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Main Event: Sandow looks to make 2014 his year against Kingston
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


On WWE Monday Night Raw, Damien Sandow upped the stakes by declaring he would quit if he lost to The Great Khali that night. Sandow won and he promised to make 2014 his year. Tonight on WWE Main Event, Sandow looks to make good on his promise against Kofi Kingston. Plus, The Miz looks to see what has gone on in the mind of Brodus Clay. All that and more on this week's edition of WWE Main Event!

We are on tape from Washington D.C. Tom Phillips and The Miz have the call for this week.

Prior to the matchup, Damien Sandow has a few words. Sandow tells the audience it is the most important part of the evening, as he is speaking. Sandow doesn't make New Year's resolutions and he promises to be in the main event this year instead of competing in holiday gimmick matchups.

Match One: Kofi Kingston vs. Damien Sandow

Lockup and a side headlock immediately sunk in for Damien Sandow. Kofi Kingston with a sudden rollup that gets a brief nearfall. Lockup again sees Kingston take the back. Sandow gets the back and gets the takedown into the front facelock. Transition from Kingston gets him the hammerlock. Snapmare attempt from Sandow does no good and he is forced to use a rope break to reset the offense.

Feigned lockup from Sandow allows him to land a kick to the midsection. Strikes grinding Kingston down and he is sent into the corner, where he floats over to hit an arm drag. Armbar into a shoulder lock from Kingston. Left arm of Sandow being worked. The hold is relinquished and Kingston with a dropkick for a quick nearfall. Left arm still the target of Kingston with a keylock. Sandow works him into the corner and pummels him down from there. Off into the corner, Kingston with a mule kick counter and a crossbody from the top across the back for a nearfall.

Half-nelson in for Kingston, but Sandow counters to work him into the corner. Stomps and strikes aplenty for Sandow here. Snapmare out of the corner are followed by an elbow drop for a quick nearfall. Rear chinlock in for Sandow and Kingston spins out, but is almost on the receiving end of You're Welcome. Kingston shoves him off and tries Trouble in Paradise, but Sandow moves outside as we break.

(Commercials)

We return with Kingston hitting a heel kick for a nearfall. More work on the left arm of Sandow is followed by a spinning hook kick to the head for another brief nearfall. Sandow trips Kingston down and sends Kingston into the turnbuckles. Stomps from Sandow lead to a sleeper hold application. Kingston struggles up to his feet and fights off the hold, but Sandow with a snap suplex for a nearfall Off the ropes, Kingston runs right into a knee to the abdomen for a Sandow nearfall.

Sandow pummeling Kingston into the mat. Stomps and a sledgehammer smash across the back. Kingston has his throat crushed across the second rope by Sandow for another nearfall. Sandow again looking for the suplex, but Kingston cradles for a quick nearfall. Clothesline explosion from Sandow out of frustration gets the nearfall.

A frustrated Sandow clubbing Kingston on the back of the head before locking in a sleeper with a little hairpulling to boot. Kingston resurgent with clotheslines and a dropkick. Monkey flip out of the corner connects. Kingston sends Sandow into the opposite corner and follows with a mounted ten punch combination. Kingston charges, but Sandow bounces his head off the turnbuckle and deposits Kingston outside as we break.

(Commercials)

We return with Sandow working the sleeper. Commercial action shows Sandow working Kingston over with the steel steps. Sandow in complete control with a barrage of knees. Elbow of Disdain connects for a Sandow nearfall. Sandow frustrated and Kingston reverses fortunes with a barrage in the corner, but Sandow drops him for another nearfall.

Legscissors choke across the head of Kingston in now for Sandow. Sandow in control completely and action moves to the corner, where Kingston has his head dribbled over and over off the turnbuckle. Shoulder rams and fists soon follow. Kingston fighting back off the break up and he matadors Sandow out to the floor. Flip dive to the outside takes Sandow out and earns Kingston a nearfall back inside.

Flying clothesline converts as Sandow returns to his feet and the Boom Drop connects. Trouble in Paradise misses, but Kingston tosses Sandow into the turnbuckles and hits a springboard heel kick out of the corner for a brief nearfall. Running boots from Kingston are countered by a Sandow legsweep. Sharpshooter variation locked in for Sandow and Kingston inching towards the ropes. He gets there and action back and forth now as both men move up top. Sandow punched down and Kingston with a crossbody nearfall. Kingston hobbles to his feet and is sent across the second rope on his throat. Wobbled, Kingston receives a You're Welcome.

Winner by pinfall: Damien Sandow

(Commercials)

Raw Rebound shows WWE COO Triple H announcing the return of Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar and the subsequent beating of Mark Henry that followed.

WWE.com exclusive interviews with Paul Heyman and Triple H conducted by Michael Cole discuss the return of Brock Lesnar.

(Commercials)

Match Two: The Funkadactyls vs. Alicia Fox & Rosa Mendes

Naomi opening up with a dropkick and a corkscrew forearm on Rosa Mendes. Mendes sends Naomi off into the corner and sidesteps the floatover to bounce the head of Naomi off the turnbuckle. Spank from Mendes gets her slapped in the face, but she soon counters with a sidewalk slam on Naomi for a nearfall. Naomi with a scoop slam and leg drop for a nearfall of her own.

Cameron brought in and she spanks Mendes before hitting a suplex. Mendes immediately escapes the offense to bring in Alicia Fox. Cameron immediately flips Fox and works her over in the corner. Back elbow followed up by a headscissors takeover.

Naomi in with a senton splash on the midsection for a nearfall. Alicia Fox takes control of the match by sending Naomi outside. Naomi moves to the apron, but a slide kick makes her faceplant on the apron. Back inside, Fox hits a Northern Lights Suplex with a bridging nearfall. Mendes back in with a few strikes. Snapmare and a kick across the back into a straitjacket choke for Mendes. Naomi fighting back, but Mendes pulls her to the mat by her hair for a nearfall.

Alicia Fox returns and she spanks Naomi before hitting a snapmare into a sleeper. Naomi out with elbows and she hits a tilt-a-whirl crossbody for a quick nearfall before Fox hits an elbow drop to prevent a tag out. Naomi looking for the tag, but Fox drags her to the opposite corner. Big boot from Fox sends Cameron down. Fox turns right into the Rear View from Naomi.

Winners by pinfall: The Funkadactyls

(Commercials)

Miz TV closes the show. The Miz introduces the show and premises the sudden change of heart from Brodus Clay before bringing him out. Clay cuts Miz off and tells him to watch his tone before he asks anything. Miz says this is about him and Tensai. Clay says he dropped Tensai and was tired of Brodus Clay wannabes dancing around him. Miz asks about Xavier Woods and taunts him a little. Clay says Woods never asked to borrow his theme music or The Funkadactyls. Clay is still disappointed about having his match at WrestleMania cancelled and blames Tensai and The Funkadactyls. Clay says Tensai was a washup and he will give him a job as a butler once he realizes he's done.

Tensai makes his way out and the two brawl. Clay is sent out by Tensai and Miz remarks that Tensai "knocked the funk out of him" to close the show.

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