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WWE Main Event results and live blog for Jan. 23: Antonio Cesaro vs. Ryback

Complete results and the running live blog for tonight's (Jan. 23, 2013) episode of WWE Main Event, featuring Antonio Cesaro taking on Ryback.

WWE Main Event comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Jan. 23, 2013) at 8 p.m. ET on Ion Television featuring current United States Champion Antonio Cesaro taking on Ryback.

This marks the second straight week Cesaro has wrestled in the featured match on this show and he's taken to calling himself "Mr. Main Event" on his Twitter.

I hope it sticks.

Come back here at 8 p.m. ET for complete results and the running live blog.



C.J. here for some Wednesday night fun.

Broadcast is live.

Michael Cole and The Miz at ringside hyping up Royal Rumble, which goes down SUNDAY (Jan. 27)!

All About the Numbers Video package for the Royal Rumble Match.


Matt Striker interviewing Ryback backstage about how he is preparing for his first Royal Rumble Match. Ryback says he is ready to eat the competition.

Striker: "You mean devour?"


Striker: "That was a joke...."

Ryback goes on to state that he first needs to focus on his opponent tonight.

Ryback: "Swiss miss is going to look like Swiss cheese"


Ryback: "That was a joke."

Striker: (awkward laugh)


Antonio Cesaro making his way down the ring, US flag in tow. Cesaro tells the crowd that Ryback is everything that is wrong with this country. America is a beautiful country, but Ryback is there always screaming "Feed me more!" Ryback feels entitled. But if he wants something, he has to ask someone who has everything -- like Cesaro -- and has to ask politely.


Ryback coming down to the ring, and he does not look happy.


Antonio Cesaro vs. Ryback

Both men lock up in the middle of the ring. Ryback sends Cesaro into the ropes, but he is able to get the leg up and land a high kick. Cesaro goes to the well again, but Ryback was waiting. He sends the United States Champion to the mat.

Cesaro makes it to his feet, but is met by a series of chops. Cesaro starggering into the corner. Ryback following with a running clothesline. He goes off the ropes, but Cesaro is there with his on clothesline. Both men are down.

Cesaro crawls to Ryback, but only gets one.

Both men make it to there feet. Ryback is a little bit quicker, and a stiff Irish Whip into the post drops Cesaro. Ryback in control on the match with a series of chops and an Irish Whip to the opposite post.

Ryback with another whip to the original corner. He follows behind, but Cesaro is able to get the shoulder up.

Ryback staggers back. Cesaro on the top rope, and delivers a nasty flying uppercut puts Ryback down. Only good for two.

Back from commercial with Cesaro in control. Ryback is able to make it to his feet and sends Cesaro into the ropes. As the US Champion comes flying back, Ryback lifts him striaght up into the air, holds him for a dozen seconds and lets him fall straight down. Cesaro using the ropes to make it to his feet, but is immediately met with a clothesline that sends him over the top rope.

Cesaro looks to be waiting for the countout. The Miz is not happy about this, and takes it upon himself to send him back into the ring. Cesaro is not happy about that, and is mouthing off at Miz in the ring.

That's not smart.

He turns around and is met with a Ryback assault. Cesaro is able to counter the momentum, though, and drops Ryback.

Cesaro jumps right onto Ryback's chest. He goes for the pin, but only gets two.

Ryback in the corner. Cesaro starts to charge, but Ryback gets the shoulder up.

Spinebuster plants Cesaro. Ryback starting to charge the shoulder. A "Feed me more!" chant fills the arena.

Meathook Clothesline drops Cesaro, who rolls out of the ring and straight up the ramp. The United States Champion is done with this match.

Ref reaches a ten count, and Ryback is declared the winner.


Video package hyping up CM Punk vs. The Rock.

Recap of The Rock calling out Punk on Monday Night Raw, and getting laid out by The Shield.

