It’s Riley’s Main Event
With Riley Ross
Welcome back to Riley’s Main Event where I break down each segment and match on Main Event. At the close of the review I will pick the standout moment, Superstar or Diva of the show and give a brief explanation of my choices. On tonight’s show we have Miz and Josh Matthews on commentary. Hopefully there will be buildup to the Night of Champion’s PPV, since this is the go home show.
Kofi Kingston vs. Antonio Cesaro—the caped Swedish superstar starts the match off with a dropkick to Kofi Kingston. He follows that up with stomping away at his opponent. He yells at the crowd for a minute before punching away at Kofi. He goes for a quick pin but Kofi kicks out. Cesaro puts him in a side headlock and Kofi breaks free. He takes Cesaro down with a high elbow. He goes for a pin but Cesaro kicks out. Cesaro gains the upper hand and starts throwing elbows and punishing strikes to Kofi. He sends Kofi flying into the corner and he tries to attack but Kofi kicks him. Kofi goes for a pin but Cesaro kicks out. Cesaro puts Kofi on the apron and flips him over the ropes. He knees Kofi in the back and Kofi strikes back. Cesaro scoops up Kofi and puts him in the corner. He starts headbutting before flinging Kofi into the corner. Kofi catches him with a modified or weak Hurricanrana. The fight goes to the outside of the ring and Kofi keeps his momentum going. Kofi rolls Cesaro in the ring and Cesaro tries to roll on to the other side. Cesaro picks him up and slings him down repeatedly. He goes for a pin but Kofi kicks out. He punches Kofi down again. They trade blows and kicks and Kofi sends him flying into the corner. Cesaro sends him flying to the floor. Back from commercial and Cesaro is in control. He has Kofi in a rear chinlock and Kofi powers out. He kicks Cesaro and is fighting back. A beautiful dropkick to Cesaro and he hits the Boom Drop. He calls for Trouble In Paradise but Cesaro dodges him. Kofi rolls him up but Cesaro counters. Cesaro uppercuts him and goes for the pin but Kofi kicks out. He does another pin attempt but Kofi once again kicks out. Cesaro picks him up and Kofi hits him with the SOS. Kofi tries to kick him but Cesaro does the Giant Swing. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! He drops Kofi and when Kofi gets up, Cesaro clotheslines him. He goes for the pin but Kofi kicks out. Kofi nails him with Trouble In Paradise. Winner: Kofi Kingston
Prime Time Players vs. 3MB (Jinder Mahal/Heath Slater)—Tons of Funk is on commentary. Titus O’Neil and Jinder Mahal kick off the match. Jinder goes for a side headlock and O’Neil slams him down. Mahal takes in Slater. Slater starts punching away at Titus but Titus knocks him down. Here comes Mahal and O’Neil plants him in their corner. He blows his whistle as he stomps away at Mahal. Here comes Darren Young and Mahal backs into 3MB’s corner. Here comes Heath Slater and he has a side headlock on Young. Darren takes down Heath with an elbow. He goes for a pin but Slater kicks out. He slams Slater down and is working on the left arm and shoulder of the faux rocker. Here comes Titus who suplexes his partner down onto Slater. They take down Jinder Mahal who puffs up like he has a set of balls. Back from commercial and Titus is dominating Jinder Mahal. He picks up Jinder Mahal and holds him there for a few seconds before dropping him. Here comes Darren Young and he suplexes him before going into a bridge pin. Mahal kicks out. Mahal rolls out of the ring before Young can strike him, and as the camera pans out you can see Slater trying to act like he has a set of brass balls. He gets caught by Darren Young and falls down like a bitch. Mahal takes advantage of the distraction and takes down Young. Mahal and Slater work together to take him down. Slater puts a rear chinlock on him. Once Young fights out and Slater takes him down, he gloats for a few seconds. Darren rolls him up but Slater kicks out. Jinder gets tagged in and they are double teaming him in the corner again. Mahal goes for the pin but Young kicks out. Here comes Slater with a snap mare takedown. Here comes Titus O’Neil and he has Jinder Mahal in his arms. He toss him down and goes for the pin but here comes Slater to break it up. Darren Young and Heath Slater fight it out on the outside of the ring. O’Neil knocks him off the apron and Mahal rolls up O’Neil but he kicks out. O’Neil slams him down and scores the win. Winners: Prime Time Players
R-Truth vs. Big E Langston—the match starts off with R-Truth trying to take Langston down. As if that could happen. Big E tosses him down and R-Truth comes back with a side headlock. Big E sends him into the ropes and takes him down with a shoulder block. He gets dropkicked by R-Truth. He rolls to the outside but R-Truth launches himself at Big E. Both men are inside the ring again, R-Truth goes to dive at Big E but he gets caught midair. Big E slams his back repeatedly into his knee. He does the abdominal stretch on R-Truth. Truth gets free and starts to fight back but Big E slams him down. He goes for the pin but Truth kicks out. R-Truth makes a comeback and goes for a pin but Big E kicks out. He scoops up R-Truth and slams him down. Winner: Big E Langston
Moment of the Night: This honor goes to Josh Matthews for improving his commentating skills. He needs to build up his confidence.
Superstars of the Night: This honor goes to Antonio Cesaro. I think that he needs to break free from Zeb and Jack as he can shine on his own.
In closing, I thought the show was decent. There wasn’t much buildup to the Night of Champions PPV but what can you expect from the WWE before a PPV? Cesaro is continuing to show that he is a powerhouse, and the Prime Time Players are showing that they are a force to be reckoned with. Miz, I like you but dude you suck donkey balls on commentary. Please take the balls out of your mouth before you speak. Also add some bass to your voice and you will be AWESOME on commentary. Have a good night and a better tomorrow.