Welcome to WWE’s Tuesday night subscription spectacular, Main Event! This week’s show is broadcast out of Wichita, Kansas. The next Pay-Per-View, Hell In A Cell, is this weekend so I should expect tonight’s show to be a boat that doesn’t get too rocked.
While Michael Cole and Byron Saxton are your announcers, I am your show reviewer. I don’t get too thorough with recapping, but I’ll make sure you leave here informed of everything that went down. I throw in my opinion where I want to and wrap things up with a snazzy Final Thoughts section at the end. I have fun, I hope you do too. Let’s get to it.
“How Well Do you Know Your Bro?”
What an incredibly odd segment to start the show. This was a game show where both sets of brothers answered questions to find out who knew their brother better. JBL was the host of this show and he seemed to take the gig pretty seriously.
In the first round, JBL asked both sets of brothers what they’d be doing if they weren’t WWE Superstars. Jey Uso wrote that he’d be a football player, which Jimmy guessed. Goldust wrote that he’d be Stardust, which Stardust guessed. Next, JBL asked the teams who the biggest influences were in their lives. Jimmy Uso said his biggest influence was his dad and Jey got it right. Stardust’s answer was Yo, which Goldust got right. When JBL pressed him on the non-answer of Yo, the Dusts explained that it meant Yo-Mama. They laughed and celebrated the burn and I died laughing as well.
The final round was a ‘Password’ round, which worked like the old game show. Jey Uso had to guess the word ‘nasty,’ which Jimmy got him to say by asking him about JBL’s mom. Poor Mrs. Layfield. Goldust was supposed to guess the word ‘milkshake’ and at first Stardust gave him a bunch of nonsense facts about stars and the galaxy. Finally, Stardust gave him a clue about bringing all the boys to the yard. Stardust acted terribly appalled when Goldust fired back with ‘Uranus.’ Goldust tried to explain that he was talking about the planet, but time expired and the Dusts lost the game before Stardust could give any more clues.
After the game was over, a brawl erupted with The Usos clearing the ring. The whole segment was strange and the crowd didn’t really know what to make of it all. I liked it, but I’m more likely to dig WWE humor than the average viewer.
R-Truth vs. Tyson Kidd (w/Natalya)
This is a rematch from last week’s Main Event. R-Truth won last week after Tyson became distracted by Natalya.
At one point in this match, R-Truth came out and did a little dance next to Natalya. Natalya giggled a little over this just like she did when Truth pulled the same stunt last week. It seems like Ron Killings might have a thing for the married ladies.
Tyson seemed to tweak his knee at one point and the action stopped while he favored it. He used this all as a distraction to grab Truth by the waist and pull him toward the ropes where Natalya was perched. Truth narrowly avoided a collision, reminiscent of when Tyson actually collided with her last week. Still cautious from almost taking out Natalya, Truth slowly turned around and got dropped by a Swinging Neckbreaker. That was enough for a successful pin.
Winner by pinfall: Tyson Kidd
A creepy Wyatt video aired. I hope those Soska twins convince someone at WWE to make a Wyatt Family movie. There’s so much of a story that could be told.
Bo Dallas vs. Big E
Bo rightfully bragged about his three consecutive wins against Mark Henry and said that that makes him the new World Strongest Man. Sure thing, Bo.
Bo controlled most of this match and the crowd didn’t really respond to him much. It’s an uneventful matchup, so it’s not Wichita’s fault. But as Big E started to mount his comeback, the crowd rallied with him. Bo tried to do his Running Bodog but Big E was able to counter by raising him up onto his shoulders and dropping the Big Ending. He pinned the new World’s Strongest Man and that was it.
Winner by pinfall: Big E
Michael cole called this a pivotal win for Big E after his loss to Rusev on Monday night.
During the Raw Rebound segment the stuff on Raw concerning the two Hell In A Cell matches this Sunday were recapped. I’ve found myself marking out over every Randy Orton match for the past few months so I’m rooting for him to become the Number One Contender.
Seth Rollins (w/J & J Security) vs. Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter)
John Canton has been using the J & J Security name for Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury. It’s catchy, so I’ll do my part to help it stick. The Mick Foley Raw appearance with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose is briefly played before the match.
While it didn’t amount to much, there was a pretty cool stare-down between Rollins, Noble, and Mercury on one side and Swagger and Colter on the other. The Real American side of the face-off did a “We The People” chant before the two wrestlers battled back into the ring.
While the Kansas crowd does get behind Swagger in this match a little, it suffered because nobody believes that Swagger will defeat Rollins when he’s in a main event match on Pay-Per-View this Sunday.
Swagger had Rollins in his Patriot Lock near the end of the match and Rollins was able to get to a rope to break the hold. Swagger was reluctant to break the hold and Jamie Noble was yelling into the ring. He was near Zeb and Joey Mercury was also nearby. It was a little tense and Swagger noticed. This caused a little bit of a distraction that became his downfall. Several kicks to Swagger by Rollins led to his Curb Stomp and a pin.
Winner by pinfall: Seth Rollins
Zeb and Swagger are still in the ring as Seth clutches his briefcase while being escorted by his two cohorts up the ramp.
Mitch’s Final Thoughts:
This was merely an average night of Main Event. I will give some credit to the opening segment for it’s overall weirdness. Much of the humor missed its mark but I like that something so different was on the show. As long as they don’t bring it back anytime soon, that is. That is definitely a one and done segment.
None of the three matches really wowed me, but they were still decent. I like the Tyson Kidd presence on Main Event but I hope that the R-Truth chapter in his story is over. Although I do find the times that Nattie giggles at R-Truth to be funny. And I like Bo Dallas and Big E, but both are stuck in a creative rut where they just don’t do a whole lot. I’m not sure how to tell WWE that I’d like to see a real go with the Smart Athletic Friends but I do want it. I’m starting to wonder if it’s a silly thing to hope for because it’s just not going to ever happen. Rollins and Swagger are both good in-ring but like I mentioned earlier, no one is buying the idea that Swagger will win on this night. Decent match, though.
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