WWE Main Event results: Championship night on WWE Network
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – WWE Main Event premiered live on WWE Network for the second time ever and featured two high-stakes championship bouts. First, AJ Lee defended the Divas Championship against her longtime rival Natalya, and then Dean Ambrose also put the United States Championship on the line against Mark Henry!
Los Matadores def. Rybaxel
Los Matadores and Rybaxel are two tag teams in the hunt for the WWE Tag Team Championships. Their collision on WWE Main Event on WWE Network matched the power of Ryback and the technical prowess of Curtis Axel against the speed and agility of Diego and Fernando. Though both Axel and Ryback will face each other in the 30-Man Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 30, their teamwork on WWE Main Event was on display against the uncanny chemistry of their masked opponents.
The momentum of the battle wavered back and forth, but it was ultimately the teamwork of Diego and Fernando - with an assist from El Torito - that allowed them to pick up a victory against Rybaxel.
Divas Champion AJ Lee def. Natalya
Natalya and AJ Lee – the longest-reigning Divas Champion in WWE history – renewed their rivalry and battle for the Divas Title on WWE Main Event. With "Total Divas" season two premiering this Sunday on E!, the daughter of Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart was poised to silence AJ and claim the butterfly title.
Relying on her skills that were forged in the legendary Hart Family Dungeon, Natalya focused on using her technical abilities to her advantage. Conversely, the Divas Champion continued her mind games and was well aware that her bodyguard – Tamina – could swoop in at a moment's notice.
Both Divas left everything inside the squared circle, even countering each other's respective submission maneuvers. As AJ was locked in The Sharpshooter, Tamina offered an assist. As a result, Natalya was distracted, allowing the Divas Champion to deliver a crushing knee to the face, followed by her patented Black Widow to secure the victory.
United States Champion Dean Ambrose def. Mark Henry
Showing a united front, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins joined their fellow Hound of Justice as he faced off against Mark Henry to defend the United States Championship. The World's Strongest Man leaned on his size and impressive power to counteract not only his opponent, but the other members of The Shield. However, Ambrose – one of the most unorthodox competitors in WWE – used that to his advantage.
Employing a brutal strategy, the United States Champion targeted his 400-pound opponent's knees, keeping Mark Henry grounded. The World's Strongest Man displayed the resilience that has contributed to his storied career. However, the methodical tactics used by Ambrose – and some assistance from The Shield – allowed the United States Champion to overcome a late rally by Henry and retain the title.