WWE Main Event: Fandango tangos with Christian
NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Though he may be known as light on his feet in the ballroom, Fandango has served notice to many that he has a heavy hand in the WWE ring. Tonight on WWE Main Event, Fandango gets a dance partner for the night in the hardened veteran, Christian. Will Christian's ring experience be enough to school the unorthodox newcomer? All that and more on this week's edition of WWE Main Event!
We are on tape from Providence, R.I. Josh Mathews and The Miz have the call for this week.
Match One: Christian vs. Fandango (w/Summer Rae)
Match opens with a Christian nabbing a side headlock. Fandango sends him off the ropes and ducks and leapfrogs to a body slam on Christian. Fandango shows off his moves and Christian slaps the taste out of his mouth. Christian mounts Fandango in the corner and nails him ten strikes. Back bodydrop connects and Fandango again cornered. Christian catches the kick of Fandango, but an enzuigiri connects that sends Christian out. Fandango bodydropped to the floor from the apron.
Christian looking to extend his offense outside. Splash from the top connects and puts both men down on the floor. Back inside, Christian up top, but Summer Rae grabs his attention. Fandango charges, but Christian leaps over him. Fandango matadors Christian into the corner. Front suplex across the top rope leads to a knee that sends Christian tumbling to the floor as we break.
We return to Fandango grinding the heel of his boot into the face of a downed Christian. Christian sent off the ropes and Fandango bumps him down for a nearfall.
Sleeper locked in for Fandango. Christian fights his way out, but strikes thwart his comeback. Fandango posturing too much as the referee wants a clean break, allowing Christian to land a trio of right hands. Clothesline off the ropes from Christian. Flapjack and corkscrew elbow from the second rope connect. Drop toehold onto the second rope and Christian leaps to the floor to land his right hand. Missile dropkick puts Fandango down for a nearfall. Christian heads up and hits a crossbody, but Fandango rolls through for a nearfall.
Both men off the ropes and they collide. The referee begins the count. Both men up. Christian looking for the Killswitch, but Fandango turns out and hits a Pele Kick for a close nearfall. Fandango heading up top, but Christian meets him. Body shots send Christian back down and Fandango goes for the leg drop. Christian moves out of the way. Spear tuned up, but Fandango runs right into a knee. Fandango looking for a suplex, but Christian with the small package.
Winner by pinfall: Christian
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Match Two: Natalya & Layla vs. Alicia Fox & Aksana
Natalya and Layla celebrate.
Bout starts with Natalya and Aksana. Natalya locks up and rolls into a heel hook submission. Aksana kicks out and grabs a side headlock. Natalya looking for a way out, but Aksana holding on. Arm drag out by Natalya. Sharpshooter attempt blocked as Aksana gets to the ropes. Aksana looking to get a break and offers her hand to extend an olive branch. Natalya grabs it, then yanks her to the mat with a wristlock.
Alicia Fox brought in. Double-leg for Natalya. Fox kicks away and Natalya hits a shoulder block. Natalya off the ropes, but Fox with a headscissors takeover. Hard forearm shiver from Fox. Fox wants to shake hands as well. Natalya gets her hand brought to the mat, but Fox misses the stomp. Natalya counters with the same series, connecting with the hand stomp.
Layla in. Snapmare by Natalya followed by a running dropkick from Layla. Clotheslines and a rollup get a nearfall. Layla now using her backside to bump Fox around the ring. The newly-dubbed LOL springboard crossbody out of the corner by Layla is countered with a kick to the midsection. Fox gets a series of nearfalls after the high impact move.
Aksana back inside. Sidewalk slam and a kick to the face gets a nearfall. Aksana dragging Layla around the ring and getting another nearfall. Layla cornered and Aksana choking her in the corner with the boot. Layla locks the leg up and sends her down. Layla looking for the tag, but Aksana drags her down by the hair and rids of Natalya. Aksana turns into a Bombshell kick from Layla.
Winners by pinfall: Natalya & Layla
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Match Three: Justin Gabriel vs. Heath Slater (w/3MB)
Lockup gets Heath Slater the back of Justin Gabriel. Gabriel turns it into an arm wrench. Slater turning out and lands an arm drag. Lockup again gets Gabriel a side headlock and a shoulder block followup. Arm drag from Gabriel puts Slater down and leads to another reset. The two exchanging taunts and Gabriel ends it with a series of chops and forearms. Gabriel sent into the corner and Slater gets headscissored to the floor.
Corkscrew splash by Gabriel connects. Gabriel looking to attack from the apron, but Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal distract him. McIntyre sweeps the legs of Gabriel out from under him, putting him in a world of hurt on the floor. Mahal with some stomps. Slater brings it back inside with a nearfall.
Clubbing blows from Slater lead to a chinlock on Gabriel. Gabriel fights his way to his feet and tosses Slater away. Slater with a back bodydrop to the floor. Gabriel in pain on the floor as we break.
We return with Slater booting the ribs of a downed Gabriel. Boxing combination from Slater puts Gabriel down for a nearfall. 3MB sneaking in some shots while the referee deals with Slater. Knee to the windpipe of Gabriel. Slater admonished by the referee and Gabriel uses this to unload a few shots, but Slater turns it around. Up top, Slater misses a fist drop as Gabriel puts the boot up. Series of kicks from Gabriel leads to a spinning wheel kick. Clothesline from Gabriel gets a nearfall.
Bray Wyatt tortures Heath Slater.
Slater sent into the corner and Gabriel meets him with a splash. Gabriel howls as he looks for more offense.
The lights cut out and Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family make their way down to the ring.
Wyatt looks on from his rocking chair as Erick Rowan and Luke Harper decimate Justin Gabriel. Heath Slater finds a hiding place, leaving Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre to fight Harper and Rowan. Harper rams McIntyre into the steps and Rowan clubs Mahal down. Slater looking to leave, but he turns right into Wyatt. Harper and Rowan sandwich him from behind.
The downed teams in the ring are further beaten by the Wyatt Family, with Slater eating the signature Sister Abigail from Wyatt. Rowan and Harper stack the bodies on top of each other.
Wyatt with the microphone. Wyatt remarks how cold the world can be sometimes and kneels before the bodies. Wyatt closes the show with a suggestion for Kane to follow the buzzards.
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