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WWE MAIN EVENT REPORT: TAG TITLE MATCH; PRIME TIME PLAYERS VERSUS MARELLA AND RYDER; TEASE FOR TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS

By Richard Trionfo on 2012-12-19 22:03:26
On Tuesday night, we found out that Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow would get a chance to face Daniel Bryan and Kane, even though the announced match was Cody Rhodes against Kane. Will Cody make it through this week’s show healthy?

Main Event is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and your announcers are Michael ‘Bubby Brister’ Cole and The Miz.

Michael Cole reminds us that it is about revenge for Cody Rhodes because of what happened last month when Cody landed on his shoulder and head on a back body drop by Kane. Michael and Miz talk about the magical rise of the Cody Rhodes mustache.

We see a video package profiling the feud between the two teams that will meet for the Tag Titles. First, we see the posturing between Daniel Bryan and Kane to show who am the Tag Team Champions. Then Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow challenged Kane and Bryan. We see how Cody and Damien returned to the Tag Title picture after their win at TLC.

Match Number One: Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow versus Kane and Daniel Bryan for the WWE Tag Team Titles

Cody and Bryan start things off in a battle of facial hair supremacy. Cody says that he wants Kane to start. Bryan tags in his partner. Cody with punches to Kane but Kane pushes Cody to the mat. Cody with more punches to Kane but Kane throws Cody into the turnbuckles. Cody with more punches and Kane pushes Cody to the mat and Kane with a shoulder tackle.

Kane with a head butt. Cody with a kick to the midsection and a knee. Cody goes for a bulldog but Kane pushes him away. Cody tags in Sandow and Cody appears to be frustrated. Sandow with a punch but Kane punches back. Kane sets for the choke slam but Sandow goes to the apron. Kane hip tosses Sandow back into the ring. Bryan tags in and he goes up top for a double sledge to the arm.

Bryan with a hammer lock but Sandow with an elbow. Bryan with a knee to the midsection and Bryan sets up for kicks of No to Sandow. Bryan thinks about a surfboard but Bryan drives the knees to the mat. Bryan with a snap mare after a tag and Kane with a drop kick for a near fall. Kane with a side head lock take down.

Kane with an Irish whip and he tags in Bryan. Bryan with a kick to the leg followed by a head butt. Bryan with a hammer lock and he takes Sandow to the mat and he works on the other arm. Bryan gets a near fall. Bryan with knees to the back and then he tags Kane back in. Kane slams Sandow to work more on the back but he misses an elbow drop when Sandow moves.

Rhodes tags in and Kane with an arm wringer that sends Cody to the mat and he does it to the previously injured arm. Cody rolls to the floor and the referee checks on him. Sandow distracts Kane and Cody was playing possum and Cody sends Kane into the ring steps as we go to commercial.

We are back and Sandow kicks and chokes Kane. Sandow with a front face lock to get between Kane and his corner. Sandow with forearms to Kane and Rhodes tags in. Cody kicks Kane in the corner and the referee warns Cody. Sandow with a punch to Kane. Sandow tags back in and he connects with a double sledge to the back.

Sandow with a forearm but Kane with a clothesline and both men are down. Rhodes tags back in and he kicks Kane and punches him. Kane with a punch but Cody with a knee to the midsection and punches. Kane with a punch. Cody with a kick and he sends Kane back into the corner and Sandow tags back in. Sandow kicks and chokes Kane in the corner. Cody rakes the eyes.

Sandow with a shoulder in the corner and Cody tags back in. Cody and Sandow with a double suplex and Cody gets a near fall. Sandow tags in but he is met with an uppercut when he comes off the turnbuckles.

Bryan tags in and kicks Sandow to the corner. Sandow with an Irish whip but Bryan flips over Sandow and Bryan with a flying clothesline. Bryan with a running drop kick into the corner and he connects and gets a near fall. Bryan with a head butt. Sandow with a kick and then Bryan back body drops Sandow over the top rope to the floor.

Sandow holds his knee and the referee checks on him. Bryan sets for a suicide dive onto Sandow but he goes to the apron and hits a running knee to the head off the apron. Sandow is sent back into the ring and Bryan with a forearm to Cody on the apron. Sandow knocks Bryan off the apron and we go to commercial.

