Los Matadores & El Torito def. 3MB & Hornswoggle
Following up the “match of the century” is a tall order, but Los Matadores & El Torito somehow managed to come up huge on Raw when they united against Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre & prospective fourth-MB Hornswoggle in Six-Man Tag Team action. In fact, the two teams didn’t even stand on ceremony before summoning ‘Swoggle and Torito into the ring to resume their rivalry.
What ensued was a magnificent clash of wills, and if not for Jinder Mahal’s timely interruption, Torito might have stood tall with the “Bull-sault.” Drew McIntyre – smarting for some payback of his own against the bull – tagged in to exact revenge, but all he got was yet another strike to the nether regions and a triple-pronged attack from Torito and his toreadors that forced “The Chosen One” to fall short.
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Although he was on the losing end of the WWE Tag Team Championship Elimination Match on the WrestleMania 30 Pre-Show, Cesaro more than redeemed himself by entering unannounced – and winning – the first-ever over-the-top-rope Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Outlasting 29 fellow WWE Superstars, the former United States Champion proved without a doubt that he is the Swiss Superman.
WWE’s first Hall of Famer – Andre the Giant – was larger than life in both size and personality. Fondly remembered by friends and foes alike, his WrestleMania III opponent, WrestleMania 30 Host Hulk Hogan, felt the best way to honor The Giant on The Grandest Stage of Them All was with a battle royal. Hogan’s decree of the match was certainly fitting of the Superstar that he bodyslammed in front of over 93,000 WWE fans inside the Pontiac Silverdome in 1987. After all, at WrestleMania 2, Andre the Giant stood victorious following a 20-Man WWE/NFL battle royal.
Every Superstar participating in the contest wanted the bragging rights of being the first to win the Andre the Giant trophy. Winning such a bout on The Grandest Stage of Them All would certainly give the victor an unprecedented boost in career momentum.. However, with every participating Superstar starting the match at the same time, chaos quickly ensued.
Along with Cesaro, Tyson Kidd and Yoshi Tatsu joined the battle royal at the last moment to round out the field of 30 Superstars, but for Tatsu and Kidd, their night ended on the floor outside the ring. Eliminations were erratic, with The Great Khali being eliminated early and Alberto Del Rio taking out both Rhodes brothers.
One of the most jaw-dropping moments came when Cesaro threw Kofi Kingston over the ring post to the outside. In true battle royal fashion, Kingston landed on his back – with his feet on the steel steps, NOT the floor. It was reminiscent of a football receiver who makes a sideling catch and miraculously manages to keep his toes in bounds. Still in the bout, Kofi floored everyone else in the ring only to be eliminated by Sheamus.
The final four – Del Rio, Big Show, Sheamus and the Swiss Superman – pulled out all the stops, ultimately resulting in The Celtic Warrior and Del Rio eliminating each other simultaneously. It was down to Big Show and Cesaro. The World’s Largest Athlete – wearing ring gear reminiscent of Andre the Giant’s – believed it was his destiny to win the match.
But Cesaro proved without a doubt that he is the pound-for-pound strongest WWE Superstar. Channeling his inner Hulk Hogan, the Swiss Superman hoisted the 450-pound Big Show up, held him in place and bodyslammed him over the ropes to the floor below. The WWE Universe rose to their feet in astonishment as The World’s Largest Athlete shook the victor’s hand.
During Cesaro’s celebration, it took five officials to lift the massive Andre the Giant trophy into the ring, but the victorious Superstar hoisted the trophy above his head with ease.
Match Number Two: R Truth and Xavier Woods versus Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre (with Heath Slater)
Woods and Mahal start things off and they lock up. Mahal with a wrist lock and Woods rolls through and takes Mahal down with a wrist lock and then he stomps on the elbow on the mat. Mahal with a punch but Woods with a drop kick for a near fall. Mahal runs Woods into the corner and Drew tags in and he punches Woods and connects with a head butt. Woods with a head scissors and he tags in Truth.
Truth with punches to Drew followed by a wrist lock. Woods tags back in and he goes to the turnbuckles for a double sledge to the arm. Truth tags back in and he hits a double sledge from the turnbuckles. Truth with a wrist lock but Drew with a kick and side head lock. Drew with a shoulder tackle. (more…)
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Match Number Two: Goldust, Cody Rhodes, Fernando, and Diego (with El Torito) versus Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, Ryback, and Curtis Axel (with Heath Slater)
Goldust and Ryback start things off and Ryback with a kick and forearms to the back. Goldust with an arm drag into an arm bar followed by a wrist lock but Ryback with a knee. Ryback with a wrist lock into an arm bar. Goldust with punches and a side head lock. Goldust with a kick and drop down uppercut.
Goldust with a reverse atomic drop and Torito mimics Goldust and shimmies for Ryback. Ryback goes to the floor and chases Torito towards Axel. Goldust and Rhodes criss cross with a cannonball and double jump cross body respectively. Not to be left out Fernando and Diego with suicide dives onto Mahal and McIntyre.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Ryback tries to slam Diego but Ryback pushes Diego down. Drew makes the tag and he pulls the ropes and Diego falls to the floor. Drew runs Diego into the apron three times. Drew sends Diego back into the ring and he stomps on his chest. Drew kicks Diego and tags in Jinder. Jinder with kicks and he tags in Axel. Jinder with a snap mare and Axel with a forearm to the back.
Axel with a drop kick followed by a slam and a leaping forearm for a near fall. Axel sends Diego into the turnbuckles and Ryback tags in. Axel with a running elbow and Ryback with a splash into the corner for a near fall. Diego chops Ryback and Ryback picks up Diego and runs him into the turnbuckles. Ryback with a hard Irish whip to Diego. Ryback with a reverse chin lock. Diego with a jawbreaker but Ryback with a power slam.
