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CUPACH'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 12/19: Kane & Bryan defend Tag Titles, Players vs. Team Co-Bro

Dec 19, 2012 - 8:03:32 PM
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WWE Main Event Results
December 19, 2012
Taped 12/18/12 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Aired on Ion Television
By Michael Cupach, PWTorch contributor


[Q1]

-WWE open.

-Main Event open followed by full pyro, then Michael Cole welcomes everyone to Main Event. Michael Cole and The Miz are at the announce booth, and Miz breaks the news that the singles match between Cody Rhodes and Kane has been changed to a Tag Title match. Cole then replays Cody’s injury last month at the hands of Kane. Cody tore his trap and separated his shoulder. Cole then throws to a video package highlighting the rivalry between Team Hell No and Rhodes Scholars.

-The video starts by playing up the dynamic between Kane and Daniel Bryan from how they started as reluctant partners to a cohesive team. The second half of the video features Rhodes Scholars becoming the number one contenders to the tag team titles last Sunday at TLC.

-The Rhodes Scholars make their way to the ring. Cody’s mustache makes him look like a young Super Mario!

-Team Hell No are out next, they both enter under Kane’s theme instead of separately. Cole notes that tonight might be Hell No’s most vunerable night because they have been pre-occupied with The Shield.

(Commercial)

1 - WWE tag champions TEAM HELL NO vs. RHODES SCHOLARS - Tag Team Title match

Daniel Bryan and Cody Rhodes start the match off, but Cody wants a piece of Kane. Bryan obliges and Cody goes right for Kane, but Kane knocks him down with a haymaker. Cody backs Kane into the corner and unloads a series of lefts and rights, but Kane shakes it off and explodes out of the corner with a clothesline. Bodyslam by Kane. Cody has had enough and tags Damien Sandow in.
Sandow eats a right hand from Kane when he enters, he then backs off to the apron and gets tossed back in by Kane. Bryan is tagged in and Hell No double-team Kane. Hammerlock by Bryan, Sandow reverses, but is knocked down by Daniel Bryan.

[Q2] No! kicks from Bryan. He drags Sandow to the face corner and then puts him in a surfboard! I should say he tries, he can’t get him up, so he stomps Sandows kneecaps into the mat. Kane is tagged in, he low dropkicks Sandow and then puts him in a headlock. Bryan is tagged in and he headbutts Sandow and goes back to the hammerlock. Bryan changes the hammerlock into a stretch then drives his knee into the back of Sandow in a sick looking maneuver! Kane is tagged back in, and he slams Sandow and then misses a elbow drop. Sandow rolls over and tags in Cody who runs into a clothesline from Kane. Cody rolls to the outside, where he fakes a shoulder injury to lure Kane in, he drives him into the stairs. Main Event cuts to a break at 6:00!

(Commercial)

Back at 10:00, Main Event returns with Sandow stomping away on Kane. Cody is tagged in and for the fifth time in 20 minutes, Michael Cole plugs Tribute for the Troop tonight. Rhodes Scholars continue to keep the Big Red Monster at bay. Kane hits Sandow with a big clothesline, but Sandow tags Cody in who breaks up a tag. Cody goes to work on the knee of Kane and backs him into the corner and tags in Sandow. Cody cheapshots Kane behind the ref's back, they then double team Kane with a double suplex for a two count. Sandow tries coming off the middle rope but Kane chops him in mid-air.

Bryan is hot tagged in, he kicks the hell out of Sandow and then connects with a Hart Attack style clothesline. Running dropkick in the corner connects for Bryan. Bryan back body drops Sandow to the floor, Sandow plays that he injured his knee on the fall. Bryan thinks twice about diving onto Sandow but instead opts to nail him with a knee off the apron. Bryan rolls Sandow into the ring and becomes distracted by Rhodes, Sandow knocks Bryan into the barricade from the apron, Main Event goes to commercial at 15:00.

(Commercial)

[Q3] Front suplex by Cody when Main Event returns. Sandow in tagged in, and he does his side Russian legsweep/Elbow of Disdain combo. The heels continue to wear down Bryan, making fast tags and using double team tactics. The Miz claims to be undefeated at WrestleMania, so I guess pre-show matches don’t count for win-loss records. Bryan makes a hot tag to Kane, he big boots Cody. Running clothesline in the corner by Kane followed up by another. Sidewalk slam by Kane gets a two count, Kane then knocks Sandow off the apron. Missile clothesline by Kane is blocked by Cody, who knocks him off balance. Sandow is tagged in and both men try a double suplex, but Kane shoves both off the turnbuckle to the mat.

Kane takes out Cody with the clothesline and Sandow hits Kane with the Terminoose, but Bryan breaks up the pin at the last possible second.Cody hits Bryan with Crossroads and gets tagged in by Sandow. Cody hits Kane with the Beautiful Disater Kick, Kane kicks out at two. Moonsault by Cody misses, Bryan is tagged in. Kane puts Cody down with a Chokeslam and Bryan finishes him with a diving headbutt!

WINNERS: Team Hell No retained the Tag Titles by pinfall in 25:29.

Mike's Reax: An excellent old-school style tag team match. The nearfalls were very believable at the end and I was thinking that we would have new tag team champions. Main Event is back on track with a quality match like this!

-A preview of Tribute to the Troops is shown. It is the same as last night showing The Miz flying a F-18. Needless to say he doesn’t shoot down any alien spaceships like Will Smith did in Independence Day.

-Still to come, Zack Ryder and Santino Marella take on the Prime Time Players.

(Commercial)

[Q4]

-Raw Rebound time. It featured The Big Show being beat up by Sheamus and destroyed by the steel chair. Dolph also tried cashing in, but John Cena thwarted his efforts. It all led to a mixed tag team match between A.J. and Dolph Ziggler vs. John Cena and Vickie Guererro. At the end of the match, Big E. Langston from NXT made his debut and laid out Cena. I also just noticed that Big E. is sporting the flag of Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter’s apartment!

2 - PRIME TIME PLAYERS vs. TEAM CO-BRO

Santino poses for Titus to kick the match off. Titus overpowers Santino and tells him to tag Ryder in. Ryder comes in unloads on Titus, but Titus shrugs it off and tags in Darren Young. Young works a headlock and gives Ryders bald spot a noogie. Young gets pancaked by Ryder, Santino is tagged in, he takes too long coming off the first rope with an axe handle. Young knocks Santino down with a European uppercut, but takes an armbar from Marella. The Miz and Cole reminisce about the Million Dollar Belt, and Cole corrects Miz by calling it a title. Titus is tagged in, and he takes Santino’s head off with a clothesline as Main Event goes to break.

(Commercial)

Back to action at 7:30, the PTP double-shoulder-block Santino. Bodyslam by Young, he tags in Titus who suplex slams Young onto Santino. Abdominal stretch by O’Neil, then Santino elbows his way out of it, but Titus hits him with a backbreaker. Young is tagged back in, he grounds Santino with a rear chinlock. Santino fights back with a modified stunner. Ryder is tagged in to a smattering of applause from the crowd. Ryder knees Titus in the face and then connects with the Broski Boot in the corner. Young breaks up the Rough Ryder, Santino hits Young with the Cobra, and Titus tosses Santino out of the ring. He then puts Ryder away with Clash of the Titus!

WINNERS: Prime Time Players in 10:40 by pinfall.

-The Prime Time Players do their “millions of dolla’s” dance in the middle of the ring as Main Event fades out.

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 PPVs. I am also a frequent guest on the FTWPodcast, go to FTWPodcast.com for more details!


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