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CUPACH'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 2/20: Big Show wrestles three times, Brickie Era, Mike's Reax to Swagger replay

Feb 20, 2013 - 8:34:44 PM
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February 20, 2013
Taped 2/19/2013 in Biloxi, Miss.
Aired on Ion Television
By Michael Cupach, PWTorch contributor

[Q1]

-Main Event opening music video.

-Full pyro in the arena, and Michael Cole welcomes everyone to Main Event on the Road to WrestleMania! At ringside, Michael Cole introduces The Miz, who touts his victory over Antonio Cesaro last Monday. They show a still of Alberto Del Rio retaining his title against Big Show on Sunday.

-Big Show’s music plays, but he demands his music be cut off and he addresses Cole and Miz showing stills of him losing and accusing them of making fun of him. Show throws a temper tantrum in the middle of the ring and he blames all his woes on Booker T. He claims that Booker goes out of his way to make him look like a fool every chance he gets. Big Show then challenges anyone in the back to come out to the ring and snicker in his face. Show especially threatens Miz and tells him to sit there and do his job if he knows what is best for him.

-The Usos are out first to take Big Show up on his challenge.

1 - BIG SHOW vs. THE USOS - handicap match

This looks like is a handicap match, as they both try to get the drop on Show, but he no-sells and goes into divide and conquer mode. The Usos get generic offense on Big Show, but he shrugs it off and continues his assault. Show singled out Jey Uso, dropping a big elbow on him, then misses a Vader Bomb in the corner as Jimmy pulled Jey out of the way. The Usos try a double suplex, Big Show blocks it, but they are able to overpower him and get him over. Double headbutt and superkick from The Usos. They both go up-top and connect with stereo splashes! They try to put him away, but Show powers out at two!

Show is back on his feet, where he dumps Jey Uso and then shoulder-tackles Jimmy. Jey comes off the top rope, gets caught by Big Show, and Show double-chokeslams both Usos for the win!

WINNER: Big Show by pinfall in 3:39.

-Brodus Clay is out immediately, and he wants a piece of Big Show!

2 - BRODUS CLAY vs. BIG SHOW

Both men feel each other out and try each other's strength, then Clay powers Show to the corner. Big Show takes a moment to assess the situation and calls for a test of strength. Clay accepts and Show punches him in the gut to get the advantage. Both men end up trading blows, then Clay takes it to Show. Brodus unloads on Show in the corner until the referee calls him off.

Big Show comes out with a body shot and then chokes Clay using the top rope. Show's corner chops get blocked by Brodus, then Show ends up knocking Clay to the outside as Main Event takes a commercial break!

(Commercial)

[Q2] Back to action at 6:00, Big Show is working the left arm of Brodus Clay. Big Show yells at Brodus to make these idiots smile because that what he does. Shades of Mark Henry for a second there. Both Cole and Miz agree that Booker T has been making him look like a fool and that Del Rio hasn’t helped the situation. Big Show continues to work the arm of Clay, who is reeling. Submission hold by Big Show, and Miz relays what it is like to be chopped by Big Show and how it feels like being hit by a frying pan.

Clay tries a comeback and headbutts Show to the mat. Corner splash by Brodus connects, as does a second one. Clay goes for a crossbody, but Big Show kicks him in the gut. Show misses an elbow drop, Brodus Clay connects with his big splash, but Show kicks out at two. Clay tries a splash in the corner, but Show nails him with a WMD to get another win!

WINNER: Big Show by pinfall in 9:55.

-Great Khali is next to answer the ultimate challenge, as Show looks to be hurt.

3 - BIG SHOW vs. GREAT KHALI

Khali pummels an injured Show to start. He chops Show in the corner and then lumbers after Show to the next corner to continue chopping. The chopfest continues in a third and fourth corner. Khali then clotheslines Big Show to mat, and Show rolls to the outside to regain his composure.

(Commercial)

Main Event is back at 4:45. Big Show, in control, headbutts Khali to the mat in the corner. Bodyshots by Big Show, then the referee calls off Big Show as Miz says that he is still unhappy about what Big Show said about him and he is sick of people challenging him when he is not in his gear. Khali tries the Khali Plunge, Show counters, but gets Khali Chopped.

