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CUPACH'S "WWE MAIN EVENT" REPORT 10/10: Orton vs. Show goes 22, IC Title match set for next week

Oct 10, 2012 - 9:20:50 PM
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WWE Main Event Report
October 10, 2012
Taped 10/9/12 in San Jose, Calif.
Aired on Ion Television
By Michael Cupach, PWTorch contributor

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[Q1]

-WWE open.

-Main Event opening music video followed by pyro, and Michael Cole welcomes everyone to Main Event on Ion Television. Cole and The Miz are in the middle of the ring and he introduces himself and The Miz. Miz says that he is not only a movie star, reality star, and sports entertainment star, he is now a network star! Michael Cole plugs the main event for tonight – Randy Orton vs. Big Show, and Miz mentions that 28 titles have been held between the two men. Michael Cole notes that back in May, Big Show signed a iron-clad contract with WWE and ever since, he has dominated anyone who has crossed his path.

-A video package of Big Show is shown with highlights of his career in WCW and some of his bigger matches in WWE. For some reason they show Big Show doing comedy and impressions, then Show mentions that he is funny, fat, and fed up. They then go to clips of him knocking out some of the bigger names and superstars in the WWE.

-Backstage, Josh Mathews is in Big Show's locker room and he wants to know what Show's mindset is. Big Show responds by saying that he is sick of having to prove himself week after week. Two weeks ago, he knocked out Randy Orton and tonight he has to do it again. Big Show then makes a fist and holds it close to Josh Mathews face and he lets him know what would happen if he decided to put his face through Josh’s face.

-Back in the ring, The Miz says he knows what it feels like to get punched out by Big Show and that it feels like a sledgehammer to the face. Michael Cole then switches gears to talk Randy Orton, and throws to the Randy Orton video package.

-Highlights of Orton's title wins are shown while Hall of Famers and top stars talk about his talent. They then go into his rough start in WWE with his attitude issues and all. Everything from his beginnings in Evolution to Legacy to winning the World Title on Smackdown is shown.

-Matt Striker is with Randy Orton backstage. He asks Orton what Big Show can expect now that he is healthy. Orton says that he won’t make excuses for what happened on Smackdown and that he will see Alberto Del Rio very soon! Orton says that he doesn’t mind losing to Big Show, but lightning doesn’t always strike twice, but a Viper can! Cole mentions on commentary that Orton dodged the question about being 100 percent.

-Randy Orton makes his way to the ring, he faces The Big Show, next!

(Commercial)

-Big Show makes his way out, he points angrily at Orton on his way to the ring. A replay from their match two weeks ago on Smackdown is shown. After the match, Big Show hits Orton with a WMD and then Alberto Del Rio continued to assault Orton.

[Q2]

1 - RANDY ORTON vs. THE BIG SHOW

Orton comes out swinging to start. Show withstands the offense and retaliates with a headbutt, staggering Orton back. Orton takes the fight back to Big Show, mounting him in the corner and punching him in the head ten times as the crowd counts along! Big Show shoves Orton off and backs him into the corner and methodically slaps and chops the chest of The Viper. The Miz notes that when he teamed Big Show he was funny, but these days, Show isn’t the man he knew, he is meaner and more devastating. Big Shows knocks Orton down and drops a big elbow onto him. Ric Flair's name is dropped by The Miz as Orton tries and fails a comeback. Orton rolls out of the ring, Big Show follows him and chops him across the chest, he then tries to ram Orton into the steel post, but Orton slips behind him and shoves Big Show face first into it.

(Commercial)

Back on Main Event, Big Show is back to dominating Orton and knocking him all over the ring. Big Show stands on Orton and uses the ropes for leverage, Orton struggles to get back to his feet. Shot to the gut on the Viper as the crowd starts to get behind him, but Big Show locks Randy Orton in a bear hug. Orton tries fighting out, but the hold is too painful for Orton, another try by Orton, but Big Show won’t let go. Orton manages to headbutt his way out, Big Show charges at Orton, who ducks, and Big Show goes flying to the floor as Main Event takes another break.

(Commercial)

Randy Orton and The Big Show are brawling outside the ring when Main Event returns.

