WWE Main Event: Henry looks to run the gaunlet
NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Mark Henry is back. Unfortunately for his opponents, he is back with an even meaner streak than we have ever seen out of "The World's Strongest Man." Tonight on WWE Main Event, the gauntlet is thrown down at the feet of Henry. Can Henry take down four challengers to run the gauntlet? All that and more on this week's episode of WWE Main Event!
We are on tape from London, U.K. Michael Cole and John Bradshaw Layfield have the call for this week.
John Bradshaw Layfield greets us in the ring. JBL reminds the crowd that he is still a "wrestling god," then gets down to the business at hand. JBL says he wants to introduce one wrestler who has had a tremendous impact since his return to the WWE.
Footage recaps the sneak attacks Mark Henry has pulled on Sheamus the past few weeks.
Mark Henry makes his way to the ring. JBL says he has never seen Sheamus decimated like he was in those clips. Henry asks if JBL heard what Sheamus said, to which JBL replies in the negative. Henry said Sheamus said that "It doesn't matter if you're big or bad," but Henry believes he has proved otherwise.
JBL replies, "THAT'S WHAT YOU DO!" Henry echoes his signature catchphrase. JBL again says it, irritating Henry, who thinks he is being made fun of. JBL changes his tune, saying he is Henry's biggest fan and that it is an honor to be in the ring with him. JBL wants him to compete tonight and Henry concurs.
JBL talks about Henry in singles competition, but Henry ups the ante and wants to battle two men. JBL says we saw that on Friday with Big Show. Henry takes offense to this, wondering if JBL thinks Big Show is more impressive. Henry wants to fight three men tonight. JBL says that this man deserves respect and he can go through four men to get it. Henry tells JBL to get out of the ring so he can fight the four men.
Match One: Mark Henry vs. Jimmy Uso
Jimmy Uso runs at Mark Henry, only to get shoulder blocked. Henry chokes Jimmy Uso into the corner. Uso runs at Henry, but eats a boot. Clubbing forearm to the head is followed by The World's Strongest Slam.
Winner by pinfall: Mark Henry
Jey Uso looking to sneak up on Mark Henry. A splash and some strikes lead to Henry shoving Uso away before the proceedings are made official.
Match Two: Mark Henry vs. Jey Uso
Mark Henry downs Jey Uso with a clothesline. Headbutt follows. Henry taunting Jey Uso, telling him to look at his injured brother on the outside. Henry stomping and choking Uso with his boot. Henry looking for a fallaway slam, but Uso lands on his feet and nails a super kick. Henry down in the corner and Uso with the running butt bump for a nearfall.
Front headlock in for Uso. Henry explodes out and sends Uso up in the air. What goes up must come down and Uso goes splat. World's Strongest Slam puts down his second opponent.
Winner by pinfall: Mark Henry
Match Three: Mark Henry vs. Santino Marella
Santino Marella trying some flashy kicks, but Mark Henry just stares him down. Marella tries a single-leg takedown, but thinks better of it. Henry feigns a punch, then knees the chest of Marella. Headbutt sends him down and Henry punting Marella around the ring. Right hand knocks Marella down, but Henry only gets a nearfall as Marella gets the shoulder up.
Henry placing Marella in the corner, clubbing the chest of Marella with a forearm. Irish whip into the corner sends Marella down. Repeat to the opposite corner. And again, as Henry toys with his opponent. Elbow drop misses for Henry and Marella with some jabs. Trademark splits leads to an ill-advised hip toss attempt for Marella, who is soon snuffed out by a clothesline from Henry. Henry misses a splash in the corner, allowing Marella to land The Cobra. Marella nearfall, as he is pressed to the outside off the pin attempt.
Marella trying to strike while the iron is hot and heads up top. Crossbody attempt is unsuccessful as Henry catches Marella in the air. World's Strongest Slam plants Marella.
Winner by pinfall: Mark Henry
The Great Khali enters with Natalya and Hornswoggle. The giant from Punjabi will be the final opponent in the gauntlet for Henry after the break.
Match Four: Mark Henry vs. The Great Khali
Collar-elbow tie leads to a stalemate. Mark Henry opens with strikes, but The Great Khali puts him in the corner and cracks the chest with a chop. Action moves to another corner and Khali with some kicks. Another chop to the chest. Khali charges with a big boot, but gets hung up. Henry kicks the hamstring, then slams the leg of Khali into the mat. Elbow drop into the knee leads to a leg lock. Henry goes for the splash, but misses. Khali up in the corner and he hits a big boot, then lands two Khali Chops for a nearfall.
Khali looking for the Punjabi Plunge. Henry shakes it off. World's Strongest Slam converts. Nearfall as Khali gets his leg on the bottom rope. Khali in the corner and Henry works him with strikes. The referee admonishes him, allowing Khali to get in some offense. Khali Chop lands, but Mark Henry moves to the outside.
The referee begins the count. Mark Henry looks to get back in the ring early, but he decides that he has had enough action for tonight and makes his way up the ramp as the referee's count expires.
Winner by countout: The Great Khali
Recap of Triple H accepting the challenge of Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar from Raw on Monday night.
Matt Striker stands atop the ramp, introducing the "Real American" Zeb Colter. Striker asks if Swagger has any fears about a Triple Threat contest at Extreme Rules. Colter says that Swagger is just like America in that he will prevail despite being surrounded by enemies. Colter takes a shot at both competitors, asking what kind of man bleaches his hair. Colter says that people will see a glimpse of a future champion on Friday, as Swagger will battle Alberto Del Rio in a No Disqualifications match.
Jack Swagger makes his way out. He shoves Matt Striker away and takes the mic. Swagger and Colter begin chanting their mantra, much to the chagrin of the crowd.
Recap of Mick Foley confronting Ryback from Raw this past Monday.
Recap of the match between Team Hell No & The Undertaker vs. The Shield closes the show.
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