Main Event: Foley Claus gives Miz help against Axel
NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Have a nice holiday! It is that time of year and Foley Claus will surely be greeting you with that wish should you encounter him. Tonight on WWE Main Event, Foley Claus offers The Miz a little help against Curtis Axel, who will have Ryback in his corner. Plus, Divas action! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE Main Event!
We are on tape from Austin, Texas. Josh Mathews and The Miz have the call for this week.
Foley Claus makes his way out with a bag full of gifts for the WWE Universe and the announce team. Foley Claus says he made a special trip here to wish everyone in the WWE happy holidays before he went to deliver gifts to all.
Curtis Axel and Ryback make their way out. Both men take shots at the weight of Foley Claus and ask if he has anything better to do than hand out gifts to an undeserving crowd. They attempt to take the gifts and Foley Claus alerts them that will only get coal in their stockings. Axel takes the gifts and Ryback says he hates Santa because he asked for an Olympic weightlifting set and got a ThighMaster one year. The two call Foley a fake and try to rip his beard off.
The Miz steps in and says no one will be bullying Santa on his watch. Miz believes the two men should be cheerful and wants to sing a carol with Foley Claus. Miz and Foley Claus launch into two renditions of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" to mock the two. Foley Claus announces Curtis Axel will face The Miz tonight with Santa in his corner.
Josh Mathews and Alex Riley have the call.
Alex Riley informs us that Heath Slater is recovering well from vocal chord surgery.
Match One: Xavier Woods & R-Truth vs. 3MB
Jinder Mahal starts off with R-Truth. Arm drag off the lockup from Mahal. Lockup again sees Mahal get the side headlock and a shoulder block followup. Leapfrogging and ducking gets Truth a hip toss and an arm drag follow. Armbar locked in from Truth and he gets a shoulder block of his own. Heel kick earns Truth a nearfall.
Xavier Woods in and a double chop to the chest is followed up by some brawling offense. Hip toss followed by a fist drop earns Woods a brief nearfall. Arm drag into an armbar for Woods, but Mahal grabs his afro and gets Brew McIntyre into the match. McIntyre working in the corner, but Woods with a dropkick for a nearfall.
Truth returns to the match and keeps him their corner. Woods back in and bouth men send outside off double-team attacks as we break.
We return with Mahal working a keylock on Woods. Woods up to his feet and he ducks under attacks to hit a headscissors takeover. McIntyre knocked off the apron by him and he sends Mahal off the ropes. Dropkick misses and McIntyre grabs the tights of Mahal to prevent the attack. McIntyre now the legal man and he rams Woods into the corner over and over.
Quick tags between 3MB. Mahal in with a few stomps for a nearfall. Saito Suplex and a knee drop get another nearfall before McIntyre is brought in. Both men lift Woods to drop him on the top rope. Woods has had enough and he fights back with strikes from his knees. Crucifix rollup gets a nearfall before McIntyre levels him.
Mahal in and he gets a nearfall of his own off a double-team attack. Neck crank being applied to Woods here. Woods up, but Mahal gets a Saito Suplex to earn a nearfall before McIntyre returns to work some grounding offense. Sneaky rollup by Woods nearly gets McIntyre. Looking for the tag, McIntyre tosses Woods away and plants him with a big boot. Truth sent off the apron and McIntyre toying around here. Saito Suplex attempt is flipped out of by Woods, who ducks between the legs of McIntyre.
Truth in and he is on fire. McIntyre and Mahal are both taken out. Scissors kick on McIntyre lands, but Mahal breaks the pin. Woods pulls down the rope as Mahal charges and hits a flip dive on him outside. Truth ducks under a big boot from McIntyre and hits What's Up!
Winners by pinfall: Xavier Woods & R-Truth
Match Two: AJ Lee (w/Tamina Snuka) vs. Kaitlyn
Lockup and AJ Lee gets the back. Kaitlyn easily shucks her off. AJ with the lockup again and Kaitlyn with a switch into a takedown for a quick nearfall. Side headlock from AJ in and she runs into a shoulder block from Kaitlyn for another nearfall.
AJ with a slap to the face and she tries to run away, but Kaitlyn pulls her into a clothesline. Mule kick in the corner keeps Kaitlyn away and AJ dives right into the arms of Kaitlyn. She wiggles out, but a back elbow seats AJ down in the corner. AJ trips up Kaitlyn and makes her eat the turnbuckle. Snapmare into a sleeper for AJ. AJ in control, but Kaitlyn powers back into it. Tilt-a-whirl from AJ into a guillotine choke. Kaitlyn fading, but she pushes AJ into the corner. Sleeper and a spinning back kick from AJ are soon countered by big shoulder tackles from Kaitlyn for a nearfall.
Back bodydrop attempt from Kaitlyn counterd by a kick from AJ. Dropkick to the leg of AJ and Kaitlyn pressing AJ into the air. Tamina Snuka gets on the apron and AJ elbows the side of Kaitlyn's head to lock in the Black Widow.
Winner by submission: AJ Lee
Raw Rebound recaps WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton's first defense of the belt against Daniel Bryan.
Match Three: The Miz (w/Foley Claus) vs. Curtis Axel (w/Ryback)
The Miz gives Curtis Axel a Ryback action figure before the match starts. Axel stomps the toy into the mat and sends Miz off into the corner. Float-over gets Miz a clothesline and Axel soon clotheslined outside. Ryback encouraging his partner and action returns to the ring with an Axel kick to the midsection. Brawling offense from Axel in the corner. Miz floats-over again as he is sent off and he ducks under a Miz attack to land a dropkick. Side headlock from Axel in and Miz fighting back with a flapjack. Mounted punches in the corner connect, but Miz soon put on the apron. Neckbreaker is followed up by some crossfacing with the wrist for an Axel nearfal.
Axel with some dirty offense, raking and fishhooking the face of Miz. Rear chinlock in on Miz. Body shots and a headbutt get Miz out, but Axel ducks his attack to land a clothesline to the back of the head for a nearfall.
Axel taking some time to taunt Foley Claus outside before using the elbow to strike Miz. Crossface with the wrist again is followed by knees to the head. Rear chinlock reapplied on Miz, but Axel clubs him down. Miz turns up his offense with some clotheslines and a knee lift to the head. Backbreaker and neckbreaker combo get a nearfall on Axel.
Skull-Crushing Finale is turned out of by Axel. Miz with some corner work, but he is overzealous and Axel with a hot shot on the top rope. Running neckbreaker nearly gets Axel the win. Fisherman's Suplex is countered out of by Miz for a slingshot into the corner. Miz working the legs and he hits a DDT for a nearfall.
Axel with a rollup and a handful of tights for a sneaky nearfall. Miz shoves him into the corner, but eats a back elbow as he charges in. Axel up top, but he lands flat on his back as Miz sweeps the leg. Figure Four Leglock attempt is thwarted by Ryback standing on the apron. Foley Claus attempts to get involved, but Ryback hops down to confront him. Slide kick from Miz followed up by a Mandible Claw with a stocking on Ryback. Skull-Crushing Finale connects on Axel.
Winner by pinfall: The Miz
The show closes with The Miz celebrating with Foley Claus.
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