WWE Main Event
October 2, 2013
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Commentators: Josh Mathews, The Miz
Recap by: Clinton Bowman of Wrestleview.com
La vittoria…es mia!
Santino Marella’s music hits, as Josh Mathews and Alex Riley welcome us to Main Event, running through the partnership with Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Damien Sandow’s music hits, and we get a well-versed diatribe from the uncrowned World’s Champion.
“The Milan Miracle” Santino Marella v. “The Intellectual Savior of the Masses” Damien Sandow
The match begins with Santino charging Sandow, who ducks into the ring ropes. The crowd opens up with a huge Santino chant. Damien Sandow quickly gains control of the match after Santino loads up the Cobra and Sandow ducks out of the ring. Santino attempts an arm drag, and Sandow clotheslines him. Sandow Irish whips Santino into the ropes, and Santino power walks across the ring, however Sandow drops him with a knee. Sandow picks Santino up, but gets driven down by a Russian Leg Sweep. Santino goes for the Elbow of Disdain, and Sandow, who is livid, drives his knee into the gut of Santino several times before throwing him to the outside.
Santino, in Mount Clinch, lays into Sandow, who counters with a shot to the throat. Sandow drops several forearms on Santino before going for two separate pinfall attempts. Sandow gains control of Santino, throwing him to the outside. Sandow keeps the pressure on, as Santino attempts to psych himself up. Santino knocks himself out, and Sandow hits the Elbow of Disdain, which Santino kicks out of. Santino gains control, hitting his headbutt, and he loads up the Cobra. Sandow leads the chase, and the Cobra gets cut off! Sandow requests SILENCE!!!
Winner via SILENCE: Damien Sandow
Up Next: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan are in action next!
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Michael Cole interviews Corporate H. Corporate H interviews are fun.
Tag Team Matchup
The Prime Time Players (“Mr. No Days Off” Darren Young & Titus “The Real Deal” O’Neil) v. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan w/Bray Wyatt
Luke Harper begins the match against Darren Young. Darren Young cannot get any offence off on Harper, as Harper tags in Rowan and Titus gets tagged in by D-Young. D-Young gets tagged back in, as he and Titus double team Rowan, attempting a pin. Rowan kicks out, and Rowan quickly regains control of the situation. Harper and Rowan keep tagging in and out, keeping D-Young tied up. Darren Young hits an enziguri after the long control segment, and Titus gets tagged in and lays in to Harper something fierce, coming in like a house of fire! Titus with a pin attempt after a HUGE powerslam, and Titus covers Harper, but Rowan breaks it up. The match quickly breaks down, and after the smoke clears, Harper cleans Titus’s clock with a discus clothesline for the victory.
Winner via Discus Clothesline: The Wyatt Family
Bray Wyatt comes in after the bell and hits Sister Abigail on Titus.
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Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel w/Paul Heyman v. “Long Island Iced Z” Zack Ryder
Clothesline with a quick cover by Zack Ryder starts the match. Axel attempts a clothesline and Ryder rolls him up for a 1. Axel quickly takes control with a Throwback and a dropkick. Axel covers Ryder and Ryder kicks out at two. Axel drops the forearm from the top, and covers Ryder again for a two count kick out. Axel whips Ryder, but Ryder hits a facebuster, followed by a leaping clothesline. Ryder goes to the second rope, hits a missile dropkick and covers Axel for two! Ryder hits the dropkick, sending Axel into the corner, and Ryder rocks Axel with the Broski Boot. Ryder attempts to pin Axel, but Axel grabs the ropes. Ryder gets separated, and Axel gains control, finally hitting the Axel Cutter for the win.
Winner via Axel Cutter: Curtis Axel
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Tag Team Exhibition
Tons of Funk (Brodus Clay & Sweet T) v. The Real Americans (Antonio Cesaro & Jack Swagger) w/Zeb Colter
Jack Swagger starts the match against Brodus Clay. Swagger lays in to Clay, until Clay slams Swagger to the mat. Brodus knocks Swagger to the mat a few times, following up with a Fisherman’s Buster. Swagger kicks out, and heads to the corner. Clay charges, and Swagger ducks and tags in Cesaro, who clips the knee. Cesaro hits the giant swing for 11 counts, and attempts a pin that never got to one. Cesaro tags in Swagger who hits the Swagger Bomb, and Cesaro tags in and springboards off of Swagger for the double stomp! Brodus counters a slam attempt by Cesaro and tags in Tensai who comes in and hits a couple strikes before hitting the rolling senton in the corner! Brodus knocks Swagger off the apron as Cesaro gets set up for the double splash, but Swagger grabs Brodus’s leg, and Tensai knocks Swagger off the apron again. As Tensai turns around, Cesaro hits a kick to the gut and in an amazing feat of strength, dead lifts Tensai for the Neutralizer!
Winner via Neutralizer: The Real Americans