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CUPACH'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 8/7: Shield vs. Team Henry in big six-man tag, The Miz a Paul Heyman Guy?, more

Aug 7, 2013 - 9:20:22 PM
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WWE Main Event TV results
August 7, 2013
Taped 8/6/13 in Rockford, Ill.
Aired on Ion Television
By Michael Cupach, PWTorch contributor


[Q1]

-No WWE open, they go straight to the Main Event music video that is filled with a bunch of wrestlers who are too good to appear on this show! No pyro; Josh Mathews welcomes everyone to Main Event this week.

-The Shield make their way through the crowd and Josh introduces his colleague, The Miz.

-The Usos are out next. They do their war dance and bring out their tag team partner, Mark Henry.

1 - THE USOS & MARK HENRY vs. THE SHIELD - six-man tag match

Henry and The Usos clear the ring to start. The Shield is timid to get back in the ring, so the referee calms things down and Seth Rollins starts off with Jimmy Uso. Jimmy uses some speed to get the advantage on Rollins and then tags in Jey Uso. They double-team Seth, who tags out to Ambrose.

Tag to Jimmy. Dean gets his arm rung by Jey and Jimmy comes off the top onto his arm. Mark Henry is quickly tagged in, so he corners Dean and headbutts him in the corner. Roman Reigns distracts Henry and Ambrose chops the leg and tags in Reigns.

Reigns nails Henry with a big clothesline in the corner, then he tries again, but runs into a big boot. Reigns is tossed to the floor and Ambrose follows. Rollins tries a sneak attack on Henry, but The Usos thwart it. Henry wants to finish Rollins, but Shield pull him to the floor for a break.

(Commercial)

Back to action at 6:50, The Usos and Henry are still in control and they have Reigns trapped in the face corner. Jimmy runs into a back elbow from Reigns and he tags Ambrose in. The Shield holds Uso down in the corner and he is triple-teamed behind the referee's back. Ambrose works some offense to keep Jimmy down and out.

Jimmy Uso makes a hot tag after a double knockout spot. Jey is a house of fire on Seth, but he slips on a banana peel and nails Jey with an enziguri. Reigns is tagged in and he stomps away on Jey and then throws him to the Shield corner, where Dean cheap shots him a few times. Huge clothesline from Reigns almost puts Jey away, then Roman tags in Ambrose.

Ambrose digs his knee into the small of Jey's back and then pulls back on his chin while The Miz says with a straight face that he is honored to be the host of Summerslam! Dean repeatedly stomps Jey in the stomach while holding his legs. Seth Rollins is tagged in, then Jey starts to mount a comeback against him and almost tags in Henry, but Rollins puts a stop to it with an atomic drop. The action is moving!

[Q2] Reigns is in now. Jey tries to power his way to a tag, but is blocked. Reigns tags in Rollins and they double-suplex Jey Uso. More stompage by Rollins. Ambrose is in and they try a double suplex, but Jey counters out, then superkicks Dean and mule-kicks Rollins.

Mark Henry is hot-tagged in and The Shield feeds for him. He ends the sequence by big-splashing Dean Ambrose in the corner. Henry tags in Jimmy Uso, who goes up top for a Superfly Splash, and it connects, but Seth Rollins does a curb stomp or something on Jimmy. Seth then rolls Ambrose on top of Uso and they pick up the win!

WINNERS: The Shield by pinfall in 15:01.

-Still to come: Curtis Axel takes on Sin Cara.

(Commercial)

-Backstage, The Shield are gloating that things were too easy tonight. Ambrose calls Henry lazy and a waste of time for The Shield. Ambrose puts himself and the rest of The Shield over, then calls themselves the new standard in the industry. Rollins says that no one can catch up to them and they are light years ahead of everyone else. They talk trash to Orton, Cena, and Bryan, individually. Do I smell a tag match on Raw?

-Josh Mathews and The Miz hype Total Divas. In the ring, Aksana and Natalya are ready for action. Josh throws to a clip of Monday's Raw when Natalya overheard The Bellas and Eva Marie trash-talking her.

