WWE TV Shows - Other CUPACH'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 5/29: Sheamus vs. Barrett PPV-quality replacement for another advertised match that did not happen, plus Tons of Funk, Cesaro, more
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WWE Main Event TV results
May 29, 2013
Taped 5/28/13 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Aired on Ion Television
By Michael Cupach, PWTorch contributor
-Main Event opening video followed by full pyro.
-The Miz welcomes everyone to Main Event and introduces his new announce team – “Mr. App” Josh Mathews and Ricardo Rodriguez. Ricardo is speaking only is Spanish up to this point.
-Sheamus and Wade Barrett make their respective entrances for the opening match. When the main event for Main Event was announced on Raw (Big E. Langston & IC champion Wade Barrett vs. The Miz & Alberto Del Rio) I asked PWTorch assistant editor James Caldwell if he would take the over or the under on this match being cancelled and replaced. He unfortunately took the under.
1 - SHEAMUS vs. WADE BARRETT
Wade controls to start. He backs Sheamus into the turnbuckle, then whips him to the far corner, but Sheamus explodes out with a clothesline. Sheamus drives his knee into the temple of Wade Barrett’s skull, and the referee pulls him off. Both men trade shots, Barrett tries a hiptoss, but Sheamus blocks and clotheslines him down hard. Wade rolls to the floor and Ricardo comments how he would be giving Wade advice and water right now if he were his manager.
Back in the ring, Sheamus slams Wade and tries a suplex, it gets blocked, but Sheamus knees him in the gut and finally gets the suplex. Miz is griping about how he had Barrett beat last Friday, but Fandango cost him the match. Sheamus kicks Barrett in the chops, Barrett no-sells and sends Sheamus to the floor with a clothesline. Main Event cuts to break at the 3:45 point in the match!
Back to action, Barrett has Sheamus in a resthold. Sheamus is knocked out of the ring again and the referee administers the ten count, but Sheamus gets on the apron and launches himself over the top rope with a battering ram. Sheamus is selling his elbow, so Barrett exploits it to regain control. Sheamus tries mounting a comeback, but Wade whips him shoulder-first into the turnbuckle. Miz channels his “inner TNA” and quips that he doesn’t like putting over Barrett or anything he does.
Barrett tries an elbow from the middle turnbuckle, but Sheamus rolls out of the way. It looks like Sheamus is getting fired up, but Barrett stops him short with a big boot to the face. Both men trade roll-ups and small packages, then Main Event cuts to commercial.
Main Event returns at 14:00 with Wade choking out Sheamus, but Sheamus perks up and hits Barrett with a DDT out of nowhere! Irish Hammers from Sheamus followed by a knee lifter. Ricardo is going nuts and talking very fast in Spanish. Top-rope shoulder block from Sheamus gets a two count, then Sheamus then busts out the Texas Cloverleaf! Ricardo comments on how much this move hurts, and Wade somehow makes it to the ropes. Sheamus tries the hold again, but Barrett rolls him up for a two count.
Sheamus tries another Irish Hammer, but runs into a mule kick and then a stiff boot to the face. Barrett is wondering what he has to do to keep Sheamus down (I think showing him the WWE App could finish him off) and he goes for Wasteland, but Sheamus reverses into White Noise.
Both men are down and out. Sheamus is up first and calls for the Brogue Kick, but Wade ducks and nails the Winds of Change. Pumphandle slam is countered into an Irish Curse backbreaker for two. As a person of Irish descent, I would never approve of any of my moves being called the Irish Curse Whatever. Both men find themselves duking it out on the top rope, then Wade knocks Sheamus off balance and connects with Wasteland, but Sheamus kicks out to the shock and chagrin of everyone!
The Bull Hammer is loaded up, then Sheamus side steps him and sends Wade to the apron where Sheamus clubbers him ten times and then pulls him back into the ring. Barrett avoids White Noise and drives Sheamus shoulder-first into the steel post twice. He goes for the Bull Hammer, but as if they were in a joust, Sheamus hits him first with the Brogue Kick for the win!
WINNER: Sheamus by pinfall in 21:15.
Mike's Reax: Quality match. The action after the last break was top-notch and PPV quality. Recommended to seek out and watch!
-After the match, The Miz and Wade Barrett have a stare down as Miz slow-claps Barrett. Barrett grabs his IC Title belt and heads to the back.
-Highlights are shown of last Monday's Raw when John Cena announced a Three Stages of Hell match between he and Ryback. Clips of John Cena versus Curtis Axel are also shown.
-At the announce table, Josh asks if Ryback will walk off as champion at Payback, and Ricardo says that he is pro-Cena. The Miz then hypes clips from Jericho’s Highlight Reel segment from last Monday. Stay tuned for stuff you have already seen!
-This Friday on Smackdown, Randy Orton takes on Dean Ambrose. Take this announcement with a grain of salt.
-The vignette of The Wyatt Family is shown. I originally thought this was a commercial for Deep South Paranormal on Syfy. Back live, Ricardo calls them “los locos” and Miz calls them the opposite of Duck Dynasty.
-Highlight Reel ummm…highlights are shown from last Monday. Jericho’s guest is Paul Heyman and Chris calls out C.M. Punk at Payback in Punk’s hometown. Heyman accepts on Punk's behalf.
-Justin Gabriel a/k/a The Luchadore, The High Flyer, The Thrillseeker, The Capetown Werewolf is in action against Antonio Cesaro, next! How many nicknames does this guy need?
2 - JUSTIN GABRIEL vs. ANTONIO CESARO
No shades or beret for Cesaro this week. He goes through gimmicks like Gabriel goes through nicknames. Gabriel sends Cesaro the floor to start, then Cesaro charges back in with a hard forearm. Gut-wrench suplex by Cesaro gets a two count on Gabriel while Miz explains Cesaro’s old-school workout regiment. Cesaro puts Justin in a sleeper, then Gabriel escapes via chinbreaker.
Cross-body by Justin Gabriel gets a two count. Gabriel misses a spin kick and finds himself back in a sleeper. Gabriel kicks him way out and springboards over Cesaro and drops him with an inverted DDT. Gabriel goes for the 450 splash, but Cesaro knocks him off the top rope and puts Justin away with a sleeper to knock Gabriel out followed by the Neutralizer.
WINNER: Antonio Cesaro by pinfall in 4:16.
3 - R-TRUTH & TONS OF FUNK vs. 3MB - six-man tag match
With entrances starting five minutes before the end of the tour, I think this will be a short squash. Brodus and Heath start things off. Heath sticks and moves on Clay, but Clay nails him with a clothesline when he tries celebrating. Heath is trapped in the face corner and ganged up on as Sweet T is tagged in. Vertical suplex by Tensai gets a two count.
Tensai knocks Drew off the apron, but Slater sneaks up behind him and knocks him down with a dropkick. Tensai gets double-teamed, but he manages to make a “hot” tag to R-Truth, who hits his spots on Jinder. Clay and Tensai clear the ring of the other band members, then Jinder is squished, and Truth finishes him off with the Lie Detector.
WINNERS: R-Truth & Tons of Funk by pinfall in 2:28.
-Everyone dances and has a good time as Main Event fades out.
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