WWE Main Event Results: Winners, Twitter Reaction and Analysis from January 9

Tim KeeneyContributor IJanuary 9, 2013

Photo courtesy of WWE.com
Photo courtesy of WWE.com

While most fans are looking forward to SmackDown. when a certain belt has been promised to change hands, WWE Main Event once again did a magnificent job holding the attention of its viewers on Wednesday night. 

In the opening match, we had former World Heavyweight champion Sheamus taking on Mr. Money in the Bank, Dolph Ziggler. 

To close the night, Intercontinental champion Wade Barrett went to battle with Zack Ryder. 

Main Event may not get all that much attention, but it's hard to deny that kind of star power.

Let's take a look at what happened.  


Sheamus defeats Dolph Ziggler via count

At the end of the match, Miz gave his expert analysis:


It may not have been the most invigorating commentary, but it summed up the match pretty well.

The entire battle was incredibly fun to watch, but we'll jump ahead to arguably the best move of the night.

Sheamus attempted to hit Ziggler with the battering from outside the ropes, but Ziggler countered it by simply jumping over The Great White and crashing down on top of his head.

It was an amazingly athletic move, and it gave a good idea of what Ziggler can be capable of. 

Nonetheless, after Ziggler showcased more of that athleticism with a DDT from the top rope, Sheamus eventually landed the Brogue Kick, which sent The Show-Off outside the ring for a 10-count. After the match, Sheamus and Big E had a nice, long staredown that resulted in nothing. 

It probably wasn't how every fan wanted to see things end, but it was still a match full of impressive back-and-forth action. 

There's a reason these are two of the biggest names in WWE.


Wade Barrett defeats Zack Ryder

It would have made little to no sense at all to have Ryder beat Barrett, and as such, this match was fairly predictable.

But that doesn't mean it wasn't entertaining. 

Barrett controlled most of the match with some powerful moves, but Ryder gained some momentum near the end when he landed a neckbreaker and a huge Broski Boot. 

Eventually, after avoiding a couple of near-falls, Barrett dropped Ryder with a Bull Hammer in the corner and landed the pin.

All things considered, it wasn't a bad match at all. 


Twitter reaction

Sheamus was focused on his battle with Dolph Ziggler, but that didn't stop him from taking a shot at The Show-Off before the match (via WWE Universe):

"He can bring @theshieldwwe. He can bring his hairdresser for all I care!" - @wwesheamus to @heelziggler, #MainEvent

— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 10, 2013

That's alright, Sheamus, I'm a little jealous of Ziggler's hair, too. 

Meanwhile, WWE fan Mr. Ref provided us with this astounding stat:

Meanwhile, Dolph Ziggler went 37-149-3. And they're supposed to be grooming him for a title run. #BackAsswards. #wwe

— Mr. Ref (@KMBReferee) January 9, 2013

Unfortunately for fans of Ziggler, his incomprehensible losing ways continued against Sheamus on Wednesday night. Edward Nigma had a stat of his own:

And yet again, for the one millionth time, Sheamus defeats Dolph Ziggler #MainEvent

— Edward Nigma (@TheRiddler109) January 10, 2013

I'm not exactly sure if this one is quite as factually correct, but it's worth noting that even with the loss, Ziggler once again looked impressive inside the ring. 

In the night's final match, Wade Barrett expectantly beat Zack Ryder, but many fans like this one were upset with how difficult he made it look:

I have no clue what the WWE is thinking. There's no way Ryder should be putting up this much of a fight against Barrett.

— Casey (@HammerDialectic) January 10, 2013

Still, it's hard to complain about the entertainment value.