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Main Event: Divas, US title belts up for grabs
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


Two of the longest reigning champions in the WWE today take to a Tuesday night to defend their belts. Tonight on WWE Main Event, WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee defends her belt against Total Divas rival Natalya. Plus, WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose may need The Shield when he takes on the World's Strongest Man, Mark Henry. All that and more on this week's edition of WWE Main Event!

We are LIVE from Little Rock, Ark. Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton have the call for this week.

Match One: Los Matadores (w/El Torito) vs. Ryback & Curtis Axel

Lockup to start sees Ryback muscle Diego across the ring. Diego connects on a dropkick and locks in a headlock. Both men exchanging. Fernando in for a double team maneuver that gets a brief nearfall. Ryback misses a splash attempt and Fernando with another brief nearfall. Back elbow attempt from Fernando misses and Ryback works him into the corner.

Curtis Axel tags in and the two immediately start a double team. Fernando fighting, but Axel drops him with a blow from behind to the back of the head. Axel toying with Fernando and choking with his boot as Ryback returns to the match.. Ryback with knee drops and a kick to head after a takedown that earns another nearfall.

Axel returns and grounding offense being used on Fernando.. Axel with a big boot that nearly gets the victory. Ryback steps back in and works for a delayed vertical suplex. Unsuccessful resurgence from Fernando is stopped by a Ryback shoulder block. Splash from Ryback misses and Axel in to prevent a tag for Los Matadores.

Diego makes his way in. Strikes work Axel and Ryback kicked off the apron with a dropkick. Crossbody and headscissors takeover connect off the floatover from Diego. Up top, Diego connects on a senton that sees the pin broken by Ryback. Fernando in to send Ryback out. Fernando flies to take out Ryback outside. El Torito provides a distraction and is sent into Ryback after being attacked by Axel. Rollup from Diego from behind.

Winners by pinfall: Los Matadores

WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka are seen making their way to the ring as we break.

(Commercials)

Prior to their match, AJ Lee declares her boredom with the Divas division in the WWE. Lee aims tonight to prove tonight that she has no true competition when she defends her belt against Natalya.

Match Two for the WWE Divas Championship: AJ Lee (c) (w/Tamina Snuka) vs. Natalya

Strikes land for Natalya on AJ Lee. Mat wrestling initiated by Natalya. Using her strength advantage and grappling expertise, Natalya keeping the fight on the mat. Lee fights up and the two begin an exchange. Natalya again regains the control and Lee forced to use the rope break to reset.

Lee moves back inside from the ring apron. Natalya able to gain a nearfall on Lee when she returns to the ring before connecting with a slam. Abdominal stretch now contorting the body of Lee. Lee fighting out of the hold, but she is sent out to the floor as we break.

(Commercials)

We return with Tamina Snuka causing a distraction for AJ Lee to capitalize on. Lee with a brief nearfall off the distraction. Slam attempt from Natalya is turned into a submission for Lee. Natalya fighting out of the hold and both women get clotheslines and nearfalls off pin attempts. Corner work connecting for both women now. Lee with the ruthless attack of strikes and a boot choke. Lee again working for a submission. Lee working chain submissions, but she misses a splash on the cornered Natalya. Natalya comes back with a suplex. Lee put on the mat and a dropkick connects for Natalya. Slam nearly gets the win for Natalya.

Lee countering the offense of Natalya to lock in a Black Widow. Natalya is able to wiggle out and works for the Sharpshooter, but Lee with a rollup that nearly gets her the win.

Lee attempting to capitalize on the offense, but Natalya ducks it and sweeps the legs out from under her. Sharpshooter locked on for Natalya. Lee struggling in the hold, but she inches to the bottom rope. Natalya moves it into the center. Lee again fights her way to the rope and gets the rope break with assistance from Snuka. Natalya now distracted by Snuka and taking swings at her. Lee connects on a shining wizard from the distraction. Black Widow now in for Lee.

Winner by submission and still WWE Divas Champion: AJ Lee

Backstage, Santino Marella is out on a date with Emma. Marella claims to have call in some favors with WWE catering. The two chat before Emma asks for some salt. Marella gets up and pulls the tablecloth with him. Marella storms off and Emma cries about not asking for salt again.

(Commercials)

Raw Rebound shows Daniel Bryan occupying Raw to get his shot at WWE COO Triple H and at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

(Commercials)

Match Three for the WWE United States Championship: Dean Ambrose (c) (w/The Shield) vs. Mark Henry

Mark Henry landing the first offense on WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose. Slam from Henry sends Ambrose out to regroup alongside Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. Ambrose brought back inside by Henry and slammed back inside. The offense of Henry focuses on the arm of Ambrose before he is soon sent back out to The Shield.

Henry chasing Ambrose outside to send him back in. The Shield engage Henry in a bit of a stare off. Ambrose uses the distraction to land a kick to the knee of Henry that sends him toppling to the arena floor. Ambrose working on the leg of Henry outside as we break.

(Commercials)

We return from the break with Ambrose continuing to work the injured knee of Mark Henry. Flying attack from Ambrose again takes the leg out from under Henry. Elbow drop to the knee connects for Ambrose before he locks in a single leg Boston Crab on Henry. Struggling to his feet, Henry is able to get there and slam Ambrose, causing his leg to go out in the process. Both men down and Henry is up first to capitalize with clotheslines. Powerslam from Henry connects and nearly wins the match for him.

Henry continuing the onslaught and he gets a nearfall that is stopped as Seth Rollins puts the foot of Ambrose on the ropes. The distraction causes Henry to go outside to take out Rollins. Ambrose on the attack as Henry returns to the ring. Big boot from Henry drops Ambrose. Ambrose dragged near the corner and Henry looking for a splash. Roman Reigns on the apron to pose a distraction. Henry yanked to the mat by Ambrose. Signature facebuster from Ambrose drives the head of Henry into the mat.

Winner by pinfall and still WWE United States Champion: Dean Ambrose

The show closes with WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose celebrating triumphantly in the ring with The Shield as Mark Henry is attended to on the arena floor.

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