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CALDWELL'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 2/27: Sandow resurfaces, Big 10-man tag, Players, Total Divas, Raw follow-up

Feb 27, 2014 - 10:34:09 AM
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WWE Main Event TV Results
February 26, 2014
Taped 2/25 in Milwaukee, Wis.
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


Main Event opened with an "In Memory" of Nelson Frazier, Jr., also identified as Big Daddy V.

After the Main Event intro played, Goldust's theme flashed on the screen to bring out Goldust and Cody Rhodes for a big 10-man tag match. After Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton spoke from the commentary position, Los Matadores and El Torito were introduced as the Rhodes Bros.'s tag partners.

Out first for the heel five-man group were the 3MB group members. Ryback's music then brought out Ryback and Curtis Axel to join the party.

1 -- GOLDUST & CODY RHODES & LOS MATADORES (DIEGO & FERNANDO & EL TORITO) vs. 3MB (HEATH SLATER & JINDER MAHAL & DREW MCINTYRE) & CURTIS AXEL & RYBACK -- 10-man tag match

On commentary, Saxton relayed information that Axel is re-motivated to achieve higher things in WWE after being accompanied to the ring by his grandfather, Larry "the Axe" Hennig, at the Elimination Chamber PPV on Sunday. Ryback looked more motivated than his tag partner early on, taking control of the match with power offense leading to break.

[Commercial Break]

Back from break, the heels were working on Cody in their corner. Goldust broke up a pin moments later, so Ryback shoved down Goldust and the rest of the faces from the ring apron. Cody then caught Ryback with the Disaster Kick and realized the only man left in his corner was El Torito. What the heck, Cody said, and tagged in Torito, who came in hot on the heels. Babyfacs recovered and took out heels on the floor, then Torito found himself alone in the ring with Slater.

Slater wanted a one-on-one bate, which Torito accepted. First, a dance battle, some crotch-based gyrations, and then Slater hooked the horns to swing Torito around the ring, but Torito absorbed the attack and snapped off a mini-head scissors. It was good for a three count and the win. "Anything can happen in WWE," Phillips summed up the absurdity.

WINNERS: Team Torito at 9:22.

Post-match: Saxton added insult to injury by interviewing Slater ringside about getting pinned by El Torito. "It's a bunch of bull!" Slater shouted. He said he's not taking any more of this. The camera stayed on Slater reacting to the loss for a good while before flashing to Raw footage.

Raw Clip: John Cena challenged the Wyatts to fight him in the ring. WWE focused on Cena selling a knee injury and the fiction of Cena refusing to get an MRI on the injury. Saxton said there is still no word on the condition of Cena's knee.

In-ring: Natalya and Eva Marie were introduced to the ring for a "Total Divas" tag match.

[Commercial Break]

Back from break, non-Total Divas Alicia Fox and Aksana were introduced as the heel opposition. Saxton relayed their backstage nickname of Foxsana.

2 -- TOTAL DIVAS (NATALYA & EVA MARIE) vs. FOXSANA (ALICIA FOX & AKSANA)

On commentary, the announcers discussed whether Eva will listen to Natalya's advice for this match, noting that Natalya "took this match" to show Eva the ropes. On cue, Eva lost control of the match. She eventually tagged in Natalya, but the heels took back the match and Aksana finished off Natalya with a spinebuster for the pin and the win. That did not work out for the Total Divas combo.

WINNERS: Foxsana at 3:56.

[Commercial Break]

Raw Rebound: The Undertaker returned to WWE and took out Brock Lesnar to set up their WrestleMania match. The video package was set to Taker's non-traditional WWE music from "In Time."

From the stage: Bad News Barrett emerged on his podium high above the arena to heel on Spring Break. Barrett said the U.S. is faced with very bad news because America's future is in the hands of debaucherers and fornicators. Barrett predicted that the U.S. will eventually be sold to the highest bidder and be re-named the United States of China. Thought he was going for a corporate sponsor e.g. United States of Ford.

Raw Clip: Randy Orton vs. Batista promo exchange. This Friday on Smackdown, Batista lets the audience have it.

Raw Preview: Aaron Paul guest-stars on Raw from Chicago.

[Commercial Break]

Video Clip: Michael Cole sat down JBL instead of Triple H to hype the NXT Arrival show on Thursday.

In-ring: Darren Young was introduced for the next match. Titus O'Neil came out next to face his former Prime Time Player tag partner. The announcers noted a losing attitude for Titus coming into this match because he believes it's a "waste of time" after beating D-Young at the Chamber PPV on Sunday.

3 -- DARREN YOUNG vs. TITUS O'NEIL

D-Young was the aggressor early on, wanting to get his win back from the PPV. Titus cut off Young and delivered a running leg drop for a two count. Titus patted himself on the back before continuing the attack with a short-arm clothesline. Titus talked trash in-between offense as he continued to control the pace of the action.

Titus cockily went for a big power move from the fireman's carry position to end the match, but D-Young slid down Titus's back into a quick pin for the win. Post-match, Young ran out of the ring to do the Millions of Dollars dance while Titus flipped out in the ring.

WINNER: D-Young at 4:07, recent series tied 1-1.

[Commercial Break]

In-ring: Sin Cara was introduced for the default main event. Damien Sandow, who has been off TV for a little while, returned to the ring with a determined look on his face. No pre-match promo since Barrett has somewhat taken his gimmick looking down his nose at the audience.

4 -- SIN CARA vs. DAMIEN SANDOW

Mood lighting in-play for the main event. And, Rudy Charles is the referee. The announcers said Barrett is going with a "sudden death" mentality being more serious returning to WWE. And, more intelligent by not letting his brains get in the way of his physicality. Sandow controlled the match early on as the announcers discussed what Sandow needs to do to get back on track.

Sandow became frustrated when he could not put Cara away, which Saxton noted has been his Achilles's heel in the past. Cara took advantage with a Tornado DDT, but it was only good for a two count. Cara grazed Sandow with a top-rope moonsault, then delivered a handspring elbow smash for another two count.

Cara and Sandow had a physical exchange leading to Cara delivering a powerbomb for a close two count. Cara then took his time going to the top rope, which allowed Sandow to cut him off. Cara came back moments later with another top rope attempt, and this time it was good for the pin and the win. Again, Sandow has to go back to the drawing board. Sin Cara got the celebration spotlight to close out the show.

WINNER: Sin Cara at 5:41. Good, fast-paced TV match with solid commentary discussing Sandow's attempted comeback and his character's issues.


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