WWE Main Event Results: Winners, Twitter Reaction and Analysis from April 22

The Doctor Chris Mueller@@BR_DoctorFeatured ColumnistApril 22, 2014

Credit: WWE.com

Welcome to Bleacher Report's recap of WWE Main Event. Here is where we take a look at what happened on the show, examining the winners, reactions to matches and any possible ramifications coming out of the program.

This week featured four matches and a couple video packages, all of which added up to a decent show overall. Not a great show, but a decent show.

The newest Bo-Lieve video package and the recap video highlighting Kane's attack on Daniel Bryan were great, but the most entertaining of the bunch might have been the hype video for the Hornswoggle and El Torito feud. It felt like the build to their match actually mattered.

Let's take a look at what went else down on the show this week.


Big E vs. Alberto Del Rio

This was a solid effort put forth by both men. Del Rio looked as smooth as ever, and Big E's power was on full display.

While it was clear that a few spots had been planned differently than how they came out, Del Rio and Big E definitely made it seem like there were no mistakes made.

The best part about all this is that Big E finally got a clean win over Del Rio with his finisher. There's really nothing to complain about in this match, but there is also nothing to rave about.

Winner: Big E

Grade: B+

Notes and Highlights

  • The height Langston gets on his leap frogs rivals Kofi Kingston.
  • Bad News Barrett delivered a promo from his six-story soapbox about how Big E has been a terrible champion.

Twitter Reaction


Hornswoggle vs. El Torito

This felt more like a real wrestling match than their previous encounter. Depending on what you like from these two, that may be a good or bad thing.

Some people would prefer that these two keep their roles as comedy characters, but both Hornswoggle and El Torito seemed like they had something to prove during this match.

They actually exchanged holds, used common wrestling moves and had no comedy moments whatsoever. El Torito is already known to have great ability in the ring, but Hornswoggle showed that he is capable of more than just running between someone's legs.

This wasn't a five-star bout, or even match of the night, but it was a respectable showing that should not be looked down upon simply because of who is involved.

Hornswoggle evened the score at one win each with his signature Tadpole Splash.

Winner: Hornswoggle

Grade: C+

Notes and Highlights

  • So, do we call them 3.5MB now?
  • A good WWE video package makes a feud better. This feud is the perfect evidence to support that point.
  • Mock this match if you will, but this was better than many, many Divas matches we have seen.

Twitter Reaction


Sheamus vs. Titus O'Neil

Nobody expected Titus O'Neil to get the win going into this match, but seeing him do as well as he did gives hope that WWE hasn't given up on him yet.

Titus looked like a credible heel in this match due to the variety of offense he used and the way he played to the crowd while dominating most of the bout.

Sheamus won with the Brogue Kick out of nowhere, but at least he had to put up a fight. This match could have gone on longer and been much better, but what we got was good for how quick it was.

Winner: Sheamus

Grade: B

Notes and Highlights

  • You don't often see Sheamus manhandled, but when someone can hit a shoulder block that sends Sheamus out of the ring, you know you have a powerhouse on your hands.
  • Titus is so much more powerful than he looks, and he looks very powerful. Catching Sheamus in mid-air and tossing him over his head was one of the more impressive feats of strength we have seen outside of a Cesaro match in a long time.

Twitter Reaction


Jimmy Uso vs. Ryback

The Usos have only competed in tag matches since winning the titles, so seeing them split for the night so one man can have his own match was a nice change of pace.

Ryback got the win with Shell Shocked in what turned out to be a decent match. We all know both the Usos can go, but Ryback didn't look half bad, and that's saying a lot.

This match was given the last two segments of the night, allowing them enough time to tell a story without anything feeling rushed.

Curtis Axel and Jey had a little involvement, but this was almost all Jimmy and Ryback.  Giving Ryback the win made sense as far as making Rybaxel look like contenders for the titles and because Ryback was booked so strong as a singles star before he fell from grace.

The eventual tag title match between these two teams should be pretty entertaining, especially if Ryback keeps doing impressive things like catching a flying Uso as he dives over the top rope to the outside.

Winner: Ryback

Grade: B-

Notes and Highlights

  • It used to be easy to tell The Usos apart because Jey had a little tattoo on his chest. Now you have to go by their arms since they have the same chest tattoo. Jimmy has less ink on his right shoulder.
  • Why are the announcers trying to make us think that Naomi and Jimmy just got married the other day? Everyone knows that episode was filmed months ago.
  • Ryback sold a pair of boots to the face like he was trying to bypass the steak knives and go straight to the Cadillac.

Twitter Reaction



While none of the matches are likely to make any DVD compilations, we did not have anything that felt particularly weak on this episode of Main Event.

Having the show air live on the WWE Network is a good way to get people to watch instead of look for spoilers, but they need to step it up a bit if they don't want this to turn into the next Superstars.

What did you think of this week's show?


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