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WWE Main Event, Live via WWE Network from Detroit, MI
The show opens with a recap of what happened on Raw last night. Daniel Bryan took a stand against The Authority but he paid for it by getting beaten down at the end of the night in the main event segment.
Match #1 - Kane vs. Daniel Bryan
Early control by Kane and he manhandles Bryan. Kane gets told he sold out. Bryan gets in a hope spot by pulling the top rope down and sending a charging Kane crashing to ringside. Bryan tries to follow it up, but gets caught and thrown into the safety railing first, then the ring apron.
Bryan comes back with a drop toe hold into the buckle, then works a series of kicks and punches. Bryan focuses his offense on the leg by drop kicking his knee against the ring post. Bryan fires up with running drop kicks, but Kane catches him with a big boot and returns to control of the match.
Out of a break, Kane keeps up the offense with slams and rest holds. Bryan mounts another comeback and drop kicks Kane out of the ring. Big missile drop kick in follow up to get a near fall. Kane gets the upper hand with a flying clothesline. Kane calls for the choke slam, but gets a roundhouse kick from Bryan instead. Bryan follows with the diving headbutt for two.
Kane comes back with a running DDT for a near fall. He goozles Bryan for the chokeslam, but Bryan rolls it through and pins Kane for the win.
Solid match. I wasn't fan of the ending, but the match overall was entertaining. A good pairing to bring eyes to the program.
Josh Mathews interviews Kane afterward backstage, but my feed got goofy and I missed the comments.
Match #2 - Alicia Fox (w/Aksana) vs. Nikki Bella (w/Brie Bella)
Nikki goes after Alicia's arm. Aksana causes a distraction, and Fox gets a cheap shot from behind in. Fox goes on offense, hitting a really nice northern lights suplex for two. Nikki mounts a comeback and hits her torture rack style finisher for the win.
That was fine. Nikki isn't a good worker, but she was passable tonight, and Fox hit some nice spots. Entertaining.
Renee Young interviews the Usos about the tag team championship win. They tell her that winning the titles hasn't sunk in yet, but they know the former champions are not happy about the win. The New Age Outlaws are indeed not happy, and they interrupt and come to the ring. Road Dogg mocks Detroit, and says he feels awe standing in the ring with the luckiest boys in the world. He says they need to postpone the rematch, because they are not feeling 100%. He tells them when the Outlaws recover, the tag titles will come back home to them.
Brad Maddox comes out and confirms the injury issue. He says the crowd is expecting a tag team title match, and introduces the Los Matadores as the new opponents. The Outlaws join the announce position.
Match #3 - The Uso Brothers (c) vs. Los Matadores (w/El Torito); WWE Tag Team Championship
Jey starts off with Fernando, and the two do some chain wrestling. Diego checks in, but the Usos stay in control working quick tags to wear down the Matadores. The Usos hit a dive on each of the opponents, and all four men sell.
Out of the break, Usos continue to control. Fernando gets a hot tag and the Matadors hit a double team move on Jey. They take their turn on offense, working quick tags. Jimmy gets the hot tag next. He tears into the Matadores. Fernando hits him with a DDT to slow him down, but Jey gets in the match to back his brother up.
In the end, the Usos hit their double superkick and followed with the splash for the win to retain their titles.
Afterward, Billy Gunn attacks El Torito, so Torito comes back at him with some fancy moves of his own. Los Matadores team up to hit their finisher on Gunn, with an assist from Torito.
Overall a good tag main event with good action, but with both teams being faces it took some of the energy off of it. Neither team had any heat, and putting the titles on the line gave away that the Usos would go over. It was a replacement match, and the Usos just won the titles last night.
Overall, a good program tonight. A couple minor Network glitches, but nothing to write home about there either. Join us next week for more Main Event coverage.