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WWE Main Event results: Cedric Alexander vs. Akira Tozawa


By Skylar Russell for

The Big Takeaway:

This week's Main Event from Everett, WA, had two above average matches that made for a very watchable episode.

Show Recap:

We have Byron Saxton and Mickie James on commentary this week.

Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins defeated Shelton Benjamin & Eric Young (4:18)

This was Benjamin’s first appearance on TV since the Royal Rumble and he teamed with Young, who has been with a carousel of tag team partners over the past few weeks.

Benjamin took out Hawkins with a jumping knee to start the match which allowed Ryder to take advantage early. Ryder quickly lost momentum and Benjamin slammed him a few times before making the tag to Young. Young stomped on Ryder and then tagged Benjamin back in who hit a beautiful snap suplex, followed by a headlock. The crowd got Ryder back into it for a second before Benjamin dumped him over the top rope.

Benjamin later tagged himself back in and backed Ryder into the corner. He missed a flying knee, leading to both men making the hot tag. Hawkins charged Benjamin who quickly made it to the apron. Young and Hawkins had an exchange resulting in a back body drop by Hawkins for two.

A Ryder dive on Benjamin to the outside distracted Hawkins and allowed Young to take him off the top rope. Hawkins regained his composure quickly and Ryder returned to the apron, allowing them to hit the Bro Island Express on Benjamin for the win.

Cedric Alexander defeated Akira Tozawa (7:12)

Tozawa started with a wrist lock and backed Alexander into the corner, which he fought out of quickly. The men locked up again and Tozawa was still focused on the wrist. Alexander did a couple of bounces off the canvas before Tozawa transitioned into a headlock, downing Alexander to the mat. 

Alexander fought him off and backed Tozawa to the ropes before chopping him, but Tozawa turned the tables fast, getting him on the apron and then booting him off. Tozawa went for a dive, but stopped after Alexander moved out of the way. Alexander popped back up on the apron and hit a backbreaker on Tozawa on the ring apron.

Back in the ring after the break, Tozawa got thrown in the air but turned it into a magnificent hurricanrana which sent Alexander outside. Tozawa took the advantage and hit a bullet suicide dive. Tozawa got a two count and was visually frustrated. 

The two exchanged chops and punches for a minute before Tozawa turned  it into a Octopus Stretch, when turned into a rollup count for two. Now both extremely frustrated, they exchanged more strikes leading to Tozawa hitting a beautiful reverse spike rana for a very close two. 

Tozawa headed to the top rope, but Alexander quickly hit him to prevent any offense. Tozawa pushed him off and dove, landing on his feet before Alexander handsprung off the ropes to hit an excellent kick to the head, followed by the lumbar check for the pin. The crowd got into it at the end, which was a plus.