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Main Event: Dust brothers continue mean streak
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


Always known for his bizarre mind games, a new side of Goldust has surfaced after teaming with Stardust. After attacking WWE Tag Team Champion Jey Uso and El Torito, the two have developed a mean streak to carry them to the top of the tag team division. Tonight on WWE Main Event, Los Matadores look to avenge El Torito against the Dust brothers. Plus, WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler in action! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE Main Event!

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

Damien Sandow in the ring as The Miz's stunt double, Damien Mizdow. Sandow congratulates Miz for beating WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler on Raw and for being in Hollywood for a film shoot instead of Nebraska. Sandow welcomes us to Miz TV. Sandow has a treat before introducing his guest for the night. Sandow starts a monologue inspired by a Miz movie.

Dolph Ziggler interrupts and makes his way to the ring. Sandow immediately shows footage of The Miz beating Ziggler with the help of himself from Raw. Ziggler says Sandow is out here pretending to be Miz and Miz got lucky. Sandow counters that he doesn't pretend and it was skill, asking Ziggler how he can come on his show and say these things. Ziggler asks if this is his show and they exchange "really" back and forth. Sandow ends it and calls himself the greatest performance artist the WWE has ever seen. Sandow is ahead of his time and plans to get his shot at the Intercontinental strap when Miz regains it at WWE Night of Champions. Ziggler asks what happens if he steals the show and beats Miz. Ziggler recalls all of the Sandow personas and tells him to go back to being a ballerina. Sandow swings and gets dropped by a dropkick that sends him outside.

(Commercials)

Match One: Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow

We return to the match in progress. Dolph Ziggler connects on a dropkick that sends Damien Sandow into the corner. Corner splash misses for Ziggler and Sandow going to work with stomps and strikes. Snapmare after some corner work leads to a kneedrop that gets Sandow a nearfall. Elbow strikes landing and Sandow applies the rear chinlock. Ziggler fights out and gets driven back to the mat with the hold for another Sandow pin attempt. Ziggler again fights out and gets dropped by a kick to the midsection. Sandow striking the midsection with knees and clubbing blows for a nearfall.

Legscissors applied to the torso of Ziggler. Ziggler rolls out and gets some offense going with strikes, only to be on the wrong end of a drop toehold into the ropes. Sandow with a hip attack again the ropes and a suplex that gets a pin attempt. Figure Four Leglock attempt turned into a Ziggler small package that nearly wins it. Sandow drops Ziggler and follows up with strikes on the ground. Sandow picking Ziggler up and receiving a jawbreaker for his efforts. Sandow sent into the ring post on his shoulder after missing Ziggler. Clotheslines and a corner splash from Ziggler lead to the neckbreaker. Famouser attempt countered by a rollup from Sandow.

Ziggler connects the second time around and nearly puts Sandow away. Ziggler walks into a backbreaker and neckbreaker combination from the Miz stunt double and he looks for the Figure Four again. Sandow kicked into the turnbuckles and Ziggler with the Zig Zag from behind.

Winner by pinfall: Dolph Ziggler

Raw Rebound shows WWE Principal Owner Stephanie McMahon awarding Nikki Bella a WWE Divas Championship shot and the conflict between The Bella Twins. A tweet from Brie Bella shows her apology to Nikki and her family. Jerry Springer will be at Raw to mediate a meeting between The Bellas.

(Commercials)

Total Divas sneak preview shows Natalya being asked to help Rosa Mendes get back in the fold.

Match Two: Natalya & Rosa Mendes vs. Summer Rae & Layla

Rosa Mendes and Summer Rae start out. Mendes with a waistlock into a rollup for a nearfall. Arm drags lead to a dropkick connecting for another nearfall. Suplex connects for Mendes and Summer Rae sent out. Mendes landing strikes on both Layla and Summer Rae. Summer Rae sent inside and Mendes yanked to the floor by her trunks by Layla. Natalya ties up with the referee and Layla tags in. Mendes brought back in and has her head slammed off the canvas before Layla applies a camel clutch. Mendes pressed down by Layla for a pair of nearfalls.

