WWE Main Event
November 20, 2013
Announcers: Josh Matthews & The Miz
*LUMBERJILL MATCH: Naomi vs. Tamina Snuka
All the divas are around the ring. I guess this is kind of like a Survivor Series Showdown match. I don’t recognize all of the divas. Does Rosa Mendes have blonde hair now? Tamina overpowers to start. Naomi is Trinity or better known as the sane Funkadactyl. Naomi hits a dropkick for two. Naomi works a headlock and gets a fireman’s carry for two. Still don’t get how the “regular divas” are the heels. Tamina clotheslines Naomi out and the two sides face off but don’t do anything as we go to COMMERCIAL BREAK. Tamina is in control as we come back with a headlock, Naomi fights out of it using her ass. Miz doesn’t seem to remember he turned heel. This is not a good match, I just don’t think Tamina is good. Another corollary between AJ/Tamina and HBK/Diesel (very early Diesel). Tamina’s been around since 2010 surprisingly and still the most interesting thing you can say about her is that she’s Jimmy Snuka’s daughter. Tamina throws Naomi out of the ring. And then Naomi hits a monkey-flip. Naomi flips out of a backdrop and then hits an enziguri for two. PIER TWELVE BRAWL ON THE OUTSIDE as all the divas start going at it on the outside, except for AJ who stays out of it, because she’s awesome. Naomi goes up top and hits a cross-body but then Tamina hits a Haku-like thrust kick (they’re related somehow right?) for the win. I’m tempted to give it a point for the big brawl between the teams but I just can’t as it got over 10 minutes that could’ve gone to any other match tonight. 0 for 1
*Recap of the Del Rio-Cena feud leading to…
*Alberto Del Rio vs. Santino Marella
Man, Del Rio is a four time World Champ. Santino cart-wheels to start and Del Rio kicks him a bunch. Del Rio suplexes for two and then works the arm. Marella tries kipping up, but fails and hits his head and Del Rio keeps up the attack. Miz talks about how Cena will step it up at Survivor Series, since you always try harder when it’s in your hometown. Right Miz, like the time Randy Orton killed you in Cleveland and we got to meet your parents. Del Rio hits an enziguri in the corner for two. Del Rio goes back to the arm. Santino starts hulking up, but Del Rip puts the knees up on his knee-drop and then kicks Santino and hits the cross-armbreaker for the win. Meh, not great, but it was an effective squash for Del Rio so I’ll give it a weak point. 1 for 2
*Raw Recap: Big Show is angry and doesn’t like Randy Orton.
*Kofi Kingston vs. Fandango
Out comes Kofi and suddenly the Miz is a heel again. Fandango dances to start. I think Kofi now has the Predator alien on his tights. Kofi feigns a dive to the outside, but Fandango then hits a necksnap on Kofi and goes to work. Kofi catches a kick and hits a spin kick. Fandango hits a backdrop for two. Kofi goes outside and then under the ring, and Kofi comes out from under the ring and hits a flying clothesline off the steps. Kofi is in control as we go to a COMMERCIAL BREAK. We come back and Fandango backbody drops Kofi to the outside onto the steps. Fandango works the arm, as that’s what hit the steps for Kofi. Kofi goes for a sunset flip, but Fandango side steps it and drops a knee on Kofi’s arm. Wish they had a low midcard Survivor match, including Fandango. Kofi does his jumping offense, where all he does is punch but he jumps so it’s innovative. Kofi then does the Boom Drop. Kofi then hurts himself doing the signal for the Trouble in Paradise, even though it does nothing for the move, and is therefore stupid to do with a bad arm. The kick misses and Kofi hits a springboard cross-body for two. Action spills to the outside and Kofi hip tosses Fandango onto the Miz. Kofi goes for a springboard something, but instead dropkicks the Miz and Fandango rolls up Kofi for the win. So-so match, hot ending, plus a Fandango win, so it gets the point. 2 for 3.
Final Thoughts: Alright show, definitely a step-down from the last few weeks. All three matches at least had something to do with Survivor Series though so at least it felt like a go-home show for a third rate show.