6/12 WWE Main Event Recap
By: Kevin Hensley
WWE Main Event Recap
June 12, 2013 (Taped June 11, 2013)
Greensboro, NC at the Coliseum
Commentators: Josh Matthews & Wade Barrett
-Main Event open, with full pyro
-As Josh Matthews welcomes us to Main Event, The Miz’s music hits. Tony Chimel introduces him, and after Miz enters the ring, he awaits his opponent, Cody Rhodes.
1. The Miz VS Cody Rhodes
-Both men trade momentum, with no one seemingly able to seize control. Suddenly, The Miz tries to lock on the FIGURE-FOUR (in Flair country, no less,) but Rhodes is able to fight him off. Miz & Rhodes try to regain their composure as we go to commercial 4:30 into the match.
-An ad for the John Cena/Ryback Three Stages of Hell Match for the WWE Championship, at Payback THIS SUNDAY, airs.
-Back to the match, and Rhodes is in control, working over The Miz’s arm with a variety of shots and submission holds. Miz tries to fight back, but Cody continues to punish the arm. Miz finally makes a comeback, and slaps on the FIGURE-FOUR for the submission victory.
Winner: The Miz by Submission in 12:54 (shown.) This match was just kind of…there. Rhodes did a good job working on the arm, but the ending was anti-climatic, and the match just never seemed to get going. ** ½.
-After a replay of the finish, The Miz stands tall.
-Before we go to break…if you need to buy anything for Father’s Day, go to WWEShop.com!
-CM Punk will return to face Chris Jericho this Sunday at Payback.
-Back in the arena, Damien Sandow comes out and runs down the crowd, as well as his opponent during the pre-show this Sunday, Sheamus. “You’re welcome.” After this, Sin Cara comes out to face Damien in a singles match. This should be good.
2. Damien Sandow VS Sin Cara
-Cara uses his speed to get around Sandow, who’s WISELY trying to ground Cara. Damien ends up on the floor, in the aisle, trying to ponder his strategy as we go to break 2:11 into the match.
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-Back to the action, and as expected, Sandow has taken control. Cara mounts a comeback, but misses a swanton off the top. Damien picks him up and hits a modified Rock Bottom for the three count.
Winner: Damien Sandow in 5:40 (shown.) Both men made good use of their time out there, and Sandow looks strong heading into Sunday. * ½.
-After the pinfall, a graphic for the Sandow/Sheamus Payback pre-show match comes across the screen.
-UP NEXT! Cena & Ryback went Face-to-Face on Raw this past Monday, with lumberjacks surrounding the ring. What happened? Find out NEXT!
-Be sure to catch The Miz…twenty minutes ago…on WWE Main Event, on ION Television!
[Commercial Break. A 20-second clip for the DVD of The Rock’s movie “Snitch” airs.]
-Did You Know? The WWE now has over 100,000,000 Facebook followers. That’s more than all of the NFL and MLB teams, combined! That’s impressive (no sarcasm.)
-Highlights of the Cena/Ryback brawl from Raw this past Monday airs, followed by a graphic breakdown of the Three Stages of Hell WWE Championship Match at Payback.
-IT’S TIME TO GET FUNKAY! Here comes Tons of Funk. They do their spill, and we go to commercial.
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-Back inside the Greensboro Coliseum, Tons of Funk await their opponents…The Usos???!!! Face/face tag match. Interesting. Not much time left to do it, either.
3. Tons of Funk VS The Usos
-Both teams trade some hard-hitting, albeit friendly blows. The action eventually breaks down, with The Usos landing a double superkick on Brodus Clay, then hitting the SUPERFLY SPLASH for the three count.
Winners: The Usos in 4:51. Try and understand this statement: That was the most friendly, hard-hitting match I’ve ever witnessed. Both teams smiled and mimicked their opponents’ respective dance routines, and the action was fine for five minutes with Tons of Funk in the ring. *.
-The Usos celebrate in the ring, DON’T MISS SMACKDOWN! THIS FRIDAY ON SYFY! WWE logo flashes across the screen to sign off.
FINAL THOUGHTS: An up and down episode tonight. The action seemed to be just…THERE. Nothing special. The buildup for Payback was evident, but didn’t water the show down. **.