Welcome to this week's Main Event broadcast coverage, with the show being featured live on WWE Network. Refresh the page for latest results. Christian was to face Big E for the Intercontinental Title tonight, but ProWrestling.net is reporting he was pulled from that match. No reason was given.
Main Event, Live from Boston, MA
We find out that Christian is not going to be facing Big E for the title. So, let's find out who his new challenger is with a three-way.
Match #1 - Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler; #1 Contender to the Intercontinental Championship
Ziggler ends up taking a powder early on. Sheamus and Del Rio go at it, with Sheamus hitting Del Rio with power. Ziggler gets back into things. Typical three-way action ensues, with two men working in the ring while the third takes a powder outside.
Del Rio catches Sheamus with an enziguri kick and tosses Ziggler into the safety railing. Out of break, Del Rio keeps control of both men. Ziggler catches him with a drop kick as Del Rio tries some top rope offense.
Ziggler starts to work his moves on Del Rio. Sheamus drags him out of the ring though and takes his turn on offense. All three men tie it up now for the first time since the match started. Del Rio clears Ziggler but takes the Battering Ram from Sheamus. Sheamus scores a near fall, then clothes Del Rio to the floor. He turns around and gets a big jumping DDT from Ziggler. Really good near fall.
Sheamus counters a roll-up attempt from Ziggler into the Cloverleaf. Ziggler teases tapping but Del Rio kicks Sheamus with the side thrust kick to get another near fall. Del Rio puts Sheamus in the cross arm breaker, but Sheamus escapes. Del Rio tries to set up a backstabber, but Ziggler catches him with the Zig Zag. Sheamus sells the backstabber as Ziggler gets the cover and the win.
Afterward, Renee Young interviews Ziggler and Big E. Ziggler yells that he will be going to Wrestlemania to win the Andre the Giant Battle Royale and he would do that as the Intercontinental Champion. Big E briefly mentions the history between he and Ziggler, and promises to walk out of their match still the Intercontinental Champion.
Rinse and repeat. These three, along with Christian, had a really good match last night and they delivered again tonight. The action was slow in the early going but picked up down the stretch. A very entertaining affair.
We get a recap of last night's promo segment between Batista and Randy Orton.
AJ joins the commentators at the announce position for the next match.
Match #2 - Natalya, the Funkadactlys, Eva Marie and Emma vs. Alica Fox, Summer Rae, Layla, Aksana, and Tamina.
Natalya and Layla take turns exchanging slaps to the backside to start. About two minutes in, it's total chaos. All ten women are in the ring brawling. Order is restored, and the heel ladies are in control of things. They focus their offense on Eva Marie.
A second breakdown hits, and it's chaos again. Tamina and Naomi are the only two left in the ring. Tamina hits a superkick and covers to get the win for her team. Afterward, AJ gets in the ring and raises Tamina's hand. Tamina looks confused, so AJ gives her a hug and skips away.
Lots of green in this match. Usually these ten-person tag matches are a mess, but this was a train wreck. All the green talent in the ring just did not help its cause.
The Raw Rebound focuses on the story between Bray Wyatt and John Cena.
Wade Barrett has bad news for us. He pops up on his podium and proceeds to tell us we're all hideous.
Match #3 - Big E (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler; WWE Intercontinental Championship
The pair jockey for control early, but Big E overpowers Ziggler. Ziggler rallies after the break but takes a belly-to-belly suplex. Dolph comes back with a drop kick, but Big E hits him with a urinage.
Ziggler hits him with a jumping DDT for two. Big E fights back and tries for the Big Ending, but Ziggler slips away and hits the Fameasser for a near fall. Moments later, Big E hits him with the Big Ending to get the win and retain his title.
Afterward, the two hug in the ring.
These two had a good match, but I think they left something out there. We've seen better from them before.
Not the biggest highlight of the week, but Main Event was a sound show tonight. Lots of decent in-ring work, but nothing that played into the upcoming Wrestlemania picture. Thanks for watching along tonight.