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WWE Main Event results: Gran Metalik vs. Ariya Daivari

The Big Takeaway: Curtis Axel and Curt Hawkins continued to trade wins, while an explosive cruiserweight main event saw Ariya Daivari steal one against Gran Metalik.

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Curtis Axel defeated Curt Hawkins (5:11)

Hawkins has become somewhat of a mainstay on this show of late. The weird thing is, this show used to be Superstars and when Hawkins was at the end of his last run with WWE, he was somewhat of a mainstay on that show too. It’s a career stasis that is odd given his ability.

Hawkins and Axel usually work well together, and this match is no different. Axel smashes Hawkins into the turnbuckle on the apron and then pulls him into the ring, where he dominates the early going.

Vic Joseph and Corey Graves discuss the lack of success that Hawkins has had since his return as Axel gets a near fall.

Hawkins gets some heat with a shot to the back of Axel’s head as he blocks an Irish whip. They do a spot where Axel misses a clothesline but is able to smash Hawkins to the back of the head to repay the favor. The finish sees Axel get thwarted by blocks for the Perfect Plex until he ducks under Hawkins and hits it for the win.

Ariya Daivari defeated Gran Metalik (4:26)

Daivari is doing his best to amalgamate Razor Ramon and Alberto Del Rio. His current new-money gimmick is getting him some good heat and he’s backing it up with results in the ring as well.

Daivari and Metalik go at it with some pace. After a testing start, Metalik explodes into his repertoire of high-flying moves. He uses a springboard arm drag that sends Daivari outside, then when Daivari tries to outwit him, he nails him with a springboard crossbody for two.

Daivari looks stunned as Metalik superkicks him, following it up with a running bulldog and ropewalk missile dropkick. Daivari kicks out at two and a half, rolls onto the apron where Metalik charges at him, and hits a beautiful running hurricanrana to the matting outside.

They go down for a seven count. Metalik then comes off the top rope with an elbow drop. Daivari barely kicks out, so he tries for the Metalik Driver but Daivari works his way out. Daivari tries to tear Metalik’s mask off and then uses a hammerlock twisted into a short-arm lariat for the win. This was a perfect heel finish for Daivari.