- Tonight’s WWE Main Event opens up with Michael Cole welcoming us to Main Event from Phoenix.
Sheamus vs. Curtis Axel
We go to the ring and out comes WWE United States Champion Sheamus. Cole is joined by Byron Saxton and this is the new Main Event announce team. Curtis Axel is out next. Cesaro’s music hits and he comes out for commentary.
Good back and forth match to start with Axel getting some offense in. Sheamus turns it around and goes for the forearms on the apron but Axel drops him over the top. Sheamus drops Axel again. Axel gets a cheap shot in and knocks Sheamus out to the floor with a big knee. Axel follows and brings Sheamus back in for a 1 count. Axel keeps control and takes Sheamus to the top. He turns Sheamus upside down in the corner and works him over. We go to commercial after another 2 count.
We come back and Sheamus makes a comeback but Axel cuts him off. Axel blocks the battering ram and hits the Perfect-plex for a 2 count. Axel backs Sheamus in the corner and slaps him several times. Sheamus fires back and unloads on Axel. Sheamus continues and hits the senton. Sheamus nails a Brogue Kick for the non-title win.
- After the match, Cesaro grabs the US Title and looks at it while he walks around the ring. Sheamus looks at him and asks what he’s doing. Cesaro tosses the title behind him and into the ring. Sheamus catches it and Cesaro walks up the ramp.
Nikki Bella vs. Emma
Nikki Bella is first and we go to a break. They lock up and go at it. Emma with a few roll ups early on. Nikki comes out of the corner and nails Emma in the face for a 2 count. Fans chant “you sold out” at Nikki.
More back and forth. Emma gets her submission on the ropes but has to break it. Emma goes to the top but misses a cross body as Nikki moves out of the way. Nikki with a huge right hand that knocks Emma down. Nikki hits the Rack Attack for the win.
Winner: Nikki Bella
- Renee Young is backstage with Big Show and Mark Henry. Show says his match with Erick Rowan isn’t going to be pretty. Show jokes he might break out some luchador moves. Henry says he’s a mess. Henry tells Show to just go whoop Rowan so they can go eat. Show says that’s what he’s going to do. Henry will be there to make sure Luke Harper doesn’t interfere. We go to commercials.
Heath Slater and Titus O’Neil vs. Los Matadores
We come back and Slater Gator is in the ring. Los Matadores are out next with El Torito. Hornswoggle comes out with them and he’s dressed as a cow to Torito’s bull.
Fernando and Slater go at it to start the match. Slater turns it around but Fernando takes him down out of the corner. Diego tags in for a bit of double teaming for a 2 count. They run the ropes and Diego hits a hurricanrana. Diego runs into a big boot. Slater comes out of the corner with a clothesline and tags in Titus. Titus stomps and drops Diego over his knee twice before throwing him away. Slater with a headlock after coming back in. Diego fights out and plants Slater on his face. Fernando springboards in off the tag and goes to work on Slater. They do some comedy and Fernando botches a move for a 2 count that Titus broke up. Diego comes in and tosses Titus to the floor. Slater tosses Diego to the floor. Fernando with 2 small packages for 2 counts. Slater hits his DDT for the win.
Winners: Heath Slater and Titus O’Neil
- After the match, Torito comes in to roll his partner out of the ring. Slater grabs him but Hornswoggle comes in. He kicks Slater twice. Slater laughs and points at Cowswoggle. Slater drops to his knees to fight Hornswoggle but they double team him and send him crashing into Titus on the apron, knocking Slater Gator to the floor. Titus and Slater storm the ring but Torito and Hornswoggle escape. Slater’s music hits as the two teams taunt each other.
- Luke Harper appears on the big screen for a promo. Bray Wyatt taught him that in order for you to be saved, you must pay for your sins. Tonight, the giant comes crashing down. Erick Rowan tells Big Show to run.
- Renee Young is backstage with Seth Rollins. He says what happened to Dean Ambrose on RAW is the WWE Universe’s fault. Rollins talks about how John Cena, Chris Jericho and Jack Swagger lost at SummerSlam. He rips Swagger and Swagger walks up. They have words and Swagger gets in his face. Rollins says they will fight on SmackDown.
Big Show vs. Erick Rowan
We go to the ring and out first comes Big Show and Mark Henry. Erick Rowan and Luke Harper are out next. We go to commercial.
They go at it to start the match. They end up on the floor and come back in the ring. Rowan drops Show with a big shot right in front of Harper. Show tries to get a boot up but Rowan blocks it and continues working on Big Show’s hurt leg. Fans boo as Rowan covers for a 2 count. Rowan continues to dominate and drops Show for another 2 count.
Show manages to get a leg sweep in. Rowan comes right back with a big boot to the head for a 2 count. Show with a big slam and another close 2 count. Show connects out of nowhere and gets the win with the knockout punch.
Winner: Big Show
- After the match, Show and Henry stand tall in the ring as Harper and Rowan look on from ringside. Main Event goes off the air with Big Show in pain