WWE TV Shows - Other CALDWELL'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 6/24: Team Ziggler vs. Team Rollins six-man tag, Reigns-Kane, Triple H, more
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WWE Main Event Results
June 24, 2014
Tape Delayed on WWE Network
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
Tonight: Roman Reigns will be interviewed by Renee Young.
In the arena, Dolph Ziggler was standing on top of a ladder. Ziggler delivered a quiet speech about knowing what it's like to climb this here ladder and grab that there MITB briefcase. "It was the greatest moment of my career," Ziggler quietly said before pausing. Ziggler said grabbing that case led him to the night after WrestleMania 29 when he cashed in the briefcase on Alberto Del Rio and became WWE World Hvt. champion. "Because of you," he said, then paused for a "Let's Go Ziggler" chant. "Because of you, that was the greatest moment of my life," he finished.
Ziggler said that somehow, someway lightning is going to strike twice and this Sunday, he will somehow reach up and grab that contract. "This Sunday," he said, "it's not about stealing the show. It's about taking what's mine." Cheers.
Rob Van Dam's music interrupted to provide a rebuttal to Ziggler. Nope, in-ring action. RVD was announced as Ziggler's tag partner, then Kofi Kingston was introduced as the third babyface in the match. Kofi surveyed the MITB case hanging above the ring, then posed in the ring.
Out first for the heel trio was Jack Swagger, along with Zeb Colter, then IC champion Bad News Wade Barrett. No promo for Barrett, who bounced down to the ring flashing the title belt toward Ziggler, who lost to Barrett Monday night on Raw. Seth Rollins was out last to round out the field for the match. Tonight, Rollins was in a full body suit that combined his Paul Burchill long shorts from last night with a black, sleeveless armor-looking vest top.
1 -- DOLPH ZIGGLER & KOFI KINGSTON & ROB VAN DAM vs. SETH ROLLINS & IC champion WADE BARRETT & JACK SWAGGER (w/Zeb Colter) -- six-man tag match
Chaos early on with RVD finding himself writhing on the floor and the heels in control heading to an early Network break.
The crowd tried to rally behind RVD as the announcers discussed the MITB participant missing from this match, Dean Ambrose, who got himself into the match by threatening to hi-jack the ladder match on Sunday. Once RVD tagged out, rapid-fire action resulted. Rollins got the last word with a Curb Stomp to Kingston, finishing him for a three count. Rollins came up bleeding from the nose and sold tried to catch his breath breathing through his mouth instead.
Post-match: Back in the ring, Dolph checked on Kofi, but Swagger blasted Ziggler, then dumped him out of the ring. Swagger followed with the Patriot Lock to Ziggler, trying to send a message before Sunday. No one helped Dolph, who sold intense pain. On the outside, Barrett smashed RVD with a ladder, then Dolph decided to escape himself. Barrett brought the ladder into the ring to smash Swagger, then he hit him with the Bullhammer elbow. Barrett stood tall pointing up at the MITB briefcase to conclude the activity.
WINNERS: Team Rollins at 7:50. A lot of chaos during and after the match to sell the chaotic nature of the MITB match on Sunday.
Announcers: Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton transitioned to the love triangle involving Fandango, Summer Rae, and Layla.
Backstage: Fandango approached Layla to make right after Summer put the moves on Fandango before Layla walked in on them. Fandango, a heel, said he would never do anything to betray Layla. "You're the only one that's danced her way into my heart," he said in a normal voice to sell that he was serious. "You will always be my one and only dance partner." Fandango went in for a kiss and Layla completed her end. "What a touching moment," Saxton said.
Up Next: Vickie Guerrero's mudbath farewell that roped in Stephanie McMahon.
Video Review: Vickie-Stephanie from Raw.
In-ring: Fandango and Layla made their way to the ring in a happy, good mood.
In-ring: Bo Dallas "inspired" the audience to head for the concession stands on the way to the ring for the middle match of the show.
2 -- FANDANGO (w/Layla) vs. BO DALLAS
Seven seconds after the bell sounded, Summer Rae stormed the ring and kissed Fandango, who did not resist the action. This brought Layla into the ring to attack Summer as Fandango kind of watched in the background as two Divas fought over him. Refs eventually spilled out to separate the Divas as Fandango tried to get in a word for each Diva. But, the fight broke out again and they nearly crashed into ladders propped up along the entrance ramp.
