WWE MAIN EVENT (2012-)

2011

10/2/12; Tulsa, OK; Bank of Oklahoma Center
10/3/12 - premiere episode on ION; included an opening in-ring intorudction by Michael Cole & WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin in which they noted the WWE World Champion CM Punk vs. World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus later in the night; featured a video package on Punk, with comments from Punk, Joey Mercury, Paul Heyman, and Michael Hayes; included Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Punk, alongside Heyman, regarding his upcoming bout against Sheamus; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Sheamus regarding the upcoming bout against Punk; included a video package on Sheamus, with comments from him, Triple H, Chris Jericho, WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan, fans, and a look at his recent media appearances; Cole & Miz provided commentary for the show; featured a Susan G. Komen for the Cure PSA with comments from Dolph Ziggler, Layla, Miz, John Cena, WWE Divas Champion Eve, and John Cena; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown has been the #1 show on SyFy every week for two years; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Punk and Heyman regarding the controversial nature in which Punk won his match; included the announcement Randy Orton would face the Big Show the next week; featured Striker conducting a backstage interview with Show regarding his upcoming match against Orton:
WWE World Champion CM Punk (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus at 18:42 by grabbing the tights for leverage after Sheamus struck his head on an uprotected middle turnbuckle; after the bout, Matt Striker conducted an in-ring interview with Sheamus, who took the mic and said there was a reason Punk isn't getting the respect he wants and said he would give Punk the Brogue Kick the next time they were in the ring together
WWE Tag Team Championship #1 Contender Tournament Quarter Finals: Zack Ryder & Santino Marella defeated Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd at 4:04 when Marella pinned Kidd with the Cobra; during their entrance, an insert promo aired from Marella & Ryder regarding their chances in the tournament

10/9/12; San Jose, CA; HP Pavilion
10/10/12 - featured an opening in-ring introduction by Michael Cole & WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin in which they previewed the Randy Orton vs. Big Show match later in the show; included a video package on Show with comments from himself, John Cena, Pat Patterson, and Arn Anderson; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Show regarding his upcoming match against Orton; included a video package on Orton, with comments from himself, Anderson, Cena, Triple H, and Batista; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding his recent loss to Show after an attack from Alberto Del Rio, with Orton saying he would see ADR soon and didn't like losing; included a Susan G. Komen for the Cure PSA with comments from Layla, AJ, Dolph Ziggler, Miz, WWE Divas Champion Eve, and Cena; featured an ad promoting WWE '13; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus regarding his upcoming bout with Show at Hell in a Cell:
The Big Show pinned Randy Orton at 21:50 with the chokeslam, moments after Orton fought his way out of the Colossal Clutch; after the bout, Matt Striker attempted to interview Show at the entrance stage, with Show taking the mic and saying he would take the World Heavyweight Title from Sheamus at Hell in a Cell; moments later, Orton was tended to in the ring
Kofi Kingston pinned Michael McGillicutty at around the 4-minute mark with the SOS; after the bout, WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin left the broadcast table and joined Kingston in the ring, making fun of him and saying he cheap shotted him on Raw; Miz then said Kingston would never be at his level, with Kingston challenging him to a title match the following week; when Miz laughed at the challenge, Kingston said he himself was a better champion than Miz ever would be, prompting Miz to finally accept the challenge; Miz then attempted to attack Kingston from behind, with Kingston hitting the spin kick to the face and holding up the title belt to close the show (the match began during the commercial break)

10/16/12; Memphis, TN; Fed-Ex Forum
10/17/12 - featured an opening in-ring introduction from Michael Cole & John Bradshaw Layfield in which they reviewed footage of the Kofi Kingston vs. WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin from Raw, during which Miz sustained a spin kick to the side of the head; JBL said the kick resulted in six stitches but he had been cleared to wrestle; included a video package on Kingston, with comments from himself, Chilli from TLC, and Layla; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Kingston regarding his upcoming bout against Miz; included a Susan G. Komen for the Cure PSA with comments from Alicia Fox, Dolph Ziggler, Layla, and John Cena; featured an ad promoting WWE '13; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE Home Video has 6 of the top 10 selling sports DVDs in America, including Summer Slam 2012 at #1; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Miz about his title loss, with Miz saying the title was stolen from him and he wanted a rematch:
Kofi Kingston pinned WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin to win the title with the spin kick to the head at 22:03; prior to the bout, Miz cut an in-ring promo in which he said others that would have taken the kick he took from Kingston on Raw would have been out for weeks and called himself Superman; he then introduced a video package on himself with comments from John Bradshaw Layfield, Christian, Josh Matthews, WWE World Champion CM Punk, WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan, and himself; following the video, Miz said, "Kofi, you want my title? Come and get it;" after the contest, Matt Striker conducted an in-ring interview with Kingston about his title win, during which Kingston said he was honored to follow in the footsteps of Randy Savage, Ricky Steamboat, and Shawn Michaels before leading the fans in a chant of "Boom boom boom" directed at Miz
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Zack Ryder with the Zig Zag at 2:50 after avoiding the Rough Ryder and dropping Ryder face-first onto the top turnbuckle; prior to the bout, Guerrero introduced Ziggler from the entrance stage; after the bout, Guerrero took the mic and said everyone should be talking about Ziggler because he might cash in his Money in the Bank title shot at Hell in a Cell; Ziggler then took the mic and said he deserved better than to face Ryder and that he himself was the main event; Ziggler then issued an open challenge to anyone backstage to face him the following week, with Ryback then appearing at the entrance stage as the show ended

