WWE TV Shows - Other CALDWELL'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 2/19: The Shield tries to one-up The Wyatts, Kofi vs. Axel, final PPV hype
Feb 19, 2014 - 11:54:02 PM
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WWE Main Event TV Results
February 19, 2014
Taped 2/18 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
The final Main Event before the Elimination Chamber PPV opened with Tom Phillips introducing the show and Sin Cara coming to the ring for the opening match. Los Matadores, along with El Torito, were then introduced as Cara's tag partner.
After some babyface posing, The Shield's music played to bring out the heel trio through the crowd. Roman Reigns was dressed in a customary blank tanktop, but with a softer white undershirt visible beneath his vest to separate him from the all-black Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.
1 -- THE SHIELD (U.S. champion DEAN AMBROSE & SETH ROLLINS & ROMAN REIGNS) vs. SIN CARA & LOS MATADORES (DIEGO & FERNANDO w/El Torito) -- six-man tag match
Announcers Phillips and Byron Saxton noted Shield is looking to one-up The Wyatts, who beat this same trio last week on Main Event. The Shield didn't get off to a good start, as the face trio dominated Ambrose and Rollins early on. No tag to Reigns, who waited patiently on the ring apron.
Rollins eventually made the tag to Reigns, who dominated un Matador. Quick tag to Ambrose, who followed up on Reigns's offense. Fernando eventually broke free and tagged in Cara, who worked on Rollins. Cara cleared the heels, then tried a top rope move, but Rollins caught him with a kick to the head. Ambrose tagged in and butterfly-suplexed Cara. Then he tagged in Reigns, who delivered a running dropkick to Cara as he hung on the ring apron. Reigns in control heading to break.
Back from break, Torito was on the ring apron trying to encourage Cara, who fought back on Ambrose, but Rollins prevented a tag. Rollins proceeded to snap off Three Amigos suplexes, which drew a two count and two people in the crowd chanting, "Eddie, Eddie." Reigns tagged back in and continued to work on Cara. More tags around the horn as the crowd became antsy.
The match passed the length of the Wyatts's victory last week as Diego finally got a hot tag. Ambrose was legal for the heels. He didn't fare too well, as Diego dominated him before delivering a top-rope splash for a two count. Bodies in the ring, then Torito delivered a flying splash to Rollins on the outside. Ambrose wanted a piece of Torito, but un Matador came flying out of the ring with a splash to Ambrose.
Suddenly, back in the ring, Reigns delivered a double-spear to the faces. As Reigns posed, Diego tried to attack Reigns from behind, but Reigns no-sold. Combo Superman Punch from Reigns and Ambrose, then Rollins tagged in and knee-smashed Diego for the pin and the win.
WINNERS: Shield at 14:58. Wyatts only needed 12:43 to dispose of the face trio last week. Zero dissension between Reigns and Ambrose in this match to make sure Shield looks like a unified group heading into their match against the Wyatts at the PPV.
WWE Network plug: "Legends House" is coming.
Still to come: Curtis Axel vs. Kofi Kingston.
2 -- CAMERON vs. AKSANA (w/Alicia Fox)
Before the match started, WWE ran a video package from "Total Divas" highlighting Cameron's personality, tag partnership with Naomi, and relationship issues with Vinny.
Back to Main Event, Aksana jumped Cameron before she could enter the ring. The match eventually started as the announcers noted that Cameron is looking to avenge Aksana injuring Naomi, who Phillips said is now out of the running for the Divas Title because of her eye injury. On cue, Aksana tried to injure Cameron's eye early on, but Cameron fought back, fought off Fox ringside, and scored with a small package for the pin and the win.
WINNER: Cameron at 3:14.
Video Package: Elimination Chamber structure.
WWE Interview: A clip from Triple H's sit-down interview with Michael Cole aired. Hunter was shown hyping Daniel Bryan as an underdog and fan favorite going into the Chamber title match. The clip ended with Hunter saying The Authority is prepared to make the Chamber winner the Face of WWE. Anyone? Even if it's not Randy Orton? "Yes," Hunter said, channeling Bryan. Basic marketing push for the Chamber match trying to sell PPVs.
Arena: Wade Barrett was shown rising to the top of the staging area on his podium. Barrett twirled his gavel, then banged it on the podium to request some decorum. He told Colorado that the good news is he's finally in an arena where he's not the only person who is incredible high. But, he's afraid he has some bad news - the U.S. Olympics team is set for their worst medal haul since 1988. He said it proves that no matter what laws pass in Colorado, America will always "stink up the joint." The announcers grumbled to themselves before hyping the main event.
3 -- CURTIS AXEL (w/Ryback) vs. KOFI KINGSTON
Kofi set up for Trouble in Paradise early on, but Axel bailed to the floor to regroup and chat with Ryback. Phillips noted Ryback's social media strategy is to "tweet and delete," which he has translated to "distract and attack" in the ring. Suddenly, Mark Henry's music played to bring out Henry to have Kofi's back and even the odds.
Back from break, Kofi was kicking Axel as Henry looked on approvingly from ringside. Kofi continued to dominate as the crowd picked up a loud "Ryback Sucks" chant. Kofi tried to get the focus back on the match, but the crowd was more interested in telling Ryback what they think of him.
Axel dumped Kofi to the outside, drawing Ryback's interest. This also brought over Henry to scare off Ryback, who backed away and allowed Axel to roll Kofi back into the ring for a two count. Axel maintained an attack, drawing a rallying clap from the crowd. Which was followed by another "Ryback Sucks" chant.
Kofi made a comeback and tried to fly over the top rope, but Ryback grabbed Kofi's foot from the outside. The ref called for the bell, signalling a DQ, then Henry entered the ring and ran off Ryback. Kofi then flew over the top rope with a splash to both heels on the outside. Ryback and Axel sold on the floor and Kofi posed with Henry in the ring to close out Main Event.
WINNER: Kofi via DQ at 10:13. Abrupt ending to the match (and the show) with no authority figure present to turn it into a tag match.
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