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Main Event: Van Dam outlasts Rollins
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


"Mr. Money in the Bank" has been on a brutal streak as of late. After dispatching of Dean Ambrose and nearly giving the same fate to Roman Reigns, Rollins has become ruthless. Tonight on WWE Main Event, Rob Van Dam steps up to end the destruction caused by Rollins. Plus, Stardust and Goldust are in action! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE Main Event!

We are LIVE from Ontario, Calif. Michael Cole and Byron Saxton have the call for this week.

Raw Rebound shows "Mr. Money in the Bank" Seth Rollins and Kane going after Roman Reigns.

Match One: Rob Van Dam vs. Seth Rollins

Lockup sees Seth Rollins get the side headlock and shoulder bump on Rob Van Dam. Rollins rolls over RVD and RVD ducks the clothesline to get a shoulder bump of his own. Rollins leapfrogs and ducks RVD and both men miss on kick attempts. Standoff ensues between the two and Rollins ends it with a kick to the midsection. Corner work landing on RVD and Rollins runs into a back elbow in the corner. RVD with a clothesline follow and he bounces the head of Rollins off the turnbuckle. Punt to the head converts and RVD plays to the crowd, allowing Rollins to attack from behind and stomp RVD down. Knees to the body followed by an elbow to the back of the head for Rollins. RVD whipped to the ropes and he maneuvers a rollup for a nearfall.

Legscissors pin almost wins the match for RVD again and a spinning heel kick lays Rollins out. Clothesline sends Rollins to the floor and RVD plays to the crowd before landing a slingshot crossbody to the outside. Rollins taken inside and he rolls outside again. RVD follows him to the floor and gets clotheslined as we break.

(Commercials)

We return to Rollins working the top wristlock. RVD works out, only to be sent into the post on his shoulder. Knee to the head connects for Rollins and corners RVD. Arm wrench pulls RVD down in the middle of the ring and Rollins slamming and striking the left arm of Van Dam. Snapmare takedown into the top wristlock once again. RVD punching out and sending Rollins face-first into the turnbuckle. Clotheslines from RVD followed by a thrust kick. Rolling Thunder avoided by Rollins, only to be arm wrenched around the ring on his left arm. RVD returning the favor and a springboard thrust kick leads to Rolling Thunder for a nearfall.

Back elbow out of the corner lands for RVD and he heads up top. Rollins catches him before he can turn around and RVD lands on the barricade face-first off the push. RVD beats the countout with only a second to spare and Rollins begins clubbing RVD down before sending him outside again. RVD bounced off the barricade and Rollins gathers him, instructing the referee to keep counting. Rollins looking to send RVD into the barricade again, but RVD reverses and throws Rollins into the timekeeper area. RVD heads back to the ring with seconds to spare as Rollins is still recovering.

Winner by countout: Rob Van Dam

Post-match, the referee is confronted by Seth Rollins and Rob Van Dam turns him around and sends him out.

(Commercials)

Video from earlier tonight shows Adam Rose leading the Exotic Express through the halls of the arena. Rose sees Curtis Axel and tells Axel he is sorry about Ryback's injury, but reminds him there is always room on the Exotic Express for one more. Axel laughs at the idea and the "rave party rejects." The bunny jumps at Axel and Rose holds him back. Rose says Axel is a lemon and all he can do with a lemon is make lemonade.

Match Two: Curtis Axel vs. Adam Rose

Side headlock from Curtis Axel off the lockup leads to an ankle pick takedown. Axel smacks the back of Adam Rose and a reset sees Rose get a side headlock and shoulder bump for a nearfall. Rose with another and a sweep of the legs to get another pair of pin attempts. Rose prancing around the ring and Axel works him into the corner for corner work. Rose fighting back as Axel talks trash and Axel knocked down in the corner. Mule kicks to the chest land and Axel whipped across the ring, only for him to duck a Rose clothesline for one of his own to the back of the head for a nearfall.

Axel stomping and working Rose down in the corner. Rose rallying back with body shots and the rally ends with an Axel dropkick that nearly takes the match. Rear chinlock applied by Axel and Rose fights up to be yanked down to the mat. Axel reapplies the hold on the mat as the Rosebuds continue to sing at ringside. Rose able to roll out of the hold and hit a spinebuster. Both men down and Rose with forearms. Back elbow out of the corner followed by a hurricanrana from the top. Corner clothesline lands and Rose tries a Party Foul, only to be pushed away to the corner. Axel misses a splash and Rose capitalizes with a Party Foul.

Winner by pinfall: Adam Rose

(Commercials)

Video package shows WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman's warning for John Cena's rematch at WWE Night of Champions.

Raw Rebound shows the WWE Hall of Fame forum and John Cena's matches against Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family.

Los Matadores and El Torito shown making their way to the ring next.

(Commercials)

Raw Rebound shows Stardust and Goldust attacking WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos after winning the title match via countout.

Match Three: Stardust & Goldust vs. Los Matadores (w/El Torito)

Goldust starts with Fernando. Side headlock and shoulder bump from Goldust lead to an inverted atomic drop off a leapfrogging Fernando. Arm wrench brings in Stardust, who splashes the arm from the top. Arm wrench for Stardust leads to him and Fernando exchanging pin attempts. Back suplex rolled off by Stardust and a hip toss gets him a dropkick for a nearfall. Fernando floats over in the corner off the whip and gets a hurricanrana.

Diego in with a slingshot senton and he sends Stardust into the corner. Monkey flip connects and Fernando back in with a dropkick nearfall. Armbar applied on Stardust. Stardust throws him off, only to be hit with a clothesline for a nearfall. Left arm again armbarred and top wristlocked by Fernando. Stardust flips out of a back suplex and Goldust in with clotheslines. Drop uppercut lands and an inverted atomic drop gets a big boot for Goldust. Powerslam coming out of the corner nearly steals the win for Goldust as we break.

(Commercials)

We return with Stardust working the armbar on Fernando. Arm drag out is stopped by a Stardust kick. Goldust in with a pair of nearfalls and he works the left arm with an armbar as well. Body shots get Fernando out, but Goldust comes back with a springboard back elbow out of the corner for a pin. Stardust in with a punch to the kidneys for yet another pin attempt. Hammerlock applied and knees to the spine by Stardust. Stunner rocks Stardust and Fernando comes back with a sleeper. Stardust counters into one of his own and both men run into each other and go down.

Diego in with a springboard chop and corkscrews. Headscissors sends Goldust into the corner and chops follow. Senton attempt from the top sidestepped by Goldust and Stardust brought in. Dark Matter connects on Diego.

Winners by pinfall: Stardust & Goldust

Post-match, Stardust tosses El Torito outside. The show closes with Stardust and Goldust posing in the ring as Los Matadores tend to El Torito.

Nolan Howell can be reached at nth993@gmail.com for any questions or comments.