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CUPACH'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 10/16: U.S. Title match on a Wed. night, Sandow resumes heel role, more

Oct 16, 2013 - 11:03:33 PM
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WWE Main Event TV results
October 16, 2013
Taped 10/15/13 in Kansas City, Missouri
Aired on Ion Television
By Michael Cupach, PWTorch contributor


[Q1]

Mike's “Preax:” Okay, I know WWE tried hyping Dolph Ziggler vs. Dean Ambrose for the U.S. Title for tonight, but I know better. I know they are going to pull the rug out from under me, just like they did months ago when they pre-advertised matches. I’m waiting for it. What low-card non-sense are they going to bait and switch tonight?

-WWE open.

-Main Event opening video.

-Josh Mathews and The Miz are on commentary tonight. After hearing some negative feedback on Alex Riley lately, I wonder if his experiment is over.

1 - United States champion DEAN AMBROSE vs. DOLPH ZIGGLER – U.S. Title match

Dolph tries some quick roll-ups to start, and Dean bails early. Dolph gives chase to Ambrose, who then baits him into the ring and stomps away on the naïve Ziggler. Ambrose eats a shoulder tackle, then Ziggler shows off for the crowd and drops an elbow on Ambrose. Instead of calling those elbows “heart stoppers” or whatever JBL calls it, I think “king slayers” would be better. Ziggler hits Ambrose with a Cactus Clothesline, and both men are out on the floor as Main Event cuts to its first break at 3:45!

(Commercial)

Back at 5:42 with Ambrose kneeing Ziggler in the mid-section as Miz lets everyone know that Ziggler likes being a show-off – thanks for the update Miz, keep me posted! Variation on a rear chinlock by Ambrose, who then releases the hold and stomps away. Ambrose tries tossing Ziggler to the outside, but Dolph catches himself on the apron and hangs Dean up on the top rope. Missile dropkick by Ziggler puts Ambrose down for a two count!

Both men reset. Dolph backs Ambrose into the corner and mounts the turnbuckle and punches him in the forehead ten times as the crowd counts along. Both men trade quick pin attempts, which ends with a wicked clothesline by Dolph. Fameasser is countered into a backslide attempt, but Dolph reverses into a Fameasser for another two count! The crowd is booing that count and getting into this match!

Ambrose rolls to the floor to buy time. Dolph chases again, but gets suplexed onto the floor hard! Ambrose rolls Ziggler into the ring, and Ziggler looks like he is out cold. Dean Ambrose goes up top, but Ziggler was playing possum and jumps to the top and delivers an X-Factor - shades of X-Pac from the top rope - for another nearfall! It didn’t look pretty, but it looked like it was the finish.

[Q2] Sleeper from Dolph in the middle of the ring, Ambrose almost fades, then gets a second wind and backs Ziggler into the corner hard to break the hold. Ziggler misses a charge in the corner, which Ambrose turns into his front-face DDT finisher to put Ziggler away.

WINNER: Dean Ambrose by pinfall in 12:53.

Mike's Reax: This was a better match than anything I have seen in three months on this show! Was that so hard WWE? Was that so hard?

-John Cena’s road to rehabilitation is shown. This was one of the many video packages that was shown last Monday. These over-dramatic selfie videos that Cena is doing reminds me of the “Survivor Man” episode of "The Office" when Michael was in the wild by himself for a few hours and acted like the worst was ready to happen.

-Back to business as usual… Santino Marella makes his way to the ring for six-man action. His teammates Tons of Funk join him on stage and they are in action, next! Overall, it looks like WWE is taking the best (worst) of last week's junk and combining it into one big pile for one match tonight!

(Commercial)

-Santino is dancing with the Funkadactyls when Main Event returns. Oh that Santino, what a silly goose!

-3MB are the opponents for Santino and Tons of Funk. Will they make it two in a row against comedy acts?

2 - TONS OF FUNK & SANTINO MARELLA vs. 3MB

Heath hurts himself punching Clay, who tags in Santino for some tomfoolery. He tries picking up Tensai to slam him on Heath, but obviously can’t. Jinder is tagged in, and he gets monkey-flipped across the ring by Tensai.

Clay is tagged back in and he drops a big elbow on Jinder, who is the class clown of 3MB. Drew is tagged in and 3MB double-teams Brodus. Drew nails him with a big boot for a nearfall. Slater is tagged back in and he double-suplexes Clay with Drew. Quick tag to Jinder, who pounds on a fallen Clay, and 3MB continues to make quick tags to double-team the big guy and keep him down! Drew tries a middle-rope maneuver, but jumps into a headbutt from Clay! Jinder is tagged in and he gets T-Bone suplexed!

