WWE Main Event TV report
Thursday, 30 May 2013 22:00
By Chris Aiken
Airdate: May 29, 2013
WWE Main Event opened with the introduction of a new announce team for the show which consisted of The Miz, Josh Matthews and Ricardo Rodriquez. Ricardo spoke in Spanish sometimes and the other two mostly rambled. For two weeks in a row, the advertised match for this show never took place and was never mentioned after being plugged on Raw. Before the featured match started, highlights aired from Raw of Miz acting as referee and costing Wade Barrett a match against Fandango.
Sheamus beat Wade Barrett.
The match itself was good and the crowd was into it but the match lacked a backstory. Nevertheless, the match was still solid. With Sheamus taking control on offense early on in the match, Barrett rolled out of the ring to take a powder. Moments later, Barrett tried to block a suplex but eventually got suplexed. However, Barrett did get a boot up when Sheamus charged into a corner. After Barrett clotheslined Sheamus over the top rope to the floor, Sheamus sold his left arm like it was injured during the fall. During a commercial break, Barrett whipped Sheamus into the ring steps and Barrett began to get heat on Sheamus. Jumping from the ring apron back into the ring, Sheamus hit a shoulder block tackle but missed a charge into the corner. Barrett kept Sheamus grounded before kicking Sheamus out of the ring. With Sheamus on the floor at ringside, Barrett dove off the apron with a Cactus Jack flying elbow drop. Back in the ring, Barrett missed a elbow drop off the second rope.
After a commerical break, Barrett was getting heat on the babyface when Sheamus began a comeback that started with a DDT. Sheamus used a rolling fireman's carry slam and a shoulder block off the top rope. When Sheamus applied the Texas cloverleaf submission, Barrett got a rope break. Barrett ducked a brogue kick before trying a pump handle slam that Sheamus reversed and then he used the Irish curse backbreaker on Barrett. Sheamus got caught going to the top rope and Barrett hit the wasteland finisher for a false finish. Barrett signaled for the bullhammer elbow but Sheamus blocked it. Sheamus got rammed shoulder first into the ring post twice but Sheamus hit the brogue kick moments later for the pin.
Following the match, the "Raw Rebound" focused on the feud between John Cena and Ryback. Likewise, a recap aired of Paul Heyman appearing on Chris Jericho's Highlight Reel and accepting a challenge on behalf of CM Punk for a match against Jericho. In addition, a vignette aired that hyped the Wyatt family.
Antonio Cesaro beat Justin Gabriel.
Early on when the match spilled out to the floor, Gabriel jumped off the apron and used a hurricanrana on Cesaro. Back in the ring, Cesaro dominated Gabriel and the announcers put over Cesaro really strong. Gabriel used a springboard cross body and tried a springboard moonsault he tranisitioned into a "slop drop" (scorpian death drop). However, Gabriel got crotched after climbing to the top rope. Eventually, Cesaro hit the Gotch piledriver for the pin.
R-Truth & Tons of Funk beat 3MB in a six man tag team match.
The match was short and the technical wrestling highlight was "Sweet T" Tensei using a butterfly suplex on Heath Slater. For the finish, Jinder Mahal got sandwiched by Tons of Funk and took a finisher from R-Truth for the pin.
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