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WWE MAIN EVENT REPORT: BATTLE ROYAL TO DETERMINE ANTONIO CESARO'S OPPONENT FOR NEXT WEEK; 3MB VERSUS KIDD AND GABRIEL

By Richard Trionfo on 2012-12-26 22:43:44
Now that Christmas is out of the way, WWE decides to celebrate Boxing Day with the first battle royal in Main Event history (this week marks a quarter year). Who will emerge victorious to face Antonio Cesaro for the United States Championship?

We are in Rochester, New York and your announcers are Michael ‘Larry Merchant’ Cole and The Miz.

We already have some of the participants in the Number One Contender Battle Royal in the ring. We have Ted DiBiase, Zack Ryder, William Regal, Brodus Clay, Justin Gabriel, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Yoshi Tatsu, Jinder Mahal, Tyson Kidd, Drew McIntyre, Darren Young, and Titus O’Neil.

Epico and Primo make their way to the ring but they are not joined by Rosa Mendes.

The head of the United States of Antonio, Antonio Cesaro is at the announce table with Michael and Miz.

The next entrants in the match are Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes. Santino Marella makes his way to the ring. Wade Barrett is the next man to come to the ring. Great Khali comes to the ring and he is the final man in the match.

Match Number One: Number One Contender Battle Royal for the United States Title

Everyone stands opposite the Great Khali but Santino makes his way into the corner near Khali. Cody kicks Santino and Yoshi chops Khali. Khali eliminates Yoshi. Everyone pairs off and Kidd and Regal square off in the middle of the ring. Cody with a punch to Jinder. Clay eliminates Primo.

Rhodes kicks Ryder and Santino tries to avoid any contact but Titus with a forearm. Jimmy Uso bounces Jinder on the top rope. Darren and Titus work over Khali. Epico goes to the apron but he rolls back into the ring. Kidd chokes McIntyre. Clay punches Sandow but Khali with a shot to the back. Santino is sent to the apron but he rolls back in.

Titus and Darren try to eliminate Jimmy but Jimmy fights back. Kidd fights off McIntyre to stay in the ring. Regal with a forearm to DiBiase. Santino is sent over the rope again and he gets back into the ring. Kidd avoids elimination at the hands of McIntyre. Barrett kicks Jimmy Uso and Jey helps his brother. Kidd skins the cat and eliminates McIntyre. Kidd stays on the apron and Drew pulls him off. Gabriel and Mahal are eliminated at the same time.

Kidd, Gabriel, Mahal, and McIntyre battle on the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Cody is on the top rope but he holds on to the ropes to avoid being eliminated by former tag team partner Ted DiBiase. Titus fights off William Regal. Barrett with a back heel kick to Jey Uso and Jey is eliminated. Titus with an elbow to Regal. Cody misses a punch to DiBiase and Ted sets for Dream Street. Khali with a head butt to Barrett. Regal is eliminated. Ryder tries to eliminate Sandow but Rhodes stops him. DiBiase with punches to Rhodes. Rhodes gets to the apron but he stays in the match. Santino misses a punch on Epico and Santino holds on and he eliminates Epico with a head scissors. Khali with a head butt to Rhodes.

Clay and Khali square off in the middle of the ring and as JBL would say ‘IT’S GODZILLA VERSUS KING KONG’ and Khali eliminates Clay.

Ryder grabs Titus’ leg but Titus with elbows. Sandow sends DiBiase to the apron but Ted rolls back into the ring. Young and Jimmy battle against the ropes. Khali with a chop to DiBiase. Titus saves Cody from a Khali chop. Khali gets a chop from Titus. Jimmy is eliminated. Khali chops Sandow in the chest. Young kicks Ryder.

Khali chops Cody and then he chops Santino. Khali chops Titus and then Titus chokes Santino and Zack Ryder is almost eliminated but he holds on to the rope from the apron as we go to commercial.

We are back and Khali backs Titus and Darren into the corner. Titus takes Khali down while Sandow and Rhodes try to eliminate Ryder. Khali chops Young. Khali chops Titus. Cody with an elbow to Santino while Sandow holds Marella. Barrett chokes Ryder in the corner. Cody is sent to the apron but he holds on to the ropes and Sandow pulls Santino out of the way.

Ryder and Barrett exchange punches. Rhodes and Sandow punch Santino while he calls for a time out. Titus is eliminated by Khali and then Young is eliminated. Khali sends Rhodes to the apron and then he chops him to the floor. Sandow is the next person to be eliminated by Khali. Barrett with kicks to Khali.

The final four men in the match are Santino Marella, Zack Ryder, Wade Barrett, and Great Khali. Santino with the split followed by a hip toss and diving head butt. Santino gets the cobra and hits Barrett. Ryder with a Broski Boot to Barrett and then Santino eliminates Ryder. While Santino apologizes, Barrett eliminates Marella.

Barrett has something to say to Khali and Khali says something to Barrett. Barrett with punches but Khali with punches. Barrett with a kick and a boot to the head. Barrett punches Khali. Khali with an elbow to stop Barrett and then he sends Barrett into the corner. Khali with a chop to Barrett. And then he sends Barrett over the top rope and when Barrett lands on the apron, Khali chops Barrett in the head and Barrett hits the floor.

