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WWE MAIN EVENT REPORT: CESARO/RYBACK; RHODES SCHOLARS/USOS; AND THE ROYAL RUMBLE BY THE NUMBERS VIDEO PACKAGE RETURNS

By Richard Trionfo on 2013-01-23 23:27:59
It is time for the show that often has the best match of the week in the WWE. What will happen when the leader of the United States of Antonio squares off with the man who wants to be fed more? Will Miz get involved? Will the Shield get involved?

We are in Sacramento, California and your announcers are Michael ‘Why couldn’t I be on the Wake Up Call with Jason Barsky’ Cole and The Miz.

Miz and Michael talk about the Royal Rumble on Sunday. We finally get the Royal Rumble ‘By the Numbers’ video package.

Matt Striker is in the interview area with Ryback. Matt asks how he is preparing for his Royal Rumble match. Ryback says that he is someone who thrives on more and the Royal Rumble match is his for the taking. Matt suggests for the devouring and Ryback does not appreciate the interjection by Striker.

Ryback says that tonight he prepares for the Royal Rumble by getting another shot at Antonio Cesaro. By the time he is done Swiss Miss is going to look like Swiss Cheese. Ryback looks at Striker and tells him that was a joke and Striker laughs, hoping to stay alive to complete the interview.

Ryback looks at Matt and he says that he can be funny too before leaving.

We are told that Miz will face Antonio Cesaro on the pre-show for the United States Title.

Antonio Cesaro says that it looks like the greatest United States Champion is wrestling on Main Event again while others are just doing commentary. His opponent represents everything that is wrong with America. This is a beautiful country but his opponent acts like a caveman and yells ‘Feed Me More’.

The fans hear a catchphrase and repeat it despite Cesaro’s attempts to silence them. Just like Ryback, everyone thinks they are entitled to something. He tells everyone that they are not entitled to anything. If you want something, you have to ask somebody who has something. He says that you have to ask politely.

Ryback shows no class by interrupting Cesaro’s lesson.

Match Number One: Antonio Cesaro versus Ryback

They lock up and Ryback pushes Cesaro away and pounds his chest. Cesaro with a hammer lock and side head lock. Cesaro with a boot to the head that staggers Ryback. Ryback blocks a second kick and sends Cesaro to the mat. Ryback with a side head lock and Ryback with a biel by the neck.

Ryback returns to the side head lock. Cesaro backs Ryback into the corner and he punches Ryback. Ryback with a punch and boot followed by a chop and kick. Ryback with a splash into the corner but Cesaro with a clothesline to Ryback. Cesaro gets a near fall. Ryback sends Cesaro into the corner and connects with shoulders followed by a hard Irish whip.

Ryback with a kick to the shoulder followed by a forearm to the back and then he sends Cesaro face first into the mat. Ryback with forearms to the back and chops. Ryback with another hard Irish whip. Ryback with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow. Cesaro with a European uppercut off the turnbuckles and he gets a near fall. We go to commercial.

We are back and Cesaro with a chin lock on Ryback using Ryback’s arm for extra pressure. Ryback with a Thesz Press and he slams Cesaro’s head to the mat. Ryback presses Cesaro over his head and drops him behind him. Ryback clotheslines Cesaro over the top rope to the floor.

Cesaro does not want to get back in the ring but Miz rolls Cesaro back in. Ryback with a back body drop but Ryback misses a splash. Cesaro leaps onto Ryback’s chest and gets a near fall. Cesaro with a running knee to the head and he gets a near fall. Cesaro runs into a knee from Ryback and Ryback knocks Cesaro to the mat and then he hits a spinebuster.

Ryback sets for the lariat and he connects. Cesaro rolls to the floor and the referee starts his count. Cesaro crawls up the ramp and he is not coming back.

Winner: Ryback (by count out)

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look back at Raw when Rock addressed CM Punk and was attacked by The Shield.

We take a look back at how Alberto Del Rio became the World Champion. Then we see what Big Show did to Zack Ryder on Raw.

Big Show is in the interview area with Matt Striker and he asks Show how he can justify his actions from Monday. Show tells Matt to hold up the mic. He does not have to justify his actions to anyone. When he walks through the locker room, it reeks of inferiority and weakness. There is only one Superstar on Smackdown who deserves to be World Champion and it is him. No one will deny him and no one can stop him. He tells Striker to look at his fist and he says that no one will stop him from regaining his title.

