WWE Main Event Results: Winners, Twitter Reaction and Analysis from April 29

The Doctor Chris MuellerFeatured ColumnistApril 30, 2014

Credit: WWE.com

Welcome to Bleacher Report's recap of WWE Main Event. Here is where we take a look at what happened on the show, examining the winners, reactions to matches and any possible ramifications coming out of the program.

This was another packed week for Main Event with four matches on the card. The first three matches felt rushed, but the main event delivered in a big way.

Unlike most weeks, we actually had some storyline development on Main Event. Cody Rhodes and Goldust are clearly building toward a breakup, and that angle was furthered on Tuesday's show.

Let's take a look at what went down.


Goldust vs. Alberto Del Rio

This was a pretty standard, if somewhat short, match, but the outcome was a bit surprising. Goldust got a completely clean win over Alberto Del Rio.

This is kind of a big win for Goldust, possibly his biggest singles win in a long time. Del Rio has not been booked very well lately, but seeing him give up a win to Goldust is still surprising.

The real story is what is developing between Cody Rhodes and Goldust. While Cody celebrated with his brother, he was clearly a little jealous that his brother got a win he failed to get just a day earlier.

Renee Young asked them after the match if they were considering going their separate ways, and Goldust said the brotherhood is intact.

Cody played the jealous role when asked if he was proud of his brother, but then he said the brotherhood will stay together.

This feud could develop into one of the best brother-vs.-brother feuds we have ever seen if WWE builds it up right.

Winner: Goldust

Grade: B-

Notes and Highlights:

  • Goldust barely hit the Final Cut on Del Rio. That is not the first time he has come close to messing up his finisher. Maybe he should switch to something else.
  • Cody wasn't very convincing when he acted like Renee Young implied he couldn't beat Del Rio.
  • Cody was such a good heel. Hopefully he didn't forget how to be a bad guy, because it looks like he will be the brother who ends up making the turn.

Twitter Reaction:


Paige vs. Alicia Fox

This was not a bad match by any means. Both women looked pretty good with the short amount of time they were given.

Paige picked up the win with a cradle DDT that looked really nasty, making this the third move she has used to polish off a challenger since debuting.

But I have to be honest here. I was actually more impressed by Alicia Fox in this match—not because she wrestled any better, but because she was able to prove how far she has come by looking good.

When she first started wrestling on television, she was terrible. Now she is actually one of the more physical Divas in the ring, and her style has gotten much stiffer in recent months.

Both women did a good job making this better than the average Divas match, but it wasn't better by a lot. They could have gone on longer, and the crowd probably would have gotten into it.

Paige and Tamina Snuka had a silent staredown on the ramp that ended with Tamina smiling and walking away as if she had sized up Paige and did not find her impressive.

Winner: Paige

Grade: B-

Notes and Highlights:

  • Is it just me or is Paige noticeably more tan than she has been in the past?
  • I'm honestly baffled as to why Alicia Fox is not on Total Divas. She is featured backstage every few episodes, and she seems like she would be a perfect fit. Plus, she's actually kind of funny.
  • The hurricanrana Paige hit from the apron to the floor bumped this match up a full letter grade. Paige has so much to offer. I can't wait until she gets to face AJ in a real match.
  • Did I really just says there was a Divas match I couldn't wait to see?
  • I never realized how tall Paige is until this match.

Twitter Reaction:


Kofi Kingston vs. Bad News Barrett

This was another short match with just a few highlights. Barrett picked up the win with a Bull Hammer after Kofi took a running leap off the steel steps at him outside the ring.

Barrett didn't need this win to make him look like a strong contender for Big E's title, but seeing him get clean, decisive wins is a big step in the right direction from how he used to be booked.

Winner: Bad News Barrett

Grade: C

Notes and Highlights:

  • Where in the hell did Barrett get that mic from during his entrance?
  • On second thought, I am not sure I want to know.

Twitter Reaction:


Sheamus vs. Bray Wyatt

Sheamus and Bray Wyatt is a match I have wanted to see since Wyatt debuted, and they did not disappoint.

The crowd showed their appreciation with "This is awesome" chants a few times, and you would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't think they deserved those chants.

Wyatt and Sheamus wrestled a very physical match, as would be expected from two guys who classify as brawlers, but what was most surprising was seeing Wyatt in such a stiff match just days before a steel cage match at a pay-per-view.

Regardless, these two delivered a very good match that makes the show worthy of the title Main Event.

Winner: Bray Wyatt

Grade: A-

Notes and Highlights:

  • The way Wyatt dropped Sheamus' head into the apron looked painful.
  • Seeing Wyatt get a win with only a little help from Harper and Rowan was a little surprising. I figured WWE would keep Sheamus from being pinned in the middle of the ring with a disqualification finish.
  • Sheamus being so pale and high-def TV make every cut and bruise stand out on his body a lot more than anyone else. This guy is always wrestling with some kind of small injury it would seem.
  • Sheamus makes the people he is in the ring with better. They always have to step up to meet his level of intensity, and that usually results in a pretty good match.

Twitter Reaction:


None of the matches bombed this week, but eliminating one would have given two a chance to breathe. It's a good thing the main event of the evening was very entertaining.

What did you think of this week's show?


Thanks for reading, and follow me on Twitter: @BR_Doctor.