This week’s episode of Main Event opens up with Josh Mathews and The Miz on commentary.
Dolph Ziggler comes down to the ring.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Curtis Axel (with Ryback)
The two lock up and push each other around the ring. The ref breaks them up. They exchange wrist locks. Axel comes out on top. Ziggler reverses out, but Axel locks in a side headlock. Ziggler shoves him off, and Axel hits a shoulder knockdown. Axel lands a dropkick. He locks Ziggler in a side headlock. Ziggler shoves him off again. They both try to hit a hip toss. Ziggler finally lands one, and then hits Axel with a drop toe hold. He locks in Axel’s head. Axel gets to his feet, and Ziggler lands a neckbreaker. Ziggler lands his ten elbow drops. Ziggler lands a flying clothesline. He goes for the Zig Zag, but Axel holds onto the ropes. Ziggler hits a dropkick. He gets knocked outside by Axel as things go to commercial.
Back from commercial and Axel is in control. He hits Ziggler with a backbreaker. Axel lands a body slam. He goes up top and drops an elbow on Ziggler. Ziggler battles back with head strikes. He bounds off the ropes, but Axel hits a knee to the gut. Axel rubs his forearm across Ziggler’s face. Ziggler comes back and slams Axel to the mat. He flies at Axel in the corner and hits multiple mounted punches. Ziggler hits a neckbreaker. Axel counters with a clothesline to the back of the head. Ziggler comes back with a sleeper. Axel starts to fade. He rams Ziggler into the corner, breaking the hold. Ziggler hits the Famouser for a near pin fall.
Ziggler goes up top. Axel trips him up and suplexes him off. Axel goes for his swinging neckbreaker, but Ziggler counters into a DDT. Ryback gets up on the apron. Ziggler hits him off. Axel hits a shoulder facebuster off the distraction for the win.
Winner: Curtis Axel
Then, the end of Punk’s Slammy victory speech from RAW for Extreme Moment of the Year is shown as part of a plug for his match at TLC.
Natalya vs. Alicia Fox
They tie up. Natalya locks in Fox’s arm. Fox counters out. Natalya trips her to the mat and gets a pin attempt. She locks in Fox’s head and takes her to the mat. Natalya hits a shoulder knockdown. Fox comes back with a hurricanrana. Natalya hits a quick pin attempt. She locks in Fox’s waist. Fox grabs the ropes, forcing a break. Fox hits a big boot to the face. Fox locks Natalya in a head scissors. Natalya eventually gets out, but Fox slams her to the mat. Fox hits a bridging Northern Lights Suplex. She locks Natalya back in a head scissors. Natalya gets to her feet. She goes for another boot, but Natalya moves. She kicks Natalya in the corner and drives her boot into Natalya’s neck. Natalya comes back with a pair of clotheslines and a body slam. Natalya hits another clothesline. She charges Fox in the corner, but Fox moves. Fox tries to put on some offense, but Natalya locks in the Sharpshooter out of nowhere. Fox taps.
Then, the Championship Ascension Ceremony from RAW is shown, from the point that Cena and Orton shake hands.
Next, a hype video segment talking about the importance of the TLC main event is shown. It features clips from early parallel moments in Orton and Cena’s careers.
R Truth and Xavier Woods vs. Tons of Funk
Woods and Tensai start off. Woods hits head shots. Tensai tosses him in the corner. Woods comes back quickly with strikes. He goes for a kick to the head, but Tensai swats his foot away. Woods hits a dropkick. Tensai tosses him to the apron. Woods tries for a sunset flip, but Tensai doesn’t move. Tensai hits a shoulder knockdown. Clay tags in. He keeps up the attack. Clay hangs Woods off the top turnbuckle and splashes against him. He steps on Woods. Clay drops an elbow. He clubs Woods in the chest and then clamps his side.
Clay hits a body slam. He taunts Truth and smacks Woods’s side. He knees Woods in the gut and hits a right hand to the head. Clay goes for another body slam, but Woods slips out and hits an enziguri. He tags in Truth. Truth hits a missile dropkick and multiple right hands. He kicks out Clay’s legs and hits a scissors kick for a near pin fall. Clay goes outside for a breather. Tensai tries to talk to him. Truth goes for a dive, but TOF catch him. Woods leaps out and takes them out as things go to commercial.
Back from commercial and Clay is in control of Truth. He hits Woods off the apron. Truth takes control. He strikes Clay into the corner and goes up top. Clay shoves him off and hits a leg drop. He tags in Tensai. Tensai hits a double underhook Suplex. He vice grips Truth’s shoulder. Truth gets to his feet. Tensai keeps the attack up. He drops an elbow. Clay tags in and hits a corner splash. He grips Truth’s shoulder in. Truth fights out, but Clay clubs him in the back. He hits Truth with another leg drop and clamps back down on his shoulder.
Truth gets to his feet again. Clay sends him into the turnbuckle. He locks in both of Truth’s shoulders. Truth fights out and hits a heel kick. Woods tags in and hits a dropkick. Woods lands a DDT. He hits Clay with the Honor Roll for a near fall. Woods kicks Tensai off the apron. Clay goes for a powerbomb, but Woods fights free. Truth tags in, unbeknownst to Clay. Clay hits Woods with an exploder Suplex. Truth pins Clay quickly for the win.
Winners: Tons of Funk
Clay attacks Truth after the match. Tensai yells at him and tells him no. He shoves Tensai and Tensai keeps telling him no. Clay walks up the ramp alone as the show ends.