WWE Main Event: Texas-sized competition
LAREDO, Texas – The WWE Universe witnessed three highly competitive contests on WWE Main Event, including Sheamus in singles action against Jack Swagger!
Sheamus def. Jack Swagger
Although he was still sporting the cringe-inducing bruise on his thigh from WWE Money in the Bank, Sheamus was ready for action against Jack Swagger on WWE Main Event. However, before the battle could commence, Zeb Colter commented on his distaste for Laredo’s close proximity to the Mexican border and that he saw illegal immigrants cross into the United States the previous evening with his night vision goggles. Turning his attention to The Celtic Warrior, Colter fired up WWE’s Irish-born Superstar by claiming he was illegally in America.
Though Colter did the talking, once the bell sounded, it was up to Swagger to derail The Great White. Attempting to overpower The Real American early in the contest, Sheamus exposed his bruised leg, allowing Swagger to capitalize. Well aware of his opponent’s pain, the Perry, Okla., native shifted the course of the match in his favor by targeting the leg every time Sheamus displayed his resilience.
Swagger’s strategy remained consistent, looking to expand the damage to The Celtic Warrior’s leg by using the environment – including the steel steps – to his advantage. With Sheamus struggling to stay on his feet, the WWE Universe rallied in support, but Swagger’s relentless offense and crushing strikes to the former WWE Champion’s leg seemed to spell certain doom.
A true ring warrior, Sheamus fought back, proving he is one of the toughest WWE Superstars in modern history. Ignoring the pain coursing through his body, The Great White’s adrenaline rush allowed him to execute his patented Irish Curse backbreaker on top of his injured thigh. Sheamus’ surge of energy was enough to keep Swagger off his game as the two combatants battled back and forth, and The Celtic Warrior even endured a devastating Patriot Lock.
As frustration mounted for Swagger, Sheamus found the perfect opportunity to grit his teeth, endure the pain and execute a Brogue Kick to secure a hard-fought victory.