Fandango decided to return to the ring, where Bo sprung on him with the Bo-Dog, which was a nice way to get over the finishing move. Bo covered Fandango for the win, then took a victory lap celebrating his "hard-fought victory." After a replay of the "match," they returned to Bo tearing up as he watched the replay. Bo then took the mic: "Women," he noted. "They are mysterious creatures." His inflection sounded like his brother, Bray Wyatt, for a second. He said all they have to do is "Bo-lieve" to figure it out.
WINNER: Bo at 1:37. Okay, something about that clicked for Dallas. It's not main event level, but Bo could be a solid mid-card player to help fill these Three-Hour Raws in desperate need of stars.
In-ring: R-Truth's music brought out Truth and Xavier Woods for their usual routine. WWE tried to find some fans with rhythm in the crowd, then Truth hit the ring and asked Pittsburgh, Pa. to make some noise. Ryback's music answered to bring out Curtis Axel and Ryback for yet another installment of this series upgraded from Superstars to Main Event.
3 -- RYBACK & CURTIS AXEL vs. R-TRUTH & XAVIER WOODS
The heel duo isolated Xavier early on. Xavier took an extended beating as Truth tried to rally the crowd with "What's Up?!" responsive shouting. Truth finally got the hot tag and delivered signature offense, including a suplex jawbreaker on Axel for a two count. Truth then missed a corner attack on Ryback and fell into Axel, who nailed his spinning facebuster finisher for the pin and the win.
WINNERS: Ryback & Axel at 5:50. Basic deal getting everyone some work and Network exposure.
Post-match: Ryback took the mic and called out Goldust & Stardust. He said he hopes those two hermaphrodites (he laughed to himself) find some manhood beneath the make-up to accept the challenge. Axel took the mic and growled, then said they will turn them into dust... in the win(d). Yeah, that did not work.
Up Next: Roman Reigns sits down for a chat.
This Friday: Sheamus vs. Bray Wyatt on Smackdown.
In-ring: Renee Young was standing by in the ring to bring out Roman Reigns for an interview. The females shrieked for Reigns, who walked through the crowd on his way to the ring. WWE replayed the end of Raw when Reigns mixed it up with Kane ahead of the WWE Title ladder match at the MITB PPV on Sunday.
Back to Main Event, where Renee asked Reigns about someone grabbing history. Reigns started by noting he's a wanted man and The Authority has a bulls-eye on him, so he would feel more comfortable if Renee took off her high heels so she can run if needed. Renee obliged, then Reigns addressed the other ladder match participants. Even John Cena. Reigns said he ran this yard with The Shield and he still runs this yard on his own.
What about Randy Orton? Reigns smiled, then described him as the most pampered, spoiled little brat this company has ever seen. Reigns said Evolution, even Shield, and The Authority have watched his back. "I'm not here to wipe his ass, I'm here to kick it," he noted.
What about Kane? Reigns said Kane has a reputation of power and everyone is scared of him, but does he look like everyone else? He said he assesses and attacks. Reigns stumbled that he's ready to attack, then re-gathered and repeated: "I assess and I attack."
Triple H interrupted from the video screen. Hunter said it sounds like Reigns wants everyone to believe in Roman Reigns. But, he knows a man who believes in nothing. And he'll get a chance to know him real well this Friday on Smackdown when he faces Kane one-on-one. Reigns welcomed the challenge with his facial expressions, then Hunter reminded Reigns that he believes in nothing and maybe, just maybe, he should get to know him right now.
Kane's pyro shot off, then Reigns told Renee that now is the time to leave. Kane walked out from the back toward the ring as Reigns stood his ground in the ring. Kane hopped on the ring apron, then entered the ring for a face-to-face with Reigns. Kane walked up to Reigns and landed an open-hand slap, then Reigns fought back. The two traded control on their feet before Reigns clotheslined Kane over the top rope. Kane landed on his feet, then called for his pyro, which lit up the ring. Reigns was unmoved, then Shield's music played. Kane sold being a little nervous about Reigns not being scared of him, but regained his confidence and flashed an evil smile toward the ring. Reigns continued to stand tall as Main Event signed off with back-and-forth shots of Reigns and Kane.
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