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Main Event: Fandango and Miz dance as the Emmalution continues
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


The Emmalution kicked off Monday night much to the disdain of Summer Rae and Fandango. Emma's unique contribution to the art of dancing has annoyed the ballroom purists. Tonight on WWE Main Event, Santino Marella and Emma watch on as The Miz tangos with Fandango. Plus, Alberto Del Rio and WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E Langston are in action. All that and more on this week's edition of WWE Main Event!

We are on tape from Des Moines, Iowa. Tom Phillips and Alex Riley have the call for this week.

Prior to the match, Santino Marella makes his way out and introduces Emma.

Match One: Fandango (w/Summer Rae) vs. The Miz

Lockup and Fandango gets the side headlock. Shoulder bump puts down The Miz, but Fandango runs himself into a knee lift to the stomach. Kick to the head of Mizz from Fandango counters the offense of Miz, but Miz able to bounce back and send Fandango into the corner. Action cutting between Marella and Emma on commentary and the ring shows Miz hit a corner clothesline. Axhandle smash from the top gets a Miz nearfall.

Side headlock takeover from Miz. Fandango kneeing and elbowing his way out. Miz sent to the apron, but he ducks in for a rollup nearfall before connecting on a hip toss. Running boot attempt from Miz is countered by Fandango rolling outside. Summer Rae and Fandango talking it out ringside and Miz connects with a slide kick to put Fandango down as we break.

(Commercials)

Chop in the corner connects for Fandango as we return from break. Clothesline and running kick from Miz earn a nearfall. Corner work from The Miz overwhelming Fandango, who is forced to bodydrop Miz to the apron. Chop battle ensues that is ended with a Fandango kick. Miz sent into the ring post as the action moves outside.

Back inside, Fandango nabs a quick nearfall before working Miz down with ground and pound. Elbow drops and strikes grinding down The Miz before a keylock is put in by Fandango. Headbutt gets Miz out of the hold, but dropkick counter from Fandango gets a nearfall. Whip with maximum velocity from Fandango sends Miz down out of the corner for another nearfall.

Fandango continuing to dissect Miz with submission. Backdrop suplex is flipped out of by Miz, who lands a boot to the face of Fandango. The two exchanging strikes before Miz connects with a series of clotheslines. Knee to the head leads to the backbreaker and neckbreaker combo for a nearfall. Fandango trapped in the corner and his mule kick is caught. Miz punts the leg and looks for offense in the middle of the ring. Counters from Fandango lead to a suplex on the worked left arm for another nearfall.

Cornered, Fandango with a back elbow to keep Miz away. Dragon screw off the top rope sends Fandango down for the Figure Four Leglock attempt. Miz kicked away and the injured left shoulder connects with the ring post for a Fandango rollup nearfall. Armbar now torquing the arm of Miz in the middle of the ring. Miz works his way out with a roll and kicks Fandango away. Nearfall from Miz sees Fandango try a sunset flip of his own. Miz rolling through and he latches on to the leg. To no avail, Fandango kicks at Miz. Figure Four Leglock applied.

Winner by submission: The Miz

Post-match, Santino Marella, Emma, and the announce team practice the signature dance of Emma before a WWE Elimination Chamber preview.

WWE.com exclusive interview with WWE COO Triple H and Michael Cole details the road for WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton to Elimination Chamber.

(Commercials)

Match Two: Alberto Del Rio vs. Zack Ryder

Lockup to start leads to a stalemate between the two men. Alberto Del Rio opens with leg kicks and strikes. Corner work bringing Zack Ryder down. Ryder fighting back with forearms and a push kick. Leapfrog out of the corner sees Ryder connect with a flapjack for a brief nearfall. Del Rio drops Ryder on the top rope and deposits him outside.

Action moving outside and Ryder tossed into the barricade by Del Rio. Back inside, Del Rio with a quick nearfall. Knee in the back and a rear chinlock applied to stretch Ryder out. Jawbreaker gets Ryder out, but he runs into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker from Del Rio for a nearfall. Stomps from Del Rio lead to a reapplication of the submission. Ryder fights out with body shots, but Del Rio wobbles him with strikes. Back bodydrop attempt from Del Rio is thwarted by a facebuster from Ryder. Clothesline followed by a neckbreaker for a Ryder nearfall.

Ryder looking to stay on top of Del Rio, but an armbreaker across the knees from Del Rio hurts Ryder. Cross Armbreaker attempt sees Ryder send Del Rio away into the corner. Forearm smash leads to a Broski Boot for a quick nearfall. Ryder looking to connect with the Rough Ryder, but he is sat in between the ropes. Double foot stomp drives him hard into the mat and Del Rio with the Superkick to a kneeling Ryder.

Winner by pinfall: Alberto Del Rio

(Commercials)

Raw Rebound shows the match between WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan.

(Commercials)

Match Three: Big E Langston vs. Curtis Axel

Both men feeling each other out to start. Curtis Axel opening with knees and elbows to wobble Big E Langston. Chops connecting, but Axel sent off the ropes and he is pressed into the air by Langston. Axel soon sent out with a clothesline to stall the momentum.

Axel returns inside and Langston works the arm wrench off the attempted lockup. Shoulder bump sends Axel down as he continues to wrench the right arm. Axel cornered and he kicks Langston away. Up top, Axel caught and lands right in a Langston backbreaker for a quick nearfall. Langston continuing to work the arms of Axel and strikes get Axel out. Both men ducking and leapfrogging each other before Langston gets a monster clothesline for another nearfall.

With his opponent down, Langston lulled into a drop toehold into the turnbuckle. Axel beginning the corner work on Langston. Langston reverses the whip and starts with a series of shoulder tackles before kicking the legs out from under Axel. More offense by Langston is soon countered by the powerful striking of Axel. Off the ropes, Axel runs into a belly-to-belly from Langston that takes us to break.

(Commercials)

We return with Langston getting a quick nearfall off a shoulder block. Axel again having the arms worked in an armbar. Axel fights into the corner to break the submission. Referee breaks it, but Langston charges to land some corner work. Axel attempts some offense with a belly-to-belly throw attempt, but Langston stuffs it in favor of one of his own. Outside, Axel looking for a break and Langston follows. Langston ran into the apron and steel steps. Inside, Axel with a close nearfall.

Rear chinlock in for Axel to keep Langston down. Langston fights out with power, but a dropkick puts him down once again for a nearfall. Strikes and crossfacing with the arms working Langston down. Both men exchanging, but Axel off the ropes with a running knee that connects to the head of Langston for a nearfall.

Submissions and a backbreaker put Langston down for Axel. Elbow drop from the top is met by the boot of Langston. Langston now in control and he shakes off the offense of Axel for a belly-to-belly. Running splash connects and Langston looking to end this, but a Perfect Plex puts Langston down for a nearfall. Axel frustrated and looking to put an end to Langston, but Langston spins right into the Big Ending.

Winner by pinfall: Big E Langston

The show ends with WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E Langston celebrating with belt in hand in his collegiate hometown.

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