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Csonka’s WWE Main Event Review 1.24.20

January 24, 2020 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Csonka’s WWE Main Event Review 1.24.20

– Sarah Logan defeated Deonna Purrazzo @ 6:00 via pin [**½]
– Cedric Alexander defeated Shelton Benjamin @ 8:25 via pin [***]

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– Byron Saxton and Main Event Mickie James are on commentary.

Deonna Purrazzo vs. Sarah Logan: They lock up and work into counters as Purrazzo targets the arm. Logan counters and takes her down, but Purrazzo goes back to the arm as Logan makes the ropes. She fires back, but Purrazzo keeps going for the arm bar but Logan head butts her and then works her over in the corner. Logan grounds things, working for a choke but Purrazzo rolls out and walks into a dropkick and Logan covers for 2. Logan dumps her, back in and covers for 2. Ground and pound follows, and the cover gets 2, More strikes by Logan follow, Purrazzo fires back and lays in chops, they fight over a suplex until Purrazzo counters into a dropkick. The bicycle kick connects for 2. Logan stuns her off the ropes and the running knee strike finishes it. Sarah Logan defeated Deonna Purrazzo @ 6:00 via pin [**½] This was a solid little opener, Sarah works really hard and is someone they could do more with, but she’s stuck in Main Event purgatory. Deonna, for as little TV experience as she has, came of really well showing good ring presence and like she’s been working TV for a longer time than she has.

– Back to Smackdown for highlights of the Reigns vs. Roode tables match. You can read my full Smackdown review at this link.

– Back to Raw for highlights of Rollins & Murphy winning the tag team titles. You can read my full Raw review at this link.

25.00Cedric Alexander vs. Shelton Benjamin: They lockup and separate. Lockup again, Shelton grounds things and targets the arm until Alexander fights to his feet. Shelton follows with rights, Alexander counters back into a dropkick and head scissors and then connects with rights. The enziguri follows as Shelton catches Alexander up top and hits the avalanche suplex for 2. Shelton grounds things, and then whips Alexander to the buckles. Spin kick by Shelton and that gets 2. He follows with a snap suplex for 2. The back elbow connects, Shelton hits a slam and grounds things. Alexander fights to his feet, hits a jawbreaker and follows with strikes. He follows with clotheslines, a dropkick and follows with a suicide dive. He hits another but Shelton cuts him off with a knee strike. Alexander fires back with a flurry, but Shelton powerbombs him for 2, Alexander counters the ankle lock with a cradle for 2. The tornado DDT connects and the back handspring kick finishes it Cedric Alexander defeated Shelton Benjamin @ 8:25 via pin [***] This was a good match between two guys who could be doing a lot more.

– Back to Smackdown for Kane & Bryan tricking the Fiend and attacking him to set up the strap match at the Rumble. You can read my full Smackdown review at this link.

– We close by going back to Raw for highlights of Lana & Lashely vs. Rusev & Liv. You can read my full Raw review at this link.

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The 411 on Wrestling Podcast returns to the 411 Podcasting Network for episode 84. On the show, 411’s Larry Csonka & Steve Cook review the latest between AEW & NXT, and then preview NWA Hard Times, WWE World’s Collide, & The WWE Royal Rumble. The show is approximately 144–minutes long.

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* AEW Dynamite (1.22.20) Review: 7:45
* NXT TV (1.22.20) Review: 39:05
* The Head to Head Comparison: 53:30
* NWA Hard Times Preview: 57:55
* WWE World’s Collide Preview: 1:19:35
* WWE Royal Rumble Preview: 1:45:56

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The final score: review Average
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This week’s episode of WWE Main Event was a solid show.