WWE Main Event Results: Winners, Twitter Reaction and Analysis from August 26

The Doctor Chris Mueller@@BR_DoctorFeatured ColumnistAugust 26, 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.

The big match advertised for this week was RVD taking on Seth Rollins. We've seen these two face off several times in recent months, usually with Rollins being the winner.

This was also a very video package-heavy show. A long video was shown for the Brock Lesnar and John Cena feud, with all of the other big angles from Raw getting a quicker recap.

In other words, it was a pretty typical Main Event. Let's take a look at what went down on this week's show.


Seth Rollins vs. RVD

This was a decent match, but it was all stuff we've seen from these two already. The only difference between this and their other encounters was the outcome.

There were a few risks from RVD and the usual amount of aggression from Seth Rollins. It literally felt like we were watching one of their other matches from recent shows.

The surprising thing was that RVD actually picked up the victory, albeit by count-out. All of the action leading up to the finish was good, but it wasn't anything above cruise control for these two talented wrestlers.

Winner: RVD

Grade: B-

Notes and Highlights:

  • You would think that being attacked every time RVD points to himself and says his initials would teach him not to do it.
  • WWE crowds chant "This is awesome" way too often these days.

Twitter Reaction:


Curtis Axel vs. Adam Rose

Ryback's absence ended up being the catalyst for this showdown after a backstage altercation. Axel looked aggressive, but seeing him without Ryback felt strange. They've really grown into a good team in recent months.

Both men had control for an equal amount of time, but Axel was the one who looked the most dominant in his performance.

However, it was Adam Rose who would pick up the win with the Party Foul. It wasn't a memorable match, but it was good filler for the younger members of the crowd.

Winner: Adam Rose

Grade: C-

Notes and Highlights:

  • I had just about forgotten about Adam Rose on the main roster.
  • It really seems like a missed opportunity not to turn Adam Rose into the leader of a stable of lesser Superstars. They could have a fun gimmick if they aren't booked to lose all the time.
  • Adam Rose's finisher looks so awkward. He really needs to change it.

Twitter Reaction:


Goldust and Stardust vs. Los Matadores

WWE gave these two teams a surprisingly long time for the final bout of the evening. They did a decent job filling the time, but the pace felt too slow during the middle part of the match.

Stardust got the win for his team with his weird new finisher. It's kind of like several other moves people have used over the years, but he takes too long to get it set up.

Stardust ended up attacking El Torito after the match was over, throwing him out of the ring like a piece of garbage. It did a good job pushing the heel turn, but they need a segment on Raw or SmackDown to explain their actions so it doesn't seem like a random turn.

Winners: Goldust and Stardust

Grade: B

Notes and Highlights:

  • Cody Rhodes has really taken this gimmick and run with it. Let's just hope the heel turn gets them back to the top of the tag team division.
  • Los Matadores have a lot of talent, but they also have a gimmick that will keep them in the category of kids' characters.
  • It was a nice change to see a tag bout given so much time on Main Event. This would have been much quicker on any Raw or SmackDown. Los Matadores usually get less time in a week than they had in this match.

Twitter Reaction:


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