Winner: Great Khali

After the match, Khali dances in the ring and Antonio Cesaro makes his way into the ring.

Khali is ready for a fight but Cesaro wants to shake his hand. Khali seems confused and then they shake hands. Cesaro smirks at Khali as he leaves the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Matt Striker is in the interview area with Great Khali. Before Khali can answer the first question, Antonio Cesaro attacks him. Cesaro says something to Khali but Khali blocks a punch and he chops Cesaro. Cesaro leaves and Khali picks up the United States belt. He tells Cesaro Happy New Year and he will see him next week.

It is time to take a look back at Raw with the Raw Rebound.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a recap of the Miz with Kermit and Miss Piggy at Tribute to the Troops only to be saved by Damien Sandow.

The members of 3MB are in the ring and Heath has a sore throat and he cannot do the introductions. He sounds more like Drew than himself. Drew wants the people of Rochester to show some respect. They will be like all of the big bands and they will perform on New Year’s Eve. Drew mentions that their lead singer has lost his voice.

Jinder Mahal says that jealousy and envy come with the territory when you rock as hard as 3MB. That is why Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel targeted their lead singer’s larynx. Drew points out that Tyson and Justin ruined their shots at the United States Title. Justin and Tyson are trying to ruin their music and sports entertainment careers.

Jinder tells Drew to fear not. You can never stop 3MB and you can never stop rock.

Match Number Two: Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal (with Heath Slater) versus Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel in a Built on What Happened during the Battle Royal Match

Tyson and Jinder start things off. Mahal with a forearm but Kidd with a kick. Drew tags in and Kidd escapes his corner and Gabriel is tagged in. They lock up and Drew backs Justin into the corner and Drew with a pie face to Gabriel. Gabriel pushes McIntyre. They lock up and Justin with a side head lock and both men bump heads and they go down.

Drew with a kick and shoulder tackle. Drew misses a clothesline and then Gabriel lands on his feet on a hip toss. Gabriel with a monkey flip followed by an arm drag into an arm bar. Kidd tags in and they hit a double back elbow followed by a double snap mare and double kick for a near fall. Kidd with a front face lock and Gabriel tags in and gets a near fall with a sunset flip.

Drew with a kick and forearm. Mahal is tagged back in and he punches Gabriel. Gabriel with a drop kick and uppercut. Kidd tags in and he kicks Mahal in the corner and gets a near fall. Kidd with a Fujiwara arm bar into an arm bar. Mahal with an elbow to the head. Kidd with a kick and he goes to the apron. Kidd with a head scissors that sends Mahal to the floor. Kidd avoids McIntyre and he kicks Drew. Kidd with a pescado and Drew and Jinder catch Kidd but Gabriel with a suicide dive to take Mahal and McIntyre down. We go to commercial.

We are back and Gabriel with a wrist lock on McIntyre. Drew with forearms but Gabriel with a double leg take down. Kidd tags in and gets a rollup for a near fall. Kidd with kicks to the leg followed by a drop kick to the head. Kidd knocks Mahal off the apron. Kidd sets for the Sharpshooter but Heath and Jinder distract Kidd.

Drew hits a reverse wheelbarrow slam and then he gets a near fall. Mahal tags in and they send Tyson into the corner. Mahal chokes Kidd in the corner and Heath punches Tyson in the head. Mahal with a knee to the chest and Mahal gets a near fall. Mahal with a cravate but Kidd with an arm drag. Mahal with an elbow and he tags in Drew.

Drew with an elbow drop while Mahal holds on to Kidd to keep him from getting out of his corner. McIntyre with a forearm. Kidd with a rollup for a near fall. Drew with an elbow to keep Kidd from making the tag.

Mahal tags in and he chokes Kidd again. Slater punches Kidd and Gabriel gets in the ring. The referee sends him back to the corner and Mahal and McIntyre double team Kidd. Mahal with a rear chin lock. Mahal pulls Kidd back to the mat and then hits a knee drop for a near fall. Drew tags back in and Kidd with kicks to Mahal and Drew. Kidd sends Mahal over the top rope to the floor. Gabriel almost makes the tag but Mahal pulls Justin off the apron.

Kidd and McIntyre go for cross body blocks and both men go down. Gabriel tags in and hits a cross body and then he hits a spinning heel kick and clothesline. Gabriel with a cross body into the corner and then he goes up top and leaps over Drew. Gabriel with a tornado DDT and he gets a near fall. Gabriel misses the quebrada when Drew moves. Drew gets a near fall.

Drew with a running boot to the head but Gabriel kicks out at two. Mahal wants to be tagged in but Drew knocks Kidd off the apron. Jinder makes the tag and Mahal with a high knee and he gets a near fall. Mahal sets for a full nelson slam but Gabriel with a Blue Thunder Driver for a near fall. Drew breaks up the cover. Drew is sent to the apron and then to the floor. Kidd with a running kick to the head. Kidd tags in and hits a Hart Attack Blockbuster for the three count.

Winners: Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel

Next week, Antonio Cesaro will face Great Khali for the United States Title.

We go to credits.