Welcome to the WrestlingINC.com WWE Main Event Recap.
– The intro leads right into Santino Marella’s entrance from Baton Rouge, LA. Josh Mathews and Alex Riley are on commentary. Damien Sandow makes his entrance. Sandow cuts a promo as we walks down the ramp. He says, “In the valley of the stupid, the halfwit is king. Which is why all you cheer Santino.” He calls Santino “King of the Stupid.” He calls him a “power walking, puppet wielding pest.” He chains his MITB briefcase to the ring post.
Damien Sandow vs. Santino Marella
The crowd gets fully behind Santino as he tries to strike Sandow with a barehanded Cobra; Sandow ducks in the ropes and the ref pulls Santino away. They lock up and Sandow takes Santino over in a headlock. Shoulderblock from Sandow. Santino says he got lucky. We get a Cobra chant. Sandow with a headbutt. Santino starts to get frustrated and armdrags Sandow a couple of times and threatens the Cobra again which Sandow runs from. Santino starts bouncing back and forth between the ropes and Sandow stops him with a knee to the gut. Santino with a Russian leg sweep. Sandow hits a mean streak and tosses Santino to the floor.
Back from a break with Sandow in control in the ring. Santino kicks out of a pin and Sandow tosses him back to the floor. Sandow works him over on the apron and brings him in for a 2. Santino starts to no-sell and “Hulk up” but he finally falls on his face as the adrenaline fades. Sandow hits the Elbow of Disdain but Santino kicks out. Santino creates some space with a suplex and goes on a signature flurry. He pulls out his Cobra and chases Sandow around the ring. Sandow gets the first-man-in advantage and pulls the sock off Santino’s arm. Sandow hits the Silencer, a modified Rock Bottom, for the win.
Winner by pin: Damien Sandow
Sandow announces himself as the uncrowned World Champion.
– More from the Michael Cole interview with HHH. Hunter says he is giving Big Show an opportunity on SmackDown to blow off some steam and make some money in the main event against the Shield.
– The Prime Time Players make their entrance followed by The Wyatt Family.
The Prime Time Players vs. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
Bray Wyatt rocks on his chair at ringside as Darren Young starts off with Harper. Harper knocks Young down with an elbow to the face and tags Rowan. Young tags Titus O’Neil to barks from the crowd. Rowan enters without taking his mask off. He does and goes to work on Titus. O’Neil tags Young for some double teaming. Rowan drops Young and picks him up like a child and tags Harper for some double teaming in the corner. Rowan tags himself in and drops a mean knee on Young’s chest. The Wyatts continue to keep the ring cut off from Young. Young hits an Enzuigiri on Harper and tags Titus who picks things up. He knocks Rowan off the apron and hits a splash on Harper in the corner. Titus with a big boot to the face of Harper and a scoop slam. Rowan breaks the count and tosses Young to the floor. Titus tosses Rowan out behind him. Harper hits. Titus with a clothesline from behind for the win.
Winners by pin: The Wyatt Family
Bray enters the ring and hits Sister Abigail on Titus.
– The Battleground card is rundown. R-Truth vs. Curtis Axel for the Intercontinental Title has been added.
– Curtis Axel makes his entrance with Paul Heyman. Zack Ryder is out next.
Curtis Axel vs. Zack Ryder
Ryder comes out of the blocks with intensity but Axel overtakes him with a clothesline to the back of the head and goes to work. Axel with an axe handle from the corner for 2. Ryder hits a faceplant to Axel and hits a flying lariat. Ryder with the double knee in the corner and a dropkick for 2. Ryder with a dropkick to the back of the head and the Broski Boot in the corner. Axel holds on to the ropes to prevent being dragged to the center and pinned. Axel takes advantage and his a swinging reverse neckbreaker for the win.
Winner by pin: Curtis Axel
– The RAW Rebound runs of the Rhodes/McMahon-Helmsley saga.
– Tons of Funk makes their entrance with the Funkadactyls. The Real Americans are out next. No promo from Zeb Colter about the government shutdown. I guess his character would be on the side of the ones responsible.
Tons of Funk vs. The Real Americans
Brodus Clay squares off with Jack Swagger and gets the best of him. Swagger moves in the corner and takes Clay’s leg out. Antonio Cesaro tags in and does his swinging move on Clay. Wow. Cesaro adjusts his neck and gets 2. Swagger comes back in off the tag does some double teaming with Cesaro. Clay hits a fisherman suplex on Swagger and gets away to tag Sweet T. Tensai unloads on Swagger and Cesaro and does a cannonball to Cesaro n the corner. Clay takes care of Swagger on the apron and they pancake Cesaro in the ring. Swagger grabs Clay’s foot and drags him to the floor. Cesaro takes advantage of the distraction and hits Tensai with The Neutralizer for the win.
Winners by pin: The Real Americans