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WWE Main Event results and live blog for April 17: Battle Royal for the #1 Contendership to the Intercontinental Championship

Complete results & the running live blog for tonight's (Apr. 17, 2013) episode of WWE "Main Event" from the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. Featuring a Battle Royal of jobbers to compete to be the #1 Contender to the Intercontinental Title.

WWE Main Event comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Apr. 17, 2013) at 8pm ET on ION Television from the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. This episode, was taped as per usual on Tuesday prior to the SmackDown tapings.

Tonight's show features a battle royal to become the new #1 Contender to the Intercontinental Title. We will see our current WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett take on the victor of this Main Event style #1 Contender Battle Royal of the jobbers. Superstars featured include Primo, The Great Khali, Alex Riley, Santino Marella, Drew McIntyre, The Usos, Jinder Mahal, Yoshi Tatsu and Justin Gabriel.

We will then see a match where the new #1 IC Title Contender challenges for the IC Title against Barrett.

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.



C. J. Bradford here for your midweek fun!


Our ring is filled with superstars, all competing for the #1 Contendership for the Intercontinental Championship.

And out comes Wade Barrett!

He was upset at having to defend his championship again, but when he saw the caliber of his opponents...

And out comes Natalya, Hornswaggler, and The Great Khali!

Bell rings, and we have chaos!

Santino is running around like an idiot. Riley is trying to flip McIntyre over the top, but nothing is happening there.

The Usos and Jinder going at it with some two-on-one fun.

One of the Usos goes after Khali and earns a giant chop for his troubles.

Santino and Khali teaming up on Primo. It seems like Khali is teaching Santino how to do the chop.

Epico looks to be going over the top rope!

Nope, nevermind

Santino eats a chop from Khali!

Riley eats a chop!

Now Jinder eats a chop!

It's like freakin' Lamp Chop Playalong!

One of the Usos goes over the top!

I have no clue which one!

Santino trying to send Gabriel over the top, but he manages to cling onto the top rope.

Yoshi is done for the night. No surprise there.

Santino trying to push Jinder over the turnbuckle, but 1/3MB holds on for his life.

Here comes Khali to a giant chop to Jinder. McIntrye tries to help...

And you can guess how that ends.

Jinder goes over! He is done!

We come back from commercial with -- you guessed it -- more chops!

Wade is chilling in the back, watching the HD TV.

Everyone is ganging up on Khali! He is almost over! He looks like his night is done!

And he wiggles through the ropes, staying in the match.

Riley almost gets sent over, but he quickly scoots under the ropes.

Again we're going with the giant over the top rope spot.

And this time we get it! Khali is finished!

And there was much rejoice.

Riley gets slapped by the remaining Uso. The Uso tries for the whip, but it's reversed...

Right into a nasty spinebuster!

And a drop kick ends the Uso's night!

McIntyre is trying to kick Riley out of the ring, but he's not going anywhere.

But here comes Primo to send Riley over the top!

Four men left. McIntyre, Pimo, Santino, and Garbiel are all that's left.

Santino eats a huge boot and is out cold.

McIntyre and Primo gang up on Gabriel.

Santino gets his revenge against Primo with the punches and hip toss! Now McIntyre is hip tossed!

Here comes the Cobra!

Down and out of the ring goes Primo.

But McIntrye is right there to flip Santino over.

McIntyre and Gabriel exchange blows. McIntre gains the advantage. He sends Gabriel over the top rope...

But Gabriel skins the cat! McIntyre charges...

And he's sent over with the headscissors!

But Primo wasn't actually eliminated! He flies into the ring...

And is sent over the top!

Gabriel wins via being the bestest jobber he can be.


Recap of Dolph Ziggler losing to Jack Swagger on Raw.


Recap of CM Punk walking away from WWE on Raw.

Cole reads a personal statement from Paul Heyman. He tells the WWE Universe they should not focus on CM Punk's actions, but on Triple H failing to accept Brock Lesnar's challenge.

