Wyatt by pinfall (Sister Abigail)
Wyatt drops to his knees & does his out-stretched pose as we go to credits.
8/21/13 WWE Main Event Thoughts:
* The Shield vs. The Usos & Kofi Kingston – Usual good Shield 6-Man Tag. They have mastered the 6-Man Tag formula with their matches. Finishing sequence was like always, well done.
* AJ Lee vs. Naomi – Good little pilot of a match for the amount of time it was given. Wouldn’t be surprised to see that be the Divas Title match at Night of Champions.
* Jack Swagger vs. The Great Khali – Had enough shenanigans from everyone on the outside to make it a decent match. Plus, we got more ZEB FACE!
* Fandango/The Miz segment – Quick little deal to pretty much say, “Hey, these guys are now feuding”.
* Bray Wyatt vs. Justin Gabriel – Every Bray Wyatt squash I’ve ever seen while watching him on NXT & FCW. Still entertaining, though, every time I see it. He’s that good, folks.
Well, that will do it for me this week. CJ will be back for the 8/28 WWE Main Event.
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