It’s Riley’s Main Event: WWE Main Event Review for 09/18/13

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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 Alex Riley and Josh Matthews on commentary. Hopefully we will learn about how Dusty Rhodes is doing since he got knocked out by the Big Show on Monday night and had to be carried out on a stretcher. I cannot wait to see if there is any fallout from Triple H stripping Daniel Bryan of the WWE title. We are live from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Curtis Axel—Ryback wheels Paul Heyman out to the ring. The match starts off with a lockup and Axel putting him in a side headlock. Dolphikins breaks the hold and takes him down. Axel powers to his feet and sends Ziggler flying into the ropes. Ziggler takes him down with a shoulder block and Axel goes outside the ropes. He gets back in and they go for another lockup. He starts dropping elbows and sends Ziggler flying into the corner. He goes for a pin but Ziggler kicks out. He has a rear chinlock on Ziggler and Ziggler is struggling to break the hold. Once he does, Axel kicks him in the gut. He slams him down and goes to the top ropes and does another elbow drop. He goes for the pin but Ziggler kicks out. He uses the ropes to work on Dolph. He puts him in a side headlock and Ziggler quickly powers to his feet. He starts throwing elbows and then delivers a dropkick. He starts pummeling away at Axel. Axel sends Zigglypuff flying over the top rope and he crashes into the floor. Back from commercial and Axel is dominating with a side headlock until Ziggler drops down. Somehow Axel takes him down and goes for a pin but Ziggler kicks out. Axel starts punching away at Blondie Locks. He does a backbreaker before going into another pin but Ziggler kicks out. Ziggler starts fighting back and Axel drops him like a bad habit. He goes for a pin but Ziggler kicks out again. Axel pulls him up by his hair and starts slapping away at Ziggler. Ziggler takes him down and starts punching him. Both men get to their feet and Ziggler gets caught with a dropkick. Axel goes for a pin but Ziggler kicks out. They start fighting it out and Axel clubs him down and goes for another failed pin. He charges at Ziggler who is in the corner but Ziggler moves out of the way and Axel crashes into the steel post shoulder first. He slowly gets back in the ring and Ziggler dropkicks him. Ziggler delivers a splash in the corner and starts pummeling away on Axel. He nails him with a neckbreaker and clotheslines him. He goes for the pin but Axel kicks out. He goes for the FameAsser but Axel counters with a suplex. He goes for the pin but Ziggler kicks out. Ziggler goes for a backslide but Axel kicks out. Ziggler jumps on his back but Axel shakes him off. Axel goes for the Perfect Plex but Ziggler counters with a DDT. He goes to the top rope but Ryback distracts him. Ryback clotheslines him when the ref isn’t looking. Axel throws him in the ring and nails him with a neckbreaker. Winner and still a loser: Curtis Axel

A clip is shown from the Michael Cole interview with Triple H. Triple H says he will investigate what happened and at the Battleground PPV, Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan will have a rematch. Umm, I love you Trips but don’t compare this to the Pete Rose scandal.

Kofi Kingston vs. Fandango—oh look Summer Rae skinned leopards or Snooki for her outfit.  The match starts off with Fandingo swiveling his hips. Kofi gets taken down by Fandango. Kofi breaks free and Fandumbo rolls under the ropes. They lockup and Kofi takes him down. Fandingus goes outside the ring to have his critter chick give him moral support. He gets back in the ring and starts attacking Kofi. He has him in the corner and is striking away. He goes for a side headlock but Kofi escapes. He takes Fandango down and he goes back outside to put distance between the two. Kofi goes for a baseball slide but Fandango moves out the way. Kofi mocks him by swiveling his hips and he sends the dancer over the top rope. Kofi follows him to the outside. Back from commercial and both men are in the ring, Kofi has control. He punches Fandango and Summer Rae interferes, someone needs to check Critter Chick at the door or someone (an anti-diva) needs to punch her so hard it fixes her nose. Fandango has control over Kofi by having him in a rear chin lock. Kofi struggles to his feet and starts fighting his way out of the maneuver. He goes for a pin but Fandango counters. He sends Kofi flying into the corner, he knees Kofi in the back. He hits Kofi with a suplex and a pin attempt but Kofi kicks out. They trade blows back and forth and Kofi nails him with the SOS. He goes for the pin but Fandango kicks out. Kofi kicks him down and nails him with Trouble in Paradise. Winner: Kofi Kingston

Josh Matthews gives us an update on Dusty Rhodes’ condition. He has a dislocated jaw and is recovering at home.

Damien Sandow vs. Justin Gabriel—the match gets underway with Gabriel and Sandow chain wrestling. Gabriel takes Sandow down with a beautiful but weak dropkick. He goes for the pin but Sandow kicks out. Sandow sends him flying over the top rope. He goes to the outside and rams Gabriel into the apron. Both men are in the ring and Sandow is kicking Gabriel’s ass. He does a snapmare takedown and goes for the pin but Gabriel kicks out. He does the Side Russian Leg Sweep and goes for the Elbow of Disdain. He goes for another pin but Gabriel kicks out. Gabriel takes him down and kicks him down again. He goes for the pin but Sandow kicks out again. Gabriel goes to the top rope and does a cross body and another pin attempt but Sandow kicks out. He goes back to the top rope and Sandow rolls out of the way. Sandow nails him with the Silencer. Winner: Damien Sandow

Moment of the Night: There isn’t a moment of the night as nothing stands out.

Superstars of the Night: This honor goes to Kofi Kingston. Kofi always seems energetic in his matches and it shows. He goes out there and has fun with it.

In closing, I thought the show was decent. Alex Riley, I like you but dude you need to call JR and see if he can give you pointers. Please take a few minutes to think before you speak. No one wants to hear your opinion on the superstars, we just want you to call a match. Make sure you all check out  We’ll be airing Tuesday at 10pm ET Call in at (347) 945-6363. Have a good night and a better tomorrow.


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