WWE Main Event Results: Winners, Twitter Reaction and Analysis from July 22

The Doctor Chris MuellerFeatured ColumnistJuly 22, 2014

Credit: WWE.com

Welcome to Bleacher Report's recap of this week's 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.

Main Event is a pretty formulaic show. Three or four matches with some backstage interviews and a few video packages. It's an easy hour of wrestling to digest after watchng Battleground and Raw on Sunday and Monday.

For some reason, the advertised match between Sheamus and Rusev did not happen, and instead we saw Rusev battle Jack Swagger in a Battleground rematch.

That feud was continued, another was started, a new stable made its first impact and another match was short with no consequence. It was a relatively uneventful week, but the show did provide some decent entertainment.

Let's take a look at what went down on Main Event.


Seth Rollins vs. Fandango

This match was a bit of a mystery from the moment Fandango's music hit. Who are we supposed to cheer for? The dancing heel or the sellout heel?

Rollins controlled most of the match, finishing off Fandango with a Curb Stomp in just a few minutes. There was no appearance from Dean Ambrose and no distraction from Layla or Summer Rae.

Essentially, this was a squash match. It lasted longer than most squashes, but Fandango barely had any offense and the only purpose of this encounter was to establish Rollins as the dominant Superstar.

Winner: Seth Rollins

Grade: C-


Notes and Highlights:

  • Rollins getting "You sold out" chants is one of my favorite things in WWE right now.
  • This is not a good sign for Fandango's future. If he is taking easy losses to guys like Rollins this soon after losing his women, he may just end up a glorified comedy jobber.
  • I just don't get the booking logic behind this match. There had to have been a babyface they could have sacrificed to Rollins. Was Zack Ryder taking the night off?


Twitter Reaction:


Jey Uso vs. Ryback

This was a fun little match. It lasted just the right amount of time and it helped show how Ryback has made some improvements in the ring.

Ryback picked up the victory with a Meat Hook clothesline instead of Shell Shocked. Uso did a good job of selling the finish, even if it was a bit sloppy.

It's pretty clear that RybAxel will be the next challengers for the Tag titles, probably at SummerSlam. I just hope it isn't relegated to the pre-show.

Winner: Ryback

Grade: B-


Notes and Highlights:

  • When did neckerchiefs come back in style?
  • Ryback has been using a lot of hearts in his recent singlet designs. Kind of a strange choice for a heel who isn't Shawn Michaels.
  • I would be fine with RybAxel winning the Tag titles. They have developed into a good team and I think it's time Ryback held some kind of title in WWE.
  • This match didn't end up on YouTube, so instead you will get the new promo video for the Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena match at SummerSlam.


Twitter Reaction:


Big E and Kofi Kingston vs. Slater and Gator

We got our first look at this new stable being led by Xavier Woods in this match, and it was interesting, to say the least.

Kofi and Big E still had babyface reactions from the crowd, but it looked like they were going for more of a heel style. Woods' encouragement outside the ring only cemented that thought.

Kofi showed a lot more intensity than we have ever seen from him before and Big E played a pretty good monster. The way they took out both men with their finisher and then stacked them on top of each other for the pin certainly indicates their intention to dominate their competition.

Renee Young had interviews with Slater and Gator before and after the match. Titus made it pretty clear that he does not think this team is going to work, but Slater's enthusiasm makes me think it might keep going.

Winners: Big E and Kofi

Grade: B


Notes and Highlights:

  • Heath Slater gets bonus points for referencing Sonny King and Chief Jay Strongbow during the backstage interview.
  • I found it funny how Kofi was trying to be more aggressive right out of the gate, but he just got owned by Titus O'Neil.
  • Woods played an outstanding coach outside the ring. He almost reminds me of an angrier Teddy Long from his early WCW days as a manager.
  • Slater acting like a babyface and Titus O'Neil acting like a heel might just make for a good comedic tag team. Slater can be really funny, especially on The JBL and Cole Show.


Twitter Reaction:


Rusev vs. Jack Swagger

Swagger and Rusev had a rematch from Battleground that ended in a disqualification victory for Swagger. This is a little surprising for a few reasons.

Not only is it shocking that WWE would have Rusev take his first loss by DQ, but it was shocking that the match happened on Main Event and not Raw or SmackDown.

The action was similar to what we saw from them at Battleground, but it was kind of cool to see Swagger come out on top.

Rusev did a good job of selling an injured ankle throughout the match, and the fact that he had to resort to dirty tactics made him look even more vulnerable.

I am very interested to see where this feud is going. I am sure WWE will say Rusev has never been pinned or made to submit from now on since he was DQ'd.

Winner: Jack Swagger

Grade: B+


Notes and Highlights:

  • The fact that Swagger was never actually announced as the winner makes me think WWE may count this as a no-contest.
  • It's easy to forget just how big Swagger really is until you see him next to a guy like Rusev.
  • I hope this feud gets built up through SummerSlam. Swagger is getting a great response from the crowd and continuing to face Rusev will only make their cheers louder.


Twitter Reaction:


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