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Main Event: El Torito charges Hornswoggle
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


If anything is certain in professional wrestling, it is that chaos and uncertainty are certain. Characters of all kinds battle in and out of the ring. Tonight on WWE Main Event, two of the most unique WWE Superstars continue their rivalry. 3MB's newest addition, Hornswoggle, battles El Torito of Los Matadores. Plus, WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E is in action.

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

Match One: Big E vs. Alberto Del Rio

Alberto Del Rio opens up with a kick to the midsection and some punches. Del Rio off the ropes and Big E leapfrogs and ducks to connect on a shoulder block. Clothesline sends Del Rio outside and Big E goes after him, only to be caught on a hangman's neckbreaker. Tornado DDT inside out of the corner by Del Rio earns him the first nearfall of the contest.

Strikes to the back from Del Rio allow him to lock in the rear chinlock. Shots to the body from Big E break the hold and he corners Del Rio. Corner work from Big E stopped as he runs into a mule kick. Big E presses Del Rio into the air and connects on clotheslines. Armbreaker from Del Rio followed a side kick for another nearfall.

Del Rio up top, but he gets caught.in a belly-to-belly throw from Big E. Splash connects and the Big Ending coming up. Del Rio shoves Big E into the corner and lands an enzuigiri to the back of the head that nearly steals the win. Cross Armbreaker attempt is unsuccessful as Del Rio is sat up top. Mule kick keeps Big E away and Del Rio tries for a tornado DDT. Big E gets Del Rio on his shoulders and connects with a Big Ending.

Winner by pinfall: Big E

Bad News Barrett arises on his podum post-match. Barrett has some bad news for Big E. Barrett counts twelve days left in Big E's WWE Intercontinental Championship reign. Barrett declares him a bad champion, touting him as unintelligent, one-dimensional, and boring like most of the crowd. Barrett promises to ruin the professional life of Big E and make him an audience member, who he insults by saying they have "crappy lives" or no lives at all.

(Commercials)

Video package recaps the rivalry between El Torito and Hornswoggle.

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

Hornswoggle opens up with a knee lift off a missed El Torito dropkick. Splash misses from Hornswoggle and Torito with a rollup for a nearfall. Torito with an arm wrench in on Hornswoggle. Wristlocks from Torito now. Sunset flip earns Torito another nearfall.

Cloverleaf applied and turned into a chinlock before Torito gets a second nearfall. Hornsowggle dropping Torito with shots. Torito off the ropes and he lands a kick. Torito off the ropes and he gets pressed into the air by Hornswoggle that gets his first nearfall. Running knee from Hornswoggle is followed by a clothesline for another clothesline.

Torito sent into the corner. Hornswoggle runs into an elbow and a mule kick. Crossbody from the top connects for Torito. Dropkick puts Hornswoggle down in the corner. Bronco buster in the corner leads to a Bullsault attempt that misses as Los Matadores and 3MB clash outside. Hornswoggle to the top and Tadpole Splash connects.

Winner by pinfall: Hornswoggle

Raw Rebound shows the confrontation between The Shield and Evolution.

(Commercials)

Video package hypes the debut of Adam Rose.

Match Three: Sheamus vs. Titus O'Neill

Lockup sees Titus O'Neil get a side headlock. Shoulder bump sends Sheamus outside temporarily. Sheamus gets a side headlock of his own into an arm wrench. O'Neil brawling back and landing some corner work. Sheamus with rights and corner work of his own. Back elbow sends Sheamus away, but O'Neil runs into a tilt-a-whirl slam for a nearfall.

Both men battle back and forth before Sheamus deposited on the apron. O'Neil looks for the Beats of the Bodhran as Sheamus is draped across the ropes, but an elbow sends O'Neil away. Battering ram attempt from Sheamus is met by a forearm that sends Sheamus out. Sheamus tossed into the barricade outside and O'Neil with a nearfall inside.

Chinlock in for O'Neil. Sheamus fights out, but he gets tossed by a fallaway slam. Cornered, Sheamus gets the boots up as O'Neil runs in. Double sledges into a shoulder ram in the corner from Sheamus. Knee lift and a running knee in the corner. Beats of the Bodhran across the chest connect and Sheamus up top, but he gets caught by a fallaway slam from O'Neil for a nearfall.

Both men trading and O'Neil getting the better of it in the corner. Sheamus ducks out of the corner, but he runs into a boot from O'Neil. Sheamus hoisted into the air and a backbreaker across the shoulder of O'Neil nearly wins it. O'Neil toying with Sheamus, allowing him to land a headbutt and connect with a Brogue Kick.

Winner by pinfall: Sheamus

(Commercials)

Video package hypes the debut of Bo Dallas.

Raw Rebound shows the attack of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan at the hands of Kane.

The announce team informs us that Bryan suffered a spinal cord contusion and has been released. Bryan promises to be on Raw next week.

(Commercials)

Match Four: Jimmy Uso (w/Jey Uso) vs. Ryback (w/Curtis Axel)

Lockup sees Ryback muscle Jimmy Uso into the corner. Both men exchanging corner work and Uso connects with chops. Dropkick sends Ryback outside and Uso connects on a flip dive to the floor. Back inside, Uso working strikes on Ryback. Clubbing blows from Ryback get him a side headlock and he connects on a shoulder bump. Superkick attempt from Uso sends Ryback back outside to regroup.

Back inside, Ryback again working the striking. Whip puts Uso in the corner. Ryback charges as Uso ducks out of the way and the action moves to the floor. Ryback catches Uso as he flies and tries to send him into the ring post, but Uso scoots out to send Ryback into the post as we break.

(Commercials)

We return with Uso down and out on the floor and Ryback standing in the ring. Uso gets to the apron, where he is knocked down by Ryback again. Nearfall back inside for Ryback as he works a chinlock. Suplex and knee for Ryback convert. Delayed vertical suplex from Ryback connects for a nearfall.

Chinlock in for Ryback. Uso fights out, but he is put down for a Meat Hook Clothesline for a nearfall. Ryback goes to the turnbuckle and connects with the boots of Uso on a splash attempt. Uso now in control with strikes. Elbows and chops in the corner for Uso. Ryback fighting back and tries a powerslam, but he is sent into the post on his shoulder. Chop from Uso sees Ryback counter with a boot to the chest for a nearfall.

Powerbomb attempt from Ryback countered by Uso with a backdrop. Uso now connecting with strikes. Uppercut connects and Samoan Drop sends Uso up top. Crossbody nearly gets Uso the win. Superkick puts Ryback down in the corner. Butt splash in the corner connects and Ryback breaks the nearfall with a rope break.

Uso up top. Ryback meets him, but he is sent down with a headbutt. Curtis Axel up on the apron to distract Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso takes him out with a Superkick. Ryback capitalizes by knocking Uso off the apron and bringing him back in for Shell Shocked.

Winner by pinfall: Ryback

The show closes with the WWE Tag Team Champions regaining their composure in the ring while Rybaxel taunt them up the ramp.

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