WWE Main Event TV report: The Shield, Big E Langston, more

By Chris Aiken | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Airdate: April 10, 2013

WWE Main Event from Boston featured heels going over in all the matches plus the continuing aftermath of WrestleMania. The show opened with the entrance of Tons of Funk accompanied by their dancing lady friends. Their tag team partner for the six man tag team match match, Kofi Kingston, came out next and, as they usually do, The Shield came through the crowd to the ring. Before the six man tag team match began, a replay aired of The Shield interrupting Undertaker’s promo on Raw which saw Team Hell No run-in to provide back-up for “The Deadman”.

Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose beat Brodus Clay & Sweet T (Tensei) & Kofi Kingston

Ambrose and Kingston started the match for their respective teams and, after exchanging some holds, Kingston back dropped Ambrose over the top rope to the floor. Kingston went for a baseball slide but Ambrose moved and cut off Kingston which allowed Ambrose to gain the advantage before tagging Rollins. Kingston gave Rollins a monkey flip after being whipped into the ropes before tagging Clay. Then, Sweet T tagged in and the dancing duo used a double team move before T delivered a rolling senton into the corner on Rollins. Sweet T went for a Vader splash but Ambrose and Reigns pulled Rollins out the ring where they regrouped. Ambrose then distracted T so Rollins could jump him from behind and The Shield regained the momentum before Reigns tagged in and delivered a Samoan drop.

After a commercial break, The Shield continued to get heat on Sweet T but he eventually made a comeback and tagged Kingston, who ran wild on The Shield including using a boom drop then a cross body off the top rope on Ambrose for a nearfall. Ambrose blocked the SOS finisher and tagged Rollins so he climbed to the top turnbuckle and hit a flying knee. As Clay tried to make the save, Reigns hit him with a spear and Rollins covered Kingston for the pin. After the match, Kingston was dragged out of the ring and Reigns threw him into the barricade. The Shield triple-teamed Clay and when Sweet T tried to make the save, they gave him the triple power bomb. Likewise, they also delivered a triple power bomb to Clay.

Afterwards, a recap aired of Dolph Ziggler cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase and winning the world title from Alberto Del Rio. On commentary during the recap, Michael Cole said the fans always cheer when someone cashes in the briefcase as a way to cover for the crowd popping huge for a heel winning the title. In a backstage interview segment, Matt Striker introduced the new world champion but Big E Langston appeared instead to say the champ did not have time for Striker. According to Big E, Ziggler was busy doing media appearances, eating steak dinners with AJ, training, and “preparing to take over the world.” So, Langston talked about his in-ring debut at WrestleMania and said while he upset over losing that night, he was pleased to win his match the next night on Raw.

Big E Langston defeated Zack Ryder

Ryder got almost no offense and this was basically a squash match. The entire match consisted of the following: Langston used a back drop at the outset then pummeled Ryder in a corner but missed a splash when Ryder moved out of the way. Ryder bounced off the ropes and Langston caught him with a bell-to-belly suplex. Langston speared him in a corner but Ryder got his knees up to block a splash. Ryder used a missile dropkick off the second rope but Langston clotheslined him before pulling the straps down like he was Jerry Lawler and hitting the “Big Ending” finisher for the pin.

Following the match, more WrestleMania highlights aired including backstage footage of Triple H getting X-rays on his arm after his victory over Brock Lesner. The announcers plugged Triple H appearing on Smackdown to discuss the match. In addition, a video package recap of Raw aired of Ryback attacking John Cena to set up their feud over the WWE title.

Jack Swagger beat Yoshi Tatsu

Before the match, Zeb Colter cut a promo asking the crowd why they like hockey, a Canadian sport, if they were real Americans. Colter said the city’s only claim to fame was the Boston Tea Party and he also said Paul Revere was a turncoat. After Tatsu made his entrance, Colter cut a promo on him as well for being a foreigner. Colter talked to Tatsu like he could not understand English because he was from Japan. He said Tatsu ate rice and fish heads and asked why he eats with chop sticks since, as Colter claimed, using a fork made more sense. Colter asked if drank sake that day before extending his hand for Tatsu to shake it. Tatsu shook his hand and Colter bowed to him then Swagger kicked Tatsu when he tried to bow in return.

In the match, Swagger dominated on offense but Tatsu did get more offense than Ryder did in the previous match on the show. Swagger missed a legdrop and Tatsu tried to make a comeback. However, Tatsu missed a splash off the top rope and Swagger shouted at him to say “we the people”. Swagger then applied the patriot (ankle) lock to get the win via submission.

Who is the strongest of these Hall of Fame candidates?


What do you believe is the second most popular promotion right now in the U.S?