WWE Main Event Results From February 5, 2014

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WWE Main Event
February 5, 2014
Wells Fargo Arena
Des Moines, Iowa

1.) The Miz defeated Fandango w/Summer Rae with the Figure Four Leg Lock

Fandango got in some early offense, but Miz quickly responded in kind. Fandango rolled out of the ring and Miz connected with a dive. Miz and Emma did Emma’s dance together. Fadango went from behind to attack The Miz and drag him back in the ring. Then Fandango gain control of the match as Main Event went to commercial break.

Coming back from the commercial break with Fandango sitll being in control of the match, Miz managed to find some space and began making his comeback. Miz managed to catch Fandango in the figure-four leglock, and Fandango was forced to tap.

JPOV: Good solid back and forth match I was actually surprise with the amount of time these guys got in this match. Nice to see Emma on commentary we got to know her background a little bit  during the match. I like the fact that WWE is trying to show some spotlight to the top stars from NXT, but unless you get to know Emma story and you watch WWE NXT weekly this gimmick can’t get over with the national audience. I think Emma showing up now to promote the debut of NXT being live from Full Sail University on the WWE Network.

There was a announcement that next monday on RAW, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton will take on John Cena in the main event of the show.

2.) Alberto Del Rio defeated Zack Ryder

As the match started Zack Ryder took control of the match and was already putting Del Rio in the position for the Broski Boot, but Del Rio duck out just man handled Ryder throughout the rest of the match. Alberto Del Rio pick up the victory over Ryder with the vicious kick to the head of Ryder.

JPOV: Typical match between Alberto Del Rio and Zack Ryder, this time Del Rio didn’t beat him with the cross armbreaker. He kicked him in the head to pickup the victory.

There was a highlight package shown from the main event of RAW with the match between Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan.

3.) Big E Langston defeated Curtis Axel

It was Big E’s college homecoming sporting the Iowa Hawkeye gear which received a massive amount of approval from the audience in Des Moines. As the match started, Big E was manhandling Axel early on during the match. Axel started landing some rights hand to Langston as he started gain control in the match as Main Event head into commercial break.

Back from commercial break Axel was still in control of the match. Big E starts building his comeback and started chagring towards Axel, but Axel hit a sweet dropkick to put a hold on Langston momentum. Axel goes for the pinfall and Langston kicks out at two. Axel continues to ground Langston, he goes on top rope and jumps into a big right hand from Langston. Big E Langston starts to take control of the match.

Langston does the big splash and was setting up for the Big Ending, but Axel countered and hit the Perfect Plex and Langston kicked out at 2. Axel try to hit Langston with the side front face DDT, but Langston countered and hit the “Big Ending” to pick up the victory over the former Intercontinental Champion

JPOV: Nice match between Axel and Langston who also had about 15-20 minutes for this match. Axel even tho he is anti-charimastic he puts on good matches kind of reminds of his grandfather Larry “The Ax” Henning. Another great outing for Big E who seems to get better with every match he is in.

Review: Besides the Alberto Del Rio and Zack Ryder match I thought this show was good. I like the chemistry Tom Philips and Alex Riley have on commentary and we got two great matches with The Miz vs. Fandango and the main event of Curtis Axel vs. Big E Langston.

I would give this show an 8/10.

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WWE Main Event Spoilers For Wednesday October 9, 2013

Before the Smackdown tapings take, the WWE films “Main Event” that will air on ION Television tonight starting at 8 p.m. ET. The tapings took place from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Here is what took place on WWE Main Event.

- 3MB defeated Tensai and Brodus Clay in a handicap match

- Tamina Snuka defeated Aksana

- Big E Langston defeated Zack Ryder

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WWE Main Event Spoilers For Wednesday October 2, 2013

Before the Smackdown tapings take, the WWE films “Main Event” that will air on ION Television tonight starting at 8 p.m. ET. The tapings took place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Here is what took place on WWE Main Event.

- Santino Marella defeated Damien Sandow

- The Wyatt Family defeated The Prime Time Players

- Curtis Axel defeated Zack Ryder

- The Real Americans defeated Tons of Funk

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Why Kofi Kingston is the Face of the WWE Problem

kofi kingstonIn late 2009, Kofi Kingston was finally ready for his breakout moment.

His career arc up to that point included all the typical WWE milestones: after signing with the WWE in 2006 he did a stint in developmental before eventually working his way onto the main roster. By late 2008, he had collected a few mid-card titles (including the tag-team championship with CM Punk), and had shown that his athleticism and work-ethic were some of the best in the company. Hardcore and casual fans loved him. Plus, he had paid his dues.

