WWE Main Event
September 25, 2013
Commentators: Josh Mathews, Alex Riley
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
We see the usual intro, then we go to the opening match.
The Usos (Jey & Jimmy) vs. Big E. Langston & Fandango w/Summer Rae
Jey & Fandango start. Fandango does some of his dancing. Jey responds by getting the crowd into it and doing some dancing of his own. Jey blocks a gut kick, big right hand for a 1 count. Jey goes up & over, another big right hand. Big E tags in. Big E shoves off Jey, Jey with right hands. Big E avoids another right hand, big knee to the ribs. Fandango in, stomps away at Jey. Uppercut, Fandango taunts the crowd. Jey comes back with a hiptoss. Jimmy in, running forearm in the corner. Jimmy with an “USO” chant and goes for the Bulldozer Butt Smash, but Big E pulls Fandango to the outside to avoid it. Jey dives onto Big E, but Big E catches him in mid-air. Jimmy wipes out Big E with a plancha dive. The Usos stand tall in the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Jimmy drives Fandango’s arm into the mat. Key lock applied. Fandango fights out, then holds onto the ropes to avoid a Jimmy savate kick and rolls out to the outside. Big E in, Jimmy with chops. Jimmy puts on the brakes off a corner whip, Big E misses one clothesline, but does not miss the second that turns Jimmy inside out.
Big E with a running splash for a nearfall. Fandango in, chinlock applied to Jimmy. Crowd wills on Jimmy. Jimmy fights out, but Fandango with a kitchen sink for a nearfall. Jimmy sent off the turnbuckles. Big E in, gut shot to Jimmy. Series of shoulders to the ribs. Ref is distracted by Jimmy and Fandango gets a cheap shot in. Big E in with a running shoulder to the ribs of Jimmy for a nearfall. Abdominal stretch applied along with multiple shots to the ribs. Back club, then Fandango tags himself in. Fandango stomps away at Jimmy. Fandango stands on the back of Jimmy’s head. Suplex for a nearfall. Right hands from the mount, followed by another stomp. Fandango heads up top, but Jimmy crotches him. Fandango goes to the outside, but grabs Jimmy’s feet. Jimmy kicks him off and sends Fandango into the barricade. Big E helps his partner in the ring.
Big E & Jey in. Jey leaps over Big E, savate kick to the ribs and a big throat thrust. Running forearm in the corner, Fandango knocked off the apron. Bulldozer Butt Smash to Big E. Summer checks on Fandango, who appears to have hurt his ankle. E Train by Big E, straps come down. Jey slips out of the Big Ending, superkick to Big E.
Jimmy tagged in, Uso Splash off the top to Big E for the win.
Winners: The Usos by pinfall (Uso Splash)
The Usos celebrate their win while Summer helps Fandango to the back.
We see a WWE.com interview with Michael Cole & Triple H where Triple H talks about the Miz and his actions toward Stephanie McMahon on this past Monday’s RAW.
The Big Show vs. Damien Sandow
Big Show shoves Sandow down, Sandow rolls out to the outside. Sandow yells that he is the uncrowned champion. Back in, Sandow with a go-behind, Big Show easily gets out. Back club and a HUGE overhand chop. Sandow fights back, but Show with another headbutt. Show then with a series of big overhand chops. Sandow goes back out to the outside to re-group. Show has words with the ref, allowing Sandow to poke Show in the eye. Sandow with gut kicks, then Show runs into a boot. Sandow to the middle rope, but Show catches him with another overhand chop. Sandow avoids an elbow drop and stomps away at Show. Dropkick, followed by the Elbow of Disdain for a nearfall. Chinlock applied. Show counters out with a back suplex. Show fires up.
WMD for the win.
Winner: The Big Show by pinfall (The WMD)
Show has a look of confliction on his face afterwards. Show rips off Sandow’s Money in the Bank briefcase from its handcuffed place by the ringpost and places it on top of Sandow. The ring announcer announces that Sandow is still the holder of the Money in the Bank briefcase and Sandow, while still down, raises his arm triumphantly.
We see video from RAW with CM Punk’s Homecoming in Chicago and his brawl with Ryback & Curtis Axel.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel w/Paul Heyman vs. Justin Gabriel
Gabriel with a hammerlock, Axel gets to the ropes. Axel with a side headlock, Gabriel misses a clothesline and Axel with a dropkick. Side headlock re-applied. Gabriel gets out and works on the arm. Side headlock, followed by a shoulder tackle. Carthweel over a drop down, followed by an arm drag into an armbar. La Magistral for a nearfall. Gabriel continues to work over Axel’s arm. Axel gets out with a right hand. Gabriel sent off the turnbuckles, big chop by Axel. Crowd chants for CM Punk. Gabriel goes back to the arm. Gabriel counters a hiptoss with a leg sweep for a nearfall. Oklahoma Roll for another nearfall. Axel talks trash and shoves Gabriel. Gabriel with a big right hand that sends Axel to the outside. Heyman gives some advice to Axel as Axel complains about Gabriel did to him. Axel avoids a baseball slide and nails Gabriel with a right hand.
Back from commercial as Axel with a series of elbow drops to Gabriel for a nearfall. Axel rakes at Gabriel’s face, chinlock applied. Heyman holds up the Intercontinental Title on the outside. Gabriel fights out, but Axel with a rabbit lariat for another nearfall. Axel chokes Gabriel in the ropes with his knee. Backbreaker, Axel to the middle rope. Double sledge for another nearfall. Axel rakes his elbow against the back of Gabriel’s head. Axel with right hands to the back of Gabriel’s head. Elbow drop, then Gabriel whipped hard into the corner. Axel gains another nearfall. Gabriel fights back, Axel runs into a back elbow.
Gabriel with a series of kicks, followed by a spin kick. Submarine avalanche in the corner, followed by a springboard crossbody for a nearfall. Axel avoids the springboard moonsault and goes to the outside, but Gabriel wipes him out with a twisting corkscrew plancha. Back in, Axel with a boot to the face as Gabriel was getting back in. Axel with a neckbreaker while Gabriel was hung up in the ropes for a nearfall. Gabriel blocks the Saito, but Axel with back clubs. This time Axel hits the Saito for a close nearfall. Heyman yells that Axel is better than CM Punk. Gabriel avoids Turning Heads and hits a roundhouse kick to the back of Axel’s head. Springboard moonsault for a close nearfall. Gabriel can’t believe it. Gabriel goes up top for the 450, but Axel rolls away from him. Gabriel with a running forearm and a Blue Thunder Bomb for another close nearfall. Axel goes to the outside and hot-shots Gabriel as Gabriel was going after him.
Axel-Cutter for the win.
Winner: WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel by pinfall (Axel-Cutter)
Heyman celebrates his client’s win as we go to credits.
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