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WWE Main Event results and live blog for Jan. 30: Intercontinental Cup...Or Not!

Complete results and the running live blog for tonight's (Jan. 30, 2013) episode of WWE Main Event, featuring the start of the Intercontinental Cup Antonio Cesaro vs. Ryback.


WWE Main Event comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Jan. 30, 2013) at 8 p.m. ET on Ion Television featuring the kickoff of the Intercontinental Cup.

Whatever the hell that means.

Based on the video preview, the eight wrestlers involved in this Cup to crown a number one contender to the Wade Barrett and his Intercontinental title are: Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, Damien Sandow, The Miz, Antonio Cesaro, Darren Young and Randy Orton.

UPDATE: Apparently, there is no Intercontinental Cup because it has been cancelled. Hmm.

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



C.J. here for some Wednesday night fun.

Recap of Paul Heyman's performance review on Monday Night Raw.

Broadcast is live.


We're starting Main Event with some MizTV, with special guest Ryback!


Ryback: "Thank's for having me. I'm actually a really big fan of your show."

They go back and forth with some really tame action. The Miz asks why Ryback threw his couch last time he was on the show.

Ryback: "I didn't realize how comfortable these things really are."

The Miz: "If you're dishing out the compliments, feed me more!"

Ryback does not appriciate The Miz's humor. Miz apologies for the joke.

Recap of Ryback vs. Antonio Cesaro on last week's (Jan. 23) Main Event.

Ryback says, "last week, Cesaro ran away like a coward. He will not be so lucky this week."

Cesaro makes his way to the ring, yelling some gibberish into the mic. I can't understand what he is saying, but I will assume it is awesome.


Antonio Cesaro vs. Ryback

Match starts, and we cut to Michael Cole and The Miz so I can't see what the hell is going on in the ring.

We finally see Ryback stomping a mudhole in Cesaro's ass in the corner.

Cesaro with a series of high knees. He goes for the suplex, but Ryback counters with a wicked delayed on of his own.

Seriously, Cesaro was in the air for at least 30 seconds.

Down he finally goes. Ryback follows it up by sending him out of the ring. Cesaro and The Miz get a bit mouthy before the US Champion makes his way back into the ring.

Ryback whips him into the corner and tries to follow, but Cesaro is able to get the shoulder up. He tries to capitalize, but he gets tossed by a Ryback backbody drop.

Ryback with a series of chops in the corner. Into the ropes Cesaro goes, and into the mat his dome follows. Repeatedly.

Ryback again sends Cesaro out of the ring. An Irish Whips sends Cesaro straight into the barricade.

Mr. "FEED ME MORE" is dominating this match.

We come back from commercial with Ryback bear hugging Cesaro. The US Champion is able to get out with a few well placed elbows. He stumbles back into the corner. Ryback tries to charge, but Cesaro is able to roll out of the way.

A shoulder right into the post, and Ryback is down outside the ring.

The Miz fills up the silence with some Pro-US sentiments.

Ref reaches a nine count before rolling back in.

Cesaro throwing some one-twos before the ref has to pull him off. He goes back to work with some high knees to the dome.

He goes for the pin, but only gets two.

A pair of stomps to Ryback's chest leaves the monster writhing in pain. Cesaro with the headlock to keep Ryback grounded.

Ryback gets his shine, planting Cesaro with a spinebuster. "FEED ME MORE" fills the arena as he calls his shot.

A nasty meathook clothesline sends Cesaro rolling out of the ring.

Shades of last week as Cesaro tries to leave the match.

Ryback gives chase, catching up to Cesaro and planting his dome into the steel ramp. Back into the ring we go.

Cesaro is still having none of it. He rolls out of the other side of the ring.


Cesaro takes off through the crowd. Ryback is calling for his head from the ring. Ref makes his ten count, and Ryback is your winner via countout once again.

The Miz looks like someone has been reading his Trapper Keeper.


Recap of Tensai vs. Brodus Clay dance off

Backstage with The Prime Time Players giving Tensai some grief. Tensai does not approve.

Prime Time Players walk away doing the "Millions of dollars! Millions of dollars! Millions of dollars!" dance.

Brodus Clay walks up. He says that Tensai should not take them so seriously, and that it was all just a joke.

Tensai does not find it funny at all. He storms over and kicks a paint can, or something, so we know he is really angry.


Recap of...Paul Heyman's personal performance review.


Titus O'Neil vs. Tensai

Tensai and Darren Young getting mouthy. Titus and Tensai finally lock up, but are quick to separate so Titus can talk to his partner.

Titus and Tensai finally go at it. Tensai gets the early advantage, sending Titus into the corner.

Huge shoulder block puts Titus on his back. A drop of the elbow get two for Tensai.

Titus rolls out of the ring to talk to his partner.

A huge knee to Tensai's bald head followed by some stiff rights leaves the big man reeling.

A huge boot puts Tensai on his back! Pin attempt only gets two.

Titus with some huge right hands. A clothesline drops Ryback to the mat. A cover and kick out at two.

Titus gets the headlock. Tensai is able to make it to his feet and break the hold. He tries to runs the ropes, but Titus is right behind him.

A clothesline sends Tensai rolling over the top rope. Titus follows, and things could get ugly for "The Man Formally Known As Albert."


Brodus Clay to make the save!

We come back from commercial with Tensai in a headlock. He breaks out of it with a few punches and attempts the suplex. Titus is able to counter with one of his own. He goes for the cover, but Tensai kicks out at two.

Titus starts getting cocky. Tensai tries to take advantage, but Titus proves he can back it up by sending the big man into the corner. Tensai goes reeling to the mat, and Titus starts choking him with the ropes. Ref finally pulls Titus off.

Tensai trying to get his shine -- is he the baby face in this? -- but his senton lands on nothing but mat.

A huge body slam by Titus. He goes for the pin, but again only gets two.

Titus digging his boot into Tensai's face before the ref finally breaks it up.

Brodus and the Funkettes cheering for Tensai at ring side.

Titus drops a couple of elbows. Looks like Tensai is bleeding a bit in the mouth area. He is finally able to make it to his feet.

Titus off the ropes but is met with sidewalk slam from Tensai. Both men are down.

Tensai uses the corner to make it to his feet. Titus tries to charge, but he meets nothing but post. Tensai does the dog bark before unleashing his fury on Titus' face.

Titus stumbles out of the corner on down onto the mat.

A little shovel dance from Tensai before hitting the running senton.

That gets the three count.

A tense moment with Tensai and Brodus Clay staring at each other.

Brodus' music hits, though, and we got ourselves a dance party!

Creative has less for Tensai than he has dance moves.

Fade to black.


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