10/23/12; Providence, RI; Dunkin' Donuts Center
10/24/12 - featured an opening in-ring introduction by Michael Cole & Mike Mizanin in which they previewed the upcoming Ryback vs. Dolph Ziggler main event, followed by a video package on Ryback and then Miz discussing his loss to Ryback on Raw; moments later, a video package aired on Ziggler, with comments from Ziggler, Will Sasso, Booker T, and David Otunga; included Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Ryback regarding whether he had truly earned a WWE World Title match, with Ryback saying to watch what he does to Ziggler; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Ziggler regarding the upcoming match, with Ziggler refusing to comment and telling Matthews to leave; included a look at the upcoming Rolling Stones' pay-per-view that WWE will air later in the year; featured the announcement that John Cena would address the crowd during the Hell in a Cell live pre-show on Sunday regarding the AJ situation; included an in-ring segment in which Cole & Miz spoke with Paul Heyman, who appeared on the big screen, about Ryback's win earlier in the night over Ziggler and him challenging WWE World Champion CM Punk at Hell in a Cell; featured a Susan G. Komen for the Cure PSA with comments from Layla about losing her mother to breast cancer; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE has more Twitter followers than TMZ, Nike, Coca-Cola, HBO, Under Armour, Disney, and McDonald's; featured an ad promoting WWE '13:
Ryback pinned Dolph Ziggler with Shell Shocked at 9:09; mid-way through the bout, Ziggler returned backstage but Ryback eventually carried him back to the ring
Alberto Del Rio defeated Sin Cara via submission with the cross armbreaker at 8:37 after lifting his knees to block a swanton off the top; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout; after the match, ADR took the mic and cut an in-ring promo, saying he would do the same to Randy Orton at Hell in a Cell; moments later, ADR said he didn't need to sing songs about millions of dollars because he had millions of dollars, with Rodriguez dancing in the background; Darren Young & Titus O'Neil then interrupted and asked whether there was an issue ADR had with them, with ADR saying there was no issue and they should work together against the likes of Sin Cara; Sin Cara was then triple teamed before Randy Orton ran out; ADR and Rodriguez escaped to the floor before Orton dropped both Young and O'Neil with the RKO; Orton then took the mic and challenged ADR, Young, & O'Neil to face himself, Sin Cara, & Rey Mysterio Jr. the following week

10/30/12; Fayetteville, NC; Crown Center
10/31/12 - featured an opening video package recapping the conclusion of the Ryback vs. WWE World Champion CM Punk Hell in a Cell match on Sunday; featured Michael Cole & John Bradshaw Layfield on commentary; included the announcement that referee Brad Maddox had been indefinately suspended and would be questioned the following day at WWE Headquarters; featured footage from the previous week of Randy Orton making the save for Sin Cara against Alberto Del Rio, Darren Young, & Titus O'Neil; included an ad promoting WWE '13; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown was the most socially active show on TV the previous Friday, beating every show on CBS, ABC, NBC, TNT, FX, TBS, ESPN, and MTV; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Young & O'Neil, with ADR interrupting and sending a message to Orton to watch his back the coming Friday on Smackdown:
Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio Jr. & Sin Cara defeated Alberto Del Rio, Darren Young & Titus O'Neil at 21:39 when Orton pinned ADR with the RKO after Mysterio hit the 619; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the match; during his entrance, a vignette aired on ADR; after the match, Matt Striker conducted an in-ring interview with Orton, Mysterio, & Sin Cara, with Mysterio thanking Orton for leading them to victory and saying he and Sin Cara were a team for the long run; Sin Cara then cut a promo in Spanish, with Mysterio translating and saying they were together to be WWE Tag Team Champions; Orton followed by cutting a promo on ADR
Wade Barrett pinned Tyson Kidd at around the 6-minute mark with the Souvenir elbow after blocking a dive to the floor with a forearm to the face; after the match, Barrett took the mic and cut a promo on Sheamus; moments later, Sheamus interrupted at the entrance stage and said, while he wanted to get World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show back in the ring, he could face Barrett the next week on Main Event; Barrett accepted the offer, noted the next week's show would be in England, and he doesn't lose in England; moments later, Sheamus ran into the ring, with Barrett quickly escaping to the floor (the match began during the commercial break)

