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CUPACH'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 1/30: Ryback on MizTV, Tensai face turn?, no mention of IC Cup (updated w/Box Score)

Jan 30, 2013 - 9:05:49 PM
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1/30 Main Event Box Score

- Match Times: 26:15 bell-to-bell (26:37 last week). Essentially same show as last week's Main Event.

- TV/PPV Streaks (carried over from 2012): Tensai - broke 7 match losing streak, O'Neil - current 6 match losing streak.

- Show Results: (1) Ryback beat U.S. champion Antonio Cesaro via count-out in a non-title match. ... (2) Tensai beat Titus O'Neil (w/Darren Young).

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WWE Main Event Results
January 30, 2013
Taped 1/29/2013 in San Diego, Calif.
Aired on Ion Television
By Michael Cupach, PWTorch contributor


[Q1]

-WWE open.

-Main Event cold opened with a recap of Paul Heyman's performance review from Raw on Monday. They showed the video of Brad Maddox getting jumped and then the return of Brock Lesnar. Brock giving Vince a F-5 was shown over and over from different angles followed by Lesnar bouncing up and down in the ring afterwards.

-Main Event opening music video, no pyro this week.

-The Miz is introduced. MizTV is set up on the stage and he is hosting an episode tonight. Miz claims that his show is so must-watch TV because he sometimes makes choices that aren’t exactly safe. Miz introduces Ryback as his guest tonight. Ryback makes his way to the stage as the crowd chants “Feed Me More!”

Ryback thanks The Miz for having him, he claims to be a big fan. Miz asks “really?” in a confused fashion and he reminds Ryback that last time he was on the show, he lifted the couch and threw it to the floor. Ryback claims he did that because he didn’t know how comfortable the sofa was. Miz makes a lame joke and Ryback gives him a cold stare, so Miz moves on. The Miz shifts gears to discuss his opponent for tonight – Antonio Cesaro.

A highlight reel of last week's match between the two is shown; the match ended with Cesaro high-tailing it from the ring and getting intentionally counted out. Back live, Ryback calls Cesaro a coward and says that this week he won’t be as lucky.

Antonio Cesaro storms out and claims that both men are conspiring and teaming up against him. Cesaro keeps walking to the ring calling Americans names the whole way there. Ryback tells him to shut up and makes his way to the ring. They will face each other, next!

(Commercial)

1 - U.S. champion ANTONIO CESARO vs. RYBACK – non-title match

Cesaro gets the early advantage with a shot to the kidney of Ryback. The Miz is back on commentary for the match. Meanwhile Ryback overpowers Cesaro and throws him to the corner.

[Q2] Vertical suplex by Ryback - he holds Cesaro up for about 15-20 seconds before dropping him. Ryback clotheslines Cesaro to the floor. Cesaro yells at Miz, telling Miz to keep his hands off him. Ryback yanks Antonio back into the ring and delivers a high back-body drop. Ryback beats Cesaro down in the corner and pretty much all around the ring! Lou Thesz Press by Ryback; he then slams the back of Cesaro’s head into the mat and tosses Cesaro to the outside again! Ryback goes outside to capture his prey, whipping Cesaro into the boards as Main Event goes to a break 3:30 into the action!

(Commercial)

Back on Main Event, Ryback catches Cesaro coming off the turnbuckle and puts him in a bearhug! Ryback misses a charge at 6:30 and finds himself on the floor while Cesaro has the ref start a ten count. Ryback starts getting up, so Cesaro heads outside and whips him into the steps and rolls back into the ring as the referee starts the count again. Ryback barely makes it back in at 9.5!

Ryback tries to mount offense, but Cesaro knees him in the face to counter. Double stomp by Cesaro to the gut. Antonio then puts The Ryback into a rear chinlock to slow him down and keep him grounded. Ryback fights out and gets kicked in the face, but Ryback no-sells and plows over Cesaro! Spinebuster by Ryback, who calls for the Meathook Clothesline! The clothesline connects and Cesaro rolls to the floor and starts crawling to the back. Ryback chases Cesaro down and drags him back to the ring. Cesaro rolls to the far side of the ring and cheapshots The Miz with a boot to the face and then runs into the crowd to get counted out.

WINNER: Ryback via count-out in 11:35.

-Post-match, Cesaro poses proudly on the ramp and Ryback demands to be fed more, or something. The Miz looks to have a spud on his face after the kick.

-Still to come, the full story on the attack of Mr. McMahon by Brock Lesnar.

(Commercial)

[Q3]

-The Miz is still selling the effects of the kick when Main Event returns. Cole then throws to clips of Raw Roulette two nights ago concerning Tensai and Brodus Clays dance off.

-Backstage, The Prime Time Players run into Tensai and tease him about his lingerie dance. The Players do their “Millions of Dolla’s” dance and exit stage right. Brodus Clay steps in and tells Tensai that it was just a joke.

(Commercial)

-The Paul Heyman performance review high-points are shown (again). Michael Cole updates that Vince had a broken left hip and will need surgery.

-The Prime Time Players make their way to the ring, and Titus O'Neil is in action tonight.

-Tensai is out next, and he got a slight face pop from the audience after his heel opponent was announced.

2 - TENSAI vs. TITUS O’NEIL

Tensai stares down Darren Young as the match kicks off. Titus and Tensai feel out each others strength, Titus bails to get advice from Young. Tensai backs O'Neil into the corner and pounds away on him, he whips him to the far corner and knocks him down with a shoulder tackle.

[Q4] Titus rolls to the floor, and Tensai follows him out and rolls him back to the ring. Titus nails Tensai with a boot when he rolls in after Titus. Titus then chokes Tensai on the middle rope until the referee pulls him off. Big boot by Titus O'Neil almost takes Tensai’s head off; he tries to pin Tensai, but he kicks out. Chinlock by Titus as The Miz talks about how hard Titus has worked to get to where he is today, coming a long way since NXT Season 2. Tensai is clotheslined to the floor, Darren Young threatens him with his pick, and Brodus Clay makes his way out to stand up for Tensai?!

(Commercial)

Titus has Tensai in another chinlock when Main Event comes back, 8:45 into the action. Tensai tries to counter out, but Titus blocks his suplex attempt and tries one of his own. Neither guy can get a suplex, so Titus kicks him in the stomach, then suplexes him! Kick to the midsection takes the wind out of Tensai, he backs Tensai into the corner and keeps the offense going on Tensai. Titus chokes Tensai in the corner with his boot at 11:00 as Brodus and his girls try to get the crowd behind Tensai.

Tensai comes alive with the chants from the audience, then back-elbows Titus and then misses a big splash. Titus tries putting him away again, but Tensai powers out at two. Titus barks like a seal and body slams Tensai! Titus keeps the pressure on Tensai as the crowd starts to get behind Tensai. Miz and Cole are so enamored with the match that they talk about The JBL and Cole Show. Tensai comes back with a sidewalk slam for a two count.

Both men reset at 13:45. Tensai elbows Titus and then mocks his bark and headbutts Titus down in the corner! Albertbomb from Tensai, who does a little dance, and then big splashes Titus to pick up the win!

WINNER: Tensai via pinfall in 14:40.

-Brodus and the Funkadactylls celebrate with Tensai; they try to get him to dance again, then he finally gives in and dances with everyone as Main Event signs off!

-No match announced for next week and no mention of Wade Barrett's IC Title Challenge, which has apparently been scrapped.

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!

[Torch art credit Travis Beaven (c) PWTorch.com]


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