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WWE Main Event: Shield, Swagger, and Langston in post-Wrestlemania action
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


Zeb Coulter and Jack Swagger mock Yoshi Tatsu. Photos by Pat Laprade

The "Road to Wrestlemania" came to a close on Sunday night, with winners gaining belts and momentum and losers looking to regroup. Tonight on WWE Main Event, we get to see The Shield build off of their Wrestlemania win against Sheamus, Randy Orton, and Big Show. Additionally, we get to see Jack Swagger in action after two straight losses to former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio. All that and more on this week's episode of WWE Main Event!

We are on tape from Boston, Mass. Michael Cole and John Bradshaw Layfield have the call.

Entrances for the combatants and a Raw recap of The Shield confronting The Undertaker are shown.

(Commercials)

Match One: Tons of Funk (w/The Funkadactyls) & Kofi Kingston vs. The Shield


Dean Ambrose starts off with Kofi Kingston. The two grapple until Ambrose scores a side headlock and a shoulder block off the ropes. Ambrose off the ropes again, but Kingston leapfrogs and ducks to land a back elbow. Kingston lands another back elbow and bodydrops Ambrose to the floor.

Kingston meets Ambrose on the floor off a failed baseball slide and the two wing strikes at one another. Kingston gets the advantage and slings Ambrose back inside.

Seth Rollins in after Ambrose gains control. Rollins with a kidney strike. Kingston off the ropes and he hits a monkey flip for a nearfall. Brodus Clay in and Rollins sent off the ropes, running into the headbutt of Clay. Clay with a huge splash in the corner.

Tensai brought in. Clay puts up Rollins in a sidewalk slam position and Tensai gets a splash on him for a nearfall. Rollins splashed in the corner and Tensai gets the rolling senton. The Shield yanks Rollins to the outside for the save.

Roman Reigns and Dean Ambose get to the apron to draw Tensai in, allowing a Rollins sneak attack. Enzuigiri puts Tensai down and Rollins works him into the corner. Ambrose in and working strikes to the torso of Tensai.

Roman Reigns in and he works Tensai a bit, with all three members landing blows when the referee is distracted. Tensai fights out of the corner by knocking off the members on the apron, but Reigns lands a huge Samoan drop for a nearfall as we break.

(Commercials)

Seth Rollins with a nearfall on Tensai as we return from break. Rollins holding a front headlock, clubbing Tensai down to the mat. Reigns in and lands a few forearms that wobble Tensai. Headbutts put Tensai down for a nearfall.

Reigns locking in the sleeper. Tensai fights up, but Reigns rocks him with a punch. Ambrose tagged in and he runs off the ropes for a running dropkick to Tensai, who is on the ropes. Rollins in and he does the same for a nearfall.

Running forearm splashes in the corner from Rollins. Crossbody attempt is caught by Tensai, who promptly slams Rollins into the mat. Tags are made to Kingston and Ambrose. Flying clothesline from Kingston, who proceeds to clean house. Clotheslines and dropkick on Ambrose. Boom Drop lands. Kingston' looking for the Trouble in Paradise, but Reigns distracts him, only to eat a punch that drops him off the apron. Pendulum kick in the corner from Kingston leads to a crossbody from the top on Ambrose for a nearfall.

Kingston looks for a S.O.S., but Ambrose levels him with a clothesline. Rollins tagged in and he goes up top. Flying knee lands on Kingston. Clay in, but he receives a monster spear from Reigns before he can break the pin.

Winners by pinfall: The Shield

After the match, Reigns launches Kingston into the barricade. Ambrose and Rollins beat Clay down in the corner. Tensai tries to make the save, but the duo is soon joined by Reigns to overwhelm the opposition. Triple powerbomb to both Tensai and Brodus Clay.

Ringside, Michael Cole and John Bradshaw Layfield relive the Money in the Bank briefcase cash-in from Dolph Ziggler that earned him the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on Monday's edition of Raw.

Backstage, Matt Striker introduces WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler. Instead, he gets Big E Langston. Langston says Ziggler is too busy doing media and training to speak to him. Striker asks Langston what he thought of his first Wrestlemania, to which Langston gives a sarcastic answer. He promises that he will have just as much fun in the ring in a few minutes.

(Commercials)


The Shield triple team Brodus Clay.

Match Two: Big E Langston vs. Zack Ryder

Monster bodydrop from Langston. Ryder cornered and Langston unleashes huge body blows. Langston with a few more before missing a splash. Ryder off the ropes, but he runs into a huge belly-to-belly throw. Spear in the corner from Langston. Langston runs into the boots of Ryder and Ryder gets a missile dropkick. Ryder looking for the forearm splash, but Langston meets him with a monster clothesline. Big Ending lands.

Winner by pinfall: Big E Langston

Recap of the no-holds-barred Wrestlemania match between Triple H and Brock Lesnar.

(Commercials)

Recap of Raw's main event between WWE Champion John Cena and Mark Henry, featuring Ryback's sudden turn against Cena.

Prior to the match, Zeb Colter has something to say. Colter notes they are in the city that held the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Colter asks if they are "real Americans" here in Boston. Colter asks why they play hockey in this city if they are "real Americans," then mocks the name of the arena. Colter concludes that all this city is known for is dumping tea in the harbor and "that turncoat Paul Revere."

Yoshi Tatsu makes his way to the ring. Colter wants to ask Tatsu some questions. In an insulting tone, he asks Tatsu his name. Tatsu responds, leaving Colter wondering what kind of name Tatsu has. Colter asks where he is from, to which Tatsu replies that he is from Japan. Colter asks Tatsu what he had for lunch, but Colter answers that he probably had rice and fish heads. Colter asks what the point of chopsticks are, saying a fork would be more effective.

Colter changes his tune and apologizes, saying that he wanted to make a point and didn't mean to offend him. Colter offers his hand in a handshake, to which Tatsu accepts. Colter then bows, to which Tatsu returns. Swagger boots him in the chest and we are underway.

Match Three: Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter) vs. Yoshi Tatsu

Swagger cornered Tatsu, unloading knees and punches. Splash misses for Swagger, allowing Tatsu to land some punches. Tatsu off the ropes, but Swagger catches him for a powerslam. Stomps to the downed Tatsu as we break.

(Commercials)

We return with Swagger holding a pectoral stretch on Tatsu. Big boot from Swagger. Snap suplex from Swagger earns a nearfall.

Front facelock in from Swagger. Swagger clubs Tatsu down and locks in a neck crank. Tatsu fights out, but Swagger with a scoop slam. Swagger misses a leg drop and Tatsu unloads an arsenal of kicks. Roll into a kick, followed by an elbow drop from Tatsu for a nearfall.

Tatsu up top for the wheel kick, but Swagger ducks away. Two straight Swagger Bombs into a Patriot Lock from Swagger.

Winner by submission: Jack Swagger

Swagger and Colter in their patriotic poses, chanting their mantra to end the show.

Nolan Howell can be reached at nth993@gmail.com for any questions or comments. Click here to follow Nolan on Twitter.