[Q3] Back in the ring, Randy Orton has turned the tables on Big Show. He chops him down and then proceeds to Garvin Stomp him. Orton then drops a knee across the forehead for a two count. Big Show kicks out big and then goes back to work on the injured ribs of Orton, he steps back on his stomach as Randy sells it like death! Big Show tries crushing the ribs of Orton with his hands, Orton fights off, but he gets sidewalk-slammed by Show, who is looking extra dominant tonight.

Back to the ribs and then a short-arm clothesline by Big Show. He tries to follow it up with a spear, but Orton dropkicks Show. Orton crawls to pin Show, but Show kicks out strong again, this time sending Orton to the outside. Big Show stalks Orton outside and goes to make a move, but Orton sidesteps him and sends Show into the steps. Orton gets back in the ring and catches Big Show on the apron with a big boot as he tries getting back in the ring, Orton then hits Show with his rope-assisted DDT for a two count. Every move Orton does, he sells like he can’t go on and the pain is too much - this is a great performance from Orton so far.

Orton coils and hits the RKO on Big Show, but Show rolls out of the ring. Orton slides out to try to get Big Show back into the ring, but instead he coils again and tries the RKO again, but Show shoves him into the apron ribs first. Back in the ring, Show drops a big elbow onto the ribs of Orton. He puts Orton in the Colossal Clutch to wear him out, then he lets go and drops another elbow across the ribs. Orton is no longer moving. He puts the Clutch back on and Orton looks like he is out, but refuses to tap out. Big Show lets go and picks up Orton and Chokeslams him for the victory.

WINNER: Big Show by pinfall in 22:00.

Mike's Reax: Slow-starting match, but Orton's selling at the end brought the match back around. Big Show looked extremely dominant, which he needs heading into Hell in the Cell against a equally dominant Sheamus. I am also a huge fan of the video packages before the matches, as they make each match seem more important.

-Matt Striker interviews Big Show on the ramp, but Big Show interrupts to say that in two weeks he will knock Sheamus out at Hell in a Cell and become the next World Champion!

-Trainers attend to Randy Orton in the ring.

-Up next, Sheamus will have some words for the Giant!

(Commercial)

[Q4] -Josh Mathews is with Sheamus, he tells Sheamus that Big Show had some strong words and wants a reaction. Sheamus says that on Monday it woke him up and realized that Big Show will be a real challenge when Big Show caught his Brogue Kick. Sheamus says he came to WWE for a big challenge and there isn’t a bigger challenge than The Big Show, but when he beats him at Hell in a Cell, it will be that much sweeter!

-Kofi Kingston makes his way to the ring for a match, The Miz isn’t too happy about seeing Kofi come out.

(Commercial)

2 - KOFI KINGSTON vs. MICHAEL MCGILLICUTTY

The match is in progress when Main Event returns. Michael has control of the match, and he suplexes Kingston for a two count. A replay of Miz and Kingston on Larry King on Raw is shown on the inset. Kingston comes back with a head scissor takedown out of nowhere. A series of dropkicks by Kofi followed by a Boom Drop. Kofi then calls for Trouble in Paradise, but misses. Kofi ducks a wild haymaker, and then puts him away with the S.O.S.

WINNER: Kofi Kingston by pinfall in 2:30 of match shown.

-The Miz interviews Kofi in the ring. Tension is high as Kofi says that the match was fun. Miz calls vacations and roller-coasters fun, but wrestling isn’t fun. The Miz mocks Kofi more and more for calling the match fun. Miz goes on to talk about himself and himself over, he then accuses Kofi of cheap shotting him last Monday at Raw because deep down, Kofi knows he isn’t on Miz’s level. Kofi tells Miz that he wants him to think that he isn’t on his level because he is hiding a dagger behind his smile.

Kofi then challenges The Miz to an I.C. Title match next week on Main Event. The Miz accepts the challenge until Kofi mentions he wants a title shot, then turns him down. Kofi tells Miz that a year ago he was where Miz is today and that when he was champion, he was a better champion than Miz ever wishes to be. Miz then reluctantly accepts his challenge and will put the Intercontinental Title on the line. Kofi says that it sounds like fun! Miz tries to cheap-shot Kofi, but Kofi ducks and knocks The Miz out with Trouble in Paradise. Kofi holds up the title belt as Main Event goes off the air!

Thank you for reading, make sure to check out my reviews of Smackdown each and every week, also follow me on Twitter @MJCupach where I tweet live during Raw and WWE PPV’s. I am also a frequent guest on the FTWPodcast, go to FTWPodcast.com for more details!


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