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WWE Main Event: Swagger looks for revenge against Rusev
By MATTHEW ASHER - SLAM! Wrestling


Now that the Authority has officially unveiled “Plan C”, it’s time to see how the rest of the SummerSlam card will take shape. This week’s Main Event comes to use from Orlando, FL. Our usual recap guy, Nolan Howell was unable to cover this week’s Main Event so this will be a quick and dirty report.

Match 1- Singles: Seth Rollins vs. Fandango

Rollins makes his way to the ring and we’re shown the recap of the Rollins/Ambrose “incident” from Battleground. You know the one, the one that was supposed to be a match, but ended up not happening? That’s the one.

Fandango now makes his way to the ring sans any dance partner. I really hope this means Andrea Lynn will make her return to Fandango’s side because without a beautiful woman accompanying him, he just doesn’t look right.

The crowd starts with their “You sold out” chants at Rollins. Rollins takes control early. Fandango gets some offense in, but nothing consistent. Rollins escapes a couple of pinning predicaments but in the end Fandango gets caught in a curb stomp and Rollins picks up the duke.

Winner by pinfall...Seth Rollins.

We’re shown a recap of Paul Heyman introducing Brock Lesnar as Cena’s opponent. We see the Usos backstage as they prepare for the next match.

Match 2- Singles: Jay Uso w/ Jimmy Uso vs. Ryback w/ Curtis Axel

Early in the match Jay unleashes his inner Scotty 2 Hotty as he does a modified Too Cool dance, taunting Ryback. Of course, Ryback’s power against is displayed against Jay’s quickness. Jay gets a couple of quick pinning attempts including a crucifix and schoolboy varieties.

Jay goes for a flying move but Ryback turns it into a spinebuster for a 2 count. Ryback might want to start using that move more often. Curtis tries to get involved but Jimmy intervenes. This allows Ryback to finally nail the Meat Hook clothesline on Jay for the three count.

Winner by pinfall...Ryback.

Backstage Renee Young interviews Heath Slater and Titus O’Neil. Slater thinks that Slater and Gator are going to be the next great tag team. Titus doesn’t share the same sentiment saying they aren’t a team and that Mr. One Man Band needs to simply shut up and follow Titus’ lead.

Match 3- Tag: Slater Gator vs. Big E and Kofi Kingston w/ Xavier Woods

Titus starts out on fire, going to town on Kofi. Both Heath and Titus tag themselves in during the match and Big E is able to get the hot tag. Woods is a traffic cop, directing both of his friends into decimating Slater and Gator. After both Kingston and E hit both men with an interesting finisher move, this new group gets the pinfall.

Winner by pinfall...Big E and Kofi.

We recap the Battleground Rusev/Swagger match and then go backstage with Renee talking to both Jack and Zeb. Basically Zeb admits that Boris and Natasha got the better of Jack at Battleground, but being a Real American doesn’t mean you simply tuck tail and run at the first sign of trouble.

We go backstage again to see Young talking to Titus and Heath. I never thought I’d hear Titus use the words “albatross” and “country bumpkin” in an interview, but he did just that, saying Heath is dead weight. Heath refuses to believe that O'Neill means any of what he just said. If you didn’t hear of Stephanie being arrested on Raw, we got the recap for you.

Main Event- Singles: Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Coulter vs. Alexander Rusev w/ Lana

The Russians make their way to the ring first. Of course, Lana needs to talk about Russia’s superiority over America. If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it all. Rusev is still favoring his right ankle (it’s taped even more than the left ankle) from the Patriot Lock submission at Battleground.

The match goes to commercials at the start of this, which is annoying when you remember that this is already coming to us on the WWE Network. Swagger catches Rusev with the Patriot Lock. Rusev escapes outside and Jack goes after him. Rusev gets desperate and uses the Russian flag as a weapon on Jack, forcing the ref to call for the bell. Winner by disqualification...Jack Swagger

Rusev isn’t done and decides to inflict some more damage using the flag. Zeb cuts him off, allowing Jack to nail Rusev with a big boot. The two men now wave their respective flags at each other during their staredown. Looks like this one will continue to SummerSlam.

Matthew Asher is a freelance journalist currently living in Atlanta. What SummerSlam match are you looking forward to the most?Email him your thoughts or suggestions and follow him on Twitter @santavato, but reminds you to keep it clean.