11/6/12; Birmingham, England; LG Arena
11/7/12 - featured Michael Cole & Mike Mizanin on commentary; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 29 tickets going on sale Nov. 12; featured info for how fans can donate to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund and The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City; included Matt Striker attempting to conduct a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show about facing Sheamus at Survivor Series, with Show then punching Striker in the face and knocking him out; featured the announcement that WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane would defend against Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow the following week:
Sheamus pinned Wade Barrett with the White Noise and boot to the face at 22:44; during his entrance, a vignette on Barrett aired; following his entrance, Barrett cut a promo about now being part of Survivor Series until he was interrupted by Sheamus, who immediately went after World Heavyweight Champion Big Show at the commentary table; moments later, referees intervened; during the closing moments of the bout, Show left the broadcast table and walked up the ramp; after the match, Show held up the title belt at the entrance stage as Sheamus watched him
R-Truth defeated Heath Slater (w/ Jinder Mahal) via disqualification at around the 8-minute mark when Mahal interfered as Truth made the cover following a suplex into a jawbreaker; after the bout, Truth was double teamed and Slater dropped him with a DDT (the match began during the commercial break)

11/13/12; Cleveland, OH; Quicken Loans Arena
11/14/12 - featured Michael Cole & Mike Mizanin on commentary; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane regarding their upcoming title defense against Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow, with Kane eventually walking off after arguing with Bryan; moments later, Rhodes & Sandow jumped Bryan before running off; Kane and a referee then tended to Bryan; featured a video package on Bryan & Kane's history and recent rivalry with Rhodes & Sandow; included an ad promoting WWE '13; featured Cole & Miz conducting an interview at the announce table with Dolph Ziggler, backstage, regarding Rhodes & Sandow losing earlier in the show and the chances of Team Ziggler at Survivor Series; eventually, Ziggler and Miz began arguing, with Miz saying there were a million more competent captains in the world than Ziggler - Capt. Crunch, Capt. Ron, and Capt. Caveman among them; Miz eventually challenged Ziggler to face him the next week, with Ziggler accepting; included an ad promoting 'nWo: The Revolution':
WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane defeated Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow at 16:05 when Bryan pinned Sandow with a headbutt off the top after Kane dropped Sandow with the chokeslam; during the bout, Rhdoes sustained torn muscles and a separated shoulder after taking a bad fall during a backdrop; after the match, Matt Striker conducted a ringside interview with Bryan & Kane regarding whether Bryan could get alone with Mike Mizanin at Survivor Series; moments later, Miz left the broadcast table as Bryan yelled "No!" against the fans' chants of "Yes!"
Santino Marella pinned David Otunga with the Cobra at around the 4-minute mark (the bout began during the commercial break)

11/20/12; Grand Rapids, MI; Van Andel Arena
11/21/12 - featured an opening video package hyping the Mike Mizanin vs. Dolph Ziggler match later in the night; included Michael Cole & John Bradshaw Layfield on commentary; featured an ad promoting 'The Attitude Era' on DVD; included an ad promoting WWEShop.com; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the WWE Facebook network has more than 75 million followers, more than Google, HBO, ESPN, Amazon, Coke, MTV, and the NBA; included a preview of the WWE Talk Soup episode on E! later in the night; featured the announcement John Cena would be in action the following week; included a closing segment in which Damien Sandow cut a promo at the entrance stage in which he announced he would rid the WWE of Cena the following week:
Dolph Ziggler pinned Mike Mizanin at 25:35 with the Zig Zag after Miz hit an unprotected turnbuckle chest-first; prior to the bout, Miz cut an in-ring promo before he was quickly cut off by Ziggler's appearance; Ziggler then bragged about being the sole survivor at Survivor Series and said he would outclass Miz; Miz then listed his accomplishments and said Ziggler was a fake, with Ziggler replying that he himself was the future and Miz was the past; Miz then said Ziggler was nothing and he was scared to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot because he knew he would fail, with Ziggler slapping him across the face; during the match, it was noted John Cena would be a guest of Miz TV Friday on Smackdown; following the bout, Matt Striker attempted to conduct an in-ring interview with Ziggler, with Ziggler taking the mic, telling Striker to leave the ring, bragged about being the best, and said he was just getting started; Ziggler then said he would finish Cena
Wade Barrett pinned Justin Gabriel with the Bull Hammer at 3:35 after crotching Gabriel on the top rope as Gabriel attempted the 450 splash

