WWE TV Shows - Other CALDWELL'S MAIN EVENT RESULTS 11/21: Complete coverage of Ziggler vs. Miz, Cena booked for next week
Nov 21, 2012 - 8:00:44 PM
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WWE Main Event Results
November 21, 2012
Taped 11/20 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
This week's Main Event episode started with a video package on The Miz's WWE journey through the years. The video was cut off by Dolph Ziggler, who was shown ripping on Miz in a pre-taped video package. The video turned into a back-and-forth to promote Miz vs. Ziggler tonight on the show.
In the arena, Michael Cole introduced the show from ringside standing by with JBL, who sent the show into the ring. Miz was standing by to introduce himself, but Ziggler's music interrupted to bring out Ziggler with mic in-hand. Ziggler said this show is called Main Event, so he's not sure why Miz is in the ring right now. Ziggler then bragged about being the Sole Survivor on Sunday. He added that he plans to outclass Miz tonight. Miz responded that everything about Ziggler is a lie - his hair, his tan, and his Survivor Series win. Miz and Ziggler then argued about Miz's accomplishments before Miz told Ziggler to cash in his MITB briefcase like a man. He told "Linus" to stop carrying it around like a security blanket. Miz then accused Ziggler of blowing every opportunity he receives - a current and future nothing who is scared to cash in MITB because he'll be left with nothing. "That, Dolph Ziggler, is your legacy," Miz said. "Congratulations." This drew a slap from Ziggler, which Miz sneered at before the opening bell sounded.
1 -- DOLPH ZIGGLER vs. THE MIZ
Miz quickly pounded Ziggler to the outside before either man could remove his t-shirt. Ziggler recovered on the floor and Miz removed his shirt leading to the first commercial.
Miz was still in control back from break as the announcers discussed Miz's points about Ziggler that he believes he's a choker who is afraid to cash in MITB. Ziggler then took control of the action as Cole recapped Ziggler's feud with John Cena. Miz came back with a catapult into the corner for a nearfall, but Ziggler answered with a big dropkick. Ziggler later tried to charge Miz, but Miz dumped him clear over the top rope to the floor leading to break.
Ziggler was in control back from break as the crowd tried to rally behind Miz. But, Ziggler dropped six or seven elbows to the chest to keep Miz grounded on the mat. Miz finally fought back to his feet, but then both men collided mid-ring and went back to the mat. The ref applied a ten count as Main Event went to commercial again.
Act 4 picked up with Miz scoring a close nearfall on a crucifix pin. But, Ziggler resumed control with a Fameasser for a close two count. Cole then plugged John Cena appearing on Smackdown this Friday to build the M-W-F bridge. Moments later, Miz mounted a comeback as the crowd invested in Miz. But, Miz couldn't put Ziggler away. Ziggler then kicked Miz in the chest before slapping on the sleeperhold. Miz was in trouble, but then powered to his feet and escaped the hold. Miz then hit his running clothesline in the corner before climbing up top for a double axehandle smash. Miz then stalked Ziggler for the Skullcrushing Finale, but Ziggler escaped via hair yank. Miz then ate an exposed corner turnbuckle (created by Ziggler earlier in the match) and backed up into the Zig-Zag, which gave Ziggler the pin and the win.
WINNER: Ziggler at 25:35.
Post-match: Matt Striker tried to interview Ziggler, but Ziggler took the mic and told him to get lost. Ziggler said he just proved himself all over again before declaring himself better than anyone in this locker room, in this arena, or in this state. He then vowed to make history by finishing off John Cena. He added that anyone who steps up to him will be history, too.
Still to come: Wade Barrett vs. Justin Gabriel.
Back on Main Event, Justin Gabriel was in the ring and Wade Barrett was on his way to the ring. Cole recapped their association in Nexus, then Corre leading to the opening bell.
2 -- WADE BARRETT vs. JUSTIN GABRIEL
Barrett began picking apart Gabriel body part by body part as JBL talked up Barrett's overpowering style. Gabriel then came back with a springboard cross-body splash for a two count, but missed with a follow-up move and sold a leg injury. Barrett capitalized with a pumphandle slam attempt, but Gabriel countered with a reverse DDT into a springboard moonsault for a two count. Gabriel tried to follow with a top-rope 450 Splash, but Barrett crotched him. Barrett then smashed Gabriel in the face with the Bullhammer for the pin and the win.
WINNER: Barrett at 3:35.
After the match, Cole offered "breaking news" that John Cena will make his Ion TV debut next week on the show. Cole said they will find out his opponent next.
Raw Rebound: Cole fed to a video recap of John Cena making out with A.J. Lee on Raw, then Ziggler sneak-attacking Cena, Cena selling an injury, Ziggler dressing down A.J. in the locker room, Cena saving the day for A.J., another fight breaking out, and Ziggler causing further "injury" to Cena.
Cole then plugged John Cena on Friday's Smackdown appearing on Miz TV.
Arena: Damien Sandow's music played to bring out Sandow for a promo addressed toward Cena setting up next week's Main Event of Cena vs. Sandow. Sandow stated his objective to rid WWE of its greatest delinquent. "This is a disease that must and will be purged by my hand," he stated. He then declared Cena the "ultimate false idol" of WWE. "You're welcome," he concluded. Cole and JBL then plugged Cena vs. Sandow next week on Main Event to close this week's show.
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