When October of 2009 rolled around, Kingston had been in and out of the main event picture for most of the year. His brief run-ins with Edge and Chris Jericho made him seem like a star, and a lengthy United States title run further decorated his resume. He was only looking for that one rivalry to put him over the top.

Enter Randy Orton.

Orton was fresh off a WWE Championship reign. His heel-tactics had earned him the ire of the entire WWE Universe, and so a victory for the babyface Kingston would establish Kingston’s status as a main event superstar. Their rivalry was fresh and exciting. Unfortunately, that’s as far as it went. Kofi Kingston got his victory over Randy Orton, but it was a flukey win stuck in the middle of three Orton-dominated matches. Then Kingston went on to spend 2010 in mid-card hell. Despite a few highlight-worthy moments since, and a handful of great matches, his career has never truly recovered.

So what’s the real issue here?  It seems WWE struggles with handling a sustainable build, and often fails to follow-through. Kingston undoubtedly has all the tools of a superstar, but he’s never been spotlighted long enough to create the buzz that follows other main event players. His rivalry with Orton should have been the launching pad to bigger and greater things. Instead, it was the high point of a single storyline. They had nothing serious planned for him once he lost to Orton.

Kingston’s not alone here. CM Punk captured the World Heavyweight Championship TWICE, and still had a hard time getting traction. In fact, he didn’t cement his place atop the roster until after his infamous ‘Pipe Bomb Promo’ and the ensuing rivalry with John Cena. That was when WWE Creative finally gave CM Punk both an angle he could sink his teeth into, and a storyline that kept him in the spotlight.

Fans often complain that if a young gun could just get that one victory, or grab a World Championship that one time, they’d be set. I argue that it’s less about the championship itself, or even the victory, and more about what takes place after.

Remember Zack Ryder? He got his shining moment, winning the United States Championship and celebrating with Punk and Bryan the next night on ‘Raw.’ Now he’s the jobber to the stars. What about Jack Swagger? He climbed the proverbial ladder and is billed as a “former World-Heavyweight Champion.” Today, his career can’t seem to find anything that clicks. Cody Rhodes defeated Rey Mysterio at Wrestlemania over two years ago, and he’s rarely even featured on PPV pre-shows anymore. The examples go on and on.

I’m not arguing all of these guys could, or even should, be headlining pay-per-views. But I think they’re all shining examples of WWE’s short-sightedness. Creative puts a wrestler out there, gives him some momentum, then tucks tail and runs because they can’t immediately sell merchandise like John Cena or Randy Orton. News flash, WWE: Those guys took years of build to become as popular as they are today. And unfortunately, giving a superstar a small push then immediately pulling them from TV for weeks does more to harm a superstar than help them.

As a fan, I want time to invest in a superstar, so I can genuinely care. Give me feuds that build to bigger and better things, and let me see an actual progression of character. I want surprise wins and heartbreaking losses. Take The Miz, for example. He was never supposed to be a WWE main-eventer, or even a real threat for TV time. However, when he split from John Morrison, the WWE writing team laid the groundwork for his rise to success. They spotlighted him on WWE television, gave him mid-card wins, and let his stock rise for a year. Then, in late 2010, he cashed in the Money in the Bank contract for his first WWE Championship reign.

Miz Money in the BankBut notice how things didn’t just stop there. In the subsequent months, they continued to put him in meaningful rivalries, eventually culminating in a Wrestlemania match against John Cena. After he reached the top, they let him stay. It was over a year later before they finally changed The Miz into a face, and it was at a time his popularity was starting to wane. It actually felt like a great refresh.

I think the WWE had the right concept with Ryback. They wanted him to be a beast, and so they let him decimate anybody on the roster. While his feud with CM Punk last year felt premature, it also felt plausible, if only because he looked like the kind of guy that could beat anybody in the company. Fans even started chanting along with him. But then, less than four months later, WWE changed its mind and decided to make Ryback a heel. A guy that was finally starting to get over in popularity was changed to an entirely different character. And, subsequently, his current feud with John Cena feels bland.

WWE is losing viewers on a weekly basis, and people are less interested in the product than ever. When former stars like The Rock or Brock Lesnar have to show up and sell your pay-per-views, something isn’t right with the way you’re handling talent.

Kofi Kingston might never become a world champion, and Zack Ryder might never main-event again. Those are things I’ve learned to accept. But something I can’t accept is a mediocre, warmed-over product, when the WWE has all the right pieces to be so much more.