WWE Main Event results: Championship history lesson

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May 01, 2013

DETROIT — On WWE Main Event, Antonio Cesaro battled Kofi Kingston in a rematch for the highflier’s  U.S. Championship. Also, former WWE Tag Team Champions Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater squared off in a battle in the evening’s second contest.

United States Champion Kofi Kingston def. Antonio Cesaro

Just two nights after being defeated by World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler on Raw, new father and United States Champion Kofi Kingston faced the challenge of former U.S. Title holder Antonio Cesaro, who was eager to reclaim his championship. Luck has not been on The Swiss Superman’s side in recent weeks, but he strived to refocus on WWE Main Event — the show that highlighted his dominance during his title reign.

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The Swiss-born Superstar was certainly determined — he was not yodeling and was sporting a Swiss Army beret and aviator sunglasses. His strategy for reclaiming the U.S. Title was certainly wise — using his raw strength to keep the high-flying Kingston grounded. Cesaro displayed an excellent variety of technical maneuvers, specifically targeting the U.S. Champion’s legs — no doubt in an effort to neutralize Kingston’s signature Trouble in Paradise. Alas, motivated by his loss to the World Heavyweight Champion and riding high on emotions after the birth of his son, Kingston persevered. Kingston regained control of the match and Cesaro was defeated with the very move he was trying to prevent — Trouble in Paradise.

Following the contest, Matt Striker interviewed the victorious U.S. Champion who was ecstatic to go home to his new son as a champion. After the bout, however, Cesaro attacked the U.S. Champion and savagely pulled out one of “The Wildcat’s” dreadlocks, exacting revenge for the loss of the U.S. Title.

WATCH: CESARO ATTACKS KINGSTON

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