Ryan’s Main Event Review 4/15/14

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WWE Main Event

April 15th, 2014

Announcers: Tom Philips & Byron Saxton

*Los Matadores w/El Torito vs. 3MB (McIntyre & Jinder)

Jinder Mahal brings out Hornswoggle as their own mascot to combat El Torito. Hornswoggle is dressed as Heath Slater. Jinder starts with Diego and the Matadores use speed to keep the 2 ½ MB out of sync. Hornswoggle distracts one of the Matadores and then air guitars in front of El Torito. Torito chases him into the ring and the two midgets brawl so the match gets thrown out. The Matadores and 3MB all get kicked in the nuts. We then get a pose down between the midgets and El Torito throws Hornswoggle out of the ring. Torito tries a running dive, but the Matadores hold him back. This was a pretty bad attempt at comedy. 0 for 1

*Become a Bo-Liever

*Sin Cara vs. Bad News Barrett

Barrett tells Sin Cara the bad news that Sin Cara’s friend Scooby Doo won’t be able to help him. Sin Cara hits some quick headscissors and kicks, taking Barrett to the floor and follows with a tope. Bad News knocks Sin Cara off the top and gets a huge pop. Barrett hits a pump-handle slam and then gets the crowd to clap along to Bad News. Cara hits a cross-body and headscissors and then a springboard back elbow. Sin Cara connects with a high kick and goes for the senton but misses. Cara runs right into the Boss Man slam and then the BULLHAMMER ELBOW for the win by Barrett. Barrett is pretty much an automatic point no matter what right now as he has more energy in matches then he ever has. 1 for 2

*A look back at the Warrior tribute from Raw with the video and ten bell salute. I really don’t like to see Cody Rhodes crying. I am, however, a fan of Titus O’Neil dancing to Warrior’s music.

*Divas Battle Royal for #1 Contendership: Nikki Bella, Cameron, Naomi, Emma, Tamina, Alicia Fox, Aksana, Eva Marie, Layla & Natalya

All the girls get their entrance, unlike at WrestleMania, which upset me as I really could’ve used Aksana’s jazz porno music to lighten the mood after watching Undertaker lose. It’s a shame we won’t get a full length AJ-Paige match at Extreme Rules as I was actually looking forward to that. Eva slaps Layla in the ass and then hits her with her own ass. Layla knocks Eva Marie off the apron in one of the worst falls from the apron I’ve ever seen. This is pretty bad as it’s not over the top rules. Emma’s eliminated meaning no repeat of the awesome Paige/Emma match from NXT Arrival. All the divas must think to get eliminated you first have to land on the apron. I’m not looking for HOLY SHIT bumps but this is pretty pathetic. Tamina hits a jumping headbutt to Nikki to eliminate her. Nattie is on the apron and Tamina superkicks her off for the win. Ugh, that was an unimpressive 4 minute Battle Royal. 1 for 3

*Raw Rebound with the Shield having to fight all the heels in the company and then Evolution coming out to finish the job.

*Big Show vs. Jack Swagger w/Zeb Coulter

Zeb’s signs: “Deport Cesaro” and “I don’t miss the Swiss.” Zeb compares Cesaro to Bendict Arnold, Aaron Burr and Jane Fonda. Show starts this one in control hitting some chops in the corner. Swagger kicks off Big Show and hits an avalanche in the corner and then attacks the leg of Big Show, including a chop block. Swagger hits a Swagger Bomb twice for two. Swagger pounds away on Show, but Show catches Swagger with a slap to the chest and then a flapjack. Show goes for the chokeslam, but Swagger rolls up the giant and goes for the Patriot Lock. Show is able to roll on his back and grabs Swagger by the throat and hits the KO Punch for the win. An okay match, nothing ground-breaking. 2 for 4

Final Thoughts: Pretty lackluster show this week – probably the worst since they’ve started airing on the Network – especially when it’s compared to the show from last week with Shield/Wyatts.