WWE Main Event results: Countdown to the Royal Rumble

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January 22, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Just days before the annual Royal Rumble pay-per-view – and the official start of The Road to WrestleMania – WWE Main Event was packed with action. Royal Rumble Match participants R-Truth and Damien Sandow squared off, The Bellas were in action against Alicia Fox & Aksana and Alberto Del Rio faced his longtime rival Sin Cara.

R-Truth def. Damien Sandow

Damien Sandow kicked off WWE Main Event by declaring his intent to win the Royal Rumble Match and become WWE World Heavyweight Champion. However, before the 30-man over-the-top-rope extravaganza, the self-proclaimed Intellectual Savior of the Masses had to face R-Truth.

Xavier Woods joined Tom Phillips and The Miz on commentary to observe his mentor – R-Truth – and discuss his own ambitions for his first-ever Royal Rumble Match. Former WWE Champion The Miz tried to explain to Woods that seeing and participating in the Royal Rumble Match are completely different experiences.

Meanwhile, inside the squared circle, Sandow and R-Truth battled back and forth – neither competitor gaining an advantage early in the contest. Each time Sandow swung the pendulum of momentum in his favor, R-Truth’s experience and agility balanced the equation and moved Sandow from offense to defense.

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Using the environment outside the ring to his advantage, Sandow reclaimed control and began to punish R-Truth. In an effort to increase the amount of damage being dished out, Sandow removed both his elbow and knee pad, striking his opponent without fear of injuring himself. Nevertheless, the resilience of the former United States Champion kept him in the battle, once again shifting back and forth. Near-falls and failed finishers brought the WWE Universe to the edge of their seats.

Sandow threw everything but the kitchen sink at R-Truth, unable to claim a victory with The Royal Arch or Terminus. Finally, after attempting his patented You’re Welcome half-nelson slam one last time, Truth reversed the maneuver and executed his own patented maneuver – driving Sandow face-first into the canvas and securing the victory.

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