11/27/12; Bossier City, LA; Century Link Center
11/28/12 - featured an opening in-ring introduction by Michael Cole & John Bradshaw Layfield in which they previewed the show; included a video package on John Cena, focusing on his media appearances, promotional work, and charity work; featured a video package on Damien Sandow; included a Tout from Cody Rhodes in which he wished Sandow well in his match against Cena and was looking forward to reuniting their tag team; featured an ad promoting 'The Attitude Era;' included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE superstars have granted more than 5,000 wishes in the past 25 years with the Make-A-Wish Foundation; featured a backstage segment in which Josh Matthews said Sandow handed him a letter to read, which read Matthews didn't deserve to breathe the same air as Sandow and there would be no interview, and that Cena was leading an ignorant flock:
John Cena defeated Damien Sandow via submission with the STFU at 19:30; Sandow cut a promo during his entrance in which he claimed Cena was a false idol
WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro pinned Zack Ryder in a non-title match with the Neutralizer at 8:48 after blocking a dive to the floor with a European uppercut; during his entrance, a video package on Cesaro aired; after the bout, Cesaro took the mic and said Ryder represented everything that was wrong with America and he himself was the greatest champion in WWE history; moments later, WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston interrupted and said he would face Cesaro on the following week's broadcast

12/4/12; North Charleston, SC; Coliseum
12/5/12 - featured Michael Cole & Mike Mizanin on commentary, with an opening announcement that WWE World Champion CM Punk underwent emergency knee surgery earlier in the week; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston regarding what prompted him to challenge WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro the previous week; featured footage from Cesaro defeating Kingston, Wade Barrett, and R-Truth earlier in the week on Raw; included a video package on Cesaro; included an ad promoting 'The Day' on DVD; featured an ad promoting 'The Attitude Era' on DVD; included an ad promoting the Rolling Stones pay-per-view on Dec. 15; featured an ad promoting Kid Rock appearing at Tribute to the Troops 2012; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read nWo: The Revolution is the #1 sports DVD in America; featured the announcement of a written statement from Vince McMahon in which he addressed the injury to WWE World Champion CM Punk and said Ryback, WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane would face Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, & Roman Reigns in the TLC main event, with pinfalls and submissions legal; additionally, Ryback would still get a future title shot against Punk; included the announcement Ryback would face Alberto Del Rio the following week:
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston fought WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro to a no contest at 11:35 when Wade Barrett and R-Truth, who provided guest commentary for the bout, interfered; during Cesaro's entrance, it was announced he would defend the title against R-Truth at TLC; following his entrance, Cesaro cut an in-ring promo about successfully defending the title earlier in the week on Raw; after the bout, Truth took the mic and challenged Cesaro & Barrett to face he and Kingston
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston & R-Truth defeated WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro & Wade Barrett in an impromptu match at 19:54 when Truth pinned Cesaro with a sunset flip and assisted spin kick to the face from Kingston; after the bout, Matt Striker conducted an in-ring interview with Kingston & Truth about their respective singles bouts against Cearo and Barrett at TLC

