WWE TV Shows - Other CALDWELL'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 6/10: Ziggler vs. Rollins main event, Triple H appears, more
Jun 10, 2014 - 8:40:14 PM
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WWE Main Event Results
June 10, 2014
Green Bay, Wis.
Aired on WWE Network
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
Main Event opened with ... Triple H's theme music for a rare Hunter appearance on Main Event. Hunter walked out on-stage in a suit, casually rubbed his fists together, and slowly walked down to the ring. Very subdued entrance.
Hunter entered the ring and looked around the arena, then talked about controversy in WWE right now. For instance, why would they strip Daniel Bryan of the WWE World Title? Boos. Hunter introduced a replay from Raw of Dr. Maroon noting Bryan is out of action and will not be cleared to compete this month.
Back to Hunter, who said they stripped Bryan of the title because of "you," he said as he pointed around the arena. Hunter said the fans deserve better - a champion who can at the very least defend the title. He said this is a very exciting time in WWE - when magic happens. Which is why they are having a ladder match at Money in the Bank to determine the new WWE World champion. Hunter went through the qualifiers thus far - Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, Cesaro, and Randy Orton. Hardly any live response for the first three and some boos for Orton.
Hunter announced that three more spots will be filled in the MITB match. He went on to promise history and magic, guaranteeing that a new WWE World Hvt. champion will be crowned.
Hunter moved on to other controversies in WWE. This video was of Seth Rollins turning on The Shield two Mondays ago on Raw. Back to Hunter, who smiled at Rollins's work. Hunter then welcomed out "The Future of the WWE," Seth Rollins. Clashing noises and music played to bring out Rollins dressed in a gray suit with a black dress shirt.
Rollins casually walked down to the ring as the crowd stood quietly still somewhat stunned by this association. Once the noises stopped playing, the crowd booed. Hunter smiled, then asked Rollins how it felt to turn on Shield. Rollins waited out "You Sold Out" chants, then re-traced his steps when he had the chair in his hand, he took a step back, and right before he swung at Roman Reigns, there was this moment. "A stillness came over me. This clarity," he said. "And then I struck my brother right in the back." He meant business partner. Rollins said after Dean Ambrose stood there stunned, he dropped him, too.
Rollins said it was nothing like he felt in his entire life. Hunter smiled as Rollins replayed the events. Rollins claimed they owe everything to him and are nothing without him. Rollins said just like the fans, they will never understand that power in his hands, as they are destined for mediocrity. Rollins said they just don't have the guts to take that power like he did. But, one man understands. Triple H. He said Hunter understands what it takes to get to the top. Hunter nodded along as Rollins explained his link to Hunter.
Rollins said he will do whatever it takes to be the best, even skewering his friends and walking over their bodies. Rollins said he adapted and evolved. "What you're looking at is the evolution of Seth Rollins," he said to boos. Rollins said Ambrose and Reigns were dead weight, and he did what he had to do. "I cut them loose," he said.
Rollins then moved on to thanking a man who helped him create this specific opportunity. "Boring" chants in the background before Rollins thanked Hunter for creating this opportunity. They shook hands, then Dolph Ziggler's music interrupted. Ziggler walked out on-stage and congratulated Seth on being a self-centered, scumbag traitor. Dolph said he knows people like Seth. But, not him. See, every time he steps in the ring, he has a chip on his shoulder that says he will show everyone just how good he is at this.
Ziggler vowed to wipe that smile off Rollins's face and shove it down his tiny neck. And he will do it without an egomaniacal boss holding his hand. Ziggler told Seth to sharpen his knife because he's going to need it tonight. Ziggler glared into the ring as Rollins pointed back that he's got him tonight. Hunter just smirked at Ziggler's tough talk.
Tonight: WWE tag champ Jimmy Uso vs. Luke Harper.
[Break. A spot for WWE Studios's "Road to Paloma" aired. It's straight-to-DVD.]
1 -- WWE tag champion JIMMY USO (w/WWE tag champion Jey Uso) vs. LUKE HARPER (w/Erick Rowan)
Uso used his speed over Harper's size early on, then Harper got his hands on Jimmy and chucked him into the ring ropes. Harper maintained control, but Uso ducked a clothesline and rolled up Harper from behind for a quick three count. Harper was not pleased as he sat in the ring stunned after the match.
