WWE Main Event Results: Winners, Twitter Reaction and Analysis from June 17

The Doctor Chris Mueller@@BR_DoctorFeatured ColumnistJune 17, 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's show continued the pattern we have seen in recent weeks of Main Event actually being worth watching. Not only did we get some great wrestling, but there was a blockbuster announcement at the top of the show that affects the Money in the Bank pay-per-view.

This is exactly what WWE needs to do in order for people to want to buy the WWE Network. If fans know that Main Event will have good matches and moments that affect major storylines, they are far more likely to tune in. Incentives always work.

Unfortunately for WWE, they are a very niche product. Most of the people who will buy the Network have likely done so already, but it's good to see them putting some effort into the shows that air exclusively on the streaming service to bring in more subscribers.

Let's take a look at what went down on this week's episode of Main Event.


Seth Rollins' Promo

The show opened with Seth Rollins coming to the ring to talk about Roman Reigns and Money in the Bank. He said there will be a second ladder match for the traditional Money in the Bank briefcase, and he is the first entrant.

This brought out Dean Ambrose, who attacked Rollins before Kane came out to attempt to make the save. Ambrose got the better of the Big Red Monster and his former partner before retreating to the back.

Not only was this a solid opening segment, but it was probably the biggest announcement we have ever had on Main Event. Usually WWE would save this kind of major update for Raw or SmackDown.

Grade: B

Notes and Highlights:

  • For anyone who reads my SmackDown recap, I predicted a second ladder match being added last Friday.
  • I will make another prediction. The second ladder match will include Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, RVD, Bad News Barrett, Bo Dallas and Rusev.
  • Rollins is great on the mic, but Ambrose is already on par with the top stars. I could listen to him talk for 10 seconds or 10 minutes and be entertained either way.
  • I think it's pretty obvious that Ambrose will be in the MITB ladder match with Rollins, but he will have to do something to earn a spot. The Authority won't make it easy.

Twitter Reaction:


Santino vs. Rusev

This may have been the shortest match we have seen from Rusev yet. He hit one big kick and then made Santino tap out to The Accolade.

I can't tell if WWE is trying to make Rusev look dominant or if the short matches are a sign of the powers that be not trusting him to carry a longer match.

Winner: Rusev

Grade: F

Notes and Highlights:

  • I feel like a broken record complaining about Rusev only having squash matches, but WWE insists on doing it every week, so I will continue to gripe until it changes.
  • WWE should shell out some money to get Brigitte Nielsen and Dolph Lundgren to make an appearance with Lana and Rusev. I would bet money than an Ivan Drago chant would break out within seconds.
  • WWE didn't even bother putting this match on YouTube. That should tell you something.

Twitter Reaction:


Naomi vs. Paige

Not only was it a pleasant surprise to have a good Divas match on Main Event, but there was even some interesting storytelling.

Naomi got the win over the Divas champion and then tried to shake her hand after the match, only to have Cameron get between them and shove Paige.

Paige retaliated and sent Cameron to the outside before finally shaking Naomi's hand. Naomi did nothing to help her partner, but considering her partner had it coming, it's not much of a surprise.

The two women in the match went move for move, counter for counter and delivered a very good bout. The first few exchanges even got a pop from the crowd for how well everything was executed.

Winner: Naomi

Grade: B+

Notes and Highlights:

  • It seems like a breakup is coming for The Funkadactyls.
  • I think Naomi actually looked a little better in the ring than Paige. She looked more polished and seemed more confident in what she was doing.
  • I am always critical of Divas matches that are bad, but I also defend the division as having some great talent within its ranks. This match is a great example of why I still have hope.

Twitter Reaction:


The Wyatt Family vs. The Usos and Sheamus

Main Event was capped off with a very entertaining six-man tag match. Everyone had great energy throughout and there were a few memorable moments.

The Wyatt Family picked up a win when Bray suckered in one of The Usos with a blind tag into the match and hit Sister Abigail to finish things off.

It should come as no surprise to anyone that these men put on a good show. They are six of WWE's most consistently entertaining performers.

Winners: The Wyatt Family

Grade: B+

Notes and Highlights:

  • This may have been the first time I have ever seen someone get a running start to apply a headlock.
  • A new WWE Studios film was advertised during the match starring Jason Momoa. I never realized how much Momoa looks like Roman Reigns until this trailer.
  • Sheamus' pale skin makes his scrapes and bruises stand out so much. It's a testament to how rough his style is.

Twitter Reaction:


Other than the Rusev match, this was a very good week for WWE's C-show. What did you think of this week's Main Event?


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