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.
The WWE Network is the permanent home of Main Event, which means the live show can sometimes have strange timing. This week's show was over a full 12 minutes early, but with the minimal commercial breaks, it evens out.
The match of the night featured Sheamus taking on Cesaro in a non-title match, but Alicia Fox may be the subject of the most attention due to her post-match freak outs.
Main Event works best with a three-match setup, which was evident with this week's show. Let's take a look at what went down on Main Event.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow
This was not a very long match, but it was enough. Sandow held a degree of control for the entire match, with Ziggler coming back at the end with a Zig Zag to pick up the win.
Sandow's little meltdown on Raw was a topic of conversation with the announcers, and it looks like WWE is going to do some kind of "disgruntled employee" storyline with him.
This was a decent match. Not memorable, but entertaining enough.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Notes and Highlights:
- Sandow applied a nice inverted Sharpshooter at one point.
- Ziggler winning is great and all, but these wins are just so Sandow can get more upset about losing, not because Ziggler is being pushed, and that sucks.
Alicia Fox vs. Emma
Alicia Fox didn't waste any time. She took a mic, said, "I'm surprised you showed up," and then threw it at Emma. Emma ended up winning with a quick roll-up.
Another employee with a storyline involving their anger looks to be Alicia Fox. It's hard to tell if this is just to build her up in order to face Paige, but it's good for Fox regardless.
She has been treading water for a long time, bouncing between being a heel and face with no explanation given as to why she was teaming with certain people.
She had another blowup after this match, assaulting Tony Chimel and shoving pieces of paper down the throats of the announcers.
Now we all know what her agenda is, and it seems like she has instantly gone up the ladder in the Divas division with her tantrum on Raw and actions during Main Event.
Notes and Highlights:
- This grade is based solely on the after-match segment and not on the match itself.
- These are my exact words from last week's recap. "I think Alicia Fox is slowly becoming my favorite Diva—not my favorite female wrestler, but favorite Diva. She is very athletic, has made significant improvements in the ring and she's drop-dead gorgeous."
- Now she has her own storyline that is getting people talking. Can I pick 'em or can I pick 'em?
- Did anyone else laugh when Alicia Fox tried to steal the announcer's wallets?
Sheamus vs. Cesaro
This match was hyped earlier in the night with a segment involving Sheamus confronting a trash-talking Paul Heyman and being attacked by Cesaro.
The match was exactly what you would expect from these two. It was a lot of strikes and power moves with a quick pace.
Sheamus and Cesaro have had some matches in the past, and they always give a very entertaining and physical performance.
This was no different. Both men used every signature move they had, and even though it ended in a countout, it was still an outstanding match.
In fact, the countout decision might have been the smartest way to go. It allows both men to go without losing, and it gives WWE an excuse to keep the feud going.
This is the kind of feud WWE can use to make the U.S. title credible again. They have great chemistry and have proven they can put on a memorable match.
Winner: Double countout
Notes and Highlights:
- I love how Cesaro used the old WWE King of the Ring logo to make his King of Swing jacket.
- A little directing mistake had a quick shot of a camera really far from the ring. It was minor, but someone probably got yelled at.
- It was surprising to see Sheamus beat Cesaro in an exchange of uppercuts. That's Cesaro's thing.
- Sheamus diving from the top rope down to the floor was impressive for a man his size.
- It is a little surprising to see Cesaro feuding with Sheamus for his newly won title right away. I would have expected Cesaro to have a few small feuds he could dominate before he moved on to a bigger fish.
What did you think of this week's show?
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