12/4 Kester's WWE Main Event Live Coverage Review: Goldust vs. Ryback, The Uso Brothers vs. 3MB, and R-Truth vs. Damien Sandow
By Ryan Kester
Main Event on Ion Television
Taped earlier in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
[Q1] 1. Goldust (w/Cody Rhodes) vs. Ryback (w/ Curtis Axel). Ryback got in some early offense, but Goldust managed to gain the upper hand by out-wrestling the big man.
Ryback powered back and hit a shoulder block that sent Goldust to the outside. Ryback celebrated in the ring as Goldust sold on the floor… [C]
Back from the break, Ryback continued to overpower Goldust. Goldust began to make his comeback off of a scary botched powerslam.
[Q2]Goldust hit his finisher and covered Ryback, but Curtis Axel broke the count and the referee threw out the match…
Goldust defeated Ryback via disqualification in 10:11.
The tag champions cleared the heels from the ring… [C]
Ryan's Reaction: Decent match. They showed a good deal of action down the stretch, but the DQ finish let the air out of the action.
2. The Uso Brothers vs. 3MB (w/Heath Slater). The Usos overwhelmed Jinder Mahal at first, but he managed to get the tag off to McIntyre, and the heels settled into control.
Jey Uso got a tag off to Jimmy Uso, and Jimmy managed to overwhelm a fresh Mahal. Jimmy hit a Samoan Drop, quickly followed by a missed wrecking ball. Jimmy recovered quickly, however, and he hit a superkick that brought McIntyre into the ring.
McIntyre and Jey Uso brawled while Jimmy Uso battled Mahal in the corner. Jimmy threw Mahal to the mat and hit a Superfly Splash for the 1-2-3…
The Usos defeated 3MB in 5:06.
Ryan's Reaction: There was some good action in there, but the match was so short it felt like a cliffnotes version of a better tag match.
[Q3] [C] The Raw Rebound recapped the contract signing for the title unification match at TLC…
Triple H, via a WWE.com interview, detailed the importance of the two heavyweight championships… [C]
[Q4] Sandow cut a brief promo before his match about how he was the future intercontinental champion and future face of the WWE. Sandow said he would show Truth how playing to the _half-wits" would get him nowhere.
3. R-Truth vs. Damien Sandow. Truth controlled the early going, but Sandow managed to turn the tide and began working on Truth's neck.
Truth clotheslined Sandow to the floor… [C]
Back from the break, Truth had the best of Sandow, but Sandow managed to bait Truth into following him to the floor, and he was able to attack him when he was distracted.
Sandow wore Truth down and hit the Elbow of Disdain for a two count. Truth began making his comeback, but Sandow kicked his leg out from under him and hit You're Welcome to put Truth away.
Damien Sandow defeated R-Truth in 8:40.
Ryan's Reaction: Good match. Sandow got another chance to show off his move set and Truth sold well enough for him. Overall, this was a skippable edition of Main Event. Nothing offensive; nothing impressive.
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