Recap of Alberto Del Rio winning the World Heavyweight Championship against The Big Show on SmackDown two weeks ago (Jan. 11).


The Big Show backstage with Striker. He calls out the entire roster, saying that they reek of weakness. Only one man deserves to be World Heavyweight Championship. That man is The Big Show.

He holds his fist up to Striker's face. It is bigger than the dudes head.

Show: "Do you doubt me?"

Striker scurries off in fear as the camera pulls in the the giant's hand.


Team Rhodes Scholars making their way to the ring. Damien Sandow is ripping into The Usos for their Hawaiian chant.

Cody: "No one knows what a "uuus" is anyways. It's like if I came out and had the crowd chanting "arr."

Cody tells The Usos that they are what is wrong with the tag team division, that they are the problem, that...

Cody: "Shut up!"

Audience: "BOOOOOO!"

Sandow warns The Usos that it is Rhodes Scholars who will be returning the division to glory.

The Usos vs. Team Rhodes Scholars

Jimmy -- Cole informs me as such -- takes early control against Cody with a chop and arm drag. He puts Cody into the corner.

And he twirls Cody's mustache!

Cody is not happy with this! He stomps across the ring. Jimmy sets up for the superkick, but Cody sees it just in time and drops out of the way.

Jimmy using his hair as a fake mustache. Cody is not happy.

Tag made to Sanodw. Jimmy is able to retain control against the new opponent. A tag to Jay, and their momentum continues.

An Irish Whip sends Sandow to the ropes, but he drops and rolls out of the ring. Cody drops off the apron for a quick team meeting. Cody takes the tag, and it's his turn

Jay pretends that his hair is a mustache, which was funnier when he brother did it. Cody is able to take advantage by attacking during Jay's shenanigans. Jay is dropped to the matt near the corner. Cody climbs out of the ring and sets up Jay for the ol' "balls into the ring post" routine. Jay is able to pull his legs back, though, and Cody's dome smacks right into steel.

Jay continues to dominate the match. He sends Cody into the ropes, and The Usos hit a Flapjack/Cutter combination right into the ropes.

Sandow runs to pull his parter out of the ring.

We come back from commercial with The Usos still in control. Jay -- I think Jay is still in -- hits a neckbreaker near his corner. He reaches over to tag Jimmy, who then proceeds to drop down right onto Sandow.

Jimmy continues the domination over Rhodes Scholars.

Sandow is able to push Jimmy into the heel corner. A series of kicks drops Jimmy to his knees.

Cody gets the tag, who continuing the assault in the corner.

Sandow back in and locks in the body scissors. Jimmy is in pain. He has enough presence to throw a few elbows to Sandow's dome. Sandow is forced to break the hold and crawls to his corner.

Cody back in just in time to keep Jimmy from making the tag. Cody drags him back across the ring.

Jimmy is able to make it to his feet, doling out lefts and rights to Cody and Sandow.

A drop toe hold from Cody keeps Jimmy down.

Sandow back in. He hits the Side Russian Leg sweep, and follows it up with the Elbow of Disdain. Only gets the two count.

Sandow goes back to work with the body scissors. Jimmy once again throws some 'bows to break out, but the assault is wearing on him.

Cody tagged in. He locks in the abdominal stretch. Jimmy is hollering in pain.

Jimmy is able to fight out of it by sending Cody over the top rope.

Sandow pushes Cody back into the ring while Jimmy is crawling to Jay.


Jay goes right into shine, laying out Sandow with a flying shoulder tackler and kick to the gut.

Jay with a Superkick, and Sandow is down.

Jay goes back to his own corner and tags in his partner, who is sitting on the tope rope waiting for Sandow. Cody had made his way around the ring, and pulls Jay out of the ring. Sandow is able to get up and dive into the ropes, knocking Jimmy from his perch.

Sandow goes for the cover, and gets the three count.

Team Rhodes Scholars celebrating in the middle of the ring.

End show.

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