[Q3] Santino hot tag. He does his normal spots and things break off into a brew-ha-ha leaving Santino alone with Jinder. Santino calls for The Cobra and Heath tries to make the save by pulling the sock off Santino’s hand, but Santino overpowers him. Drew joins in to pull it off, but Tons of Funk squish them with their awful bodies. Santino then stumbles backwards and accidentally gives Jinder The Cobra and pins him.

WINNERS: Not the audience! WINNERS OF THE MATCH: Santino Marella and Tons of Funk by pinfall in 5:18.

Mike's Reax: This match made me think that Carrot Top or somebody should do a PSA about putting an end to comedy jobber on comedy jobber violence. Nobody wins when they meet in the ring!

(Commercial)

-Raw Rebound time. This week it features Cody and Goldust beating The Shield for the Tag Team Titles on Monday and the return of The Big Show.

-Josh Mathews plugs the Michael Cole interview with Triple H that is on WWE.com and mentions that Hunter says he will deal with the Rhodes Boys on Monday at Raw.

-R-Truth makes his way to the ring, as he is in action when Main Event returns!

(Commercial)

-Damien Sandow is out next with his briefcase. I wonder if last Friday’s Smackdown was a non-canon episode that didn’t count and he is back to being a heel.

3 - DAMIEN SANDOW vs. R-TRUTH

Snapmare from Sandow to start. He backs Truth into the corner and unloads on him, so the referee pulls him off Truth! Truth blocks a suplex with a small package, but then misses a scissor kick, so Sandow lands a suplex for a one count. Damien Sandow tosses Truth to the floor and follows him out.

[Q4] Sandow introduces Truth's face to the apron, then whips him into the barricade hard! Back in the ring, Sandow hooks the arms and knees Truth in the face repeatedly. Side Russian Legsweep followed by the Elbow of Disdain gets a two count on Truth! Sandow goes for a chinlock, then the crowd rallies behind Truth to fight out. He does and scissor kicks Sandow in the face!

Series of clotheslines by Truth and a frontface suplex for a nearfall! Another scissor kick, this time to the back of the head for another two count as Josh brags about the great action on tonight's Main Event. Sandow then puts Truth away out of nowhere with a full nelson slam!

WINNER: Damien Sandow by pinfall in 4:41.

-Sandow has the referee unchain the briefcase from the turnbuckle and he holds it up for the audience to say that he is still Mr. Money in the Bank!

-Highlights from the Beat the Clock Challenge from last Monday are shown. Punk names his stipulation as a handicap match of Ryback and Heyman versus Punk in a Cell!

-Mr and Mrs. Fandango dance out onto stage, as they are in action, next!

(Commercial)

-I must have been a real evil dude in a previous life and karma is punishing me with this. Great Khali is on his way out to face Fandango. Hornswoggle and Natalya are with him, and Natalya is no longer the Punjabi Princess, but his “gal pal!” Yes, he is in the friend-zone with Nattie!

4 - FANDANGO (w/Summer Rae) vs. GREAT KHALI (w/Natalya and Hornswoggle)

Fandango bumps around for Khali to start, then Khali backs him into a corner and lays some chops into the chest. Mo’ chopping, mo’ problems! Summer Rae tries to distract Khali, but Natalya pulls her off the apron as Fandango clips the knee of Khali. Fandango works the knee as Miz goes on and on about twerking and how he won a dance contest against Fandango.

Submission hold by Fandango on Khali. Khali fights out and Fandango runs into a chop and a boot. He literally ran into it because Khali isn’t going to get him! Fandango avoids a Khali Chop, then clips the knee again and goes up top, but jumps into The Chop anyway. Khali pins him for the win.

WINNER: Great Khali by pinfall in 3:10.

Mike's Reax: Okay... baby steps on reviving Main Event with that U.S. Title match. It was a good start, but now they need to work on the other 48 minutes of the show! It was progress this week and a pleasant surprise, so let's see if next week they attempt to go two in a row or if I wind up covering Diego Matadore versus JTG or Curt Hawkins or something like that as the “main event.”

Thank you for reading! For more from me, please follow me on Twitter @MJCupach. Also, check out my weekly Smackdown blog and answers from me on the Ask the Torch All-Star Panel for more thoughts from me!


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