12/11/12; Bridgeport, CT; Webster Bank Arena
12/12/12 - 6:30pm start time due to the 12/12/12 benefit concert from Madison Square Garden; featured an opening in-ring introduction by Michael Cole & Mike Mizanin in which they previewed the Ryback vs. Alberto Del Rio match; included a vignette on Ryback and his recent altercations with Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, & Roman Reigns; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE '13 was named by Game Informer as one of the top games of the year, alongside Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Halo 4, Assassins's Creed, Mass Effect 3, and FIFA '13; included Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Ryback regarding his upcoming TLC match with WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane against Rollins, Ambrose, & Reigns; featured a video package hyping the John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler ladder match at TLC; included an ad promoting 'The Top 100 Moments in Raw History;' featured an ad promoting Saturday's Rolling Stones pay-per-view; included a closing announcement that WWE Tag Team Champion Kane would face Cody Rhodes the following week:
Ryback pinned Alberto Del Rio with Shellshocked at 15:48; prior to the bout, Ricardo Rodriguez interrupted the show's in-ring introduction and said he had a 17-minute video package highlighting the career of ADR; after several minutes aired, Ryback came out for the match, stopping the video; moments later, ADR appeared and said he would make Ryback pay
Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, & Jinder Mahal defeated Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel in an impromptu handicap match at 12:24 when Slater pinned Kidd with the DDT, moments after McIntyre punched Kidd from the floor behind the referee's back; following their entrance, 3MB took the mic and complained about being left off the 12/12/12 concert at Madison Square Garden; McIntyre then took the mic and talked about the WWE's Rolling Stones concert that Saturday and complained about not being asked to perform, with Mahal adding that Lady Gaga and Bruce Springsteen had been added to the pay-per-view; the three then prepared to give a preview of their first single until Kidd & Gabriel interrupted and challenged 3MB to a match; McIntyre said they would have to face all 3 of them in a handicap match, with Kidd accepting

12/17/12; Philadelphia, PA; Wells Fargo Center
12/19/12 - featured Michael Cole & Mike Mizanin on commentary; included footage from the previous month of WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane vs. Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow, during which Rhodes was sidelined with an injury; featured a video package recapping the tension between Bryan & Kane; included an ad promoting the WWE app; featured a Tout from soldiers in which they wished a happy holidays to their friends and family; included an ad promoting 'The Attitude Era;' featured footage of Miz training for and flying in a F18 as part of Tribute to the Troops; included a Tribute to the Troops ad with Flo-rida and Miss Piggy; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE's network of Facebook pages has more than 75 million fans, more than the NFL and its 32 teams combined; included an ad promoting WWE's content on YouTube:
WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane defeated Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow at 25:20 when Bryan pinned Rhodes with a headbutt off the top after Kane dropped Rhodes with the chokeslam
Darren Young & Titus O'Neil defeated Santino Marella & Zack Ryder at 10:21 when O'Neil pinned Ryder with the sit-down spinebuster after avoiding the Rough Ryder

12/19/12; Rochester, NY; Blue Cross Arena
12/26/12 - featured an ad promoting 'The Top 100 Moments in Raw History;' included an ad promoting the WWE app; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the WWE Universe views more than 190 million photos per month on WWE.com, more than 70 photos a second; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with the Great Khali regarding his battle royal win, with WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro attacking him from behind with the title belt; Khali then chopped Cesaro, with Cesaro leaving his title belt behind and Khali picking it up; included an ad promoting 'The Best Pay-Per-View Matches of 2012':
The Great Khali won a battle royal by last eliminating Wade Barrett at 18:49; stipulations stated the winner would earn a title shot against WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro the following week; Cesaro provided guest commentary for the match; order of elimination: Yoshi Tatsu by Khali (0:09), Primo Colon by Brodus Clay (0:53), Drew McIntyre by Tyson Kidd via a headscissors over the top (4:04), Kidd by McIntyre via yanking him off the apron as Kidd fought with Jinder Mahal (4:11), Mahal and Justin Gabriel were both eliminated following a crossbody from Gabriel that sent both over the top rope (4:15), following the four eliminations, the two teams brawled at ringside, an Uso by Wade Barrett (7:47), William Regal by Damien Sandow (8:23), Epico by Santino Marella via a headscissors over the top (9:32), Clay by Khali (9:58), the other Uso by Zack Ryder via a punch as the Uso was on the apron (11:10), Titus O'Neil by Khali (15:51), Darren Young by Khali (15:55), Cody Rhodes by Khali via a chop to the head as Rhodes was on the apron (16:16), Sandow by Khali (16:21), Ryder by Marella (17:15), Marella by Barrett via a clothesline from behind (17:23), Barrett by Khali via a chop to the head as Barrett was on the ring apron; after the contest, Cesaro entered the ring and offered his hand to Khali, who shook it; during the commentary of the match, it was noted Cesaro was recovering from a broken hand and torn tendons in his hand
Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel defeated Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal (w/ Heath Slater) at 15:09 when Kidd pinned Mahal with a Blockbuster off the top as Gabriel held Mahal in the air; prior to the bout, McIntyre and Mahal cut an in-ring promo about how Slater lost his voice and blamed it on an injury sustained from Kidd & Gabriel during Raw

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