WWE Main Event results: The truth about The Barrett Barrage

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March 20, 2013

CINCINNATI — Coming off an impressive win on Raw, Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett faced former U.S. Champion R-Truth in the featured contest on WWE Main Event. Also, tag team action highlighted the evening with a competitive contest pitting Layla & Natalya against Aksana & Alicia Fox, followed by The Usos taking on The Prime Time Players.

Wade Barrett def. R-Truth (PHOTOS | WATCH THE ACTION)

Two nights after narrowly defeating The Miz and Chris Jericho in an action-packed Triple Threat Match to retain the Intercontinental Championship, Wade Barrett shifted his focus to former U.S. Champion R-Truth. With The Miz at ringside calling the action, Barrett intended to send a message to The Awesome One — and all challengers — while continuing to build on the momentum of his Raw title defense.

Since returning from injury, R-Truth has been building his own head of steam and derailing the Intercontinental Champion would certainly propel the rapping Superstar back into title contention. An experienced in-ring veteran, R-Truth was well aware that the only way to match up with the aggressive style of The Barrett Barrage was to channel the same vigor as his opponent. Relying on his quickness and agility, Truth’s unorthodox style left the Intercontinental Champion reeling early in the contest.

The resilience of The Bare-Knuckle Brawler was on display, withstanding the effective offense of R-Truth before turning the tide outside the ring. Once in control of the contest, Barrett made sure to capitalize on his brand of competitiveness, attacking his opponent with unbridled ferocity. R-Truth remained in the battle, however, regaining control by using his prowess to counter a number of the British brawler’s high-impact maneuvers.

The Intercontinental Champion nearly met defeat when his opponent countered his trademark Wasteland maneuver. Trying to regroup, Barrett rolled out of the ring as R-Truth reached for him through the ropes. In a devilishly wise move, Barrett pulled on Truth’s arm — forcing his challenger to bounce off the ropes and to the canvas. Seizing the opportunity, the British Superstar rolled down his elbow pad, re-entered the ring and delivered a devastating Bull Hammer elbow to secure the victory.

Following his impressive victory, the Intercontinental Champion made sure to take a moment to gloat about the win and the effectiveness of The Barrett Barrage. As he addressed the WWE Universe, Barrett made sure to specifically target his opponent from Raw, The Miz. Shoving The Awesome One, the star of “The Marine 3: Homefront” exploded from his chair and attacked the Intercontinental Champion, sending him away from the ring.

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