WWE Main Event results: The Viper preys on Wade Barrett’s Hollywood ego

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March 06, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. — WWE Main Event featured three highly competitive contests including the latest bout in the storied rivalry of Wade Barrett and Randy Orton. Also, Zack Ryder battled Cody Rhodes in search of redemption after being decimated by Mark Henry on Raw. In the evening’s third contest, U.S. Champion Antonio Cesaro faced a new challenge, squaring off with Sin Cara!

Randy Orton def. Wade Barrett

Over the past few months, Randy Orton and Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett have been engaged in a highly competitive rivalry with each Superstar besting the other on separate occasions. But before competing in the latest chapter of their ongoing enmity toward one another, The Bare-Knuckle Brawler took the opportunity to remind the WWE Universe of his role in the upcoming film “Dead Man Down.” After regaling the WWE Universe with stories of the Hollywood life that seemed only to annoy the Albany, N.Y., audience, Barrett showed a video package promoting the film. The Intercontinental Champion continued to run his mouth, even directing insults at “The Marine 3: Homefront” star and WWE Main Event commentator The Miz.

Finally, The Viper slid outside the ring and attacked his opponent, silencing the British grappler and tossing him in the ring to begin the match. Immediately, the WWE Universe was reminded why these two ring warriors share one of the most competitive rivalries in WWE. Gaining an early advantage, Orton was relentless in his offense, keeping his opponent from channeling his uncanny resilience and battling back effectively.

Feeding off of the energy inside Albany’s Times Union Center, WWE’s Apex Predator maintained control of the contest until Barrett shifted the tide by moving outside the ring. Having competed against one another many times, both Superstars have an understanding of each other’s strengths and weaknesses and must devise new strategies in the midst of battle whenever they compete.

Although Barrett managed to rebound and keep Orton reeling late in the contest, The Viper’s early dominance and the support of the WWE Universe kept him in the fight. As the Intercontinental Champion prepared to execute the Bull Hammer elbow, Orton countered with a powerslam followed by a devastating RKO to secure victory.

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