WWE Main Event results: Fast-paced action in Jacksonville!

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February 06, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — WWE Main Event was filled with exciting WWE action featuring three intense contests, including Sheamus battling Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan squaring off with Damien Sandow and an impromptu match between The Funkadactyls and Tamina & Aksana!

Sheamus def. Cody Rhodes (PHOTOS | WATCH)

Before the match got underway, an irate Cody Rhodes immediately took issue with the fact that the six Superstars in the Elimination Chamber Match — all vying for a World Heavyweight Title opportunity — have won and lost the title while he has waited six years for a championship opportunity. Alas, Rhodes is not scheduled to participate in the contest. After grabbing a chair and sitting in the center of the ring, he claimed he would not leave until SmackDown General Manager Booker T granted him a spot in the Elimination Chamber Match.

Although Michael Cole informed the son of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes that Booker T was not at Main Event, Rhodes demanded someone contact him. But The Celtic Warrior was tired of listening to his opponent’s rant and made his way to the ring, still amped from his confrontation with The Shield on Raw and ready for a fight. Before the action officially got underway, Sheamus taunted Rhodes before their heated verbal exchange turned physical. (WATCH)

With both competitors getting in blows before the opening contest, the WWE Universe in Jacksonville knew they were in for a heated battle. As the opening bell sounded, Rhodes tried to attack Sheamus head-on, but was quickly deterred by the former WWE and World Heavyweight Champion’s brute strength.

An experienced and wise grappler, Rhodes quickly regrouped and adjusted his strategy to try and keep The Celtic Warrior grounded and his strength at bay. Momentum shifted back and forth as the second-generation Superstar’s aggressive agility was matched up well against the Irish powerhouse. Working against Rhodes was the sheer force of impact behind many of Sheamus’ maneuvers. Yet this battle also presented Rhodes an opportunity to prove his resilience and ultimately why he deserves a spot in the Elimination Chamber Match.

That very toughness was on display as the action spilled to the outside. Although Rhodes managed to counter a handful of offensive moves, Sheamus maintained control, even tossing his opponent into the fan barricade after a perfectly executed fallaway slam. Nonetheless, Rhodes pressed on, searching for the best opportunity to strike and regain momentum.

Remaining aggressive and overconfident in his approach, Rhodes used his knowledge of the squared circle to his advantage, utilizing the ropes to keep The Celtic Warrior in check. Since debuting in 2009, however, Sheamus has proved that he is one of the toughest Superstars ever to set foot inside the ring.

Following an impressive reversal of Rhodes’ signature Cross Rhodes maneuver, The Celtic Warrior successfully executed the Irish Curse backbreaker. As the WWE Universe rose to their feet, Sheamus pounded his chest and waited as his opponent staggered to his feet before delivering a crushing Brogue Kick for the win.

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