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CALDWELL'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 10/23: Tag champ Goldust vs. Shield's Rollins, Ziggler vs. Sandow, Real Americans

Oct 23, 2013 - 8:00:09 PM
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WWE Main Event TV Results
October 23, 2013
Taped 10/22 in Birmingham, Ala.
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


Following the opening video package highlighting who will not be appearing on Main Event this week, Goldust's "Shatted Dreams" video intro filled the screen to bring out Goldust for the opening match. Josh Mathews, who has returned to work after "going home" following last week's Smackdown, set the stage for the show as Cody Rhodes came out to join Goldust.

At the announce position, Mathews was shown with his arm in a sling to sell the effects of Alberto Del Rio putting him in the cross arm-breaker on Smackdown. The Miz was with Mathews for commentary. The Shield's music then brought out Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns through the crowd. No sign of U.S. champion Dean Ambrose.

1 -- WWE tag champion GOLDUST (w/Cody Rhodes) vs. SETH ROLLINS (w/Roman Reigns)

Goldust and Rollins felt each other out early on. Meanwhile, Miz offered dry, Corporate WWE lines like the Rhodes Family has provided decades of "family-friendly sports entertainment" and the kid in him wants to see Dusty Rhodes...back in the polka-dots. In the ring, Goldust got the best of Rollins before knocking him to the outside. Goldust then stalked Reigns on the outside, wanting to know if he wanted to do something. But, Rollins recovered and shoved Goldust into the barricade to send Main Event to break.

[Commercial Break]

Back from break, Goldust made a comeback on Rollins with signature offense. Goldust scored a close nearfall, then continued the assault with right hand strikes. Goldust slingshot Rollins across the top rope to take Rollins to the floor, where Goldust continued the assault. Goldust and Reigns then came face-to-face for an intense confrontation.

After Goldust rolled Rollins back into the ring, Cody Rhodes got involved with Reigns on the outside, drawing Goldust's attention. This allowed Rollins to roll up Goldust from behind for the three count. Post-match, Shield celebrated on the outside as Goldust recovered and received comfort from Cody, who reminded him that they're still tag champs.

WINNER: Rollins at 13:48. Felt like an ol' Tuesday night ECW Brand match where Goldust worked with a younger talent to elevate him in the eyes of the audience.

Video Package: John Cena. He returns on Sunday. And his opponent is World champion Alberto Del Rio.

In-ring: The Real Americans's music played to bring out Jack Swagger followed by Antonio Cesaro and Zeb Colter. Mathews noted Colter has been in a Twitter War with El Torito as of late leading to break.

[Commercial Break]

Back from break, the Real Americans were pretending to talk strategy as Colter okay'ed their gameplan. Prime Time Players were then introduced as WWE wildly jumped from camera shot to camera shot. Miz flashed back to NXT when Titus was a raw talent before the bell sounded.

2 -- REAL AMERICANS (JACK SWAGGER & ANTONIO CESARO w/Zeb Colter) vs. PRIME TIME PLAYERS (TITUS O'NEIL & DARREN YOUNG)

On commentary, Miz said Jack Swagger has put on some weight in recent weeks. He meant it in a positive way, but did not say Swagger put on "muscle" or something with a more formidable connotation. The Real Americans quickly isolated D-Young, targeting his abdominal region, presumably for the Big Swing.

D-Young broke free of the Players at 4:00 and tagged in Titus, who cleaned house with emphasis. Swagger tried to avenge the 2009 BCS Title game, but Titus chucked him across the ring. The distraction was enough for Cesaro to take out Titus's knee, then put him in the Big Swing Machine. Cesaro lost his balance this time around and stumbled over to the heel corner to make a tag. Swagger then slapped on the Patriot Lock to an injured, dizzy, and disoriented Titus, forcing a tap-out.

WINNERS: Real Americans at 5:20. Another win for the Real Americans who remain out of the Tag Title picture despite recent success.

Up Next: Championship Defiance. A/k/a a review of Daniel Bryan using Big Show's big rig to make a point to Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

[Commercial Break]

Raw Rebound: Daniel Bryan stood up to The Authority ahead of facing Randy Orton for the vacant WWE Title. The Rebound emphasized Hunter's words about the audience choosing Shawn Michaels as special referee, suggesting potential fall-out from the audience's choice.

Announcers: Mathews and Miz talked about Michaels guaranteeing a new WWE champion at Hell in a Cell.

This Friday on Smackdown: Triple H responds to Bryan and Show's defiance.

In-ring: Tons of Funk's music played to bring out Cameron & Naomi for Divas tag action sans Brodus Clay and Tensai.

[Commercial Break]

In-ring: Back from break, Aksana and Alicia Fox were introduced as the opposition.

3 -- CAMERON & NAOMI vs. AKSANA & ALICIA FOX

The heel duo double-teamed Cameron early on as Naomi anticipated a tag. She received the tag and head-scissored Aksana before landing a dropkick. Naomi attempted something that looked like a bulldog before the action broke down. Cameron then won the match to set off a celebration.

WINNERS: Cameron & Naomi at 2:43.

In-ring: Dolph Ziggler was introduced for the final match of the show. Mathews's commentary was Ziggler "having all the tools" and just needing to "put it all together," which were the tag-lines about 2-3 years ago, which shows how far he's fallen since being World champion just a few months ago.

[Commercial Break]

In-ring: Ziggler continued to warm up in the ring before Damien Sandow's music played to bring out the World Title MITB briefcase holder. Sandow posed with his briefcase on-stage to taunt former World champ Ziggler before making his way to the ring. After securing the case to the ringpost, Sandow entered the ring to combat Ziggler with six minutes remaining in the show.

4 -- DOLPH ZIGGLER vs. DAMIEN SANDOW

Sandow, angry tonight, immediately attacked Ziggler to begin wearing Dolph down. Ziggler came back with a missile dropkick, but could not follow up after being sufficiently worn down by Sandow. Sandow then kicked Ziggler in the gut before chucking him through the ropes to the outside.

On the floor, Sandow bashed Ziggler's head into the ring apron before returning him to the ring for a two count. Sandow dropped the Elbow of Disdain for another nearfall, then missed with an exposed knee drop. Ziggler made his comeback with right hands before landing clotheslines and mounted punches.

Ziggler went for Ten Corner Punches and connected. A neckbreaker put Sandow in position for the Fameasser, but Sandow kicked out of a pin attempt. Zigs wanted the Zig-Zag, but Sandow blocked, used the ref for a momentary distraction, and connected with a Full Nelson Slam for the pin and the win. Sandow now has a career victory over Ziggler, according to the announcers. Sandow celebrated with the briefcase as Mathews signed off.

WINNER: Sandow at 5:18. Yes, another loss for Ziggler. It's just not his time right now, which is a helpless feeling for his fans who were getting behind him when he was World champ earlier this year.


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