WWE Main Event results: Fight or Fright
TAMPA, Fla. – On the night before Halloween, the WWE Universe was in for an action-packed edition of WWE Main Event. Kofi Kingston did his best to survive against the monstrous Ryback, while Heath Slater tried to avoid the venomous bite of Santino Marella’s Cobra. Fandango came face-to-face with the Frankenstein-ish Great Khali and Los Matadores charged into action with the costumed El Torito by their side.
Ryback def. Kofi Kingston
Kofi Kingston didn’t have to worry about Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees chasing him down on the night before Halloween. He did, however, have a massive monster coming for him on WWE Main Event, in the form of Ryback.
Furious after back-to-back losses to CM Punk, The Big Guy was looking to get back in the win column Wednesday night. Kingston tried to use his rapid-fire kicks and speed to stick and move against his larger foe, but the monstrous Ryback was able to ground The Dreadlocked Dynamo.
After a series of kicks that wounded his lip, Ryback retreated to the floor. However, that might have been the worst place to go, as Kofi dove over the rope, crashing into his muscular foe.
Though The Wildcat staggered the beast with his stick and move offense, he never truly got a chance to get going. Ryback constantly cut him off, using his immense power to bulldoze the former Intercontinental Champion. He smiled as he brutalized Kingston, making it seem like it was easy.
It wasn’t a cakewalk for Ryback, though. Kingston spun over one of Ryback’s Meathook clotheslines, flooring the monster with devastating DDT. Ryback finally caught the speedy Kingston with a clubbing blow and Shell Shocked his foe to claim victory.
Santino Marella def. Heath Slater
After an unsuccessful attempt at capturing the feisty El Torito on Raw, Heath Slater found himself across the ring from another Superstar with animalistic tendencies – Santino Marella, master of The Cobra.
The 3MB frontman thought he was in for an easy night when his rival had a hard time kipping up off the mat. Santino, however, got to his feet and attacked. Marella clubbed Slater with a big clothesline before sending him retreating with the threat of The Cobra.
Slater was busy mugging for his bandmates’ Instagrams while Santino struggled to skin the cat back into the ring. That gave Marella enough time to recover. After finally sticking the landing on a kip-up, Santino found the energy to get back on the offensive. Jinder Mahal tried to stop The Cobra from striking, only to get a faceful of scales himself. Santino evaded a diving Slater, then hit the wannabe rocker with The Cobra for the win.
Fandango def. The Great Khali
The ballroom dancer and The Punjabi Playboy clashed once again on Wednesday night, with both men (and their gal pals) out to prove that their dancing is superior. Fandango showed no fear following the opening bell, walking right up to Khali and chopping him across his massive chest.
Unfortunately, the chop had no effect on the 7-foot giant, who dragged Fandango to the corner and battered him with a series of vicious elbows and huge chops. The fleet-footed Superstar drew Khali to the floor while he was recovering and pounced on the attack while The Punjabi Playboy lumbered back over the ropes.
However, Fandango gloated a little too long, allowing Khali to get back to his feet and attack. Seeing the writing on the wall, Summer Rae leapt to the apron to distract the giant. Natalya raced over to end the bombshell’s interference, yanking her from the apron. It was too late, though, as Fandango took advantage of the distraction, flooring Khali with a DDT and clocking him with his graceful top-rope legdrop for the victory.
Los Matadores def. Los Locales
The fiery El Torito led Diego and Fernando into action for their WWE Main Event debut against the masked Los Locales. Los Matadores’ lightning-quick speed put them in control of the match early. They sent the heavier Local twirling around the ring with a dizzying array of arm drags and double-team maneuvers.
Los Locales briefly jumped on offense after cutting off Fernando from his partner. Their attack didn’t last long, as El Torito charged into the ring, leaping to the top rope and diving on to one of Los Locales at ringside. It was el fin for Los Locales, as Diego and Fernando were able to hit their trademark double-team move to pick up the victory.