WWE Main Event
April 22, 2014
First Match: Big E vs. Alberto Del Rio
They go right at it and Big E runs over Del Rio. Big E sends Del Rio over the top rope. Del Rio drops Big E over the top rope and comes back in. Del Rio with a tornado DDT for a two count. Big E fights out of a hold but runs into a pair of boots in the corner. More back and forth. Big E with a pair of clotheslines. Del Rio blocks a belly to belly and drops Big E on his arm. Del Rio with a big superkick to the face and another two count. Del Rio comes back and nails a splash. Big E drops the straps but Del Rio blocks the Big Ending and kicks him in the back of the head. Del Rio with a two count. Big E blocks the cross armbreaker. Del Rio goes for another tornado DDT but it’s blocked. Big E nails the Big Ending for the win.
Winner: Big E
After the match, Bad News Barrett appears high up on his podium. He’s got some bad news. Barrett says Big E has 12 days left as champion. He says Big E has been a horrible champion and has no personality. Barrett says he’s teetering on boredom and is one-sided. Barrett says Big E has a complete lack of intellect and reminds him of the audience. Fans boo Barrett. Barrett rips the fans some more and that’s it.
Second Match: El Torito w/Los Matadores vs. Hornswoggle w/3MB
They go at it and Hornswoggle takes control but misses a splash. Torito rolls Hornswoggle up for two. Torito works Hornswoggle over by his arm. Torito with a pin attempt and some counters on the mat. Torito hits a dropkick Heath Slater tries to coach Hornswoggle. Hornswoggle lifts Torito high and slams him on his face. Hornswoggle with a nonchalant pin for two. Hornswoggle with a headlock now. Hornswoggle runs into an elbow and a boot. Torito goes to the top and nails a crossbody. Torito with a clothesline and a dropkick. Torito charges and hits the Bronco Buster. Torito goes for his finisher but Slater distracts him on the apron. Matadores and 3MB argue at ringside. Torito misses his finisher. Hornswoggle goes up for a Tadpole Splash and nails it for the win.
In this weeks Raw Rebound we look back at the confrontation between The Shield and Evolution
We get a Adam Rose vignette plus we get a commercial promoting the WWE Hall of Fame specials on the WWE Network
Third Match: Sheamus vs. Titus O’Neil
They go at it and Titus sends Sheamus out to the floor early on. Sheamus comes back in and takes control of the match. They trade holds and Sheamus goes to work on the arm. More back and forth. Sheamus runs into an elbow but manages to powerslam Titus for a two count. Titus tries to do the forearms on the apron but Sheamus isn’t having it. Titus sends Sheamus to the floor again instead. Titus tosses Sheamus into the barrier and brings him back in the ring for a two count. Sheamus makes a comeback but Titus catches his battering ram in mid-air and slams him for another close pin attempt. More back and forth brawling. Titus hits a big backbreaker and covers for another pin attempt. Titus slaps Sheamus around and talks trash. Sheamus nails a headbutt and a Brogue Kick for the win.
We get a recap of the brawl between Daniel Bryan and Kane from last nights Raw.
Fourth Match: Jimmy Uso w/Jey Uso vs. Ryback w/Curtis Axel
Uso sends Ryback to the floor and leaps out onto him. Jimmy Uso comes over as Axel makes his way over also. They come back in the ring and Uso hits kicks and right hands. Ryback with a kick to the gut and a big chop that sends Uso to the mat. Ryback keeps control until Uso nails a superkick. Ryback goes to the floor to regroup with Axel. Ryback comes back in and kicks Us in the gut. Ryback with more kicks and chops, beating Uso around the ring. Uso fights back and dumps Ryback over the top rope. Uso leaps out with a splash but Ryback catches him. Uso counters and shoves Ryback into the ring post. We go to Network commercials.
We come back and Uso is down on the floor as the referee counts him out. Uso barely makes it back in before the 10 count and Ryback knocks him right back out of the ring. Ryback follows and brings him back in for a two count. Ryback keeps Uso on the mat now. Ryback with a suplex. Ryback with a longer suplex now. Another two count by Ryback. Ryback readies for a Meathook clothesline and nails it for a close two count. Uso makes a comeback but Ryback beats him back down. Uso counters and sends Ryback into the ring post. Uso with a chop but Ryback nails a big boot. Ryback with another two count. Uso counters a powerbomb and backdrops Ryback. Uso with a pair of clotheslines and a big kick to the face. Uso with another kick and chop. Uso hits a Samoan Drop. Uso goes to the top and hits a Superfly Splash for a two count. Uso nails a superkick to the face and the rear splash in the corner. Uso goes to the top but Ryback cuts him off. Uso sends Ryback to the mat. He goes for a splash but Axel distracts him. Jey takes out Axel. Ryback knocks Jimmy off the apron and sends him into Axel and Jey. Ryback finally hits Shellshocked for the win.
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