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Main Event: John Cena addresses The Wyatt Family
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


John Cena makes a rare appearance on Main Event, and he made a stop at the merchandise table for a sheep mask before appearing. Photos by Mike Mastrandrea

After suffering defeat in a cage at Extreme Rules, John Cena stands alone against Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family. The mind games of Wyatt have tipped the playing field in his favor. Tonight on WWE Main Event, John Cena joins the show to address Bray Wyatt and his followers. Plus, Adam Rose brings his Exotic Express in for a surprise visit! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE Main Event!

We are on tape from Buffalo, N.Y. Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton have the call for this week.

Zeb Colter joins the commentary team.

Match One: Dolph Ziggler vs. Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter)

Dolph Ziggler works for a single-leg, but Jack Swagger shucks him off. Ziggler takes the back waistlock. Swagger and Ziggler trade positions until Swagger lands a back elbow. Swagger with the takedown from the waistlock. Front headlock in and Swagger with a forearm across the back. Second takedown lands and Ziggler fights out to land a dropkick that sends Swagger outside


Back inside, Swagger runs into another dropkick that gets Ziggler a nearfall. Corner work from Ziggler leads to a neckbreaker for another nearfall. Swagger sends Ziggler into the ring post and outside. First nearfall for Swagger back inside and Swagger with an arm wrench into a shoulder bump. Repeat of the same before Swagger locks in an armbar. Ziggler out, but he gets hip tossed to the floor as we break.

(Commercials)

Swagger working a rear chinlock as we return. Ziggler fights up to his feet and gets out with a jawbreaker. Ziggler with a back elbow and a Thesz Press. Corner splash leads to Ziggler landing a flurry of punches and a neckbreaker. Swagger counters with a powerbomb, but Ziggler rolls through for a nearfall.

Patriot Lock snatched up by Swagger. Ziggler crawls and pulls Swagger into the second turnbuckle. Famouser lands for Ziggler and he nearly gets the win. Zig Zag attempt is turned away by Swagger, who lands a slam for a nearfall.

The Exotic Express and Adam Rose make their way out, sending Zeb Colter into a rage on commentary. Rose crawls on the table and gets a microphone. Rose tells "Jacky boy" that it is party time all the time and tells him not to be a lemon, but a Rosebud instead. Zig Zag from behind by Ziggler.

Winner by pinfall: Dolph Ziggler

Post-match, Rose invites Ziggler to be a Rosebud and Ziggler joins the party.


Adam Rose and his party appeared on Main Event.

(Commercials)

Match Two: Aksana, Tamina Snuka, & Alicia Fox vs. Natalya & The Funkadactyls

Natalya starts off with Alicia Fox. Fox starts off with a headscissors takeover. Natalya with a judo throw and a running dropkick. Sharpshooter attempt is countered by Fox moving outside. Natalya chases and rolls away as Fox attempts an elbow drop upon reentry. Tamina Snuka distracts Natalya and allows Fox to recover to land a slide kick. Nearfall inside for Fox.

Aksana brought in and they drop her on the mat. Corner work brings in Snuka. Headbutts from Snuka are countered by a Natalya rollup.for a nearfall. Clothesline puts Natalya down and Aksana returns. Aksana with forearms and kicks out of the corner. Natalya once again tossed to the mat for a nearfall by Aksana.

Rear chinlock applied by Aksana. Natalya fights to her feet, but a hair pull puts her down for a nearfall. Elbow drop from Aksana misses. Natalya looks for a tag, but she is unable to get away. Natalya worked back into the opposite corner and pounced on by all three Divas. Back elbow gets Natalya out.

Naomi brought in. Dropkicks landing and an uppercut connects. Clothesline from Naomi connects. Aksana on the apron and a headscissors from Naomi drives Aksana into the mat. Dropkick sends Snuka and Fox down. Rear View connects and Natalya and Cameron take out Snuka and Fox. Split-legged moonsault lands for Naomi.

Winners by pinfall: Natalya & The Funkadactyls

Post-match, Natalya and Cameron get into it over Cameron's mishandling of Natalya's cat on Total Divas.

Mother's Day tribute from Mr. T is shown.

(Commercials)

Raw Rebound shows Kane continuing to torment WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and wife Brie Bella.

(Commercials)

Match Three: Goldust (w/Cody Rhodes) vs. Curtis Axel (w/Ryback)

Lockup sees Curtis Axel muscle Goldust into a corner. Goldust ducks under to land uppercuts. Axel brawling back. Backdrop attempt from Axel countered by Goldust to land an arm drag. Right hand puts Axel down for a nearfall.

Goldust flapjacked on the top rope by Axel. Axel now with corner work and stomps. Elbow drop across the apron gets Axel his first nearfall before he locks in the rear chinlock. Goldust out with body shots, but Axel lands a knee to the head for another nearfall.

Wrist being used to crossface Goldust. Goldust fighting back with a kick to the midsection. Axel sent into the opposite corner and Goldust misses a corner splash, allowing Axel to get a nearfall. Dropkick puts Goldust down. Knee to the back of Goldust leads to the rear chinlock being reapplied. Goldust out and an Axel dropkick misses. Goldust with a jackknife nearfall.

Spinebuster puts Axel on the mat. Clotheslines from Goldust landing. Backdrop countered by an uppercut. Inverted atomic drop connects and a boot soon follows that sends Axel into the corner. Mounted punches in the corner connect and Goldust hits a powerslam that gets a nearfall.

Axel pulls on the rope as Goldust charges, sending him out. Cody Rhodes charges toward his brother and hits a Disaster Kick on Ryback, who was looking to attack. Axel drags Goldust back inside and eats a Final Cut.

Winner by pinfall: Goldust

(Commercials)

John Cena makes his way out. The ending of the cage match between Cena and Bray Wyatt at Extreme Rules is shown. Cena remarks how interesting Wyatt is and how dangerous he is. Cena tells the crowd he can't make the crowd not follow the buzzards. Cena tells the crowd they have the power to make up their own mind. However, Cena asks what they believe in when it comes to the Wyatts. Cena talks about the masks and songs and speeches of Wyatt.

Video shows Wyatt's speech on Raw, saying that he will be remembered as a god. Cena once again asks what the crowd believes. Cena shows what he believes on his sleeves, his shirt, and his hat. Cena believes in hard work and respect and never giving up. Cena will fight for what he believes in and reiterates what he believes in 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.