We are back and Rhodes hits a gourdbuster on Bryan. Cody with a knee to the midsection followed by a punch. Sandow tags in and he punches Bryan. Rhodes rakes the eyes when Sandow distracts the referee. Sandow with a suplex for a near fall. Bryan with punches but Sandow with a drop toe hold to stop Bryan’s momentum towards his corner.

Rhodes tags in and hits a knee drop. Cody with a chin lock while trapping the arm. Bryan with punches to Rhodes but Rhodes with a kick and a drop down uppercut. Sandow tags back in and he kicks Bryan. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep and it is time for the Elbow of Disdain and he hits it. Sandow gets a near fall but Kane breaks up the cover. Sandow stomps on the chest and Rhodes tags in.

Rhodes and Sandow make a wish with Bryan’s legs. Rhodes with a forearm to the back followed by a kick and he gets a near fall. Sandow tags back in and he works on the arm. Sandow with an arm bar and chin lock. Sandow with an Irish whip but Bryan gets his boot up.

Bryan with a flying Yakuza kick and both men are down. Sandow grabs the leg but Bryan is able to tag in Kane. Cody tags in and Kane with a punch and big boot. Kane with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner. Kane with another Irish whip and clothesline followed by a side slam for a near fall. Kane punches Sandow and then he goes up top for the clothesline. Rhodes stops Kane and he punches Kane. Sandow tags in and they go for a double superplex on Kane. Kane pushes both men to the mat and he hits the clothesline on Rhodes. Sandow is the legal man and he kicks Kane and hits Terminus but Bryan breaks up the cover with a knee. Rhodes hits Cross Rhodes on Bryan. Cody tags in and he hits Beautiful Disaster but Kane kicks out at two.

Cody goes up for a moonsault but Kane moves. Bryan tags in and Kane with a choke slam and Bryan with the diving head butt while Kane takes care of Sandow and Bryan gets the three count.

Winners: Daniel Bryan and Kane

We see footage of Miz flying in the F-18 that will air on Tribute to the Troops.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the Raw Rebound.

Match Number Two: Darren Young and Titus O’Neil versus Santino Marella and Zack Ryder

Santino and Titus start things off. They lock up and Titus sends Santino to the mat. Santino with a split but Titus with a punch and he sends Santino into his corner so Ryder can tag in. Ryder with punches and Titus with a kick. Darren tags in and he connects with a European uppercut and side head lock. Young cranks in the side head lock and hits a shoulder tackle. Ryder with a flapjack for a near fall.

Ryder with a drop kick to the back of the head. Ryder gets another near fall. Santino tags in and he goes to the turnbuckles but he hits a double sledge from the bottom rope. Santino with a side head lock take down. Young with a forearm to the ribs followed by a European uppercut.

Young with kicks to Santino followed by an Irish whip but Santino floats over and hits an arm drag and follows with an arm bar. Young with a punch and Titus tags in. Santino punches his way out of the corner but Titus stands between Santino and his corner. Santino tries to outsmart Titus but Titus with a punch and bark as we go to commercial.

We are back and Titus and Darren with a double shoulder tackle. Young slaps Santino and then drops an elbow to get a near fall. Young with a slam and then he tags Titus into the match and Titus sends Young onto Santino with a gourdbuster. Titus with an abdominal stretch. Titus with a knee after Santino escapes.

Titus with a back breaker and he tosses Santino to the side. Young tags in and he applies a reverse chin lock. Young with a rear chin lock and his knee in Santino’s back. Santino with punches and a split stunner. Both men are down.

Ryder and O’Neil tag in. Ryder with punches to Titus but Titus with an Irish whip. Ryder with knees in the corner followed by a missile drop kick. Ryder with a running forearm into the corner followed by the Broski Boot. Young hits Ryder with a forearm and then he gets Young on his shoulders but Ryder with elbows and Santino with the cobra to Young. Titus with a shoulder that sends Santino to the floor. Ryder tries for the Rough Ryder and Titus escapes it. Titus with Clash of the Titus for the three count.

Winners: Darren Young and Titus O’Neil

We go to commercial.