WWE Main Event results: A rivarly intensifies

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April 17, 2013

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Another chapter in the heated rivalry between WWE NXT alums Justin Gabriel and Wade Barrett is written as Gabriel won a high-stakes battle royal and challenged The Bare-Knuckle Brawler for the Intercontinental Championship.

Justin Gabriel won the battle royal to determine the No. 1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship

Following Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett's defeat at the hands of R-Truth on Raw, it appeared as though Barrett's momentum since reclaiming the title 24 hours after losing it at WrestleMania was coming to a screeching halt. On WWE Main Event, The Bare-Knuckle Brawler kicked off the evening by acting as though he wasn't concerned about any of the battle royal participants. His nonchalant attitude quickly changed when he was interrupted by The Great Khali — who then proceeded to enter the contest.

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Barrett watched the action from the locker room area as Khali, Justin Gabriel, The Usos, 3MB, Santino Marella, Primo, Epico, Yoshi Tatsu and Alex Riley tried to be the last Superstar left standing and earn an immediate opportunity for the title. Although former World Heavyweight Champion The Great Khali was certainly the biggest threat, the other Superstars in the battle managed to remove The Punjabi Playboy from the battle fairly early.

As the field began to thin out, the excitement from the WWE Universe inside Knoxville's Thompson-Boling Arena mounted. Following the shocking elimination of former U.S. Champion Marella, Gabriel managed to stave off elimination by Drew McIntyre, only to skin the cat and pull the former Intercontinental Champion to the floor below. As the South African Superstar regained his footing inside the squared circle, Primo charged forward but Gabriel's quick reflexes allowed him to secure the victory by countering Primo's attack, resulting in the Puerto Rican Superstar tumbling to the floor below.

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