WWE PPVs CALDWELL'S WWE MITB PPV RESULTS 7/14 (Pre-Show): Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of Shield defending Tag Titles
Jul 14, 2013 - 9:49:58 PM
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July 14, 2013
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
The live pre-show started with a shot of various ladders in the arena setting and a MITB briefcase hanging above the ring. Josh Mathews introduced the show from the NBA on TNT arena studio, then welcomed in his guest panel of Big Show, Kofi Kingston, and former Raw authority figure Vickie Guerrero. Vickie thanked herself for putting on this PPV, which drew a blank look from Show, who redirected to hyping the PPV tonight.
In-ring: The Usos were introduced for the opening Tag Title match. Ringside, Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and JBL set the stage for the match. The Shield's music then played to a strong reaction from the vocal males. Out came Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins through the crowd to defend the titles.
A -- WWE tag champions THE SHIELD (SETH ROLLINS & ROMAN REIGNS) vs. THE USOS -- Tag Title match
The crowd wasted no time starting up an "R-V-D" chant, allowing the announcers to hype the moment when Rob Van Dam returns to WWE on the pay-per-view. As for the match, The Shield couldn't get on the same page early on, so they recovered on the floor. WWE then cut to a 60-second PPV hype promo.
Back from "break," Shield was in control. JBL noted it will take a real team to defeat Shield, who have taken out individuals like The Undertaker, The Rock, and others. The Usos tried to make a comeback, but Shield cut them off. And Cole fed to another mid-match break to hype various WWE products.
Back from a second "break," Uso went flying over the top rope with a splash onto both Shield members ringside. Back in the ring, Uso wanted a top-rope splash on Rollins and he connected, but it was only good for a two count. Next was a sit-out bomb followed by a lift-up Samoan Drop, but Rollins escaped a pin attempt.
At 12:40, the Usos set up for a double top-rope move on Rollins, but Reigns re-entered the picture and set up a four-man Tower of Doom spot that put all four men down and out on the mat. After the crowd popped and reacted, Rollins covered Uso for a close two count. After a reset, Uso nailed a superkick to the face, then he came off the top with a Superfly Splash, but Reigns came out of nowhere at the last second to break up the pin. Great nearfall.
Chaos broke out, then Reigns super-punched Uso on the face. The other Uso then lifted Rollins on his shoulders and wanted a top-rope Samoan Drop, but Rollins blocked, Reigns punched Uso, and Rollins delivered a Buckle Bomb that sent Uso rebounding into Reigns, who smashed him with a spear. It was good for the win.
WINNER: Shield at 14:47 to retain the Tag Titles. Very slow middle, then a very strong final five minutes. The crowd was expecting a typical five-minute pre-show match, then when they realized all four men were trying to have a special match, they became very involved and helped create a strong atmosphere for a strong tag match. (***)
NBA on TNT Studio: Big Show, Kofi, and Vickie reacted to the opening match, then Mathews fed to a video package hyping RVD's return. After the video aired, the panel set up the MITB All-Star match and Cena vs. Henry. Then, WWE cut to the announcers, who noted that U.S. champion Dean Ambrose was standing in the ring looking up at the World Title briefcase hanging above the ring. Fandango's music then played to bring out Fandango and Summer Rae to complete the final sales pitch for the PPV.
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