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CALDWELL'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 7/17: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Wyatts finding more victims, Fandango vs. Christian, Divas tag match

Jul 17, 2013 - 8:00:22 PM
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WWE Main Event TV results
July 17, 2013
Taped 7/16 in Providence, R.I.
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


This week's Wednesday night opened with Josh Mathews introducing the show and Christian's music playing. As Christian came out, Mathews and The Miz set the stage for Main Event and noted that wrestlers want to hit their stride on the way to Summerslam.

Then, the mood changed when Fandango's music playing to bring out Summer Rae on-stage. Rae paved the way for Fandango, who emerged through the curtain sporting a cheetah-print outfit. The duo took their time coming to the ring, allowing Miz and Mathews to recap events at Money in the Bank and Raw earlier this week.

1 -- CHRISTIAN vs. FANDANGO (w/Summer Rae)

As the match started, Mathews relayed news that Christian is scheduled for a root canal later this week after suffering a mouth injury at MITB. Miz then noted he will be appearing at Comic-Con later this week in San Diego. In the ring, Christian lit up Fandango with right hand strikes to assert himself early on. Christian wanted a top rope move, but Summer Rae shouted at him to cause a distraction, allowing Fandango to take control. Fandango then knocked Christian to the outside leading to commercial.

[Commercial Break]

Back from break, Fandango was putting the boots to Christian as the crowd made noise trying to rally behind Christian. Christian responded with successive offense before slapping Fandango to center-ring. Christian then came off the second rope with a missile dropkick for a nearfall. Suddenly, the two men collided center-ring, sending both men to the mat. After a reset, Fandango smashed Christian with a leaping back kick for a two count.

At 10:30, Fandango wanted to end the match with a top-rope leg drop, but Christian rolled out of the way just in time. Christian then wanted The Spear, but Fandango intercepted with a hard knee to the face. Fandango tried to follow up with a power move, but Christian inside-cradled him for a quick three count to win.

WINNER: Christian at 11:25. Very nice TV match. Fandango has all the tools to be a big star for WWE, especially with solid in-ring skills to complement the character.

Video Package: Miz and Mathews introduced a highlight-style recap of Paul Heyman turning on C.M. Punk at MITB, then Heyman and Punk's epic promo exchange on Raw, which led to Brock Lesnar returning to fight Punk.

This Friday on Smackdown: Miz hosts Miz TV with Paul Heyman as his guest.

[Commercial Break]

Back from break, Hart Foundation music played to bring out Natalya along with Layla for Divas tag action. Of course, this allowed Miz and Mathews to plug "Total Divas" premiering July 28 on E! More like Mathews talked and Miz was quiet for some reason. Miz shouted moments later that he was trying to let Mathews get in a Summerslam sponsorship item. "You don't listen; you just talk!" Miz shouted at Mathews. Aksana and Alicia Fox were then introduced as the heel opposition.

2 -- NATALYA & LAYLA vs. AKSANA & ALICIA FOX -- Divas tag match

Since A-Fox goes back and forth between face and heel roles on WWE TV, Natalya wasn't sure what to make of her mood tonight. So, Natalya extended her hand to adhere to the Code of Honor mid-way through the match, but Fox kicked her to the mat.

Layla entered moments later, but the heels quickly cut her off. Layla fought back and eventually scored the victory on Aksana for her team. Post-match, Natalya and Layla stood tall, then celebrated on the way out of the ring as the heels tried to figure out what went wrong on the stage.

WINNERS: Natalya & Layla at 5:27.

Up Next: John Cena makes The Decision for Summerslam.

[Commercial Break. By the way, these Ion TV commercials for their syndicated TV shows are - shall we say - overly dramatic. No need to over-do the greatness of Criminal Minds re-runs. #Unsub. ]

Announcers: Mathews and Miz recapped Brad Maddox's first night as Raw GM. Miz said Maddox "put on some cool matches," then Mathews threw to a video package on Maddox allowing Cena to pick his Summerslam title match opponent. Then, Cena selected Daniel Bryan.

In-ring: Random clashing noises representing music played to bring out Justin Gabriel sporting a Brian Kendrick jacket and look. Mathews said the high-flyer from Cape Town, South Africa is up next.

[Commercial Break]

This Friday on Smackdown: WWE announced IC champion Curtis Axel vs. Chris Jericho for Smackdown.

In-ring: Justin Gabriel was shown warming up, then more clashing noises representing music played to bring out 3MB. Representing the trio was Heath Slater, flanked by Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre, for another edition of Gabriel vs. Slater.

3 -- JUSTIN GABRIEL vs. HEATH SLATER (w/3MB)

Observation - Slater needs to let himself go in the mid-section to enhance his leader-of-the-band look as a beer-gut brawler. The match quickly moved to the floor, where 3MB members ran interference behind the ref's back. Back in the ring, Slater started picking on Gabriel and the referee, telling him to shut up when the ref wasn't even talking to him. Slater then dumped Gabriel over the top rope to the floor leading to break.

[Commercial Break]

Back from break, Slater did a number on Gabriel's face with right-hand jabs, but he couldn't put Gabriel away. Suddenly, the credits flashed on the screen eight minutes before the top of the hour. "The tape machine is rolling and we'll show the ending next week!" Slater would have liked the match to end with him on top, as he lost control moments later and Gabriel made a fleet-footed comeback.

At 9:00, Gabriel smashed Slater with a roundhouse kick to the face, but Heath kicked out. Suddenly, the video feed cut out and Bray Wyatt appeared on the screen. "We're here," Bray declared on the video. Back in the arena, Bray Wyatt and his lantern were leading Erick Rowan and Brodie Lee down the entrance ramp in the darkness. Bray stopped at his rocking chair and began rocking, then he blew out the lantern and his henchmen were in the ring to inflict a beat down.

WINNER: Match thrown out at 11:05.

Post-match, The Wyatts beat down Justin Gabriel, then set their sights on the 3MB members. Drew simply threw his hands in the air, then Brodie Lee beat him down and chucked him into the ring steps. And a second time. Meanwhile, Bray just rocked and rocked on-stage. On the other side of the ring, Erick Rowan choked out Mahal before throwing him back into the ring. Slater then tried to run away, but Wyatt stopped him in his tracks. Bray extended his arms for Slater to do something, but Lee and Rowan smashed him from behind, then rolled him back into the ring.

Bray observed the carnage, then slowly made his way into the ring as Lee and Rowan inflicted more punishment to Gabriel and 3MB members. Bray then stood over Slater before scooping him up, smiling like a crazed man, kissing Slater on the forehead, and dropping him with a spinning facebuster.

Next, Rowan and Lee stacked all four men into one pile mid-ring. Wyatt spoke that this world can be such a cruel, dark place if you allow yourself to be blinded by illusions. Bray shouted to no one in particular for the sheep to fear the army of wolves. Bray asked the "little lamb" if he is tired of running; "Come on home," he said. Bray then knelt down next to the bodies and told Kane to follow the buzzards. Suddenly, the feed cut out to end the show.

FINAL THOUGHTS: A great journey has been established to see where the Wyatts's introduction leads to and how Kane is incorporated. Another well-done appearance by Bray and Co.


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