May 23, 2013
WWE Main Event: Del Rio, Langston in a Raw rematch
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
On Raw this past Monday, Big E Langston showed unbelievable power in an upset victory over the WWE World Heavyweight Championship number one contender, Alberto Del Rio. Tonight on WWE Main Event, Del Rio gets a chance to redeem himself and rebuild momentum on his trek back to the title. All of that and more on this week's edition WWE Main Event!
We are on tape from Omaha, Neb. Michael Cole and The Miz have the call for this week.
Match One: Alberto Del Rio vs. Big E Langston
Lockup and Big E Langston shoves him away. Another lockup allows Alberto Del Rio to reverse Langston into the corner. Kicks and punches aplenty follow. Step-up enzuigiri to the ribs for Del Rio. Del Rio struggles with a suplex attempt and Langston reverses to get one of his own. Langston whips Del Rio into the corner with plenty of velocity. Del Rio being choked on the bottom rope and Langston again with the toss into the corner. Del Rio blocks a back bodydrop with a kick and pulls down the rope, sending Langston outside.
Langston is soon met on the floor by Del Rio, who hits a suicide dive through the ropes. Roundhouse kick to the body of Langston and Del Rio looks to bring it back inside. Del Rio on the apron and AJ Lee distracts him, allowing Langston to knock Del Rio into the barricade as we break.
We return with Langston holding a chinlock on Del Rio. Action from the commercial break shows Langston ramming Del Rio into the apron. Del Rio out of the hold and heads up top. Langston catches him and unleashes a trio of backbreakers for a nearfall.
Langston keeping Del Rio down, but Del Rio up and unloading strikes to corner Langston. Splash gets nothing for Del Rio as he meets the corner in a bad way. Langston with a nearfall.
Reverse chinlock once again in. Del Rio up, but a Saito Suplex ends the comeback. Reverse chinlock yet again.. Clubbing forearms to the face of Del Rio. Del Rio out with a jawbreaker. Sunset flip doesn't work for Del Rio and Langston picks him up and puts him down with a clothesline. Langston rams him into the corner. Overzealous attack leads to Del Rio landing a boot and tornado DDT. Both men down. Del Rio with multiple clotheslines and Langston finally goes down. Del Rio again charges, but Langston catches him with a brick wall of a clothesline for a nearfall.
Del Rio cornered. Langston charges and gives his own shoulder a meeting with the ring post. Del Rio punching the kidneys, but Langston back elbows out. Del Rio with a cracking roundhouse kick to the kneeling Langston for a nearfall.
Del Rio calling for the Cross Armbreaker. Langston pushes Del Rio off the ropes and lands a belly-to-belly suplex for a nearfall. Straps are down for Langston and he goes to pick up Del Rio, but Del Rio snatches the arm. Langston fighting to his feet and slams out of the Cross Armbreaker for a nearfall.
Del Rio down and Big Ending is near. Langston can't finish the move and Del Rio with an enzuigiri to the back of the head. Rollup for Del Rio.
Winner by pinfall: Alberto Del Rio
Video package recaps the WWE Championship match between Ryback and John Cena and the challenge Ryback issued on Raw.
Match Two: The Usos vs. Jinder Mahal & Drew McIntyre (w/Heath Slater)
Jinder Mahal starts off with Jimmy Uso. Arm drag from Mahal leads to a bit of taunting. Lockup again and Jimmy Uso gets a hip toss into a side headlock. Shoulder block from Jimmy. Mahal with a boot to the stomach and strikes. Chop to the chest from Jimmy turns the tide.
Jey Uso in. Jimmy Uso tosses Mahal into a clothesline from his brother. Slam from Jey followed by a stomp. Mahal with an uppercut and he works Jey back into his corner.
Drew McIntyute in and striking Jey down. Jey cornered and McIntyre unloading knees. Back elbow stops McIntytre and chops follow from Jey. Jimmy in and a double back elbow connects. Double elbow drop gets Jimmy Uso a nearfall.
Chop to McIntyre. Jimmy sent into the corner and he floats over, but McIntyre with a flying kick to the stomach for a nearfall. Mahal tagged in and a double team attack gets him a nearfall. Mahal striking Jimmy and the referee breaks them, allowing Heath Slater to punch Jimmy. Nearfall again for Mahal.
Chinlock in for Mahal and he sweeps Jimmy down as he attempts to escape. McIntyre in and working the grounding offense of strikes and stomps. Jimmy coming back, but McIntyre with a shoulder bump.
Mahal again back in and working. Knee drop to the head for a nearfall. Chinlock is again in. Jimmy fighting out and lands an enzuigiri.
Jey Uso in and clothesline after clothesline follow. Kick and sweep of the leg from Jey Uso. Jey up top and McIntyre is kicked off the apron in a distraction attempt. Mahal is able to rock the ropes to bring Jey down. Jey sent down to the floor as we break.
Armbar in for McIntyre on Jey Uso as we return. McIntyre is shown dropping Jey on the apron during the break. Jey fights out of the armbar and lands a boot off a back bodydrop attempt, but McIntyre plans a big boot for a nearfall
Mahal back in and he keeps Jey down on the mat. A trio of knee drops lands for Mahal. Swinging neckbreaker follows for a nearfall. Mahal back to his go-to chinlock. Mahal looks for a Saito Suplex, but Jey flips out into the corner. Mahal prevents the tag attempt by dragging Jey down by his hair for a nearfall.
Chinlock is yet again applied. Jey gets out and hits the ropes. Mahal tries to lock in the submission again, but Saito Suplex converts. Both men down and looking to tag.
Jimmy Uso and Drew McIntyre in. Jimmy with clotheslines, corkscrew elbows, and everything but the kitchen sink. Samoan Drop and running butt bump in the corner from Jimmy.
An ambulance emerges from the stage. Ryback pops out and the men in the ring are frozen. Heath Slater hides behind the barricade nearest the ramp. Ryback discovers him and slams him on his face on the floor. Ryback dragging Slater up to the ambulance and takes him away.
Back inside, McIntyre and Mahal eat two superkicks from Jimmy Uso. Jey Uso in and he hits a splash from the top.
Winners by pinfall: The Usos
Video package closing the show recaps the debut of Curtis Axel as Paul Heyman's newest project and his subsequent match against Triple H.