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Main Event: Snuka crowned Divas contender
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


Tamina eyes the Divas title held at the time by AJ Lee, on Monday Night Raw on April 7, 2014. Photo by Mike Mastrandrea

WWE Divas Champion Paige shocked the world when she took the title from AJ Lee on Raw just a few weeks ago. Tonight on WWE Main Event, a battle royal will determine the opponent for the newly crowned queen of the division at Extreme Rules. Plus, Jack Swagger takes on Big Show! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE Main Event!

We are LIVE from Nashville, Tenn. Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton have the call for this week.

Prior to their match with Los Matadores, Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal have the mic. Mahal calls El Torito out and declares that tonight, they have their own mascot and are the "2 1/2 MB." Hornswoggle is the mascot for 3MB tonight.

Match One: Los Matadores (w/El Torito) vs. 3MB (w/Hornswoggle)

Jinder Mahal starts off with Fernando. Side headlock and a shoulder bump from Mahal. Leapfrogging and ducking gets Fernando a headscissors takeover. Diego in with a dropkick off the double team attack. Drew McIntyre brought in by Mahal and he has his legs swept from under him. Crossbody from Diego gets a nearfall.


Diego with some corner work and he floats over after being backdropped into the corner. Diego on the apron and Hornswoggle tries to sweep the leg, allowing McIntyre to hip toss Diego in. Hornswoggle and El Torito outside and Torito misses a gore. The action spills into the ring and the referee attempts to restrain the two, but he gets rolled over.

Result: No Contest

Hornswoggle and El Torito clear out the ring with low blows on 3MB and Los Matadores before brawling after a pose-down. Hornswoggle is sent out and restrained by 3MB and El Torito restrained by Los Matadores.

(Commercials)

Video package hypes the debut of Bo Dallas.

Prior to his match, Bad News Barrett has some bad news. Barrett informs Sin Cara he will be stepping into the ring with the next WWE Intercontinental Champion. Barrett says Scooby Doo won't be able to help Sin Cara because this is real life and he declares Sin Cara a joke.

Match Two: Sin Cara vs. Bad News Barrett

Bad News Barrett opening up with kicks and punches on Sin Cara. Sin Cara hooks the ropes off the whip and pulls the top rope down on Barrett as he charges. Suicide dive connects outside for Sin Cara and he goes up top as the action goes back inside. Sin Cara crotched up top and Barrett with clubbing blows and a running knee to the midesction for a nearfall.

Right hands and a kneedrop get Barrett another nearfall. Pumphandle slam from Barrett again gets a nearfall. Backdrop suplex is flipped out of by Sin Cara. Leg kicks and a springboard crossbody into a headscissors takeover from Sin Cara. Back elbow from Sin Cara nearly steals the match. On the apron, Sin Cara connects with an enzuigiri. Sin Cara misses from the top and runs into Winds of Change. Bullhammer poised and connects on the chin of Sin Cara.

Winner by pinfall: Wade Barrett

(Commercials)

Raw Rebound shows the tribute to The Ultimate Warrior.

(Commercials)

Number One Contender Divas Battle Royal Match Two

Nikki Bella, The Funkadactyls, Emma, Tamina Snuka, Alicia Fox, Aksana, Eva Marie, Layla, and Natalya are introduced. Eva Marie is the first eliminated, taking a kick off the apron from Layla. Emma is eliminated after being kicked out by Nikki Bella. Aksana is eliminated after being thrown outside by Nikki Bella. Layla is eliminated by Natalya. Both Funkadactyls are eliminated by Tamina Snuka.

Alicia Fox, Nikki Bella, Natalya, and Tamina Snuka are the final four. Fox out on the apron and she latches onto the hair of Bella to save herself. Snuka leaves Natalya on the apron and sends Bella into Fox. Alicia Fox eliminated by Bella and Bella eliminated after a headbutt from Snuka.

Natalya still on the apron. Shoulder ram to the midsection of Snuka and Natalya heads up top. Superkick connects from Snuka and Natalya is unable to stay up top.

Winner: Tamina Snuka

(Commercials)

Raw Rebound shows the reformation of Evolution to combat The Shield.

(Commercials)

Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger in the ring. Swagger holds a sign declaring "Deport Cesaro" and "I don't miss the Swiss." Colter asks the crowd what Benedict Arnold, Aaron Burr, Jane Fonda, and Cesaro all have in common. Colter calls them all traitors and then thanks Cesaro for validating his opinions on illegal immigration. However, Colter says aligning himself with Paul Heyman is unforgivable. Colter declares there is another problem and that is Swagger's opponent tonight, Big Show. Colter declares Big Show a poster child for American laziness before leading a "We the People" chant.

Match Four: Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter) vs. Big Show

Jack Swagger opens up by getting the waistlock from behind. Big Show gets out and Swagger with some clotheslines that don't budge Show. Show with a heel kick that drops Swagger. In the corner, chops to the chest connect for Show. Swagger whipped into the corner on his chest. Show charges into the boot of Swagger and Swagger with some corner work of his own. Corner splash lands for Swagger.

Big Show gets the boot up as Swagger charges in, but Swagger catches it and kneebreaker on the left leg converts. Chop block connects and all offense now focused on the leg of Show. DDT to the leg and some stomps are followed by a leglock. Headscissors get Show out, but he again takes a chop block. Two Swagger Bombs land for a nearfall.

Toehold in on the left leg of Show. Show kicks Swagger away, but a boot from Swagger knocks Show back down for a nearfall. Swagger off the ropes and his kick is caught. Chop to the chest from his knees gets Show a knockdown. Clotheslines and Swagger pressed into the air from Show. Chokeslam attempt is turned into a Patriot Lock from Swagger. Show struggling and fading into the mat. Show is able to get back up and get Swagger into a choke hold. Swagger off the ropes and runs into the Knockout Punch.

Winner by pinfall: Big Show

The show closes with Big Show nursing his left leg as Jack Swagger is down and out 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.