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411’s WWE Main Event Report 11.20.13

November 20, 2013 | Posted by Michael Benjamin

WWE Championship Roll Call:
WWE Champion: Randy Orton
World Champion: John Cena
IC Champion: Big E Langston
US Champion: Dean Ambrose
Unified Diva’s Champion: AJ Lee
WWE World Tag Team Champions: Goldust and Cody Rhodes


– The Miz and Josh Mathews are on commentary.

Naomi (w/ Total Divas) vs. Tamina (w/ True Divss)
Let’s get these women a different theme song. They don’t associate with Tons anymore. They circle each other to start things of. LOCK UP! Tamina shoves Naomi to the mat. Boooooo. Lockup number to ends with Tamina delivering knee thrusts. She charges at Naomi and ends up getting heel kicked and sunset flipped for two. Tamina gets right back in control with a waist lock. She slams Naomi down and and forces her head against the mat. Naomi tries to get something going but ends up on the receiving end of a nice clothesline for two. Naomi comes back from a whip with a nice front flip clothesline. Instead of discussing it, Miz and Matthews talk Raw Country. Naomi battles out of a side headlock and. She dropkicks Tamina and covers for two. She applies a front face lock. She hits a side slam for two. Tamina doesn’t really give a fuck though. She goes back to work with punches and kicks. She clotheslines Naomi to the outside and, uh oh, we have the obligatory face and heel team standoff.

-Commercial Break-

Tamina has a headlock applied as we return from break. Naomi fights out and snapmares her way out of that sitch. More back and forth action ensues. Nothing inspiring but nothing unsettling as well. Naomi tries to create separation out of a headlock with elbow thrusts to the midsection but she can’t make it happen, captain. Tamina stomps, kicks, foot shoves, punches, etc. It’s plodding, really. This is quite the lengthy heat segment for a divas match. Naomi waits like, a full minute for Naomi to get up and follows up with a loose kick that was a foot away from hitting. After all of that, Naomi fights back lick it’s nothing. Little transition. She gets on the apron and heel kicks Tamina. The women fight on the outside behind here and she gets thrown off the apron onto all of the divas. Tamina follows out and a face smash on the ring apron is all it takes to get in control. Tamina quickly superkicks her out of nowhere for the win.

Why did this need a full two segments? A *long* two segments as well. If they would have condensed this into half of the time it could have been fun. This was eleven minutes of plodding action between some decent little spots.

OFFICIAL RESULT Tamina @ 10:54 aired via pinfall

– Cena/Del Rio hype video.

-Commercial Break-

Alberto Del Rio vs. Santino Marella
Santino does his “funny” stuff to kick things off before ADR gets as restless as me and kicks him down to the mat a few times. An arm drag into some submission arm work proceeds. ADR stomps away with his aggressive offense that you guys all know and luh… ignore. ADR hits an enziguri for two. He taunts to little heel heat. Santino misses a body splash in the corner and ADR hits another enziguri for two. ADR keeps up the momentum with body slams and his offense. Santino hulks up out of nowhere and begins his comeback routine. ADR cuts him off with a kick to the face. SI SI SI! Cross Arm Breaker. Tap tap tap.

Remember when Santino was getting all of those wins over up and coming midcarders? Did that ever go anywhere? Legit question. I feel like the wins stopped and he never got a title match or anything. Anyways, this was just an exhibition for ADR heading into his title match. It was fine for what it was.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Alberto Del Rio @ 4:00 via pinfall
RATING: *3/4

-Commercial Break-

Kofi Kingston vs. Fandango (w/ Summer Rae)
Fandango’s striking doesn’t go as planned and we get the early bail to the outside that he uses more liberally than anybody on the roster. He gets in and goes to work for a moment before Kofi hits him with a kick. Fandango reverses a bulldog into a back drop. Two. Kofi delivers a dropkick and the crowd is solidly behind him before our final commercial break.

-Commercial Break-

Fandango battles out of a headlock as we return. He tosses Kingston to the outside. Kofi kayfabe lands on hia arm and Fandango goes to work. Miz and Josh hype that up as the angle for the match now. Dango keeps up elbow work for awhile here and Kofi can’t escape. Fandango is very good at making it interesting when in control. Kingston uses a jawbreaker to escape the plethora of offense. Kofi lands on his feet after a back drop! Kofi does his comeback routine. Boom Drop. He sets up for Trouble in Paradise. He misses but covers with a crossbody. TWO. Kofi counters an armbar with a kick and sidesteps him. Fandango lands on the mat. Kofi misses a crossbody to the outside. Kofi attacks Miz by tossing Fandango into him. Miz tries getting involved for revenge but gets drop kicked for his troubles. Fandango rolls up a distracted Kofi for the win.

Good back and forth that helped the Kofi/Miz build and ended the show on a high note. I’d like to see Fandango get a nice angle going for himself soon though.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Fandango @ 7:49 via pinfall
RATING: **1/2

OVERALL: Lots of wrestling, though there was nothing mind blowing. If you have the time to kill, check it out. Why not? I wouldn’t bother going out of your way for anything though.

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