WWE Main Event results: Countdown to Hell in a Cell
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Just days away from WWE Hell in a Cell, WWE Main Event was chock full of action-packed matches, including Goldust battling Seth Rollins!
Seth Rollins def. Goldust
After a string of recent successes with his younger brother Cody Rhodes – including the duo winning the WWE Tag Team Titles – Goldust battled Shield member Seth Rollins on WWE Main Event. Still reeling from the loss of the tag titles to the Rhodes brothers, Rollins was seeking vengeance against the former Intercontinental Champion. . Nevertheless, the younger Rhodes sibling joined his face-painted kin as well in an effort to counteract Roman Reigns and keep the battle between the combatants inside the squared circle.
The Hounds of Justice are certainly rabid and rely on controlled chaos as a unit, but Rollins is certainly a gifted competitor in his own right. Holding his own against Goldust – a Superstar with experience spanning three decades – the Shield member certainly displayed his abilities while also taking advantage of a distraction from Reigns.
With momentum in his favor, Rollins methodically attacked Goldust while taunting a helpless Cody Rhodes. However, Goldust has tussled with the likes of Roddy Piper and Triple H, buiding a resilience that has led him to a long, storied career and allowed him to battle back and keep Rollins at a disadvantage.
However, as the action spilled to the outside of the ring, Goldust exchanged words with Reigns. Cody took a more direct approach and attacked the Shield member as The Bizarre One returned to the ring to resume his struggle against Rollins. However, Reigns’ distraction was enough for Rollins to recover and roll up his opponent and steal a victory.
The Real Americans def. The Prime Time Players
The enduring rivalry between The Real Americans and The Prime Time Players continued on WWE Main Event. Four of WWE’s most athletic Superstars – and two of the most in-sync duos–wasted little time feeling each other out and immediately went on the offensive.
Familiarity is certainly a factor for both squads, but that same understanding of their opponents’ methods also breeds a greater competition between them. Although The Prime Time Players thrive on their uncanny teamwork, Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger have recently built a great deal of momentum and renewed vigor and they showed it with an effective offense that kept Darren Young and O’Neil reeling.
The deciding factor in the contest was most certainly Cesaro’s athleticism and strength. After recovering from a fiery assault by Titus O’Neil, The Swiss-born Superman executed a jaw-dropping Cesaro Swing on the 275-pound competitor. This allowed Swagger to put the finishing touches on The Prime Time Player with a Patriot Lock.
The Funkadactyls def. Aksana & Alicia Fox
“Total Divas” stars Naomi and Cameron were in action Wednesday night, battling the duo of Aksana and Alicia Fox on WWE Main Event. From the moment the opening bell sounded, The Funkadactyls displayed their impressive athleticism and teamwork while drawing cheers from the WWE Universe.
Aksana and former Divas Champion Alicia Fox struggled to gain enough momentum to sidetrack the advances of The Funkadactyls. Finally, a failed attempt at double-teaming Naomi resulted in Cameron taking down Alicia Fox, allowing her tag team partner to finish off Aksana and secure the victory.
Damien Sandow def. Dolph Ziggler
Former World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler set out to silence Money in the Bank winner Damien Sandow. A victory against The Showoff would certainly quiet Sandow’s growing number of naysayers who don’t believe he is worthy of claiming to be the uncrowned World Champion. However, The Intellectual Savior of The Masses faced one giant hurdle on WWE Main Event – he’s never defeated Ziggler.
Initially, The Showoff tried to rely on his technical abilities to keep Sandow at bay, but Sandow proved resilient and unleashed a flurry of strikes to take advantage of the contest. Both competitors battled back and forth – neither enjoying a dominant advantage – leaving the WWE Universe on the edge of their seats.
The defining moment of the battle came when Sandow displayed his cunning, taking out Ziggler’s knee and executing a Full Nelson Slam for the victory.