WWE TV Shows - Other CALDWELL'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 9/16: Battle of Iowa in the main event, Ziggler, Brie, final PPV hype
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WWE Main Event Results
September 16, 2014
Aired on WWE Network
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
Michael Cole introduced the show before Dolph Ziggler's music interrupted to bring out Ziggler and his "stunt double" R-Truth. Cole and Byron Saxton set up the show, then Miz's music played to bring out Miz and his "stunt double," Damien Sandow. It's tag action to begin the show.
1 -- IC champion DOLPH ZIGGLER & R-TRUTH vs. THE MIZ & DAMIEN SANDOW
Once the bell sounded, Miz took forever to start the match. He and Sandow then got their sunglasses straight and slowly removed them simultaneously to draw boos. Truth and Miz eventually started things off. Slow pace, then Ziggler tagged in and clotheslined Miz over the top rope to the floor. The heels regrouped on the outside before Miz sent Sandow back into the ring to square off against Ziggler. Sandow eventually got the advantage and beat down Ziggler as Miz applauded incessantly from the ring apron.
Hot tag to Truth out of the break, setting up Truth against Sandow in a "battle of stunt doubles." Truth did Ziggler's offense, but Miz distracted Truth, allowing Sandow to cut off Truth. The heels then isolated Truth as Ziggler waited patiently for a tag on the outside. Ziggler finally got that tag and cleaned house. Fameasser to Miz, but Miz kicked out of a pin.
Chaos in the ring. Truth was legal off a blind tag and he cleared Sandow from the ring, but Miz snuck up behind Truth for the Skullcrushing Finale. Miz covered Truth for the pin and the win. The announcers wondered if Miz can pin Truth's stunt-double on Sunday to re-capture the IC Title.
WINNERS: Miz & Sandow at 14:05.
Tonight: Seth Rollins vs. Big E., who hasn't been on TV in a while. It's the Battle for Iowa.
Backstage: Renee Young brought in Rollins for a promo. Renee noted Rollins to Roman Reigns on Raw heading into Night of Champions. Is that a setback? Rollins flashed his MITB briefcase to note this is not a setback. Nor is Dean Ambrose being M.I.A. a setback. He vowed to dispatch Reigns at Night of Champions to be the last Shield member standing. Rollins said he is a man of opportunity and he will use his match tonight against Big E. to prove it's brains over brawn every time. He said Big E. is a lot of brawn, so when he is done with him, he will focus entirely on Night of Champions, where he will curb-stomp Reigns's face into any object that suits his purpose. That's a setback.
In-ring: Brie Bella was introduced to the ring for Divas singles action. Before her opponent was introduced, WWE cut to an interview with Renee and Nikki Bella "earlier today." Renee noted the Bella Twins's relationship is a mess, so what's going on here? Nikki ran down the list of offenses from Brie, but said that all ends on Sunday when she wins the Divas Title and everyone forgets that she has a sister. Back in the ring, Brie shook her head after watching the tape. Cameron was then introduced as Brie's opponent.
2 -- BRIE BELLA vs. CAMERON
Cameron spent the opening moments looking at herself in a handheld mirror, then decided to compete against an impatient Brie. Cameron used Brie's impatience against her to work over Brie. Meanwhile, the crowd tried to rally with "Yes!" shouts for Brie's husband, Daniel Bryan. Brie then made a comeback and scored the win with the X Factor before leading the crowd in "Yes!" chants.
WINNER: Brie at 3:56. Brie finally gets a win. Too bad it was a filler singles match on Main Event, as opposed to making a real comeback on her sister, Nikki, or Stephanie.
Video Review: Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena at Night of Champions. Tomorrow on WWE's website, Michael Cole sits down with Lesnar instead of Triple H.
In-ring: Big E. was introduced to the ring for the default main event of the show.
3 -- SETH ROLLINS vs. BIG E. -- The Battle of Iowa
Rollins's ring introduction came on the other side of a Sting DVD plug during the break. The match opened up with a feeling-out process as Cole reviewed Rollins throwing away The Shield because he was power-hungry. Big E. then dominated Rollins before knocking him out of the ring. On the outside, Big E. continued to dominate before awkwardly pressing Rollins back inside the ring. Big E. tried to follow up, but Rollins cut him off and neck-snapped him. Rollins followed with a suicide dive on the outside leading to a break.
Rollins was stalking and taunting Big E. back from break. Rollins then targeted Big E.'s left knee to keep the big man off his feet. Rollins did too much taunting, though, allowing Big E. to make a big comeback. Big E. landed a big running splash off the ropes, but Rollins kicked out of a pin. Big E. then speared Rollins clear off the ring apron with great emphasis that put both men out cold on the floor. The ref checked on both men before administering a ten count.
Both men made it back into the ring, where Big E. stalked Rollins for a big shoulder tackle. Straps down. Big Ending attempt, but Rollins escaped and kicked Big E. in the head. Big E. ate the ringpost, then Rollins stalked him. Rollins nailed the Curb Stomp as Big E. tried to recover, and it was good for the pin and the win.
WINNER: Rollins at 14:09. Basic recovery match to get Rollins back in the win column prior to facing Roman Reigns at Night of Champions after Reigns beat him on Raw.
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