WWE Main Event comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (June 5, 2013) at 8 p.m. ET on ION Television from Long Island, New York. As per usual, this episode was taped on Tuesday prior to the SmackDown tapings.
Tonight's show features Sheamus vs. Antonio Cesaro, The Usos vs. The Rhodes Scholars, and Justin Gabriel vs. Curt Hawkins.
Come back here at precisely 8:00 p.m. ET for complete results and the running live blog, which will start right below this line. Hanging out here is guaranteed to enhance your viewing experience.
WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS & LIVE BLOG FOR JUNE 5
Broadcast is live.
Sheamus vs. Antonio Cesaro
As usual, we get right to the main event match RIGHT HERE on WWE Main Event. Somehow I forgot about the new announce team but Ricardo Rodriguez is in there trying his best.
The match isn't terrible early but Cesaro isn't wearing knee pads or even a band around his upper leg and it's a jarring look. That might be silly but you get so used to seeing it on every other wrestler that the absence of that particular look becomes impossible to ignore.
Sheamus, by the way, has been in control throughout much of the match, in fact he's hardly even been selling for Cesaro.
Just as I say that, Cesaro works in some more of his awesome offense with a running leg kick on the apron while "The Celtic Warrior" was draped through the ropes. That was cool.
They set up for the big babyface comeback and here it is from the Irish powder keg. That includes the forearms through the ropes spot that always gets a big pop.
Funny note on commentary: Sheamus came flying off the apron with a shoulder block to Cesaro while he was on the outside mat and Miz immediately started talking about Sheamus having great "ground-n-pound." Good one, Miz.
He saved it not long after, though. So there's that.
Cesaro takes back control and hits Swiss Death for a two count. He goes for the Neutralizer but gets that countered into White Noise, except Sheamus just dumps him on the corner. When Cesaro climbs back in the ring, he gets hit with the Brogue Kick and that's enough to get the pin.
They just ran an ad for Payback featuring CM Punk returning and the entire storyline around his leaving. If he doesn't work that show at this point, I'll be shocked.
Time now for the Monday Night Raw rewind, featuring Triple H getting a concussion and then getting into it with his family because they don't want to let him compete with his health issues.
Or, as some have said, WWE turned concussion awareness heel. Amazing.
Oh great, they replayed the line with Stephanie McMahon saying Curtis Axel is "beneath" Triple H. That makes so much sense, just to make him look so much lesser than a bigger star.
Tag team match up next.
The Usos vs. Rhodes Scholars
In a surprising twist, the babyfaces have basically had control for the entire match. I'm not sure if the Usos are in for a big tag team push but that certainly looks to be the case.
This is especially interesting because Damien Sandow is feuding with Sheamus, who looked strong against Cesaro earlier. Sandow, meanwhile, isn't being protected in the slightest.
This is getting weird, even. The Usos aren't even selling Rhodes Scholars' offense. Okay, now they are. That's about right. Time for the heels to get the edge so we can get to the comeback.
There's the hot tag and in comes Jey to clean house. He hits a superkick and Jimmy follows with the splash to get the pinfall.
That was quite the performance. These guys are getting booked really strong. Miz called it "twin chemistry."
Justin Gabriel vs. Curt Hawkins
Shows like this are perfect for guys like Gabriel. He's got a good look and a ton of talent. This is where he can ply his craft and put it all together ... if that's ever going to happen.
I can't even remember the last time Hawkins has been on television. Miz tells us he has a new haircut and a new attitude. Sure enough, he's rocking close crop cut and working stronger with more intensity.
Hawkins was in control for much of the match until Gabriel hit the 450 Splash for the pin.
That'll do 'er.