WWE Main Event continues to be one of wrestling's most underrated programs.
The weekly Wednesday show hardly ever gets any mention, but it almost always features entertaining action inside the ring.
This week's edition from PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. was more of the same, as it featured Randy Orton, Antonio Cesaro and impressive individual performances all around.
Let's take a look at the full results.
Randy Orton defeated Antonio Cesaro via RKO.
The Usos and Justin Gabriel defeated 3MB via the 450 Splash.
Randy Orton and Antonio Cesaro Both Come Away as Winners
Randy Orton gave us a preview of what to expect from this match:
Randy Orton @RandyOrton
Check out @WWE #MainEvent tonight I have a great bout with Antonio Cesaro5/8/2013, 11:34:53 AM
He was dead on. This was a long match but didn't really feel like it. It was technically sound and featured offense from both sides, several exciting near-falls and lots of crowd interaction.
After Cesaro was able to kick out following a superplex by Orton from the top rope, he reversed an RKO attempt into a ring-rattling uppercut that is starting to earn him more and more recognition.
I'm falling in love with @AntonioCesaro's Uppercut #ThingOfBeauty...What an amazing match against @RandyOrton! #MainEvent5/9/2013, 12:26:31 AM
Orton kicked out, though, and as the Swiss Sensation was setting up for the Neutralizer, his foe was able to land the RKO out of nowhere for the pin.
While Orton unsurprisingly grabbed the victory, both wrestlers had positive outings. Judging by the broadcast, Orton received by far the biggest pop of the night, while Cesaro looked slightly better in the ring—although both put on impressive performances throughout the wrestling clinic.
Although the likelihood of it happening seems small at this point, both men deserve a push.
3MB Loses Again
Not only did they lose (again), but they lost against The Usos and Justin Gabriel in a match that didn't seem to interest the crowd.
The match wasn't terrible. It featured some high-paced action from both sides and ended with a nice 450 splash by Gabriel. Nevertheless, no one seemed to care.
If there's a bright side, perhaps this signifies a move toward Drew McIntyre's singles career. Many fans are hoping for just that.
I wish that Drew McIntyre left 3MB to become a singles competitor again because he's better & more talented then Slater & Mahal. #MainEvent5/9/2013, 12:55:54 AM
WWE Retweeting @WWERetweeting
Drew McIntyre is too good to be wasted by being part of 3MB. I actually thought he was a future World Champ. #MainEvent5/9/2013, 12:42:22 AM
The same goes for Gabriel, who once again showcased his burgeoning, electrifying talent in this match.
Danny Mounce @Danny_Mounce
@Justin__Gabriel wins 2 weeks in a row this guy needs to become champion already #MainEvent #DareWolf #FutureChampion5/9/2013, 1:00:23 AM
What do you think? Do McIntyre or Gabriel deserve more attention in the WWE? They certainly made another case for it on Wednesday night at Main Event.
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