Mendes fights out of the opponent corner, only to be caught by Layla. Summer Rae in with a clothesline nearfall. Layla returns with a kick to the midsection. Legscissors choke applied as Layla falls back to the apron to strengthen the hold. Mendes swept to the mat from outside and Summer Rae returns. Dropkick from Layla gets Summer Rae a nearfall. Leg drop attempt misses and Natalya in with clotheslines. Stomp to the back of the head leads to a dropkick on the other end for Natalya. Discus clothesline into a Sharpshooter, which is slapped out of by Summer Rae and Layla in. Both women knocked out of the air as they go for crossbodies. Mendes tags herself in and Natalya not pleased. Bombshell Kick from Layla lands and Natalya knocked off the apron.

Winners by pinfall: Summer Rae & Layla

(Commercials)

Raw Rebound shows the continuing trouble between John Cena and The Authority and the main event between Cena, Roman Reigns, and Chris Jericho against Kane, Randy Orton, and "Mr. Money in the Bank" Seth Rollins.

(Commercials)

Highlights show Goldust and Stardust taking out and injuring one half of WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos last night and El Torito last week.

Match Three: Goldust & Stardust vs. Los Matadores

Diego starts with Stardust. Diego works Stardust into the corners and landing strikes and chops. Fernando in with a chop across the chest and an arm wrench. Diego comes down on the arm and sweeps the leg for a pin attempt. Armbar applied and Stardust gets the rope break in the corner. Stardust able to ram Diego into his corner and get the tag to Goldust. Goldust misses a clothesline and gets arm dragged into the Matadores corner. Diego in with a dropkick that earns a nearfall.

Armbar locked in on Goldust by Diego. WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos shown watching on a monitor backstage. Goldust thrown into the corner and Diego wrenches the arm. Stardust joins his brother outside and Goldust back in. Kick caught and countered by a Diego chop. Goldust tries for a sunset flip and receives an armbreaker over the knee of Diegoo for a nearfall. Armbar again applied and turned into an arm wrench. Rope break for Goldust still met by a kick from Diego. Back elbow out of the corner turns into a hurricanrana that sends Goldust out. Stardust sent out and Los Matadores fly outside to knock both down as we break.

(Commercials)

We return to Diego arm dragging and dropkicking his way out of a Stardust submission. Fernando brought in and Stardust works him into the corner to bring in Goldust. Goldust stomping him down in the corner. Fernando comes back with a corner forearm and Goldust sent into the opposite corner. Stardust yanks Goldust out of the way of a corner splash. Stardust now tagged in and the two stomp Fernando down. Front suplex by Stardust gets a nearfall and he applies a pectoral stretch. Goldust in and he rakes the chest. Fernando fighting back and fighting out of the corner. Fernando runs into a powerslam for a Goldust nearfall. Stardust in and stomping away for a nearfall of his own.

Top wristlock in for Stardust. Knee dropped to the stomach and Goldust tags in with a fist drop. Rear chinlock applied by Goldust. Jawbreaker gets Fernando out and the two collide. Goldust charges and gets sent outside. Stardust brings him back in and tags in to prevent the Fernando tag. Flip out of a back suplex brings Diego in. Corkscrews and clotheslines land off the springboard chop for Diego. Chops to the side of the head from the top put Stardust down for a nearfall.

Stardust charges and Diego hits a drop toehold that lays him on the rope. Running hip attack rebounds Stardust off the ropes and a cannonball splash from the top converts. Diego handling both Goldust and Stardust, as the former is sent out and hit with a baseball slide. Stardust topples Diego to the floor. Goldust sends Diego into the apron and Stardust lands Dark Matter inside.

Winners by pinfall: Goludst & Stardust

Post-match, Los Matadores are sent out by an attack from Goldust and Stardust. The show closes with the brothers laying between the ropes and surveying the damage.

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