Ryan’s Main Event Review 9/16/2014

Seth Rollins put the boots to Big E prior to Night of Champions. (Courtesy WWE.com)

WWE Main Event

September 16, 2014

Announcers: Michael Cole & Byron Saxton

*Dolph Ziggler and R-Ziggler vs. The Miz & Damien Mizdow

Hey it was funny on Smackdown, amusing on Raw, it’ll have to be good on Main Event right? Miz and Mizdow give high fives to the fans, and then Mizdow gives both of them some Purell. The Miz’s (Mizzei?) work over R-Ziggler to start before tagging out to Dolph. Dolph and R hit a double back elbow and double elbow drop as the Mizzes regroup on the outside. Damien takes over on Dolph and Miz comes in to work him over. Dolph rolls up Miz for two, but Miz puts him down with a clothesline and tags in Damien. Dolph gets some offense and goes for the Stinger Splash, but Sandow moves and hits some elbows to take over again as we go to COMMERCIAL BREAK.

We come back and Miz works a headlock on Miz, but Dolph suplexes out and makes the hot tag to Truth. Truth hits ten punches in the corner on Mizdow, but gets distracted by Miz allowing Damien to take control. Miz hits some kicks including a nice running seated one for two. Miz goes to a headlock and Truth hits a back body drop out of it. Mizdow tags in and hits some kneedrops and goes to the headlock. Miz tags in and hits his corner clothesline and then a double axe-handle off the top for two. Mizdow comes in and hits a suplex. Mizdow goes for the corner clothesline, but Truth comes out of the corner and clotheslines Mizdow. Double hot tag and Dolph comes in a house afire on Miz. Fameasser misses, into Miz’s neckbreaker, but Dolph reverses to a backslide for two and then connects on the fameasser for two. Dolph pulls up Miz, but he goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, though Dolph rolls out. Miz then goes for the figure four, but Dolph counters and tags in Truth. Truth hits the Ziggler jumping DDT for two. Miz scores with the Skull Crushing Finale on Truth for the win.

Okay, good match – we’ve now seen it on three shows in a row – let’s give it a break. 1 for 1

*Seth Rollins, the biggest star allowed to appear on Main Event nowadays is in the back with Renee Young. Renee asks Rollins about losing to Reigns on Raw. Rollins talks about how that’s not a setback because he has the Money in the Bank briefcase. Hey that’s been the WWE’s philosophy for the briefcase over the past few years.

*Nikki talks to Renee Young. She is sick of Brie walking all over her and that will change this Sunday when she wins the Divas title and the whole world will be kissing her voluptuous derriere.

*Brie Bella vs. Cameron

After having one of the worst matches ever on Raw, maybe Cameron should go back to the Performance Center. Why is Brie so loud when she wrestles? Brie works a half-crab, and then Cameron uses her great offense like smashing Brie’s face into the mat and yelling. Cameron goes to a headlock, then chokes her on the ropes. The crowd starts chanting “YES” which really cheapens it. Cameron hits a legdrop and doesn’t try to pin Brie on her stomach at least. Brie fights out of it and starts hitting a few flying clotheslines followed by a running knee and dropkick from the second rope. Brie hits a X-Factor for the win.

Ugh, better than the classic Cameron/Naomi match from Raw but that doesn’t make it good. 1 for 2

*Recap of the Cena/Lesnar feud.

*Big E vs. Seth Rollins

So are they ever going to do the new Nation thing or what? Seth rolls to the outside right away. Seth works over E to start, but E hits a shoulderblock then rams Rollins into the corner. E goes for a suplex, but Rollins flips out and tries a cross-body. E catches him and hits three backbreakers. Rollins then misses a charge and goes to the outside. Big E slams Rollins off the announce table. He press slams Rollins into the ring, but Seth knocks him off the apron and hits a suicide dive as we go to a COMMERCIAL BREAK.

Rollins is in control and hits a chop block then goes to the chinlock. Big E fights out if it, but runs into an enziguri for two. Back to the headlock, but Big E runs Seth into the corner twice. On the last time, Seth lets go and Big E runs himself into the corner. He charges but Big E hits a spinebuster and then two clotheslines followed by a belly-to-belly. Rollins with some kicks, but then runs into another belly-to-belly. Big E hits a splash for two. Big E tries to back body drop Seth, but he lands on the apron. Big E hits his running spear off the apron, taking both men to the floor. Big E pulls down the strap and goes for the Big Ending, but Rollins slips out and hits an enziguri. E tries a charge in the corner, but Seth moves and Big E hits the post. Rollins runs him into another post and Seth hits the Curb Stomp for the win.

Good match, although it probably could’ve stood to chop a few minutes. 2 for 3

Final Thoughts: Two pretty good matches this week and a solid build for Night of Champions throughout. I do have to say, Cole is a lot better on this show, probably because he and Saxton are not being yelled at by Vince the whole time.