Show rolls to the floor again. Khali follows Big Show out and whips him into the outside steps as the referee starts the ten count. Khali rolls Big Show into the ring and Big Show knocks out Khali with a WMD when he tries to re-enter the ring. Khali rolls to the floor and gets counted out.

WINNER: Big Show by count-out in 7:27.

-The Miz stands up and says it is time to make this show “must see!” Miz takes his tie off and charges the ring. Both men brawl, Show tries a WMD, Miz ducks, and Miz dropkicks Show's knee before kicking him out of the ring. Show retreats to the back as Miz begs for more! Miz’s shoulder looks like it isn’t hurt any more...

Mike's Reax: Dear Life, what did I do to you to deserve three Big Show matches tonight? One of them being against Great Khali to boot! Whatever I did, I am sorry and will never do it again. Love, Me.

[Q3]

-Still to come, Justin Gabriel vs. Titus O’Neil. Plus, The Rock’s WWE Title celebration!

(Commercial)

-Raw Rebound featuring The Rock’s WWE Title celebration and unveiling of the new WWE Championship belt is shown. On a personal note, I like the new belt, I think it looks pretty cool. The Rebound ends with Punk jumping Cena and telling Rock that he wants his title.

-At ringside, Miz says that that is what will happen every time Big Show wants to call out the locker room.

-Last Monday on Raw, Vickie Guerrero introduced Brad Maddox as her new assistant. Vince McMahon also made a surprise appearance to tell Paul Heyman that next week he will fight him. I feel bad for the next wrestler to have hip surgery because now he has to be back in action after two weeks because that is the new bar Vince has set!

-Backstage, Matt Striker is with Brad Maddox who wants the TV’s with the Main Event logo straightened. Maddox and Striker have a Dwight Schrute/Jim Halpert moment by debating if he is the assistant to the acting supervisor or the assistant acting supervisor. Maddox calls this era, the “Brickie Era.” Brad Maddox makes an announcement that Vince McMahon will fight Paul Heyman on Raw, he said it like it was his idea.

-The YouTube video from Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter that aired on Monday is re-shown. The topic of the rant was immigration. Something tells me that next week's YouTube video topic will be overzealous cops arresting Americans who want to mellow out after wrestling a few matches.

-Backstage, Matt Striker is with Justin Gabriel, Justin says he isn’t afraid of Titus. Titus and his whistle interrupt Gabriel. Titus questions is Gabriel is really African. Justin comes back by threatening to hit him with his 450 splash, Titus says that he has 450 ways to beat him tonight!

-Justin Gabriel makes his way to the ring; he is in action next!

(Commercial)

[Q4]

-Tale of the Tape between John Cena and Fred Flintstone is shown. Michael Cole notes that like Fred, he is a bowling champion.

4 - JUSTIN GABRIEL vs. TITUS O’NEIL

No Darren Young tonight, Gabriel sticks and moves to start. Titus gets his hands on Gabriel and throws him like a ragdoll. Scoopslam by O’Neil, who then jaw-jacks with a member of the audience. He backs Justin into the corner and pounds away on him. Titus sets Justin up on the top rope, but Justin fights him off and comes off with a dropkick that sends Titus to the floor. Gabriel connects with a baseball slide and a cross-body over the top rope as Main Event goes to break two minutes into the match.

(Commercial)

Gabriel tries a monkey flip, but Titus swats him off. Titus knocks Justin to the floor and then retrieves him to try to pin him, but is unsuccessful. Bearhug by Titus, who he keeps trash-talking the crowd. Justin fights out of the hold, but Titus turns his bearhug into a backbreaker! Titus stomps on Gabriel and then pounds on him in the corner. Splash in the corner by Titus. He goes into the three-point stance and tries a charge, but Justin ducks out of the way and Titus runs into the turnbuckle. Gabriel goes up top for a high-risk maneuver, but ends up getting clotheslined out of his boots by O’Neil!

Titus knocks Gabriel to the apron, then Gabriel kicks him in the head out of nowhere. Gabriel then goes up top and puts Titus away with the 450 splash!

WINNER: Justin Gabriel by pinfall in 9:01.

-Multiple replays of the 450 Splash are re-shown after the match. Justin Gabriel is standing tall in the ring as Main Event fades out a minute early. A sneak preview of The Rock's "Snitch" finishes up the rest of the show.

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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