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WWE Main Event results: The Authors of Pain squash Breezango


The Big Takeaway: Tony Nese picked up a rare victory against Gran Metalik and The Authors of Pain made it two wins in two matches on Main Event since being called up to the main roster.


Tom Phillips and Percy Watson hosted the show in a two-man announce booth. Phillips replaced Vic Joseph, while Nigel McGuinness was also absent this week, as the pair were over in the United Kingdom covering the WWE UK Championship tournament and the launch of the NXT UK brand.

Tony Nese defeated Gran Metalik (w/ Lince Dorado) (5:03)

Tony Nese has had a fairly rotten couple of years in terms of results in WWE. In 2017, Nese only had 14 singles wins all year – and for a guy who can appear on Raw, 205 Live, and Main Event, that’s got to be demoralizing. This year, he’s only had three and we’re nearly in July.

Gran Metalik is another wrestler who seems to suffer a lot considering his ability and potential to be a star in this cruiserweight division. But the two worked well together here, with Nese finally getting the upper hand after a solid back-and-forth match.

Metalik hit a hurricanrana from off the top rope on Nese but was only able to get a two count. So he got Nese up into a fireman's carry, but Nese grabbed at Metalik's mask. He hit a German suplex on Metalik and then nailed him with the Running Nese for the win.

Dorado added little from the sidelines, but Nese was good here notching up his fourth-ever win on this show.

The Authors of Pain defeated Breezango (2:30)

This was as close to a squash as they come on WWE programming these days. Tyler Breeze got in a total of two dropkicks and a superkick and Fandango managed some knife-edge chops, but that was about it.

The Authors of Pain used power moves and postured a lot, making the match longer than it actually ought to have been. They seem to be fairly over, getting a good reaction to their devil-may-care attitudes here.

Inexplicably, in a match that ran less than three minutes, they went through a commercial break. When we returned, Breeze hit the Beauty Shot on Akam for two. Rezar tagged in, elbowed Fandango off the apron, and they hit the Last Chapter on Breeze for the win.