Live 4/22 WWE Main Event Results: El Torito vs. Hornswoggle, Big E vs. Alberto Del Rio

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April 22, 2014
Giant Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania

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.

Winner: Hornswoggle

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.

Winner: Sheamus

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.

Winner: Ryback

Josh’s Grade for WWE Main Event: 9/10

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WWE Monday Night Raw Rating Drops, Loses 600,000 Viewers In Final Hour

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Last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw featured some highlights and some lowlights. This week’s rating indicates that. The rating for last night’s Raw was a 3.0 with an average of 4.14 million viewers. That is down from last week’s show, which did a 3.3 rating with an average of 4.77 million viewers.

The first hour averaged 4.22 million viewers, which featured the opening segment with Daniel Bryan, Kane and Stephanie McMahon. The second hour rose to an average of 4.40 million viewers, which saw the segment with The Shield and Evolution. The third and final hour had the huge drop, which featured the closing segment with The Wyatt Family facing John Cena.

The dip was to be expected as the last two Raw’s featured the show after Wrestlemania 30 and last week’s show featuring the tribute of The Ultimate Warrior, but not this big of a drop.

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Daniel Bryan To Miss Weekend House Shows Due To Passing Of His Father

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WWE.com reported last night that the father of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan passed away at the age of 57. Bryan insisted to be on last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw. The champion kicked off the show to build his program with Kane, as they will battle at Extreme Rules in 12 days for the title.

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Bryan will miss this weekend’s house shows due to his father’s passing. The house shows Bryan will be missing this weekend are in Toronto, Canada, Rockford and Peoria, IL. The Observer also states that Bryan’s status for next week’s Raw is unknown at this time. It would seem unlikely given the fact his father did pass away and the way the angle with Kane played out on last night’s show.

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The Good, The Bad And The Dirty From Last Night’s WWE Monday Night Raw

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The buildup to Extreme Rules continued last night on WWE Monday Night Raw from Baltimore, Maryland. Some of the highlights of the show included the return of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, the latest in the ongoing saga’s of Evolution vs The Shield and John Cena vs Bray Wyatt. Their were good and bad points of the show, so here is the good, the bad and the dirty from last night’s show.

The Good

1) Sheamus vs Wade Barrett: A really good, physical match in the semifinals to determine the number one contender for the Intercontinental Championship. It was really good to see WWE give Barrett a clean win over a top guy in Shemaus. It was weird to see the company not play up the Sheamus knee injury from last week and went this route instead. Now let’s see WWE give Barrett a sustained push as he does have the fan support behind him and the talent to back it up.

2) Evolution/The Shield segment: Was good to see WWE play old clips of Evolution for the newer fans of wrestling, even though it was weird to see Ric Flair in the clips and he isn’t involved with the group at this time. Some people were down on Seth Rollins with his talking points, but he is improving each time he is handed the microphone including last night. Liked how when The Shield were walking up the ramp to get to Evolution, the same eleven fighters came out to protect the group. Very smart to keep The Shield from getting their hands on the group until the event. A simple, yet effective build.

The Bad

1) Emma and Santino Marella: This is bad and needs to end immediately. It has been a waste of Emma’s time as she should have been put in the Divas division right when she debuted. With the skill set of Marella, it is a shame that he has never been given a serious role within the company. Simulated arm sleeve makeout session? Pass

The Dirty

1) Kane brutalizes Daniel Bryan: WWE had announced earlier in the day that Bryan’s dad had passed away at the age of 57. It was rough to see him come out when Raw opened up as you can tell he just wanted to cry. This was a smart move by the company they made Kane from someone no cares about to a serious threat to Bryan in one segment. Really liked the use of Brie Bella and the fact a tombstone piledriver was used three times in different areas outside the ring. The move isn’t used often and when it is, it should be used in spots like this. It definitely sold some pay-per-views and subscribers to the WWE Network.

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Dana White UFC 172 Video Blog Going Behind The Scenes At UFC 171

The UFC returns to pay-per-view this Saturday night as UFC 172 takes place at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The main event features Jon Jones defending his UFC light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira. The co-main event features Phil Davis facing off against the returning Anthony Johnson.

Before pay-per-view events, UFC President Dana White releases a video blog from previous shows. In this latest video blog, White takes a look back at UFC 171 which featured Johny Hendricks defeating Robbie Lawler to win the vacant UFC welterweight title. The video also shows Johny Hendricks trying to make 170 pounds after coming in overweight.

You can watch the entire video in the stream above.

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Updated Card For WWE Extreme Rules

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WWE Extreme Rules takes place in 12 days on Sunday, May 4th from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Last week, WWE announced three matches for the show and two more were added during last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw. Here is the updated lineup for WWE Extreme Rules.

-Daniel Bryan vs Kane for the WWE Championshop- Extreme Rules match
-The Shield vs Evolution- Six Man Tag Team Match
-John Cena vs Bray Wyatt- Steel Cage Match
-Paige vs Tamina Snuka- WWE Divas Title Match
-Alexander Rusev vs R-Truth & Xavier Woods in a handicap match

More matches will be announced as we get closer to the show. As of right now, you can see the show on the WWE Network and In Demand PPV.

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Kane Attacks Daniel Bryan, Bray Wyatt Sings on WWE Raw

Kane attacks Daniel Bryan on WWE RawBrian and Steve are back to talk WWE Raw from Monday night including Kane attacking Daniel Bryan and why Bryan will likely be out until Extreme Rules, John Cena against the Wyatt Family, Evolution and The Shield talking back and forth, the tournament for the #1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship and more.  Plus, talk about WWE Network and some new documentaries there, Ring of Honor and your questions.

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