Recap of Lesnar destroying 3MB


Wade and Striker are backstage. Striker asks Wade if, after losing to the Miz at Mania, is he concerned his luck is taking a turn for the worse?

Wade tells Strike if it's like when he went from a mediocre former teacher, to a mediocre former superstar, to a mediocre interviewer.


Wade beat The Miz to win back his Intercontinental Championship. He will deal with R-Truth soon enough.

And now he will take down Gabriel.

Gabriel likes to fly in hot air balloons for fun.

Wade likes to punch people in the face.

And tonight, Gabriel will fall to the Barrett Barrage.


Wade Barrett vs. Justin Gabriel for the Intercontinental Championship

Gabriel goes for the quick rollup.

He gets nothing.

Off the ropes Gabriel goes, right into a shoulder block by Wade.

Wade runs the ropes. Gabriel tries the hip toss, but is denied. He comes back with a few quick strikes and sweeps the legs.

Only gets a two count.

Wade comes back with a stiff right to the head. He follows up with a running elbow drop.

Only good for two.

Off the ropes Gabriel goes. He slides through Wade's legs, lands a few quick kicks, flips Wade, and goes for the crucifix pin.

Only gets one

Wade rolls out of the ring for a breather. He steps back into the ring and lands a kick to the gut. He follows up with a few more kicks and suplex.

Only good for two.

Wade chokes Gabriel out on the ropes. He then ties Gabriel up in the ropes and lands the high knees. He backs up, gets a running start...

And runs right into Gabriel's boot!

He sends Wade over the top rope.

Over the top Gabriel flies...

But Wade moves out of the way. Gabriel manages to land on his feet...

But eats a huge clothesline from Wade!

We come back from commercial with Wade landing a huge body blow. He hits the pumphandle slam.

Only gets two.

Wade drops Gabriel onto the turnbuckle and lands a flurry of blows. He finally pushes Gabriel off.

Only good for two.

Suplex by Wade.

Kickout by Gabriel.

Wade with the headlock. Gabriel is able to make it to his feet. He tries to run the ropes...

And meets a high knee by Wade.

Wade ties Gabriel in the ropes and lands the high knees. He backs up, gets the running start, and hits the big boot to the face.

Gabriel is down outside the ring. He is slow to get up. He might not make the count.

He rolls in just in time!

Wade is there with a series of knees to the gut.

Only gets two.

Wade with the knee to the back. Gabriel is in pain. The crowd cheers him on!

He makes it to his to his feet, but is whipped into the post. Wade tries to follow...

But Gabriel drops the toe hold! Wade goes face first into the turnbuckle!

Both men are slow to make it to their feet. Gabriel is up and lands a few rights to the dome. He sends Wade into the corner and follows up with a splash.

Wade staggers out and goes for the haymaker. He misses wildly, and Gabriel comes back with a few quick strikes.

Wade finally gets his hands on the little guy. Gabriel goes flying into the air...

And comes crashing down to the mat.

Only good for two.

Wade going for Wasteland, Gabriel wiggles free. He launches himself off the top rope...

And hits the lateral press!

Only gets two.

To the top rope Garbiel goes! He's going for the 450!

But Wade moves out of the way.

Gabriel hops off the turnbuckle and charges...

Right into the Winds of Change!

Only good for two.

Wade again going with the pumphandle slam.

Gabriel counters with an inverted DDT. He launches himself off the ropes...

Moonsault by Gabriel!

Only gets two.

Wade makes it back to his feet. Gabriel charges...

Wade dodges...

But still eats a kick to the jaw! He's done! Gabriel makes his way to the top rope!

And Wade rolls across and out of the ring!

Gabriel is pissed!

He tries to pull Wade inside, but gets a rake to the eyes!

Garbiel is blind! He is wondering the ring...

And wonders right into a Bull Hammer! That is good for the three count.

Wade Barrett wins via being a dirty cheater


Recap of John Cena, Ryback, and The Shield's interaction on Raw


Wade standing on the turnbuckle as Gabriel cries into the mat.

Fade to black.


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