With Wednesday upon us, the professional wrestling world has shifted its attention to WWE presents Main Event. With numerous superstars taking center stage and other up-and-coming wrestlers hoping to make their mark, the action was as hot as ever.
Here's how it all transpired.
Fandango took on Justin Gabriel, Damien Sandow battled R-Truth and The Prime Time Players looked to upset The Wyatt Family. With each wrestler possessing either upside or a history of past success, the stakes were high on Main Event.
Unfortunately, only one side could emerge victorious from each match. Continue reading for a full breakdown of who did.
- Fandango defeats Justin Gabriel via pinfall.
- R-Truth defeats Damien Sandow.
- The Wyatt Family defeats The Prime Time Players.
Fandango defeated Justin Gabriel
Stop the presses, everyone—Fandango won a match!
Despite entering WWE with mountains of hype and remaining a member of the main event scene, Fandango has not received a push. For those of you who disagree, note that this wasn't just a rare win for the Ballroom Brawler. It was Fandango's first win since the Aug. 9 edition of Friday Night SmackDown.
If that number isn't enough to wow you, it was Fandango's second win since the July 12 airing of SmackDown.
In the end, however, a win is a win.
If you missed this match, you missed the best clash of the evening.
Fandango and Justin Gabriel are two of the better up-and-coming wrestlers in WWE today. Both are committed to their respective characters and both have displayed the ability to wow crowds with their high-flying ability.
In the end, it was Fandango who won the match between NXT alumni. This win was a long time coming.
R-Truth defeated Damien Sandow
In the second match of the evening, R-Truth took on "Mr. Money in the Bank" Damien Sandow. After the match, Sandow proceeded to remind the world that he is WWE's uncrowned World Heavyweight Champion.
The issue? Sandow lost.
If you're confused, I'm right there with you.
Usually, a wrestler is only able to stake the claim of being the uncrowned champion if he or she wins matches. Instead, Sandow is attempting to hold onto his dignity and push on as Mr. Money in the Bank while losing virtually every outing.
That's not hyperbole—Sandow hasn't won a match since July 24.
Seeing R-Truth receive a victory is refreshing, but it came at the expense of the wrong wrestler. Sandow is supposed to be winning matches and building up his status as a title contender, putting the World Heavyweight Champion on notice that he could strike at any moment.
Instead, Sandow has become Cody Rhodes' whipping boy and now can't even pick up a win on Main Event. Something needs to change if Sandow is going to make the transition to World Heavyweight Champion.
The question is, will he be able to break the funk or is this a permanent un-push?
The Wyatt Family defeated The Prime Time Players
Since arriving on WWE's main roster, The Wyatt Family have been one of the most dominant forces in the world. Led by Bray Wyatt, the tandem of Erick Rowan and Luke Harper have shown no mercy in dismantling some of the best tag teams in the promotion.
On Main Event, they took down Darren Young and Titus O'Neil to put an end to the Prime Time Players' winning ways.
O'Neil and Young had won three consecutive tag team matches, defeating Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger, and Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal, respectively. Unfortunately, with the opportunity to send a message to the WWE Tag Team Champions, the two fell short.
Wyatt proceeded to enter the ring and utilize Sister Abigail to add insult to injury.
The cult-like stable has used their mass to defeat opponents, and not even O'Neil could stop that from happening on Main Event. Harper is 6'5" and 262 pounds, while Rowan is 6'8" and 318 pounds, making them one of the biggest tag teams in recent memory.
The question for The Wyatt Family is whether they'll chase titles or continue sending messages to their peers via random acts of violence. Regardless of which route they choose, following Wyatt's cynical directions has Harper and Rowan primed for big things.
Wednesday night was yet another step in the right direction.