WINNER: Uso at 4:02. Short match for Main Event, which typically features long-form matches between established stars.
Still to come: Ziggler vs. Rollins in singles action.
Up Next: Kofi Kingston goes from the Raw pre-show booth to ... Rusev.
In-ring: Kofi Kingston was introduced first for singles action. In an inset promo, Kofi expressed his disdain for Rusev, telling him to go home. Lana was then introduced on-stage. This week, Lana heeled on American women buying into cultural messages. Lana tried to quiet a "USA" chant, then moved on to calling everyone overweight and fat. Alas, here she is. She said American men desire her, not American women. But, they cannot have her.
Lana said Russian men are strong, like Vladimir Putin, who was displayed on the Titantron. Ring announcer Tony Chimel interrupted with an introduction for Rusev, who emerged on-stage throwing his Russian flag around like a robot. Rusev surrendered his gold medal, then entered the ring as the announcers hyped who will be the first to stop Rusev.
2 -- RUSEV (w/Lana) vs. KOFI KINGSTON
Rusev dominated early on, then Kofi used his quickness to gain a little offensive advantage. Kofi delivered a top-rope cross-body block, concerning Lana. But, Kofi made the mistake of corner-mounting Rusev, giving Rusev an opening to drive him across the ring, kick Kofi repeatedly in the gut, and overhead slam Kingston. Rusev dumped Kofi to the outside, then followed up on the outside.
Back in the ring, Rusev was slow to follow up, giving Kofi an opening to kick him. But, Rusev suddenly sprung at Kofi with a leaping kick to the face. Rusev screamed and shouted, then slapped on The Accolade. Kofi fought, then decided he had enough and tapped out. Lana was slow to call Rusev off Kofi, adding more punishment to Kofi's night.
WINNER: Rusev via submission at 3:36.
Still to come: Ziggler vs. Rollins.
Raw last night: Summer Rae humiliated Layla.
Backstage: Renee Young asked Summer if what she did last night was out of jealousy. She said she was fine with Layla taking her boyfriend, but Layla kept rubbing it in her face. She called Layla a catty twat. Suddenly, Layla barged in with a giant box of cat litter, which she dumped over Rae. How did she know Summer was going for the "catty" line? And, hey, that's perfectly good cat litter. After dumping the litter over Summer, Layla dumped milk on her, making her a smelly cat. So, who's the likable babyface in this deal?
In-ring: Dolph Ziggler was out first for the main event of Main Event.
In-ring: Seth Rollins was introduced, still wearing his Shield combat gear. Rollins walked to the ring with a straight-ahead glare for Ziggler, then pounded his chest in the ring and faced off with Ziggler before the bell sounded.
3 -- DOLPH ZIGGLER vs. SETH ROLLINS
Rollins quickly bailed from the ring to stall for time and make Ziggler wait to dive into the match. On commentary, Tom Phillips asked why would Rollins jump off an LED board to take out of Evolution if he was just doing it for his business partners, not brothers? Byron Saxton said maybe Rollins wanted more, then introduced Booker T's argument that you can't have three World Hvt. champions. Rollins dumped Ziggler to the outside heading to break.
Back from break, Rollins continued working over Ziggler in-between asking if he wants to talk trash now. Rollins whipped Ziggler hard into the corner turnbuckle, then looked down his nose at Ziggler, taunting him, "C'mon, Zig." Ziggler tried to answer with a sleeper, but Rollins rammed him into the corner turnbuckle. Rollins missed a corner attack, though, and Ziggler made his comeback. But, Rollins cut him off again.
"Let's Go Ziggler" chant as Rollins climbed to the top turnbuckle. Rollins wanted a flying attack, but Ziggler intercepted with a big dropkick. Rollins answered with a kick to the side of the head, rocking Dolph across the ring. But, Rollins missed with a springboard move and Ziggler followed right up with sort of a flying butt-bomb Fameasser for a close two count. It actually looked more impactful than a typical Fameasser.
Ziggler tried to follow up with corner punches from the mount position, but Rollins absorbed before buckle-bombing him across the ring. Did Dolph not watch Rusev vs. Kofi in the previous match? Rollins followed right up with a Curb Stomp, then covered Ziggler for a three count.
WINNER: Rollins at 10:49. Solid singles match tapping into a fresh match-up. Put a singles title on Seth and let them have a Best-of-Seven Series. (**1/2)
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