While the Usos are in the ring waiting for their match, Damien Sandow has something to say.

Damien demands silence. He says that his mustachioed best friend and him cannot listen to this mono-syllabic bantering any longer.

Cody says that nobody knows what an ‘us’ is and ‘o’ is just a letter in the alphabet. He says that it would be like him telling everyone to come out and chant ‘R’. They are proof of the sad state of the tag team division. They will win the tag titles on Sunday and they will restore glory . . . Damien tells everyone to remain silent while his best friend is talking. Cody finishes and he says that they will restore glory to a once magnificent division.

Damien says that after they take their rightful place atop the tag team division, they will launch a crusade to purge the WWE of unwashed tag teams with limited potential . . . like the Usos.

Match Number Two: Jimmy and Jey Uso versus Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes

Before the bell rings, Jey mocks Cody’s mustache using his hair to make a fake mustache.

Cody and Jimmy start things off and Cody with a kick and side head lock. Jimmy with an uppercut followed by a chop and snap mare. Jimmy with an arm bar. Cody backs Jimmy into the corner but Jimmy plays with the mustache. Cody avoids a Savate kick and goes to the floor to regroup.

Cody returns to the ring and Jimmy mocks the mustache as well. Damien is tagged in. Damien with a side head lock and Jimmy with a hammer lock. Damien with an elbow but Jimmy with a clothesline. Jey tags in and they hit a double back elbow and double elbow drop and Jey gets a near fall. Sandow sends Jey into the turnbuckles and then he slams Jey’s head into the turnbuckles. Jey with a little dancing and then he chops Sandow. Sandow slides to the floor on an Irish whip and he discusses strategy with Cody.

Sandow returns to the ring and he tags Cody back in. Jey with a hair mustache but Cody with punches. Jey backs Cody into the corner and Cody with punches but Jey with punches of his own. Jey with an Irish whip and Cody with knees and he goes to the floor to pull Jey into the ring post but Cody takes too long and he is pulled into the ring post.

Jey with a belly-to-back suplex attempt but Cody lands on his feet and then he kicks Jey and hits a drop down uppercut. Jimmy tags in and Jimmy and Jey hit a double team flapjack and hot shot. Damien checks on Cody as we go to commercial.

We are back and Jimmy with a back elbow to Sandow for a near fall. Jimmy with an arm bar. Sandow pulls Jimmy down by the hair and then he tries to send Jey into the turnbuckles but Jey stops Sandow and Jimmy with a head butt for a near fall. Sandow with a jawbreaker and Cody tags in but Jimmy with a hip toss and leg drop for a near fall.

Cody with a jawbreaker and Sandow tags in and Jimmy kicks Sandow. Jey tags in and he hits an elbow drop after Jimmy hits a back breaker. Jey with a near fall on Sandow. Jey with a kick and Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Sandow with kicks to Jey and then Cody kicks Jey in the back and Rhodes tags back in. Cody with a boot to the solar plexus.

Cody with a knee and gourdbuster for a near fall. Sandow tags back in and he drops knees to the ribs. Sandow with a body scissors as the focus turns to the ribs. Jey with elbows to get out of the hold and he tries to tag in Jimmy but Sandow pulls him into his corner and Cody tags in and kicks Jey.

Cody with a punch but Jey with shots to Sandow on the apron. Cody with a drop toe hold to stop Jey and Cody with a boot to Jey. Cody with a punch and he tags in Sandow who kicks Jey. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep and it is time for the Elbow of Disdain and Damien gets a near fall.

Sandow returns to the body scissors but Jey escapes. Sandow grabs the leg and tags Cody back in the match. Cody with boots to Jey and he applies an abdominal stretch. Jey with a hip toss to get out of the hold. Jey sends Cody to the floor when Cody charges at him. Damien picks Cody up and makes the tag but Jimmy tags in.

Jimmy with a flying corkscrew forearm followed by clotheslines to Sandow. Jimmy with a kick and a Samoan drop to Sandow. Cody gets sent to the apron and Jimmy with a rollup for a near fall. Jimmy with a savate kick to Sandow and he tags in Jey. Cody pulls Jimmy out of the ring and Sandow hits the ropes to crotch Jey and Sandow gets the three count.

Winners: Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow

We are told that starting next week, we will see six men compete for a chance to face Wade Barrett for the Intercontinental Title.

We go to credits.