2 - NATALYA vs. AKSANA

Nattie tries a quick victory, but Aksana kicks out. Aksana slaps Natalya and then puts her in a headlock takeover. Natalya counters and reverses the hold into a leg scissor, Aksana breaks free and the girls reset. The girls chain wrestle (!) and trade submission holds, which Aksana breaks by making the ropes.

Aksana works a headlock and pulls the hair to keep the hold on. Nattie breaks free, but ends up getting snapmared. Aksana isn’t able to kick Natalya in the stomach, so Nattie turns it into a Sharpshooter attempt, but Aksana makes the ropes. Aksana kicks Nattie in the knee and Nattie fights to make it to her feet.

[Q3] Aksana works the leg of Nattie and torques the knee, then stomps the kneecap and plays to the crowd. Aksana kicks her in the face and tries a pin attempt, but Natalya powers out at two. Aksana tries a roll-up, but Natalya counters into the Sharpshooter. Aksana tries to make the ropes, but Natalya pulls her back and Aksana taps!

WINNER: Natalya via submission in 5:02.

Mike's Reax: Don’t I get enough of these Emmy Award Winning actresses on Sunday nights? Natalya tried to get the most mileage out of Aksana, but Aksana is too green. It wasn’t horrible, nothing was botched, but it wasn’t too inspiring.

(Commercial)

-Raw Rebound was shown featuring the drama with C.M. Punk, Heyman, and Brock Lesnar.

-Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring. Axel is in action, next!

(Commercial)

-Paul Heyman joins Josh and Miz on commentary. Josh asks if they can be candid or will Brock Lesnar step in if they get out of line. Paul tells them to be worried.

-Sin Cara makes his entrance. He faces Axel right now!

3 - IC champion CURTIS AXEL (w/Paul Heyman) vs. SIN CARA – non-title match

Sin Cara mood lighting rears its ugly head again. Heyman talks about wanting to face Punk on Monday and that it isn’t a trap.

[Q4] Axel keeps backing Cara into the corner and then is pulled back by the referee. Cara jumps over Axel and arm drags him across the ring. Sin Cara goes to the well too many times and Curtis puts the brakes on and works Sin Cara’s arm. Big boot from Axel puts Sin Cara down on the mat. He picks up Cara and backs him into the corner and chops away on him. Meanwhile, Paul and Miz bicker about Miz being a Paul Heyman Guy and owing his career to Heyman. Is Heyman claiming everyone's career these days?

Back in the ring, Sin Cara gets a flurry on offense and a series of kicks, he sends Axel to the outside and nails him with a plancha on the outside. Back in the ring, Cara charges at Axel, but gets dropped over the ropes and knocked to the floor in front of Heyman. Main Event cuts to break at 5:05.

(Commercial)

Back on Main Event, Axel comes off the middle rope with an elbow onto Sin Cara. Heyman brings the crowd back from the break by claiming that Miz and Josh have ambushed him with all these questions about his motives. Resthold by Axel slows the pace down. Cara breaks free and is dropkicked back down! This match much be a real humdinger because Paul, Miz, and Josh have yet to mention it!

Axel drops a series of elbows onto the chest of Sin Cara. The 700th elbow drop misses and Cara hits him with a seated dropkick to the face! Axel turns the tables and continues to pound on Cara. He tries a back suplex, but Cara counters out and goes to the middle rope and connects with a missile dropkick.

Both men reset. Cara is up first and dropkicks Axel on the knee cap. Sin Cara is whipped into the ropes and handspring-elbows Axel in the mouth! Sin Cara goes up top, where he nails Curtis with a cross-body for a two count. Cara with a reverse DDT like move, then he tries a moonsault, but Axel gets the foot up and Cara eats it! An odd looking neckbreaker into a face plant by Axel is enough to put Cara away for the win.

WINNER: Curtis Axel by pinfall in 14:04.

Mike's Reax: That is another match that I felt did not go anywhere and was clunky. I’m not feeling Curtis Axel in the ring and Sin Cara is pretty mediocre or miss, so this wasn’t the best match-up, in my opinion. Besides, there is always next week for a quality match...

Thank you for reading! For more from me, please follow me on Twitter @MJCupach. Also, check out my weekly Smackdown blog and coverage of Total Divas here on PWTorch.com! Ya, that’s right, I watch Total Divas!


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