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CUPACH'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 10/17: Kingston captures IC Title, WM29 preview?, Mike's Reax

Oct 17, 2012 - 10:05:19 PM
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WWE Main Event Results
October 17, 2012
Taped 10/16/12 in Memphis, Tennessee
Aired on Ion Television
By Michael Cupach, PWTorch contributor


[Q1]

-Main Event opening music video followed by pyro, and Michael Cole welcomes everyone to the show from mid-ring alongside John Bradshaw Layfield. JBL tells Cole that he is not his colleague nor his friend, but he is the longest-reigning World Champion in Smackdown history. JBL notes that history is in the making tonight as Main Event will have its first-ever title match. Michael Cole plugs The Miz vs. Kofi Kingston later tonight, but first he throws to footage of last Monday’s Raw when Kofi kicked Miz in the head, knocking him out and busting him open. JBL notes that the kick gave The Miz six stitches, but he has been cleared to compete tonight. Michael Cole then throws to a video package highlighting Kofi Kingston and his high-flying style.

-Kofi starts off by saying that he was born in Ghana and moved to the U.S. when he was two years old. Kofi talks about always loving WWE and shows his Tough Enough tryout video. Former member of TLC, Chili, has some comments about Kofi, along with various other current WWE Superstars and Divas. Clips of some of Kofi’s highflying moves are shown to close the video.

-Backstage, Josh Mathews is with Kofi and asks him about the kick he gave The Miz. Kofi calls it the kick heard around the world and that it gave him the momentum he needed coming into Main Event. Kofi then mentions how Miz has pointed out that he doesn’t have enough memorable moments and thanks to Miz, last Monday he was able to add a memorable moment to his resume.

-JBL starts to talk up The Miz, but Miz’s music interrupts and the Intercontinental Champion makes his way to the ring. The Miz has a nasty looking cut above his right eye! Cole and JBL return to the announce table. The Miz mentions that he took a kick last Monday that would put most WWE Superstars on the shelf for weeks, but he is out to compete tonight. The Miz compares himself to Superman with his imperviousness. Miz then makes a outlandish claim that thanks to him, the IC Title finally means something because of him. The Miz calls himself a future Hall of Famer, a WrestleMania headliner, and the most must see Superstar of all-time.

-A video package of The Miz plays, and he talks about how everyone wanted him to quit and how hard he worked to get to where he is and earn everyone's respect. A bunch of wrestlers like C.M. Punk, Kofi, Matt Striker, and Daniel Bryan talk about how they can’t stand The Miz and how they want him to shut up! Highlights of Miz’s in-ring career are then shown.

-Back in the ring, Miz softly tells Kofi that if he wants his title, he needs to come get it.

-Kofi’s music plays and he makes his entrance, he faces The Miz for the title, next!

(Commercial)

[Q2]

1 - IC champion THE MIZ vs. KOFI KINGSTON – Intercontinental Title match

Tie-up to start, both men jockey for position, the ref breaks it up, and Miz slaps Kofi. Headlock from Miz on Kofi, Kofi reverses to a chicken wing, but The Miz makes it to the ropes to break the hold. Waistlock takedown from The Miz, Kofi reverses again into the chickenwing, Miz breaks free and both men reset again. Shoulder block from Kofi followed by a monkey flip and then he clotheslines The Miz to the floor. Somersault plancha from Kofi onto The Miz on the floor looks spectacular! He plays to the crowd and rolls The Miz back into the ring. Springboard cross-body from Kingston gets a two count on Miz, who pops back up and back-elbows Kofi in the face to knock him down. Both men trade a series of nearfalls, and the series ends with The Miz ducking Trouble in Paradise and rolling to the floor as Main Event goes to a commercial break at about the 4:00 mark!

(Commercial)

Kofi is kicking away at the IC Champion when Main Event returns. Kofi mounts Miz in the corner and unloads with a series of punches, but Miz pulls out a powerbomb out of nowhere. Knee lifte from The Miz on Kofi doesn’t put him away as JBL sings the praises of The Miz. Signature running clothesline in the corner from The Miz, then he goes up top and connects with an axehandle smash for another two count. Submission hold from The Miz, who turns it into a side suplex. Kofi reverses a suplex and bodyslams Miz, who answers with a kick to the stomach. Both men hit each other with a running cross-body blocks, both men are up at the same time, Kofi dropkicks Miz back into the corner. Kofi tries a move from the top rope, but Miz shoves him to the floor as Main takes another break 12:00 into the match!

