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Main Event: Tag champs battle Wyatts
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


With Bray Wyatt and John Cena on a collision course at Payback, WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos have interjected themselves into the fray to even the odds. Tonight on WWE Main Event, The Usos take on Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. Plus, Brie Bella competes as her job is up in the air! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE Main Event!

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

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

Lockup sees Curtis Axel get a hammerlock. Cody Rhodes ankle picks his way out. Leapfrogging and ducking sees Rhodes land a dropkick. Rhodes kicks the leg out from Axel and mounts him in the corner for punches. Rhodes stomping Axel down and applies the armbar. Axel out and sends Rhodes into the corner. Neckbreaker connects for an Axel nearfall.

Rhodes worked over in the corner. Chops landing for Axel. Rhodes turns the tide with chops of his own, only to get sent into the corner on his chest. Chokes and stomps land for Axel on his downed opponent. Axel applies the chinlock. Rhodes floats over when sent in the corner and lands a sunset flip for a nearfall.

Punches from Rhodes dropping Axel. Clothesline and a drop-down uppercut lead to Axel being draped on the top rope. Kick to the midsection lands and a moonsault connects on a standing Axel for a nearfall. Ryback on the apron and Goldust pulls him down. Goldust sent into the barricade and Ryback gets hit with a Disaster Kick once he returns to the apron. Chop block to the knee allows Axel to get the rollup and a handful of tights.

Winner by pinfall: Curtis Axel

Raw Rebound shows The Wyatt Family wreaking havoc on the announce team and John Cena and WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos making the save.

(Commercials)

Prior to his match, Damien Sandow comes out as D-Sizzle. Sandow raps before R-Truth interrupts him. Truth says nobody has time for that and Sandow finishes his rap.

Match Two: R-Truth vs. Damien Sandow

Damien Sandow starts bumping R-Truth with his shoulder. Truth works him from corner to corner and mounts him for punches. Backdrop puts Sandow down and Truth continues the corner work. Hip toss from Truth gets the first nearfall of the contest.

Back elbow from Truth leads to a failed Sandow hip toss. Truth with the victory roll and nearly takes the match. Sandow spears into the midsection of Truth and starts landing strikes. Side Russian Legsweep lands and Elbow of Disdain gets a nearfall for Sandow.

You're Welcome attempt is shook off by Truth. Sandow off the ropes and he runs into What's Up from Truth.

Winner by pinfall: R-Truth

Raw Rebound shows WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan refusing WWE Principal Owner Stephanie McMahon's request to relinquish the title and being forced to choose between releasing the title or Brie Bella being fired at Payback.

(Commercials)

Match Three: Brie Bella (w/Nikki Bella) vs. Natalya

Lockup leads to a stalemate until Natalya gets the side headlock takeover. Bodyscissors locked in on Brie Bella after a nearfall. Both women trading submission and position changes on the mat. Natalya sweeps the legs and gets the front headlock. Bella transitions into a side headlock. Bella off the ropes and gets taken down by a shoulder bump. Arm drag converts for Bella as they return to their feet.

Reset in the action sees Natalya get a head-and-arm throw into a keylock. Arm drag from Bella drops Natalya. Running knees to Natalya against the ropes. Bella kicks Natalya away as she goes up top and lands a missile dropkick for a nearfall. Bella applies a half Boston Crab and Natalya struggling. Bella moves it to the middle and Natalya reverses it into a Sharpshooter.

Winner by submission: Natalya

Post-match, Brie Bella consoled by Natalya and Nikki Bella.

Renee Young with WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos backstage. The Usos have the same gameplan and wonder what makes The Wyatts a family. They believe John Cena will be the last man standing at Payback and will show Luke Harper and Erick Rowan a real family tonight.

(Commercials)

Raw Rebound shows the contract signing between The Shield and Evolution.

Luke Harper with Erick Rowan takes the feed. Harper claims Bray Wyatt saved them and gave them purpose. Harper claims that some bonds are stronger than blood. Wyatt claims that some men are tossed aside and they formed a bond together. The Usos have becomes pawns in the game of John Cena and Wyatt wants them to burn together.

(Commercials)

Match Four: The Usos vs. The Wyatt Family (w/Bray Wyatt)

Erick Rowan starts out with Jey Uso. Rowan works Jey into the corner. Jey ducks and lands an uppercut, only to be knocked down by Rowan. Bulldog into the corner from Rowan and Luke Harper brought in. Harper runs into the boot of Jey and Jey with a rollup for the first nearfall of the contest.

Jimmy in off the double team strikes. Off the ropes, Jimmy runs into a Harper dropkick for a nearfall as we break.

(Commercials)

We return with Rowan on Jimmy. Jimmy escapes for Jey to get the tag. Strikes landing for Jey and he fails on a Samoan Drop. Kick out of the corner sends Jey up top, but he gets caught by Rowan. Fallaway slam sends Jey outside. Harper runs him into the apron and knocks him down.

Back inside, Rowan tags back in to land a scoop slam. Diving forearm to the lower back from Rowan gets a brief nearfall before he applies the neck crank. Jey out and lands an enzuigiri. Harper tags in to prevent the tag and sends Jimmy to floor. Big boot puts Jey down for a nearfall.

Both trading shots in the middle of the ring. Harper shoves him down to the mat and locks in a front headlock. Gator roll leads to a pair of suplexes that get Harper a nearfall. Rear chinlock in for Harper. Jey fighting out and knocks Rowan down, only to be put down by a Michinoku Driver. Jimmy in to break the nearfall.

Rowan back inside and landing strikes in the corner on Jey. Cornered, Jey gets the boot up and hits a missile dropkick. Jimmy and Harper in. Kicks to the midsection landing and an uppercut follows. Flying forearms and Rowan sent down. Samoan Drop lands and Harper cornered. Harper misses a clothesline and eats a Superkick. Nearfall broken by Rowan.

Rowan lands on Jey with strikes, but gets the rope pulled down on him as he charges. Harper sends Jey out and a rollup from Jimmy gets a close nearfall. Harper sent out and The Usos hit a double suicide dive. Harper sent back inside and Jimmy up top. Rowan bounces Jey off the ropes and causes Jimmy to lose his footing. Harper ducks the attack and turns to connect on a discus clothesline.

Winners by pinfall: The Wyatt Family

Post-match, Erick Rowan sends Jey Uso into the post and Bray Wyatt hits Sister Abigail on the floor to Jimmy Uso. The show closes with Luke Harper counting Jimmy Uso out with a ten count.

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