Drew tags in and gets a near fall. Drew knocks Fernando off the apron and then Diego tries to make the tag but Diego with a flapjack and both men are down. Cody tags in and he clotheslines Drew a few times. Drew with an Irish whip but Cody floats over and gets a near fall with a sunset flip. Cody with a leaping knee to Drew followed by a shot to Jinder. Cody with a springboard drop kick to Drew and Jinder.
Cody with Beautiful Disaster to Drew for a near fall but Ryback breaks up the cover. Goldust sends Ryback to the floor while Fernando, Diego, Goldust, and Axel also make their way to the floor. Slater tries to interfere but Goldust pulls him off the apron. Torito with a head scissors off the apron. Cody with Cross Rhodes to Drew for the three count.
Winners: Fernando, Diego, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust
Match Number One:Cody Rhodes, Goldust, Fernando, Diego, and El Torito versus Curtis Axel, Ryback, Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, and Jinder Mahal
Goldust and Axel start things off and they lock up. Goldust with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Goldust with a reverse atomic drop and arm drag. Goldust with a kick and drop down uppercut. Goldust with an arm drag into an arm bar and Cody is tagged in. Axel with a waist lock but Cody with a leg sweep. Cody blocks a hip toss and gives Axel an arm drag. Axel with a kick and chops to Cody.
Axel with a kick and Ryback is tagged in. Ryback sends Cody into the turnbuckles and he chops Cody. Ryback with more chops to Cody and he tries to send Cody into the turnbuckles but Cody blocks it and he sends Ryback into the turnbuckles. Cody with a springboard drop kick to Ryback. Cody with kicks and he tries for Beautiful Disaster but Ryback catches Cody and hits a power bomb.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Drew with a running forearm into the corner and he hits a double sledge off the turnbuckles for a near fall on Cody. Jinder tags in and then he tags in Slater. Jinder with a punch, Drew with a kick, and Slater with a knee drop for a near fall. Slater with a reverse chin lock and forearms. Slater tries to draw Cody’s partners into the ring but they do not bite.
Axel tags in and he connects with an elbow to the back of the head and he pulls at Cody’s face. Axel with a reverse chin lock. Cody with punches but Axel with a knee to the head and he tags in Ryback. Ryback with a leaping leg drop for a near fall. Ryback with a chin lock but Cody with punches.
Ryback presses Cody over his head and he hits a power slam. Ryback sends Goldust and Los Matadores off the apron. Cody hits Beautiful Disaster on Ryback and Cody looks to make the tag and he tags in Torito. Slater comes in and Torito with a head scissors. Slater misses a boot. Torito with a springboard shoulder tackle.
Los Matadores take care of Jinder and Drew and then they hit pescados. Torito with an X Factor to Slater and then Torito goes up top. Cody knocks Axel off the apron with a drop kick. Goldust with a cannonball off the apron onto Axel. Cody with a double jump cross body onto Ryback on the floor.
Torito shakes the ropes and Slater yells at Torito. Torito kicks up some dirt while Slater does some air guitar. They go back and forth and then Slater grabs Torito by the horns but Torito with a kick to Slater followed by a spike head scissors for the three count.
Winners: Cody Rhodes, Goldust, Fernando, Diego, and El Torito
After the match, Byron asks Slater about being pinned by El Torito. Slater says that it is a bunch of bull. He is way better than this. He refuses to answer any more questions and he walks away.
WWE taped the following for this week’s episode of WWE Superstars on Monday night prior to this week’s Raw in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Live “look-ins” were shown on the new Raw Pre-Show on WWE Network.
WWE taped this week’s episode of Main Event tonight from the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Match Number Two: Fernando and Diego (with El Torito) versus Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre (with Heath Slater)
Diego and Mahal start off and Mahal with a wrist lock. Diego with a kip up and side head lock but Mahal escapes. Diego with a shoulder tackle or two. Diego with a springboard cross body followed by an arm drag into an arm bar. Fernando tags in and he goes to the turnbuckles and connects with a shot to the arm.
Fernando with a wrist lock and arm drag into an arm bar. Drew tags in and he knees and chops Fernando. Drew with a punch but Fernando knocks Mahal off the apron and then he sends Drew to the floor. Fernando and Diego tease a dive to the floor and Drew and Jinder go down.
We go to commercial
We are back and Fernando with a springboard back elbow for a near fall. Jinder tags in and Mahal pulls the ropes apart and Fernando goes to the floor. Jinder sends Fernando into the apron and then he puts the ring skirt over Fernando’s head and he kicks Fernando.
Jinder gets a near fall and Drew tags in. Drew stomps on the hand but Fernando punches Drew and gets a near fall with a sunset flip. Drew keeps Fernando from making the tag and Drew with a flying boot and he kips up. Drew with an arm bar and he tags in Mahal. They send Fernando into the turnbuckles and then he chokes Fernando.
Jinder with a neck breaker followed by a knee drop for a near fall. Jinder with a knee and he tags in Drew. Jinder with a punch and Drew with a kick to the chest for a near fall. Drew stomps on the leg and then Fernando hits a jawbreaker but Drew keeps Fernando from making the tag. Fernando lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt and then Fernando with a DDT and both men are down.
Diego and Jinder make the tag and Diego with a shoulder tackle or two. Diego with a monkey flip out of the corner. Jinder sends Diego to the apron but Diego drops Jinder on the top rope. Diego goes up top and he takes care of Drew who tries to interfere. Drew distracts Diego but El Torito with a head scissors off the apron.
Jinder gets a near fall with a rollup. Diego with a modified Codebreaker and they hit Total Elimination for the three count.
Winners: Diego and Fernando