ThunderStruck: WWE Main Event Review 10/16/13

Posted by Joe Thunder on Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Dean Ambrose defeats Dolph Ziggler with his face driver finisher to retain the US Title.

^Great match(for how short it was) to kick off Main Event! Anytime Ziggler gets in the ring with someone who possesses more than an ounce of talent, it’s worth watching. I wish Ziggler was doing more in the upper ranks, but at least we see him wrestle on a regular basis and he still gives a hundred plus percent.

Santino and Tons of Funk defeat the 3MB.

^Santino pulled out the cobra and executed it on Mahal for the win. He’s(Santino) an underused talent in my opinion when you look at his popularity, but at least we get to see his fun character from time to time. More of a filler match, but not awful by any stretch.

Damien Sandow defeats R-Truth.

^It sure feels like Truth has become a resident jobber to all heels. I’m okay with it, but it’s starting to become very predictable that he won’t be winning too many matches. I’m excited for Sandow’s potential upcoming World Title run.

The Great Khali defeats Fandango in the final match of the night.

^I’m going to attack this one from two angles. First, see anything I’ve written about Khali in the past and what a joke it is for him to be on TV. Second, see what most internet using fans of wrestling have said about the confusing booking of Fandango. Put the two together and what do you get? Horrific booking; I’m shocked. Not the best way to close out a show that started off pretty good.

Four matches on a show that used to feature two? Even with Ziggler and Ambrose doing what they do, I still have to score the show with an ever so slight thumbs down for the suspect booking of wrestlers who possess talent. Four matches was too many, and anything with Khali automatically decreases the overall quality. Thanks for reading! – add me and come check out all of our columns!

Recent Headlines


Stephanie McMahon To Apologize To D-Bryan On RAW, More (04/22)


– posted an article on Tuesday noting that Stephanie McMahon will appear on next week’s WWE RAW broadcast to “apologize” to Daniel Bryan for … Continue reading

JR/Cornette Podcast, WWE’s Return To Hershey, WWE Stock (04/22)


– It was announced at Tuesday night’s WWE Main Event and SmackDown TV tapings that WWE will return to Hershey, PA for a post-Christmas house … Continue reading

**SPOILERS** WWE SmackDown Results For Friday (04/22)


Credit: Rishi/Aaron/Jeremy/James of Dark Matches: Bo Dallas beat a local wrestler. The match was held prior to the Smackdown taping. The local wrestler was … Continue reading

2 SD Dark Matches + WWE SD Matches Taped, More (04/22)


– In the dark match prior to Tuesday night’s WWE Main Event and SmackDown tapings in Hershey, PA, Bo Dallas defeated a local wrestler. This … Continue reading

Was Daniel Bryan At The WWE SmackDown Tapings?, More (04/22)


WWE has announced on their website that Daniel Bryan has “suffered” a cervical cord neurapraxia as a result of the attack from Kane on RAW. … Continue reading

Update: More Promotions Offer Extreme Rising Discounts (04/22)


UPDATE: After Extreme Rising canceled its events for this weekend, both Maryland Championship Wrestling and OMEGA have offered discounts on tickets for fans who purchased … Continue reading

The Updated Card For Sunday Night’s TNA Sacrifice PPV (04/22)


Here is the updated card for this Sunday night’s TNA Sacrifice pay-per-view: World Heavyweight Championship: Eric Young vs. Magnus Tag Team Match: Willow and Kurt … Continue reading

Mick Foley On Why He’s Not Signing A Legends Deal (04/22)


Mick Foley posted the following blog on his Facebook page earlier this evening: LEGENDS DEAL “To deal..or not to deal – that is the question. … Continue reading
Raw logo

This Week’s WWE RAW Rating Is In – Details Inside (04/22)


UPDATE: This week’s WWE RAW broadcast drew a final 2.97 (3.0) cable rating. ORIGINAL: The early numbers for Monday night’s WWE RAW broadcast are in … Continue reading
eric bischoff

Would Bischoff Return To WWE?, Heyman’s RAW Pipebomb (04/22)


– When asked by a fan on Twitter if he’d return to WWE, Eric Bischoff replied with the following: “Never say never right?” – Regarding … Continue reading