February 21, 2013
WWE Main Event: Big Show throws down in a gauntlet match
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Having been embarrassed by WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio, Big Show is an angry giant lately. Of course, no one likes an angry giant and tonight on this week's episode of WWE Main Event, a few men on the WWE roster could be feeling the wrath of Big Show. While the numbers are stacked against him, Big Show presents an unbelievably difficult challenge to any amount of smaller superstars. Can the behemoth run the gauntlet? All that and more tonight on WWE Main Event!
We are taped from Biloxi, Miss. Michael Cole and The Miz have the call.
Big Show makes his way to the ring, angry about stills being shown of him being defeated by Alberto Del Rio at Elimination Chamber. Show says that he has become a joke because of Booker T's jealousy. Show says everyone can laugh, but he will decimate anyone in that locker room. Show challenges anyone to step up, claiming they couldn't lace his boots. He turns his attention to The Miz, telling him he better stay behind the booth. Show calls out for challengers.
The Usos answer the call and hit the ring.
Match One: The Usos vs. Big Show
The Usos dive in with strikes, but Show puts them both down with body shots. Chops to the chest of both brothers. Show manhandling the duo with headbutts, clubbing blows, and punches. The brothers work Show against the ropes, but one is sent down with a chop and the other is on the wrong end of a headbutt. Jimmy Uso gets a taste of the Final Cut and Show going up top to look for a splash, but Jey Uso pulls him outside for the save.
The brothers return to the ring and go for a suplex. They exchange blocks and attempts, but The Usos finally get the suplex and hit Show with dual elbows. Both go up top and land diving headbutts, only getting a nearfall. Show sends Jey to the outside and obliterates Jimmy with a shoulder block. Jey gets back on the top rope, but he joins his brother in a chokeslam. Both men down and out.
Winner by pinfall: Big Show
Brodus Clay also wants to take the challenge.
Match Two: Brodus Clay vs. Big Show
The hoss fight begins with a lockup that ends in a stalemate. Another lockup leads to Clay shoving Show away. Show raises his hand for the old-fashioned test of strength and Clay accepts, but Show with an uppercut to the stomach. Clay fights back with body shots of his own and follows Show around the ring to deliver a multitude of clubbing blows. Show in the corner and Clay is unloading, putting Show down on one knee. Show with a shot to the body and Clay is hurt. Clay being choked on the top rope. Show looking for chops in the corner, but Clay blocks it.
Clay is unceremoniously sent to the outside as we break.
We return with Show dropping an elbow into the arm of Clay. Show repeats the move, asking the crowd if they think he is funny still. Knee to the head of a kneeling Clay. Show nails Clay in the ribs with a soccer kick. Another elbow to the arm of Clay from Show. Show doing a number on that left arm. Keylock in for Show on the arm. Clay up to his feet and gets out with rights and lefts. Headbutt to the chest from Brodus Clay. Splash in the corner twice by Clay. Clay off the ropes, but Show lands a huge sidekick to the head. Elbow drop attempt misses for Show and Clay with a splash that earns a nearfall.
Show hurt in the corner and Clay rushes in. A right hand is waiting for him and the WMD puts Clay out.
Winner by pinfall: Brodus Clay
The Great Khali slowly gets to the ring to accept the challenge.
Match Three: The Great Khali vs. Big Show
The two start with strikes exchanged. Khali works Show into the corner and unloads a huge chop to the chest. Show walks into the opposite corner and gets the same treatment. Khali tries it again in another corner, but Show lands a chop of his own. Khali turns it around and gets another chop. Khali works Show and then pulls him into a huge clothesline.
Show rolls outside to regroup as we hit another break.
Show lands a spear as we return. Khali is down in the corner and Show grinding the knee into his face. Right hand after right hand to the abdomen of Khali. Show kicking the legs and again lands a barrage of body blows. Show rushes in to eat a back elbow and a big boot. Khali looking to send Show down for a Punjabi Plunge, but he escapes, only to take a chop to the head.
Show moves outside to get his composure, but Khali catches up with him and he tosses Show into the steel steps. Khali rolls Big Show into the ring and hits the apron. WMD right hand lands and Khali crumples to the floor. Khali gets up, but is unable to beat the count as he falters back to the floor.
Winner by countout: Big Show
The Miz says that it is time to make this show must-see and hits the ring in his casual attire. Show is unable to catch Miz, who uses speedy offense to send Show outside. Show tries to get to the apron, but Miz with a running dropkick and Show heads backstage as he decides to not make this an official match.
WWE Champion The Rock has his celebration from Monday recapped. Additionally, the hiring of Brad Maddox as Vickie Guerrero's Assistant to the Managing Supervisor is recapped.
Matt Striker backstage now with the Assistant to the Managing Supervisor of Raw, Mr. Brad Maddox. Maddox wants to have the set rearranged a bit and then introduces himself, but Striker is quick to remind him of his formal job title. Striker wants to know Maddox's agenda, to which Maddox replies that he has his eye on everyone and that we are ushering in a new era; the Brad and Vickie era. "The Brickie Era" is what Maddox christens this era before heading off.
Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter are shown in their propaganda video against immigration.
Matt Striker has Justin Gabriel backstage. Striker asks him about his match with Titus O'Neil, to which Gabriel says that he skydives for fun, so he has nothing to be afraid of. A whistle is heard and here comes Titus O'Neil. He says Main Event means it is time for Prime Time, then proceeds to do his signature dance with Matt Striker. O'Neil slaps his own forearm and states that he is more African than Gabriel is. Gabriel tells him to just remember 450 tonight, to which Titus says that's the number of ways he can beat him tonight.
Match Four: Justin Gabriel vs. Titus O'Neil
Gabriel opening up with leg kicks and a chop. Sidekick and another chop from Gabriel, but O'Neil with a knee to the abdomen and an European uppercut. Pumphandle slam from O'Neil. Scoop slam and O'Neil jaws at some fans before working Gabriel in the corner. Gabriel up top, but counters with a kick to the head and a missile dropkick. O'Neil goes outside and Gabriel gets a baseball slide kick. Crossbody puts O'Neil down on the outside as we break.
Gabriel trying some flying offense as we return, but O'Neil rag dolls him to the mat. Gabriel going for a move from the apron, but O'Neil clocks him with a big boot that sends him to the floor. O'Neil puts the boots to him outside before bringing him back in for a nearfall.
O'Neil working power offense before locking in a bearhug. Gabriel tries to fight loose, but O'Neil gets a backbreaker and a fall-away slam. O'Neil taunting the fans, which costs him a pinfall as Gabriel kicks out. Huge splash in the corner by O'Neil on Gabriel. Three-point stance by O'Neil, but he eats the turnbuckle hard. Gabriel up top, but O'Neil ducks under the flying attack and clobbers Gabriel with a lariat for a nearfall.
Gabriel on the apron and he lands an enzuigiri over the top rope. O'Neil stumbles and falls as Gabriel makes his way up top. Gabriel gets there and hits his signature 450 Splash to end O'Neil's night.
Winner by pinfall: Justin Gabriel
Gabriel celebrating as we fade to black.