[Q3] (Commercial)

Miz has Kofi in a chinlock when Main Event returns, and Cole notes that Miz has been in control since the break. Miz shows some frustration after Kingston kicks out of the pin attempt, then he tries another kick, but Kofi rolls him up and almost puts him away! Miz misses his running clothesline in the corner, then Kofi catches Miz with an atomic drop. Both men start to trade right hands, and they both look beat up.

Miz tries charging at Kofi, but he back-drops Miz to the floor. Miz pulls Kingston out and whacks his head on the announce table, then whips Kofi into the steps, but Kofi somersaults over them to avoid! Kingston then leaps over the stairs and takes out Miz. Back in the ring, Kofi connects with a Pele Kick in the corner followed by a top-rope cross-body for a quick two count. Boom Drop by on Miz, then he calls for Trouble in Paradise, but Miz ducks, Skull Crushing Finale gets countered, and Miz tries a roll-up while holding the tights, but Kofi manages to escape!

S.O.S. by Kingston, but Miz gets his foot on the bottom rope. He then rolls out and tries walking out with his title, but Kofi stops him by leaping out onto him. Back in the ring, Miz plants Kingston with a DDT! Miz then shows frustration after not being to put Kingston away again. The Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Kingston escapes, Miz rolls him up again and uses the ropes for leverage, but the ref catches him. Miz argues with the referee, Kofi gets up behind him, and nails Miz with Trouble in Paradise to get the win!

WINNER: Kofi Kingston wins the Intercontinental championship via pinfall in 22:01.

-Kofi celebrates in the ring as replays are shown.

-Matt Striker gets in the ring to get Kofi’s reaction. He says that it was time to let the beast out! Kofi says that tonight was one of the toughest matches of his career and he is proud to be the new IC Champion! He runs down the greats who have held the title like Savage, HBK, and Steamboat. Kofi dedicates the title to everyone in the WWE Universe and he wants them to know that you can have fun and still be a winner! Kofi then wants to send The Miz one last message and gives a “boom boom boom” as the crowd chants along.

-Michael Cole plugs an interview with The Miz and Dolph Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder still to come.

(Commercial)

[Q4]

-Highlights from the previous match are shown.

-Backstage, Josh Mathews is with The Miz, who looks red-eyed like he had been crying. Miz repeats over and over that the title is his. He then shows that he is in denial by saying that he didn’t lose and that this is a nightmare, Kofi can’t be champion after a miscarriage of justice. The Miz claims that he wants his re-match so he can reclaim what is his.

-Vickie Guerrero introduces Dolph Ziggler, and Michael Cole goes over the pros of holding the Money in the Bank briefcase. Dolph faces Zack Ryder, next!

(Commercial)

-Zack Ryder makes his entrance for his match against Ziggler in what is supposed to be a WrestleMania 29 match.

2 - ZACK RYDER vs. DOLPH ZIGGLER (w/Vickie Guerrero)

Armdrag by Ryder to start, then he runs into Ziggler's elbow. Ryder runs into a big boot of Ziggler, Dolph then stomps away on Ryder before dropping a high elbow on him. Chinlock by Dolph, Ryder fights out, but he gets dropkicked by Ziggler. Short-arm clothesline by Ryder while Dolph was trying to show off. Ziggler then runs into Ryder's knees in the corner. Missile dropkick by Ryder followed by the Broski Boot in the corner! Zack goes for the pin, but Dolph kicks out at two. Rough Ryder gets countered by Ziggler, and Ziggler puts Ryder away with a Zig-Zag!

WINNER: Dolph Ziggler by pinfall in 2:54.

-Vickie has a microphone and she says that everyone is talking about her client and how he might cash in his briefcase in two weeks at Hell in a Cell. Dolph grabs the microphone and says that he deserves better than facing the Long Island Loudmouth and he should be in the main events and he challenges anyone in the back to a match next week on Main Event! At first no one comes out, then Ryback's music plays and he answers the challenge to Dolph's chagrin! Dolph looks worried as Ryback chants “feed me more” as Main Event fades out!

Mike’s Reax: Another good episode of Main Event. Kofi and Miz put on an excellent match, even though it was bogged down with two long commercial breaks. The video packages continue to be a highlight of the show, as it really shows how WWE is light years ahead of anyone when it comes to putting together these packages. As for next's weeks match, it seems like a drop-off from the matches that have been on the last three weeks. I don’t know if Ryback vs. Ziggler will go 20 minutes-plus like the last three main events have, but maybe it will to show that Ryback can compete in a longer match five days before he takes on C.M. Punk at Hell in a Cell.

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!

[Torch art credit Grant Gould (c) PWTorch.com]

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