Everyone's favorite midweek WWE show (OK, the only midweek WWE show) came through with its latest episode on Wednesday. WWE Main Event took place in Atlanta, Ga., and featured three matches.
Heading into the final SmackDown before Survivor Series on Sunday, these three matches were more or less designed to add a bit of fuel to the fire for Sunday's card. Here's a breakdown of the matches and the results.
Tamina Snuka Defeats Naomi in a Lumberjill Match
Kick to Naomi and Tamina gets the 1..2..3... #MainEvent— Bryan (@BryanIsWWE) November 21, 2013
The ring was surrounded with all the Divas slated to participate in the seven-on-seven traditional tag team match scheduled for Survivor Series. The cast of Total Divas: Naomi, Cameron, The Bellas, Eve Marie, Natalya and JoJo will take on AJ Lee, Aksana, Rosa Mendes, Alicia Fox, Tamina, Summer Rae and Kaitlyn.
Tamina made easy work of Naomi, which I wasn't happy about. Naomi is one of the best Divas on the roster. It would be great to see her get a Divas title push. The match featured the requisite scrum between the opposing teams to serve as a teaser for the mayhem on tap for Sunday.
Rosa Mendes loves watching tape delays of herself.
Alberto Del Rio Defeated Santino Marella
The vicious, talented, but boring Del Rio laid waste to Santino in a noncompetitive match. This was a lose-lose pairing that could only be featured on Main Event. Del Rio needs a spectacular and respected in-ring opponent to be compelling.
As limber and polished as Santino is, he doesn't have the status to make anyone care about the seven to 10 minutes it took for this match to conclude. This match was designed to further show how ruthless and no-nonsense Del Rio is right now.
The point was partially put over at best.
Fandango Defeated Kofi Kingston
I'm just glad to see Kofi Kingston in action at Survivor Series. He lost this match after becoming too preoccupied with The Miz, his opponent on Sunday at Survivor Series. Fandango took advantage and claimed the win. The match wasn't all that great. The Miz's deceptive commentary was the highlight of the segment.
Kofi and Miz could very well put on an amazing show to kick off Survivor Series. The feud may not have much fire outside of the ring, but the in-ring work might be exemplary.
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