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WWE MAIN EVENT TV REPORT
APRIL 27, 2022
HULU STREAMING TV
REPORT BY MIKE F. MEYERS, PWTORCH CONTRIBUTOR
WWE Main Event Announcers: Byron Saxton, Kevin Patrick
REASONS TO WATCH…
Historic 500th episode of Main Event
(1) LIV MORGAN vs. NIKKI A.S.H.
Morgan ducked a clothesline and knocked Nikki down with a standing drop kick. Nikki came back with a knee to the gut, then ran the ropes, and after an awkward stutter step was taken down with an enziguri from Morgan. Nikki rolled to the floor and swept Morgan off her feet on the ring apron. Nikki landed clubbing blows to Morgan’s knee, then posed to the crowd.
Nikki worked on Morgan’s knee in the corner, wrenching it around the middle rope. Morgan somersaulted out of the corner, but Nikki aimed a low drop kick at Morgan’s knee. With Morgan on the mat, Nikki applied a single-leg crab. Morgan twisted over onto her back, so Nikki hyperextended her knee. Nikki isolated the left leg again, but Morgan kicked her away with her right leg. Morgan managed to climb the ropes and hit a missile drop kick from the middle rope. Both women writhed on the mat.
Finally, Morgan kipped up onto one foot and shrieked while going on the offensive. She stomped Nikki to the mat in the corner, then covered her for a two-count. Nikki landed a couple kicks then grappled Morgan’s left knee. Morgan countered by dropping to her back and ramming Nikki’s face into her knees. Morgan then planted Nikki to the mat with Oblivion and covered for the three-count.
WINNER: Liv Morgan by pinfall in 5:50.
(Meyers’s Analysis: There were a couple instances of sloppiness here – nothing special.)
-Main Event recap session:
- Replay of Zayn vs. McIntyre lumberjack match from Smackdown
- Replay of Lashley / Omos arm wrestling challenge from Raw
- Replay of Deville vs. Belair from Raw
- Replay of Randy Orton 20-year retrospective video package
- Replay of RK Bro, Rhodes & Ezekeal vs. Usos, Kevin Owens, & Rollins from Raw
- Match rundown for upcoming PLE WrestleMania Backlash
(2) STREET PROFITS (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins) vs. HURT BUSINESS (Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander)
Alexander and Ford squared off to start. Alexander grappled Ford with a waist lock, and Ford quickly reversed into an arm bar. Alexander applied a side headlock. Ford fired him off and leveled Alexander twice with clotheslines. Benjamin tagged in and attempted a powerbomb but Ford battled out at the apex and nailed him with an enziguri. Dawkins tagged in and the Profits took Benjamin down with stereo shoulder blocks. Dawkins landed a series of right blows, then hit a drop kick. Ford tagged back in and took Benjamin down with his own drop kick. Benjamin tried to throw Ford over the top rope, but Ford clung onto the rope and landed on the ring apron. He kicked Benjamin in the face, then kicked Alexander in the gut. Benjamin backed off, then got a running start to knock Ford to the floor with a knee strike. We cut to break.
Back in the ring, Alexander had control of Ford with a front chancery. Ford began to break free, so Alexander punished him with a gut buster before covering for a two-count. Benjamin tagged in and applied a chin lock. Ford slowly got to his feet and landed two body blows. Benjamin fed Ford the phony kick then knocked him down with the real spin kick. Benjamin covered for two.
Alexander tagged back in and issued a flurry of kicks to Ford in the neutral corner. They exchanged chops in the middle of the ring, then simultaneously landed front kicks to each other’s faces. Both teams tagged, and Dawkins went on the offense against both members of Hurt Business. He splashed Benjamin in the corner and went for the cover but it was busted up by Alexander. The Profits placed Benjamin in the electric chair atop Ford’s shoulders and Dawkins jumped from the top rope to level him with a clothesline. Dawkins covered Benjamin for the three-count.
WINNER: Street Profits by pinfall in 8:00.
(Meyers’s Analysis: Decent fast-paced action. A strange highlight was Ford’s leg being clipped while leapfrogging his opponent, and his surprisingly graceful fall and landing on the mat – he even makes mistakes look good.)
SHOW SCORE (0-10): 7.2
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